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Ultimate Bet Poker Players Score BIG at the 2009 WSOP

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As the World Series of Poker barrels full speed into the Main Event, Ultimate Bet Poker players are easily spotted in the events, decked out in Ultimate Bet’s logo gear. But one player stands out due to his recently acquired glittering accessory – a WSOP bracelet.

Brandon Cantu was shimmering in Event #39, the $1,500 No Limit Texas Hold’em event. He was in top form as be outlasted the field of 2,715 players to come in second place and pocket $403,951, but this was only a preview of what was to come. Missing out on winning the coveted ultimate wrist bling – a WSOP gold bracelet - Brandon wasn’t done trying.

Proving that perseverance pays off, Cantu joined the field of 762 players to vie for the top spot in Event #48, the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better event. Not only did he redeem himself for his second place win the previous week, he won his second career WSOP bracelet and walked away with $228,867 for his efforts. His first bracelet was won in 2006 when he reigned victorious in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Event where he won $737,859.

Hailing from Vancouver, Washington, Brandon started taking poker seriously in 2003 after witnessing Chris Moneymaker's historical WSOP Main Event victory on television. Joining the new wave of poker players trying to match Moneymakers feat, Brandon started playing online where he did well enough to build a bankroll and start playing in live tournaments. Since his live event debut in 2006, he has accumulated over $3 million dollars from his major poker tournament winnings, proving he made the right career choice when he jumped into the world of the professional poker player.

But Brandon Cantu is not the only UltimateBet Poker player who is sporting a WSOP bracelet at this year’s World Series of Poker.  

Another Ultimate Bet Poker pro, Matt Graham also grabbed the gold when he conquered a field of 295 players in Event #40, the $10,000 buy-in World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha event. Graham took home not only $679,379 for his win, but his second WSOP bracelet as well.

Anyone who has followed Graham’s poker career knows this 26 year old hailing from Houston, Texas is no rookie, despite his age. He grabbed his first bracelet in the 2008 Limit Hold'em Shootout Event #53 and won $278,180 for besting 822 other entrants. This year’s WSOP win marks his 12th major live event win and career earnings of close to $2 Million dollars.  

Since there are almost 200 Ultimate Bet players who are expected to take their seat for the WSOP Main Event, not to mention the throng who are expected to play in other events, no doubt Ultimate Bet poker players will continue to join the ranks of winners this year.

If you want to hear about the experiences of Ultimate Bet’s WSOP winners first hand, be sure to visit the player’s online blog, accessible from Ultimate Bet Pokers main page.

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