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Merscom, Poker Academy Publish Poker Software

10 January 2006

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Merscom LLC today announced an agreement with Poker Academy, the leading Texas Holdem poker software developer, to publish "Poker Academy Texas Holdem" for the PC in the United Kingdom and Nordics.

Consistently receiving the highest rated software reviews in its class and on-going praise from poker pros from the likes of Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari and Scott Fischman, Two Time WSOP Champion, Poker Academy software (Win or Mac) is the most advanced poker training tool available for Texas Hold'em featuring sophisticated opponent artificial intelligence to help users become better players.

Rated "excellent" by PC Gamer, Poker Academy software features online, limit, no limit, ring, and tournament play. Using a number of cutting edge machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques, Poker Academy software utilizes statistical modeling, neural networks, and advanced understanding of game theory to dynamically adapt its play to exploit patterns in your play.

Recently, Poker Academy received an "Editor's Choice" award from and was considered "well worth the investment" in a review by

"We are excited about having Jay and his team at Merscom bring the hottest Holdem game on the market overseas," says Kurt Lange, president and chief executive of Poker Academy. "Poker Academy Texas Holdem software is not just a fun game to play, but its advanced artificial intelligence will also keep you challenged as you improve. With Poker Academy, players will learn, adapt, and improve their poker abilities in just a few weeks. If you can be profitable playing Poker Academy, you will be a formidable foe in the online poker rooms and real-life casinos and card rooms."

"Poker Academy Texas Holdem is undoubtedly the most comprehensive poker learning tool ever developed," said Jay Powell, a director of Merscom. "The global market is ready for a poker game that is not only fun, but also teaches you how to play like a pro."

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