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August 12th, 2009

Could you Beat a World Champion Poker Player?

August 11, 2008 (PAP PR Wire) -- How about beating two? Jamie Gold and Peter Eastgate are hosting a charity poker tournament at The Casino at The Empire, Leicester Square Thursday, August 13th.

Do you think your poker game is up to scratch? If you do, and you fancy pitting your skills against WSOP world champions Jamie Gold (2006 World Champion) and Peter Eastgate (2008 World Champion), register your interest at http://www.pokerinthepark.com/jamie-gold-charity-tournament.html and put your money where your mouth is. The tournament is being held at the Casino at the Empire on Thursday 13th of August at 7:30, alongside Europe’s biggest poker festival, Poker in the Park.

This unique opportunity to play against two world champion poker players is being held to benefit the Jamie Gold Foundation, a charity set up by Gold following his record-breaking $12,000,000 World Series of Poker victory. The tournament buy-in is a £500 charitable donation to the Jamie Gold Foundation, and gets you into the fray with not just Gold and Eastgate, but with football legend Teddy Sherringham, TV actor Michael Greco, musician Mark Chadwick of the Levellers and poker pro JJ Hazan. (Players may also play for their seat at £50 sit’n go satellite tournament held all Thursday at the Casino at the Empire).

£20,000 of prizes for winners have been generously donated and include a seat to the London EPT donated by Poker Stars, a package to the Unibet Open, a tailor-made Gresham Blake Suit, a week’s poker training in Las Vegas, a pop star experience, a safari park expedition, a custom poker table, a custom chip set and several items of jewellery.

The Jamie Gold Foundation supports a number of charities including The Muscular Dystrophy Association/ALS Division, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, The Montel Williams MS Foundation, Sunflower Children, Covenant House, The Fallen Heroes Fund, The Fulfillment Fund and The Abolish Slavery Coalition.

The Jamie Gold Foundation Charity Tournament is held alongside Poker in the Park, Europe’s largest Poker Festival. Poker in the Park takes place in Leicester Square, London on Thursday the 13th of August (5pm - 9:30pm) and Friday, August 14th (12:00 pm - 9:30pm). It is free to enter and has everything for the poker enthusiast, including free live poker tournaments every hour, free lectures from the biggest names in poker, free personal poker tuition, heads up play, poker books and gear and much, much more. See www.pokerinthepark.com for details.
 
For more information contact:
Melissa Ross
Lyceum Media
Melissa@lyceummedia.com
+44 (0) 207 976 6469

ABOUT POKER IN THE PARK
2009 will mark the third anniversary of Poker in the Park. Held in Leicester Square, the event draws 15,000 poker enthusiasts to participate in fun, free poker tournaments and enhance their poker skills through free poker lectures taught by the biggest pros in Europe.   
Follow Poker in the Park on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pokerinthepark or visit us online at http://pokerinthepark.com
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