[04/26/05 - 12:00 AM]
Kenny Einiger Wins GSN's World Series of Blackjack Ii

[via press release from GSN]


SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 26 -- The cards were dealt and the chips were on the table as professional blackjack player Kenny Einiger became champion of GSN's WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK II, taking home the tournament grand prize of $250,000.

Einiger played it very safe throughout the entire series, betting the minimum during most of the games. The final table brought out the professional in Einiger as he abandoned the safe play in favor of the all or nothing approach that ultimately led him to victory against his opponents Rick Jensen, Stanford Wong and Kami Lis. On the final hand, Einiger made the largest bet and when the dealer busted, Einiger took home the spoils.

Einiger says, "Winning the 2005 WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK II was tremendous! It's the culmination of my fifteen years plus of tournament play and the ultimate for any professional." He continues, "I am very proud to be representing GSN as their 2005 winner of the WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK II."

WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK II is executive produced by Paul Abeyta and Peter Kaikko for Montana Productions.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries, alternative sports programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 84 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 56 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

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