twitter google Debuts With Fedor Emelianenko, an educational, online poker site whose tagline states “It’s not a game. It’s a fight”, celebrated the launch of its website on August 28, 2009 in style., which embraces the lifestyle shared by many mixed martial art enthusiasts from around the world, made its world debut during “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 BREAKTHROUGH,” an MMA event televised live nationally on HDNet from the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.

“We couldn’t have been happier with the exposure ‘Breakthrough’ generated for,” said Michael Lynch, CEO of Templar Consulting, the exclusive marketing agent for “The marketing goal of is to let online poker players know that our online community is not for the timid, cowardly or for people who are afraid of a little blood. If you are a fan of MMA, love an adrenaline rush, hot chicks and an in-your-face mentality, is the place to enjoy free, on-line poker. Our association with M-1 and MMA has served as a great way to convey that message.”

In addition to having its trademark logo being front and center on the M-1 BREAKTHROUGH ring canvas during the nationally televised broadcast, was represented in style as it sponsored WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko’s ring walk entrance to his sparring exhibition against newly-crowned Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi.’s presence could not be forgotten with several of’s gorgeous ring girls informing the 3,000+ fans in attendance, that is not your ordinary online poker site. It’s a poker site for men. A site for guys who know their queens from their jacks — literally and figuratively.

“I don’t think there is a bigger fighter in the world that could have enlisted to represent our brand, than the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko,” said Templar Consulting President and on-line poker aficionado Ron Hansen. “We had a blast at ‘Breakthrough’ and it was an honor and a pleasure getting to meet Fedor and have him help get the word out to the poker community that when we do something, we do it big.”’s presence at “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 BREAKTHROUGH” is just another example of its strong support of the mixed martial arts community. Previously, representatives attended an M-1 Challenge two-day “mega taping” in Hilversum, Holland and sponsored a total of seven fighters. Team England’s Scott Hewitt, Simon Phillips, Matt Thorpe, Tom Blackledge, and David Keeley as well as USA East fighters Shamar Bailey and John Doyle. went a perfect 7-0 during the weekend of Aug. 15-16, sending a strong message to its community members that a little luck combined with skill can go a long way towards success. is now inviting publishers and editors of all mixed martial arts websites, blogs and magazines, as well as its readers, to test your skills during our user-based tournaments that will include big prizes and special giveaways. For more information, please contact Michael Lynch at or to become an online member, simply visit