SOURCE: UltimateBet


October 16, 2009 11:13 ET

Charity Begins at the Poker Table in the Inaugural UltimateBet Starlight Poker Challenge

Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke Head to Montreal Next Month for Televised Charity Poker Tournament to Benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2009) - ("UB") and the Starlight Children's Foundation, in conjunction with C3 Events, is proud to announce the first annual Ultimate Starlight Poker Challenge. The internationally televised four-day poker marathon will take place November 14th-18th at the historic Gare Windsor (Windsor Station) in downtown Montreal, where UB Pro players will headline the event that promises the largest prize pool ever awarded in a Canadian charity poker tournament.

With a guaranteed 1st place prize of $100,000, 60 minute blinds based on the WSOP™ structure, appearances by UB Poker Pros 11 time WSOP™ bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and top female poker player Annie Duke, the Ultimate Poker Challenge is a must on every poker player's calendar.

"UB is thrilled to be involved in a tournament raising money for the Starlight Foundation," said UltimateBet Cardroom Consultant Annie Duke. "We're happy to be part of this exciting charity poker event, and to help other community-minded poker players in Montreal better their game all for a great cause."

The Charity poker event has a basic buy-in of $500 which will get a player 10,000 in chips, or pay $750 for VIP entry, which includes the $500 tournament buy-in with a 20,000 start bank, plus exclusive access to the November 14th poker training boot-camp hosted by UB representatives Phil and Annie, where they will meet and greet players and give tips and advice on the game.

The top ten players earn a seat at the final table, to be played out live in Sin City, the home of Texas Hold 'em, Las Vegas. The five days of bluffs, checks, and All-ins, will be filmed for international telecast on Rogers Sportsnet, the Players Network, Comcast and RDS.

Tickets can be purchased on the website or by calling 514-282-9292, X233.

About The Starlight Children's Foundation Canada

The Starlight Children's Foundation Canada is dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

About UltimateBet

Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world -- Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke -- UltimateBet provides the best online poker games available on the net through the CEREUS poker network. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from the pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy.

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