HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

February 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Online Satellites Begin at Party Poker for the 2009 Canadian Open Poker Championships

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2009) - The Canadian Poker Tour, owned and operated by HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (PINK SHEETS:HDUP), is pleased to announce that exclusive online satellites have begun at Party Poker to qualify for the Main Event of the Canadian Open Poker Championships. The event will be held at the Stampede Casino in Calgary, Alberta, May 13-17, 2009. As one of Canada's premier poker tournaments the event will be televised on The Score Television Network, official broadcaster of the Canadian Poker Tour.

With a series of events running throughout the week, over $1,000,000 in estimated prize pools will be up for grabs cumulating with the 128 player, $5000 buy in, heads up main event. Last year's event attracted professional poker players and celebrities from around the world and this year looks to be even bigger and better. "This is best structure of any heads up event I have played in", commented 2005 WSOP Champion Joe Hachem.

As the official online partner of the Canadian Poker Tour, players can qualify for as little as $4 at Party Poker to earn a package including travel, accommodations and buy in to the Main Event. "This is a terrific opportunity for players around the world to compete in what I believe to be the purest form of the game" stated President and CEO Kelly B. Kellner. "The heads up bracket format with best 2 out of 3 matches, $10,000 in starting chips and 20 minute blinds allows the cream to rise to the top and I look forward to crowning a new champion in May." Last years Main Event was won by 1996 WSOP Champion Huckleberry Seed.

For more details on the event please go to www.canadianpokertour.tv and to enter to qualify for the event online all details can be found at www.partypoker.com.

About HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. is a global media and entertainment company engaged in the creation of branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on poker and other entertainment themes. For more information see the Company's website www.headsupentertainment.com.

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