SOURCE: UltimateBet


June 16, 2009 12:00 ET

Rising Poker Star Brandon Cantu Joins UltimateBet's Team UB

The Emerging Poker Superstar Joins UltimateBet Amid Its 10th Anniversary Celebration

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - It seems there's nothing that poker pro Brandon Cantu can't do. After a series of impressive wins and strong finishes in the world's biggest events, the rising star in poker has joined UltimateBet's Team UB, finding himself in the company of Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and the world's most respected online poker players.

"This is an exhilarating time for Team UB," stated Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant. "We're constantly on the lookout for poker players who have real integrity, unquestionable talent and an incredible passion for the game, and we've found it all in Brandon Cantu."

Cantu quickly made his way onto the radars of the top online poker sites immediately after winning a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event at the 2006 World Series of Poker. Later that year, the rising star in poker took first place in an Ultimate Poker Challenge event, peaking the interest of the major card rooms even further.

Since then, Cantu has amassed 14 top 10 finishes in a number of major online poker tournaments and land-based events, including a 9th place finish at the 2009 Five-Star World Poker Classic in April, a 5th place finish in the 2008 Five Diamond World Poker Classic last December, and a 6th place finish in a 2008 WPT Championship event.

His biggest victory came in March of 2008 with a $1 million payday for dominating the WPT Shooting Star Championship Event 2.

Brandon Cantu will be representing UltimateBet at this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Last year, the rising poker superstar finished in 20th place in the Main Event, securing $257,334. All eyes will undoubtedly be on Cantu this year as he aims for the top spot.

Online poker players at UltimateBet can employ the online poker site's free UltimateBuddy feature to discover where Brandon Cantu, who plays under the username brandon_cantu, is seated.

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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.

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