Bluff names player of the year

22 February 2007

ATLANTA, Georgia – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Chad Brown has been honoured with the Title of Bluff Magazine's Player of the Year 2006. Brown, a professional poker player who has been playing poker since boyhood, considers this one of his greatest achievements. In an upcoming interview with Bluff Magazine, Brown commented on his title:

"This is an enormous accomplishment to be very proud of. To put this in context, if I was acting, it would be like I won an Oscar at the Academy Awards."

But Brown is no stranger to winning. His tournament history is, after all, what gained him this title. But Brown draws a distinction between being player of the year and being the winner of a major tournament. "It's not like winning a tournament. Anyone can get lucky one day and win a tournament. But all the best players in the world play all the big main events and the Player of the Year award is defined by (your achievements) in all the major tournaments."

Bluff's proprietary ranking system awards points to players who finish in the money in North American poker tournaments with at least a $5,000 buy-in, where there are at least 100 competitors. Brown scored a total of 470.44 points throughout 2006, beating runner-up JohnnyBax by almost 30 points.

"Our Player of The Year is our highest player honor", said publisher Eric Morris. "It is one of the few honors in the poker world which considers all major poker achievements throughout the year, transcending the boundaries of poker associations and tournament series."

Chad Brown's interview will appear in the April edition of Bluff Magazine, on Newsstands across North America, Europe and Australia.