World Poker Tour Announces Father and Son Tournaments

Thursday, 16 November 2006

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced that it will produce a new special entitled Fathers and Sons. Filming on the WPT set at the Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the unique special will feature poker's most prominent personali

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced that it will produce a new special entitled Fathers and Sons. Filming on the WPT set at the Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the unique special will feature poker's most prominent personalities and players competing for family pride and a $25,000 seat in the WPT World Championship.
The first-ever 'tag-team' father-son poker match features 'Texas Dolly' Doyle Brunson and his son, high-stakes cash game stalwart, Todd Brunson, who will headline the table of famous last names along with Barry Greenstein and son Joe Sebok.
Also joining the table is Barry Shulman with son Jeff Shulman; firefighter Steve Stolzmann with son John Stolzmann (Season III WPT World Poker Open champion); and Romeo Simon with son Michael Simon (Season IV WPT World Poker Challenge winner).
The six father-son duos will each act as one player. Starting with $250,000 in tournament chips, the sons will kick-off the six-handed Texas Hold'em game while their fathers look on, “tagging” their sons out to give advice as necessary.
'We wanted to create a unique special that would bring a fun and emotional perspective to poker playing families,' said Robyn Moder, WPT executive VP and co-founder. 'Millions of Americans engage in weekly family poker matches and pride is often the biggest stake in the prize pool.”



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