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The Titan Poker Country Race is up and running this week on Titan Poker, a contest that shows that sometimes more really is better. $10,000 total is up for grabs, and all you have to do is play poker!

To participate in this contest, you must be a player from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, or the UK. Each country has an exclusive leaderboard that ranks players of that country based on their average activity at both cash games and tournaments. The more you play, the more points you will earn, and the higher you will rank on the Country Race Leaderboard.

The contest started this past Tuesday and will run until this Saturday, April 19th. Each leaderboard has a $2,000 prize pool, and the top 25 players from each country will win a share of the $2,000 when it’s all said and done on Saturday. Here is how the prize money will be distributed on each leaderboard:

1st: $350
2nd: $175
3rd: $140
4th: $115
5th: $110
6th: $105
7th: $100
8th: $85
9th: $75
10th: $70
11th: $65
12th: $60
13th: $55
14th to $16th: $50
17th to 18th: $45
19th to 22nd: $40
23rd: $35
24th to 25th: $30

A potential to make $350 just for playing a lot of poker – not bad at all! Not to mention the bragging rights once you beat out all the other Titan Poker players in your home country.

You’ll notice that Titan’s leaderboards are unique in that they include both cash games and tournaments. This will be a refreshing change for cash players who are usually excluded from online poker leaderboards that only track tournament finishes. Finally a chance for cash players to compete for a spot on a leaderboard for some extra bonus money!

Players can see where they currently stand on their country’s leaderboard by visiting Titan Poker’s website, where the standings are updated every 30 minutes. Just click on any of the Titan Poker links on this page, hover over promotions, and click on the last link in the menu titled ‘Country Cash Races.’

Here are the leaders so far:

Canada
1st: BritneysPairs (leading by 3.0 points)
2nd: BloodRush
3rd: BLuFfLuDo111

France
1st: Kanasson (leading by 9.9 points)
2nd: CHEMY
3rd: janoliver

Germany
1st: becare (leading by 15.4 points)
2nd: ThorstenS77
3rd: madmurphy78

Italy
1st: leon2005 (leading by 16.2 points)
2nd: Rastlin71
3rd: Pollo64

U.K.
1st: TheHeist08 (leading by 2.2 points)
2nd: mikegreeny
3rd: PhineasT

You can see that the leaders in a couple of the countries have a large cushion while others barely have the lead at all. BritneysPairs from Canada has only a 3.0 point lead and TheHeist08 from the U.K. has an even smaller lead of 2.2 points! leon2005 sits the most comfortably at the moment with a nice 16.2 point lead over second place in Italy. It will be very interesting to see if the current leaders can hold their places and to see who will overcome them if they cannot!

There’s still a couple days left in the contest, and it’s not too late to start playing and accumulating points for the Country Race Leaderboards. If you live in one of these five countries but don’t have an account with Titan Poker yet, now is a great time to sign up and take part in this unique promotion. It’s free money up for grabs, so you have nothing to lose! The added bonus is that iPoker is a great network that is gaining popularity everyday, with excellent traffic at all stakes and soft games for both cash and tournaments. Click on any of the links on this page to sign up at Titan through FTR, and you will also have a chance to receive a 100% bonus up to $500. For more information, please click here.

Good luck with your multi-tabling endeavors and may the best poker player top your country’s leaderboard!