SOURCE: CEREUS Poker Network

Cereus Poker Network

November 03, 2009 13:02 ET

The Fight for $100,000 Prizemoney Heats Up in UltimateBet and Absolute Poker's Yearly Tournament Leaderboard

With Last Year's Winner of Both Sites' Yearly TLB 011POKERDR on a Mission to Take Down Back-to-Back Honors, Expect the Top Three Spots on the Yearly Tournament Leaderboard to Be Hotly Contested

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - This year's Tournament Leaderboards at UltimateBet ("UB")and Absolute Poker ("AP") have combined to go network-wide and for the first time ever delivers a staggeringly rewarding $1,000,000 prizepool directly to players at the CEREUS online poker sites. The million-dollar makeover unveiled earlier this year includes more prizemoney on the table in the weekly and monthly leaderboards at the pair of online poker sites, and $100,000 up for grabs in the Yearly competition.

With only eight weeks left in the hunt for a share of the Yearly TLB dollars and the glory, expect the race to the finish line to come down to the wire. It's arguably the best Leaderboard competition in the business, and there's $50,000 to be shared by the top 10 finishers -- $10,000 for 1st, $6500 for 2nd and $5,000 for 3rd -- plus a $50,000 freeroll open to the top 100 players of the year.

Current state of play on the Yearly Leaderboard (at Nov. 2nd) sees PISCATO77 with 11,290.27 points in 1st place, BELANDATOR in 2nd position with 10,312.08 points, 011POKERDR with 9,915.72 points in third, and The_gun_show (9,520.80 pts) and VBiller (8,902.47 pts) rounding out the top five spots.

51 year-old PISCATO77 from Wyoming has enjoyed some stunning tournament results to date that have seen him soar to the top of the ladder, with his biggest cash so far on April 1st in the $80K Sniper Guaranteed where he finished 1st to pocket $19,960.

Hot on his trail is BELANDATOR, a 29 year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. So far in 2009, he has nine 1st place and twelve 2nd place finishes to his credit, with his richest payday of $24,000 back on March 11, when he placed 2nd in the $150,000 Guaranteed.

011POKERDR, from Irvine California, is a huge story in the making, and one to watch over the coming weeks. Expect him to take his competitive edge up a notch as he makes a run at bagging back-to-back Yearly TLB honors. The 48 year-old created online poker history in 2008 when he emerged in top spot on both the Yearly TLB competitions at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker. He's looking to mirror his milestone year of 2008. There's no better way to prove silky online poker skills over the long haul than taking out the Yearly Tournament Leaderboard. To do it twice in the one year at two separate poker rooms means he's already a 'superstar' of the game.

Players at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are automatically enrolled into the site's weekly, monthly and yearly leaderboard competitions.

Full details on UltimateBet and Absolute Poker's tournament leaderboard competitions for 2009 can be found at and

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 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.

About Absolute Poker

Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

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