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Poker Pro Lee Watkinson Now Blogging for

Joins Stellar Cast of Pro Bloggers for Card Player


Lee Watkinson is now blogging for CardPlayer.comPoker Pro Lee Watkinson has joined the constantly expanding cast of stellar poker pros providing blogs for, and his first blog is now up. Watkinson is kicking it into high gear for the World Series of Poker, and his blog — available exclusively at — will keep fans abreast of his exploits during the year's biggest poker event.

Watkinson is no newcomer to poker. He has been playing in major poker tournaments since as early as 1994, but he had a breakout year in 2004, when he earned almost $1.6 million, mainly due to three high-profile runner-up finishes. His first major win came in a pot-limit Omaha event during the 2006 World Series of Poker, where he earned a bracelet and more than $650,000. Then, just last year, he came close to taking a bracelet in The Big Dance when he made the final table of the WSOP main event. He eventually finished in eighth place — having outlasted 6,350 other entrants — earning almost $586,000.

Watkinson, who was recently featured on the cover of Card Player magazine, has more than $3.8 million in lifetime tournament winnings. He uses a portion of those winnings and his public profile to help a cause dear to his heart, rescuing captive chimpanzees. Watkinson has adopted two chimps himself.



over 13 years ago

Lee is a great person as well as a player. I was rooting for him at the final table last yr. I hope he does well this yr and look forward to his blogs.