Online Poker Tournament Takes NBC'S Heads-Up Challenge to the Next Level

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On the heels of NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Challenge, UltimateBet (http://www.ultimatebet.com), one of the world's largest internet poker sites, is bringing a new head-to-head online poker tournament to the table called the Ultimate Heads Up Challenge.

On the heels of NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Challenge, UltimateBet, http://www.ultimatebet.com, one of the world's largest internet poker sites, is bringing a new head-to-head online poker tournament to the table. It's called the Ultimate Heads Up Challenge. It features a $128,000 prize pool. It features some of poker's biggest names. And if you play your cards right, it will feature you.

Phil Hellmuth, a past champion of NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Challenge, will take a seat in UltimateBet's online poker tournament. Also seated in the event will be poker celebrities Annie Duke, Mark Seif and "The Grinder." UltimateBet is opening up 60 spots for online qualifying players and players can win their $2,000 seat in the tournament online. The Ultimate Heads Up Challenge is broken into brackets with a single elimination basketball style format. If the online poker player wins a match they will advance with the best of six to be named champion.

Building off the success of the popular NBC heads-up tournament, UltimateBet is one of the only online sites to offer a unique competition that uses a similar style setup as the NCAA Basketball tournament.

Online poker players will have the opportunity to play poker against the best of the best of the UltimateBet community for a shot at a piece of the $128,000 prize pool.

"The real March Madness begins March 12th at UltimateBet," said UltimateBet spokesperson George MacLean, comparing the excitement of this tournament to the thrill of NCAA's big season ender. "We are feeding the nation's competitive drive during one of the most sports fanatical months of the year."

Additional information about the Ultimate Heads Up Challenge can be found at UltimateBet's web site: http://www.UltimateBet.com

About UltimateBet

Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world, Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, and Antonio Esfandiari, UltimateBet provides the best poker games available on the Net. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from these pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy. UltimateBet is a member of a poker network with over 2 million registered players.

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