UltimateBet’s Heads-Up Smackdown Tournament

Monday, 16 July 2007

Registration begins today for online poker website UltimateBet’s Heads-Up Smackdown one-on-one tournament.
Heads-Up Smackdown is a 64-player Texas Hold’em tournament modelled on America’s annual ‘March Madness’ university basketball bracket com

Registration begins today for online poker website UltimateBet’s Heads-Up Smackdown one-on-one tournament.
Heads-Up Smackdown is a 64-player Texas Hold’em tournament modelled on America’s annual ‘March Madness’ university basketball bracket competition series where players will battle for the first place prize of $11,200.
“This opening series officially puts UltimateBet in a league of its own,” said George MacLean, Spokesman for UltimateBet. “With our new Heads-Up competition and the upcoming expansion of this unique heads-up format, we’re separating the contenders from the pretenders.”
MacLean said that he expects UltimateBet’s Heads-Up format to be overwhelmingly popular, noting the success of American terrestrial television network NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which began in 2005 as replacement programming during the National Hockey League’s lockout year and attracted a large following.
Competitors will contend starting in early-August over five weeks as the playing field narrows from 64 to two. Players can secure their spot in the tournament for $500+30 or win their spot through daily satellite events.
After battling it out head-to-head, players may gain entry into the end-of-year Heads-Up Bracket of Champions where the winner will have to opportunity of playing eleven-time World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth for $30,000.



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