Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Poker in the Park Main Stage Acts Include Music and Magic

The main stage at this year’s Poker in the Park will offer an eclectic mix of entertainment, with live music, card manipulation, comedy, heads up poker, chess exhibitions, and culminate with the second annual British Poker Awards.

The Swinging Little Big Band, one of the UK’s most exciting live acts, will be belting out Rat Pack style jazz, while an array of magicians and “card ninjas” will be wowing the crowds with their card manipulation. Amongst other acts in the line-up will be chess experts Malcolm Pein and Simon Williams, International Master and Grand Master, respectively, showcasing their speed chess skills and taking on multiple players at once. Members of the public will also have the chance to play heads up against celebrity poker players.

The main stage will also host the British Poker Awards, an awards ceremony to honour the movers and shakers of the UK poker scene in a year when British players have excelled on the world stage. The winners are decided by the public and voting is up and running at www.thebritishpokerawards.com

Poker in the Park is Europe’s largest free poker festival and descends on London’s Hanover Square on 2nd and 3rd September. As well as sit n’ go’s running around the clock, visitors can expect free strategy lectures from some of the world’s top players, live tuition, autograph signings and photos, heads-up tournaments on cutting edge electronic poker tables, cut price deals on the latest books and merchandise, surprise celebrity guests and more.

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