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WPT London Poker Classic Announced
The World Poker Tour is headed to Jolly Old England this fall.
The WPT, PartyPoker and The Palm Beach Casino are joining forces to present the WPT's first stop in the United Kingdom in the tour's eight season history.
The WPT London Poker Classic sponsored by PartyPoker will run Aug. 30- Sept. 5 at the May Fair Hotel in London's West End.
It will be filmed for TV.
"London is a great poker destination and has always been a major target in our ongoing expansion," said WPT President Adam Pliska.
"We're thrilled to have found amazing partners in The Palm Beach Casino, Genting UK and The May Fair Hotel London. With the added power of PartyPoker.com, this is sure to be a highly anticipated WPT event on the international schedule."
The £5,000+£300 main event will feature two starting days and a total player cap of 400. The winner of the WPT London Poker Classic will receive the lion's share of the prize pool, a WPT title, WPT Champions bracelet and a seat to play in the 2011 WPT Championship in Las Vegas.
In addition to online qualifiers on PartyPoker, a casino-based satellite series is set to kick off this summer in poker clubs and Casinos across London.
The Palm Beach Casino in The May Fair Hotel's former Grand Art Deco Ballroom is one of the largest gaming rooms in London.
"The Palm Beach Casino is delighted to welcome the World Poker Tour 2010 in London," Genting Casinos London Poker Manager Simon Tomsett said.
"We anticipate players from all over the world, playing for the prestigious title."