|Ladbrokespoker.com is hosting the greatest single table tournament in online poker history when a stellar line up, with well over $10m in winnings between them this year alone, takes to the table for a unique Superstar Showdown. |
The line up includes the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Champion, making his first major appearance since his win; the highest placed European at the 2005 WSOP; online poker’s biggest ever money winner and Ladbrokes Poker Million’s surprise celebrity finalist alongside four online qualifiers, for a winner takes all cash prize of $80,000. The runner-up will win a place on Ladbrokes Poker Cruise 2006, worth $11,000.
The Superstar Showdown is taking place on Wednesday 17 August 2005 at 14:00 BST, and can be viewed online at Ladbrokespoker.com.
More information concerning this prestigious line up can be found below :
Joseph Hachem: 2005 WSOP Champion
In an exclusive appearance after winning $7.5m in July at poker’s biggest ever tournament, Australian Joe will donate any winnings from this tournament to charity. Ladbrokespoker.com alias KAIKEY.
Andrew Black: 2005 WSOP 5th place
The highest placed European, Andrew walked away with $1.75m after losing a huge pot, possibly the tournament clinching one, to Joe Hachem. He’s an ex-monk, but could be looking for revenge. Ladbrokespoker.com alias VAJRAZ.
Eric ‘The Salmon’ Sagstrom: The most successful online poker player ever The Swede is a winner of over $1m at Ladbrokespoker.com in the last year alone. Ladbrokespoker.com alias THE SALMON.
Helen Chamberlain: Sky TV presenter and Ladbrokes Poker Million Finalist
On the verge of a remarkable transformation from poker rookie to poker millionaire, Helen is the first woman ever to make the last six in the tournament’s history having won three consecutive TV table heats against top pro’s. Ladbrokespoker.com alias HELLS BELLS.
The showdown comes in the same week as the final of Ladbrokes Poker Million 2005, the richest televised poker tournament in Europe, with $1,935,000 of prize money. $855,000 has been added by the sponsors, Ladbrokespoker.com – the most money added by a sponsor in the history of poker. Helen Chamberlain is 5/1 to take the $1m top prize.
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