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

23 October 2002

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--(Press Release)--, the premier multi-player poker room on the Web, will host the second semi-final competition for the " Million II" tournament on November 21-24, 2002. Players will compete online at 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 " 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 " Million II" tournament aboard the Holland America MS Zaandam cruise ship. 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 " Million II" tournament finals.

The Million tournament series was created as the flagship tournament for with the direct assistance of professional poker players and industry advisors. The 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 " 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, 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. 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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