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Amateur Poker Players Try Their Hand Against Seasoned Pro Kathy Liebert in Online Tournament

17 Oct 2005

LONDON, UK -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Armchair poker champions across the country will get a chance to put their chips where their mouths are - literally - by going head-to-head against Kathy Liebert in an online No Limit Texas Hold 'em tournament. Considered one of the best tournament poker players today, Kathy will give players a run for their money as they compete for an all expenses paid trip for two to the 2nd Annual Caribbean Poker Classic in St. Kitts.

Players won the opportunity to test their skills against Kathy through radio trivia contests held around the country. Additionally, a satellite tournament was held on October 17, 2005 on InterPoker, where six players advanced to play against Kathy. Beginning October 22, trivia contest and satellite tournament winners will play online in the first round of "Beat Kathy" Texas Hold 'em. Winners of each first round table will advance to the final table and battle for the Grand Prize worth $10,000.

"Becoming a professional poker player is fast becoming the new American dream for sports fans," said InterPoker spokesperson Peter Marcus. "Part of the allure of poker as a sport is you may never catch a touchdown pass in the SuperBowl, you may never hit a home run in the World Series, but with practice and a little bit of luck, you could win a hand against a professional poker player."

"The next best tournament champion could very well come from this contest," said Liebert. "Each year at the World Series of Poker a virtual unknown will take the pros by storm, and this tournament could be the starting point for a promising aspiring poker professional," said Kathy Liebert.

Not only may this contest launch an amateur into the world of professional poker, it will give a poker fan the chance to play face-to-face against Kathy Liebert, and well-known poker players such as World Poker Tour Champion Juhah Helppi, 2005 WSOP "Lady's Night" Champion Jennifer Tilly and 2002 WSOP "Main Event" Champion Rob Varkonyi during the Caribbean Poker Classic's Main Event in St. Kitts.

About Kathy Liebert

Kathy Liebert is the first woman to win a tournament with a $5,000 or more buy-in, as well as the first woman to win a $1,000,000. Liebert has twice finished second in the World Series of Poker, and last year captured her first bracelet in the 2004 $1500 Hold 'em Shootout Event. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Kathy worked as a business analyst at an international consulting firm. Her keen business sense and demeanor has led to a successful career in stock trading, which supplements her income from professional poker tournaments. A native of Tenessee, Kathy currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

About InterPoker

Founded in 2002, InterPoker has quickly become one of the largest and most respected online poker rooms. Owned and operated by InterCasino, one of the oldest, most awarded and largest online casinos in the world, InterPoker partners with NETELLER.com, a publicly traded company on the London AIM exchange to transfer funds securely and conveniently, ECash system, one of the most reliable and trusted e-commerce applications in the world, which has processed more than $11 Billion in uncompromised electronic transactions for customers in more than 240 countries and industry software leader CryptoLogic, Inc., one of the few gaming software companies certified to strict standards similar to land-based gaming.

 
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