Eastgate, Obrestad to speak at Poker in the Park

Annette Obrestad
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Anybody attending Poker in the Park on Aug. 13-14 will have the opportunity to learn poker strategy from some of the biggest names in the game.

WSOP Main Champions Jamie Gold and Peter Eastgate will both be speaking, in addition to Annette Obrestad, Nik Persaud, Neil Channing and even special celebrity guests Michael Greco and Tony Cascarino who will be discussing their love of poker and what brought them into the game.

"The line-up we have at Poker in the Park is the kind of line-up you'd expect to see at one of the world's major poker tournaments," said event organizer Michael Caselli. "If you wanted to pay these players individually to teach you how to play poker you'd spend over £100,000! At Poker in the Park you can learn from the best of the best for free."

On Thursday, Gold and Eastgate will headline the day with two lectures on playing mid-size (50-100 person) tournaments while Obrestad, Channing and Persaud will follow that lecture up with topics to be announced later.

On Friday, Gold will speak for the second time while Greco and Cascarino will share their stories in the poker world.

Also scheduled to speak on Friday are Liv Boeree, Alex Rousso, Nik Wealthall, Paul Jackson, Marc Goodwin, John Tabatabai and Ian Frazer.

Each lecture will take approximately 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of Q&A and autographs. Everything will take place in Leicester square, London.

Poker in the Park is Europe's biggest poker festival and thousands of poker enthusiasts have attended previous events. In addition to the lectures poker fans can take part in free hourly tournaments, buy discounted poker books and poker gear and enjoy some turbo heads-up matches. Admission is completely free.

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