Poker in the Park entertainment line-up confirmed

Poker in the Park entertainment line-up confirmed

Thursday, 1 September 2011

We’ve got a whole lot of fun lined up for this weekend at Poker in the Park, most of all on the PokerStars Festival “Main” Stage which will feature music, chess, poker, celebrity poker, card tricks and the final table of a record-breaking Mahjong tournament.

Kicking things off on Friday at 3pm will be Richard Poyner, best known as the music of the Palm Beach. He will be followed by International chess Master Malcolm Pein, who will show off his chess chops by taking on multiple opponents at once. If you know your rooks from your bishops then why not have a crack at him?

The Swinging Little Big Band will be storming the stage at 4.30pm for some Rat Pack jazz with a modern twist, followed by celebrity “Indian Poker”. Then the Incredible Card Sharks will do some... well, incredible card sharking. Bigblindmedia will then present an hour-long masterclass in card manipulation, hosted by award-winning sleight-of-hand master Andi Gladwin. XCM master Scott Thompson joins Gladwin, and XCM stands for Extreme Card Manipulation that has to be seen to be believed.

Of course, that’s just Friday! Saturday sees more chess as Grand Master Simon Williams takes on the public at speed chess before comedian Lucy Porter begins hosting the British Poker Awards.

The full line up is as follows:

Friday 2nd September

15:00 The Music of Richard Poyner
15:45 Chess Grand Master- Simultaneous Play Exhibition (attendees invited to
16:30 The Swinging Little Big Band ACT 1
18:00 Indian Poker Pow Wow
19:00 Incredible Card Sharks- The Magic of Card Manipulation
20:00 The Swinging Little Big Band ACT 2

Saturday 3rd September 2011Saturday 3rd September 2011

12:00 Play a Chess Grand Master- Speed Chess Exhibition Match (attendees invited
to play!)
13:30 Card Ninja Javier Jarquin's Deadly Card Throwing
15:00 Lucy Porter presents The British Poker Awards and Charity Auction
16:30 The Music of Richard Poyner
17:30 Indian Poker Pow Wow
18:30 The Music of Richard Poyner
20:00 PIP and Mahjong Final Table
21:15 PIP and Mahjong Champion Award

Tags: Poker in the Park, Lucy Porter, Chess, Mahjong