Poker players in London on 15th & 16th August will have their chance to win tournaments – for free!
August 5, 2008 (London, UK) EuropeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest poker festival, Poker in the Park, will be in LondonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Leicester Square on August 15th-16th, from 4pm – 9pm on Friday 15th and, 10:30am Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 6:30pm on the 16th. Those who visit the event will be given a taste of live tournament poker, with a chance to play for glory in one of several free poker tournaments.
Poker in the ParkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s PKR-sponsored Poker Dome will host free hourly Texas HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em tournaments. Free to attendees, players will find out what itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like to be a pro-circuit player with professional dealers, tournament director and massages by Ibiza Angels, as well as coverage on the big screen, Poker in the ParkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jumbotron!
A total of eleven events are schedule allowing players to pit their skills against other players. The Nuts Poker League, Poker Project, the England Poker League, London Pub Poker, SubTV Student Poker, and the Royal Surrey have all pledged their support by sponsoring a tournament.
Timetable of Tournaments at Poker in the Park:
Friday 15th August
Event 1: 16:30
Event 2: 17:30
Event 3: 18:30 Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe SubTV Student Poker League CupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Event 4: 19:30 Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe LondonPubPoker.co.uk TrophyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Saturday 16th August
Event 5: 11:00 Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Royal Surrey TournamentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Event 6: 12:00
Event 7: 13:00 Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Poker Project TrophyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Event 8: 14:00 Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Nuts Poker League ChallengeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Event 9: 15:00
Event 10: 16:00 Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe England Poker League CupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Event 11: 17:00 Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Bluff Europe ChampionshipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Two of the leaguesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ heads are looking forward to the event and the opportunity it opens up to new poker players. Steve Bellis of The Nuts Poker League believes it will be Ã¢â‚¬Ëœdefinitely the biggest poker event for beginners and enthusiasts alikeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, while Steve Hedger, founder of London Pub Poker, sees this as a major opportunity for the capitalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s poker community. Ã¢â‚¬Å“London is one of the most vibrant poker cities in the world, and the game is as popular as ever. Our leagues have seen waves of new players coming through our doors and learning the game, and Poker in the Park will be the perfect chance for those who havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been bitten by the bug to finally see why we love the game so much.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A full line up of the tournaments, as well as a summary of the lecturers and companies who will be in attendance can be found at pokerinthepark.com.
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