Qualify for the 2009 Poker Ashes with 888.com

Qualify for the 2009 Poker Ashes with 888.com

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

With England thrashing the West Indies earlier this week and Australia naming their squad this morning, Ashes fever will soon be hitting this country. And it’s not just the cricketers who will be competing for Anglo Aussie bragging rights this year as 888.com is hosting the Ashes of Poker.

Darren Gough will be captaining the England team with Shane Warne leading the Aussies in the five ‘test’ poker series. Each contest will feature four former professional cricketers alongside an online qualifier. Satellites for the event, which will be filmed on 22nd and 23rd June and shown on Sky Sports in July, are currently running on www.888poker.com with daily satellites for the final online qualifier on 7th June starting at just $1.

Warne appears to be as competitive on the felt as he was at the wicket warning that "Aussies don't like to be beaten by the Poms - whatever the sport. And I can tell you that Darren Gough and his English Poker Ashes team will face a stern test from our boys! We are taking this very seriously - I'm getting the very best poker players from the Aussie changing rooms, and you Poms are set for an absolute flogging!"

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