Thursday, September 21, 2006

Three Card Poker Champ Wins Trip to Poker Movie Premiere Player Will Attend Hollywood Party for ‘Aces the Movie’

The winner of last week’s Three Card Poker Tournament at will be one of the most excited VIP guests at the Vegas-style site’s Hollywood Premiere next month. Brad K. won the free poker tournament and will receive airfare and hotel accommodation to attend the celebrity event in Los Angeles October 7th.

Brad won the VIP Hollywood Party Package by having the highest chip count at the end of the weeklong online tournament. Like many Three Card Poker players, Brad just plays the easier game as a break from Texas Hold’Em.

“Three Card is popular in Vegas and I tried it last time I was there,” says the free tournament winner. “I mostly play Hold’Em buy when it’s time for something a little less intense, I often play a few hands of Three Card. But believe me, the final hours of this tournament – with that prize in reach – that was definitely intense!”

The tournament champion will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the Hollywood Movie Premiere, a celebration of the release of the DVD of the movie has sponsored and promoted all summer. Organized by celebrity party planner Alex Quinn, son of Academy Award winning actor Anthony Quinn, the party is expected to attract an A-list crowd.

“There’s a few of our players that have won all-expense-paid trips to the party,” said Manager Rene Quesada, “But we’ve also sent invitations to hundreds of our players in the Los Angeles area.”

‘Aces the Movie’ is a sexy new poker movie about three gorgeous college students that devise a high tech scheme for cheating their way through the underground card rooms of Las Vegas. The stars of the movie have hosted weekly free roll tournaments at through the summer, and Manager Quesada took them to Las Vegas for the WSOP. (See their blog for stories and photos from that trip:

While supplies last, new players registering at will receive a free copy of the ACES the Movie DVD. And an invitation to attend the star-studded gala on October 7th!

Asian Poker Classic Brings Poker to Continental Asia

India’s first ever professional poker tournament with guaranteed $1million prize pool

Asian Poker Classic is bringing poker to India with title sponsor, -- the first major professional poker tournament in the country. With a $1million prize pool guaranteed by Maharajah Club, APC will be held in Goa, India from March 1-4, 2007 at the breathtaking InterContinental, The Grand Resort Goa.

Based on No Limit Texas Hold’em, APC is certain to attract people from all over the world who hope to win the prestigious tournament and their share of $1m, including celebrities as well as professional and online players. Over two hundred players are expected to attend the ground-breaking event so is offering satellite tournaments for chances to win $7,500 packages to join them in Goa. Starting from as little as $4, daily online satellites are available on the website. One in 10 players has a chance to win a seat to the weekly satellite and 1 in 25 will win a $7,500 satellite package.

India boasts one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world with highly educated, affluent communities expanding at astronomical rates, a familiar environment for the gaming community. Goa is located on the west coast of India and is known as ‘the pearl of the Orient’. It has magnificent scenery, incredible temples and fabulous beaches. With an 880m-long exclusive beachfront, the five-star Intercontinental Resort overlooks the largest golf course in Goa as well as the Arabian Sea. So, in addition to taking part in this landmark tournament, players and guests will attend a series of incredibly lavish parties and affairs in the stunning region, including a celebrity golf match. Numerous Bollywood celebrities are slated to attend, led by Maharajah Club ambassador, Gulshan Grover.

Tournament director Thomas Kremser, MD of TK Poker Events International says: “There’s been nothing like this before in India – it’s going to be absolutely amazing. With the stunning beauty of Goa, superb hotel and the totally unique nature of the tournament itself as a back drop, this will be the poker tournament of the year!”

Sachin Pawa, CEO of Maharaja Gaming adds: “We are very proud to sponsor the first Asian Poker Classic, there is just a natural synergy for us with APC. People will be clamouring to be at the Asian Poker Classic and, someone is going to be the first ever winner of a tournament that is already ranking among the best in the world. APC will provide a poker experience which has never been created before and an experience that will bring people back year after year.”