Five Poker Stars Heading for Asian Poker Classic
By staff
Five of the world’s top poker stars have been confirmed to take part at the televised Asian Poker Classic, the largest poker tournament ever staged in India, in the coastal resort of Goa from March 1-5, 2007.

The $1 Million guaranteed jackpot combined with a minimum $250,000 overlay makes this tournament one of the richest in the world. The line-up for the tournament, sponsored by Maharajah Club now includes:

Ram Vaswani – a member of the London-based Hendon Mob, Vaswani’s live tournament winnings exceed $2.3 million. The 36-year-old is the only player to have made three final tables on the European Poker Tour (EPT).

Arshad Hussain – Hussain topped the European Rankings in 2006 after a series of remarkable performances. The 33-year-old from Accrington in Lancashire came second in the EPT Grand Final Event at Monte Carlo, winning $644,825.

Surinder Sunar – The Wolverhampton-based player earned $822,631 when he won the Paris Grand Prix on the World Poker Tour (WPT) in 2004. Sunar is famed for his poker face – he has an inner calm and shows absolutely no emotion at the table.

Lee Nelson – New Zealander Nelson has been the top-rated player in Australia and New Zealand for the past seven years. He was 2006 Aussie Millions champion, earning him more than $1 million.

Mel Judah – UK-based Aussie player Judah won bracelets at the WSOP in 1989 and 1997 and was 2003 Legends of Poker winner, collecting $579,375. He made the final table of the main event at the WSOP in 1997.

150 players are expected at the event, which will be held at the five-star Intercontinental hotel at Grand Resort Goa. You can still register to play in the tournament at or email for further information.

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