2009 Aruba Poker Classic Announced

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The 8th Annual Aruba Poker Classic 2009 is heading back to the beautiful Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa for another year of unforgettable island poker from October 3rd to the 10th. Over 550 players are expected to play for their cut of a multi-million-dollar prizepool up for grabs in the eight-day poker festival hosted by the leading online poker site, UltimateBet ("UB").

UltimateBet's signature land based poker tournament is shaping up to be a monster event this year, with celebrations for UB's 10th Anniversary set to continue at the island oasis. Players will be encouraged to take timeout from the tables to enjoy a couple of rockin' parties, but it's the Day One Welcome Party in honor of UB's decade online that's guaranteed to go down in history as the "don't miss" social event of the Aruba Poker Classic.

"Aside from winning my 12th bracelet, the weeklong Aruba Poker Classic poker experience is what I'm looking forward to the most this year," said UltimateBet pro Phil Hellmuth. "Millions in prize money, more players than ever, UB's 10th birthday bash and unbelievable parties. I mean what's not to love?"

Yet, it's not just about the never-ending "happy-hour" to be found at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa. With some serious cash on the line, it's game on. No other poker tournament stacks up to the 8th annual Aruba Poker Classic. Highlights of the 2009 tournament line up include the following:

  •                   $5000+500 Aruba Poker Classic Championship Event                                     October 5-10th
  •                   $2000+100 2 Day No Limit Hold'em Tournament                                    October 7th 
  •                   $1000+60 No Limit Hold'em Poker Tournament                                                      October 8th 
  •                   $2000+100 No Limit 6 Handed Hold'em Tournament                                    October 9th
  •                   $500+40 No Limit Hold ‘em Poker Tournament                                                       October 3,4, 5, 6, 7th & 9th
  •                   Charity Poker Tournament - To Benefit the Aruba Community                  October 8th
  •                   Daily cash Sit and Go's and Satellite events throughout


Eight years in, and the Aruba event has become one of the premiere international poker events on the annual calendar and a confirmed favorite amongst the world's best players. Matt Savage, one of the world's most respected Poker Tournament Directors, will return to oversee a tournament schedule that has been designed to suit all pockets. With time enough to bounce from the heat of the poker tables to the chilled-out ambiance of the beachside bar, it's a winning combination of cards and the Caribbean that can't be beat.

The popular week-long island tournament gives online poker players the unique chance to celebrate their successes at the tables and on the beach alongside poker's top professionals. Challenge UltimateBet pros Phil Hellmuth or Annie Duke in action filled cash games and poker tournaments, meet some of Hollywood's ‘celebs' at the invitation-only

Aruba parties, top up your tan on what is arguably the world's best beach, and get ready to do it all over again the next day.

UltimateBet invites you to play poker and party with the tightest online poker community on the planet. Register now at the Aruba Poker Classic Website to receive regular updates, and you'll be the first to find out the latest news detailing satellites and promotions for the Aruba Poker Classic.