Miami, FL (Marketwire) August 17, 2009 — One of online poker’s most aggressive players has been scooped up by a top online poker site. UltimateBet today announced that Billy Kopp, who finished 12th in the Main Event of this year’s World Series of Poker, has signed on to join UltimateBet’s Team UB, a group of successful poker pros that includes Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and some of the most respected online poker players in the industry. In just a few short years, Kopp has earned over $2.6 million in both online poker games and in land-based tournaments.
In the Main Event of the 2009 World Series of Poker, Kopp finished 12th, just three spots shy of the November Nine. His impressive showing earned him $896,730 and a high level of respect among poker’s top players.
The University of Kentucky student, known and feared for his loose-aggressive style of play at the tables, continues to school even the most successful poker champions. At a feature table, Kopp knocked out Peter Eastgate, the 2009 WSOP Main Event champion, and Joe Hachem, the 2005 champion.
Other notable successes of 2009 include a 2nd place finish in Event #20 of the Harrah’s New Orleans WSOP Circuit – Bayou Poker Challenge for $127,832 and an 8th place finish in Event #15 of the WSOP for $71,115.
In addition to his land-based successes, Kopp has amassed eight Top 10 finishes in a variety of online poker events this year alone at UltimateBet, Absolute Poker and other popular online poker sites.
Online poker players at UltimateBet can employ the online poker site’s free UltimateBuddy software and add the name billy_kopp to their buddy list to discover which tables Billy Kopp is seated at.
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world – Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke – UltimateBet provides the best poker games available on the net through the CEREUS poker network. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from the pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy.