French born Bruno ‘King' Fitoussi, brings over 30 years' experience to the newly created role and will join ElkY (Bertrand Grospellier) on the European team of ambassadors. Fitoussi will be using his vast experience of the industry to share player feedback directly with the partypoker LIVE team to help shape the schedules and products for partypoker in Europe.
Fitoussi, also known as ‘the King of Europe' has enjoyed success in some of the world's biggest poker tournaments. Most notably in 2001, he won the World Heads-Up Poker Championship (1st edition) beating Amarillo ‘Slim' Preston in the final. Fitoussi was also the runner-up of the WSOP HORSE $50K (Players Championship) in 2007 and 15th in the WSOP Main Event in 2003. Fitoussi has been nominated four times for the prestigious WSOP Hall of Fame.
Based in Paris, Fitoussi was the poker consultant for 20 years at the Aviation Club de France (ACF) and has commentated on hundreds of poker tournaments on many different TV shows.
Speaking in his new role as ambassador for partypoker LIVE, Fitoussi said: "I am thrilled to join the partypoker LIVE team - partypoker has always held a special place in my heart, so to be working with them is a great privilege for me. I have a vast wealth of industry experience that I am excited to share, and I look forward to getting involved with all aspects of the business."
With a packed agenda of events over the coming months, Fitoussi's first tournament will be MILLIONS UK. He said: "I can't wait to come back to Nottingham to Dusk Till Dawn for MILLIONS UK, and the Caribbean Poker Party in The Bahamas is a ‘must do' for any poker player. To end 2018, I will head to Deauville for the WPT Deepstacks in December [3-9 December]."
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