Friday, 14 September 2007
Leading online poker room PartyPoker.com has announced that some of
the biggest names in the world of poker are expected to take part
in Monday’s Poker Den: The Big Game II.
The 24-hour continuous cash game will be broadcast on network
television around the world next year and Phil Hellmuth, Dave ‘The
Devilfish’ Ulliott, Tony G, Roland De Wolfe, Brian Townsend, Ian
Frazer, Roy Brindley, Ian Woodley, Anthony Hardy, Neil Channing,
Dave Gregory and Phil Curtis are among those expected to
Other recent confirmations for the game organized by Matchroom
Sport include Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson, Kasey Thompson, Max Pescatori
and the winner of the first World Series Of Poker Europe (WSOPE)
bracelet, Thomas ‘Buzzer’ Bihl.
“The line-up is growing stronger all the time, the Poker Den
regulars will feel the full force of an international invasion,”
said a spokesman for PartyPoker.com. “Johnny Chan and Robert
Williamson III have also expressed a desire to play. With the
amount of players who want to be involved and get prominent
television exposure, the cash game could probably last a week.”
The buy-in for the UK event stands at a minimum of $10,000 with
blinds starting at $25/$50. Players will be free to leave the table
at any time with the Tournament Director taking a flexible approach
dependent on a consensus between players.
American poker commentator Jesse May is to lead a panel watching
the match that is set to include a selection of professionals with
many of the players expected to make their way to the game in a
specially chartered helicopter.
The first Poker Den was UK television’s first 24-hour cash game
and clips that were broadcast on the Five television network have
become cult viewing on the Internet.
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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