Newly Sponsored Player, Stavros Ioannou, Starts with Winning Streak

Sponsored poker player Stavros Ioannou Starts Badbeat sponsorship with winning streak22 February 2012 (London, UK) – Stavros “LOTSandLOTS” Ioannou, one of the latest up and coming poker players to be sponsored and mentored by, has begun with a winning streak that started with two MTTs then, the following week, 2nd in the €5k guaranteed €50 Turbo on Poker Time and 3rd in the $10k Guaranteed $5 Rebuy on Poker Encore for $2.1k. Now bankrolled and tutored by, prospects look good for the young poker player.

“My first day with was a good one — I played 6 MTTs in total and final tabled 3/6 winning two of them,” said Ioannou. “My personal goal for this year is to win $100k for my stake. And hopefully go to Vegas and do well in some bracelets events. has given me a stable stake (home) for me to play stress free of results. Any profit I make can go to pay for things in life and I still have my bankroll via Badbeat every day.”

Ioannou, proud father of a seven year old son, has only just begun to feel the benefits of sponsorship and mentoring.

“We see a lot of potential in Stav,” said founder John Conroy. “We think he’s really going to benefit from the kind of mentorship and training we can give him.”

“ is providing me a steady bankroll and monitoring my progress and helping me move forward/up in stakes,” said Ioannou when asked how his sponsorship is improving his prospects. “I’m building a good relationship with my mentor and having that support from him is a massive comfort for me.”, the original and leading poker staking and poker training site, has been sponsoring and mentoring promising players like Ioannou since 2005. This summer it made its revolutionary new MyGame poker training system, modeled on that experience, available free to anyone that wants to learn, win and transform the way they play. It builds players’ poker skills from the ground up by analysing actual play. Access to tutorials, the unique hands analysis tool, Report Cards, and Social gaming features are all free after registering a new account with any of Badbeat’s partner poker sites. A new iPhone app now enables MyGame poker trainees to compare Report Cards with others enrolled in the program and even get advice and access training videos from their phone.


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