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December 16, 2005

Absolute Poker Hosts a $100,000 Tournament This Weekend

Absolute Poker ( one of the world's largest online poker sites, has announced that this Saturday's $150 entry tournaments will now have a guaranteed prize pool of at lease $100,000. This is the largest tournament that the site has hosted to date, and will award the first place finisher a minimum prize of $25,000. The tournament format is No Limit Texas Holdem, the
same game that is played in the annual World Series of Poker.

"We are very excited to be offering this large a prize pool to our members," said Gian Perroni, poker room manager for Absolute Poker. "We have been adding $10,000 every week to this tournaments' prize pool, a practice that we will resume in the New Year, and we will soon see this tournament offering more than a quarter of a million dollars. This adds nicely to our current other guaranteed tournaments that total close to a million dollars every month."

The tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. EST, Saturday, December 17, and Absolute Poker is running satellite tournaments for entry into this event several times every day. Players can win entry into the main, $100,000 event for as little as $3 by placing among the top finishers in these satellites. The main event will be limited to the first 2,000 entrants. The same tournament for a minimum $100,000 will be held on each subsequent Saturday at the same time.

About Absolute Poker is the world's fourth largest online poker destination, offering worldwide access to multi-player online games 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Driven by proprietary software, offers the most comprehensive, interactive online poker room, providing such features as hand history and stat retrieval, player note taking and chat, locate a player, six-table play, and representative image selection. Multi-player games offered include: Texas Holdem, Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, One on One, and both Sit and Go and Multi-Table Tournaments. Absolute Poker supports responsible gaming by offering players self-exclusion from play, daily and weekly limits, and a listing of counseling and referral services. For more information on the company's responsible gaming policy, please visit Established in 2003, is licensed and regulated in Canada.

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