Eric "Rizen" Lynch Joins "JohnnyBax" on UltimateBet's Star Player Team

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Online poker site adds another respected player to newly created team of revered players.

We're extremely impressed with Rizen's talent both at the online poker tables and at land-based tournaments

UltimateBet has scooped up another one of poker's best. The online poker site today announced that Eric "Rizen" Lynch has joined its week-old Star Players team, a new category of talent reserved for the most respected players in online poker.

"I'm extremely pleased to be a part of the new team at UltimateBet," stated Lynch. "I've been playing on the online poker site for over four years now and have always enjoyed the fast software and the excellent structure that the tournaments offer. With the new tournament schedule and many of the exciting changes coming up, I'm very excited that I get to be involved."

The signing of Lynch comes just one week after UltimateBet added Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy to its roster of high caliber players. The new addition leaves the online poker community speculating on who's next.

"We're extremely impressed with Rizen's talent both at the online poker tables and at land-based tournaments," says Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant. "But we're most impressed with the integrity and strong values he shares with Josephy."

Like Josephy, Lynch is renowned for his positive attitude and high level of integrity. He also comes to the site armed with a solid history of wins. In 2007, the online poker player from Olathe, Kansas cashed five times at the World Series of Poker* and made two final tables, winning over $163,000.

His online poker successes are equally impressive. Last December, Lynch finished first in event #5 of UBOC, UltimateBet's online championship series, securing $57,875 for his win. More recently on May 1st, Lynch won $10,400 after placing 1st in UltimateBet's $40,000 Guaranteed Sniper tournament.

Lynch can be found playing online poker at UltimateBet under the name Rizen and will be featured in a variety of future promotions on the site. Online poker players can employ UltimateBet's free UltimateBuddy software to discover where Rizen is seated and instantly join him at the tables.

About UltimateBet
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world - Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke - 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 currently has over 2 million registered players.

*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, UltimateBet or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.

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