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Jon 'Skalie' Kalmar Joins LadbrokesPoker

World Series of Poker Finalist Signs as Ladbrokes Pro

Print-icon today announced it has signed Jonathan “Skalie” Kalmar as its latest professional player. Kalmar came fifth in last year’s World Series of Poker main event, cashing for $1.25 million.

Jon KalmarKalmar signed for the British-based bookmaker on Tuesday at the World Poker Tour World Championship in Las Vegas during one of the breaks in play.

“I'm thrilled,” said the Chorley native. “I can't wait to take up my role of Ladbrokes Poker pro in an official capacity. I'm raring to go. As part of Team Ladbrokes, in 2006 I came 82nd in the main event and then finished in fifth last year. Let's hope I continue to improve upon my performance.”

Skalie will join four other pros as part of a 110 team of players making their annual assault on this year’s World Series of Poker main event in July this year.

Edward Ihre, Ladbrokes Poker managing director, said, “The signing is a formality, really, already considers Skalie a member of the team, and Laddies has been Skalie's online home for the past few years. It was only a matter of time before he joined our poker pro stable. Skalie's multitable expertise in tournaments will be a great asset to our team.” 

As part of the deal, Skalie will write a blog and report from tournaments around the world, as well as host an online promotion named after him.

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