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18 November 2005

COSTA RICA – (PRESS RELEASE) -- has upped the ante with its latest online poker offering.

With its enhanced version of the online poker tournament, Poker is giving even more value to its players. Along with $1.8 million in guaranteed winnings each month, tournament players will be dealt a substantially larger starting chip stack and more time between blind levels.

Where starting chip stacks are typically around 1,000 chips, players will now start with stacks ranging from 1,200 to 2,500 chips. The time between blind levels will be increased from 12 to 15 minutes for some tournaments. What does this mean to the poker player?

A larger starting chip stack and longer intervals between blind levels will afford players the gift of time – a valued luxury in the fast-paced game of online poker where the amount of hands dealt within one sitting is comparable to a day's worth at a land-based casíno. players – both novices and seasoned pros – will be able to spend more time testing the waters and "reading" their opponents. Also, with a "deeper" chip stack, players will have the opportunity to play more hands. Ultimately, this means better play and more of it.

"We are continuously looking for ways to enhance our product offerings, while adding more value for our players," says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of "This enhancement will undoubtedly change the way online poker tournaments are played, and ultimately make for a better end-user experience for players – an extremely important metric of how we measure a product's performance."

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