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`Poker.com Million II' Tournament Offers Semi-Final for $1.5 Million Prize Pool

23 October 2002

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--(Press Release)-- PartyPoker.com, the premier multi-player poker room on the Web, will host the second semi-final competition for the "PartyPoker.com Million II" tournament on November 21-24, 2002. Players will compete online at PartyPoker.com for a chance to earn one of the finalist spots aboard a luxury Caribbean cruise valued at $2,200 and a share of the estimated $1.5 million prize pool. Players looking for a preview can tune in to the Travel Channel on October 26th as the "PartyPoker.com Million I", the world's largest online poker tournament, is featured at 8:00 & 11:00 p.m. EST/5:00 & 8:00 p.m. PST. The tournament took place onboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Mexican Riviera cruise last March.

Online qualifying finalists will join many top poker players and other paid entrants, March 1-8, 2003 for the "PartyPoker.com Million II" tournament aboard the Holland America MS Zaandam cruise ship.

PartyPoker.com will hold one more semi-final qualifying event on January 30 - February 2, 2003. Semi-final round winners receive a package valued at $7,200 that includes a week-long cruise for two valued at $2,200 and a $5,000 buy-in for one player into the "PartyPoker.com Million II" tournament finals.

The PartyPoker.com Million tournament series was created as the flagship tournament for PartyPoker.com with the direct assistance of professional poker players and industry advisors. The PartyPoker.com Million I was the first online-based multi-player poker tournament to offer a guaranteed first-place prize of $1,000,000, which was won by Kathy Liebert in March 2002. The "PartyPoker.com Million II" - with its estimated total prize pool of $1.5 million -- is the first online-affiliated tournament invited to become an official event on the World Poker Tour.

Launched in August 2001, PartyPoker.com is a premier online multi-player poker website offering players a safe and secure, fun entertainment option and is fully licensed and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Quebec, Canada. PartyPoker.com offers an assortment of live classic poker games including Texas Hold `Em, Omaha Hi/Low, and Seven Card Stud as well as private table options for those that wish to play with a preset group of players and collapsible table tournaments.

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