A group of English online poker players are set to compete against rival gamers from Germany in a climactic showdown event this weekend.
Four players from across England have been lined up by Littlewoods Poker to participate in the Beautiful Poker Game final, where they will compete against three of Germany’s poker players for a £2500 grand prize.
The event is the culmination of a month-long online competition held at LittlewoodsPoker.com, which was set up to coincide with the recent Euro 2008 football championships.
Every player on the popular site was invited to compete for My Poker Points – Littlewoods Poker’s system of rewards for winning online poker games – with the final table in London made up of the highest-earning players from throughout the month of June.
The final event is scheduled to take place at The Victoria Grosvenor Casino London on Saturday August 9, and organisers admit that it will be a highly charged England vs Germany competition.
Stephanie Sammut, Marketing Manager for Littlewoods Poker, said: “There are a lot of players from across the world who choose our site because we are the trusted name in gaming. However, the Beautiful Poker Game tournament seems to have brought out the best in our English and German players.
“The final tournament in London should be a very hard fought contest, so we wish all of the participants the best of luck. England vs. Germany games are usually very close contests across all sports, so I imagine this one will be no different and we’re delighted to be offering these players the chance to show off their skills in front of a live audience.
“Our three players from Germany will be very difficult to beat they always practice with the games from www.cozino.com, as each of them has proved their poker skills through the website. However, each of the English players will be desperate to come out on top and it will be fascinating to see who wins the £2500 prize.”
The London tournament will see the seven players compete in a final table event, with only one of them emerging victorious with the cash prize.