World Team Poker's Inaugural Event to be Held May 19, 2010 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas

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World Team Poker features the thrill of international competition as eight countries' top professional poker players battle for “Pride, Passion, Country.”

World Team Poker announced that its Inaugural Event will be held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on May 19, 2010.

The one day event will feature 40 of the world’s top poker pros, representing 8 different countries, on 5 man teams. Each of the teams will be captained by superstars of poker in their respective countries, including Phil Hellmuth, Jr. (Team USA), Co-Captains Johnny Chan and David Chiu (Team China), Men “The Master” Nguyen (Team Vietnam), Eli Elezra (Team Israel), Ben Roberts (Team England), Co-Captains Jeff Lisandro and Tony Guoga (Australia), Juliano Maesano (Team Brazil) and George Kapalas (Team Greece).

The filmed for television event will be a five table shoot out format consisting of rounds of Limit Hold’Em, Pot Limit Hold’Em and No Limit Hold’Em. The team buy-in will be $50,000.

Viewers from around the world will be able to watch the live event for free by registering for free at U.S. residents who register for the event will also be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to watch the event . The event will be also open to the general public, based on seating availability.

World Team Poker will host a press party the night before the event, on May 18, 2010, to introduce the teams.

World Team Poker features a unique concept of team poker with the thrill of international competition between top professional poker players from countries throughout the world battling it out for “Pride, Passion, Country.” World Team Poker’s season will culminate in a World Team Poker Championship Event in the tradition of the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, or Baseballs World Series, where the teams will compete for the ultimate title: World Team Poker Champions!

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