Published on May 27th, 2008 6:34 am EST

Ultimate Bet LogoCliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy has inked a deal with to become an "UltimateBet Pro", joining the likes of Shawn Rice, Scott Ian, Gary "Debo34" DeBernardi and Mark "P0ker H0" Kroon.

"JohnnyBax" is an online poker legend, making the transition from being a stockbroker to dominating the virtual felt in mid-2004. He is a highly respected member of the online poker community - for Ultimatebet, the signing is a no-brainer. Everyone these days seems to be signing with Full Tilt Poker, so for Ultimatebet to land "JohnnyBax" is a major coup. They are obviously hoping that his presence will help to win back some of the online poker community, who turned their backs on the company after the Absolute Poker scandal (Ultimatebet and Absolute Poker are owned by the same company, Tokwiro Enterprises). There are many in the community who will certainly be surprised (and angered, I'm sure) that Josephy has signed a deal with Ultimatebet.

Josephy is one of a handful of players in the world who can claim to have over one million dollars in online tournament cashes and one million dollars in live tournament cashes. "JohnnyBax" has over $1.3 million dollars in total "live" cashes, with his biggest score coming at the 2006 Ultimatebet Aruba Poker Classic, where he collected over $440k for his second place finish. He is also a WSOP bracelet holder, having taken down the $1500 Seven Card Stud event in 2005 for $192k.


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