Face off against Evander Holyfield at Poker in the Park

Face off against Evander Holyfield at Poker in the Park

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Knocking out a world heavyweight boxing champion would certainly be something to tell the grandchildren. The knock out would of course be in poker rather than boxing but would be an impressive feat nevertheless. RealDealPoker.com is running a series of online qualifiers which will culminate in a heavyweight poker final against the champ at London's Poker in the Park Festival on 2nd September.

Qualifiers from the €1.60 ten-man or €5.50 six-man Lightweight satellites will go through to the middleweight round. The winners from the €13 ten-man or €23 six-man Middleweight rounds will go through to the €100+€9 Heavyweight final at 8pm UK time on Sunday 22nd August. The winner of the this final round will go on to meet Holyfield heads up in the Real Deal Poker's "Beat The Champ", "LIVE"* at Leicester Square.

“I’ve played a lot of poker growing up, but not much at this competitive level,” Holyfield commented. “Just like boxing, I will have to train for this fight, just a little differently. Poker is a more of a mental game, and I will be focused, ready and down to my fighting weight for this match.”

Current WBF champion Holyfield will be promoting RealDealPoker.com's revolutionary new software which uses real cards rather than random number generators to create hands.

The fourth annual Poker in the Park takes place in London's Leicester Square on 2nd and 3rd September and promises to be one of the highlights of the London Poker Festival. The free extravaganza offers a host of poker related action including lectures and tutorials from top pros, non-stop tournament action as well as the chance to meet some of the biggest names in the world of poker.

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