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The Biggest Game in Town
by A. Alvarez
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Here's the classic that's now back in print. Both an acclaimed author and poker player, A. Alvarez combined his two talents to pen this work which gives a compelling inside look at the world of Las Vegas, of professional poker, and the extremes that go along with each. With the skill of observation and the talent for writing down what he sees, Alvarez captured the psyches of the people who challenge each other in the world's biggest poker tournament, the annual World Series of Poker. For those who have never witnessed this tournament, this book will put you right in the thick of it and you'll think you're actually rubbing elbows with some of the legends of poker.
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World Series of Poker Official SiteThe World Series of Poker has been the premier poker tournament in the world ever since it was launched by Benny Binion at the Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas in 1970. Harrah's bought the rights to the tournament in 2004 and has moved the action to the Rio. The official site shows the circuit schedule leading up to the big event held in the summer. There is also a registration section and a WSOP store.

Harrah's Set To Launch World Series Of Poker Europe

Monday, February 26, 2007
LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker, the planet's most prestigious poker tournament, is extending its international reach this year by launching the World Series of Poker Europe, Harrah's announced
  today.
The inaugural WSOP Europe is scheduled to debut in London September 6-16, 2007. The new tournament will be held at three casinos operated by London Clubs International - Fifty, Leicester Square and the Sportsman.

"This is the first time bracelet events will be awarded outside of Las Vegas," said Jeffrey Pollack, World Series of Poker Commissioner. "The World Series of Poker Europe will have a unique identity, style and flair, but will remain true to the 38-year tradition and heritage of the WSOP.

"This new tournament has been designed with European players in mind, but registrants from every country are welcome," said Pollack. "We hope it becomes an annual tradition for poker enthusiasts and a home for WSOP fans after the action concludes in Las Vegas each summer."

"We are honored to host this unique extension of the world's richest and oldest poker tournament," said Bill Timmins, chief executive officer of London Clubs International. "As the exclusive offline satellite host, LCI will enable players to compete in our poker rooms in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Southend and Brighton for a seat in every WSOP Europe event."

The inaugural WSOP Europe begins September 6 with a three-day, GBP 2,500 (approximately $4,900 U.S.) HORSE event at LCI's newest casino in Leicester Square, opening in April 2007.

The Leicester Square casino will also be the host casino for a two-day, GBP 5,000 (approximately $9,800 U.S.) Pot-Limit Omaha tournament starting September 8.

On September 10, the WSOP Europe Main Event - a six-day, GBP 10,000 (approximately $19,600 U.S.) No-Limit Texas Hold'Em Championship - will begin at LCI's Leicester Square, The Sportsman and Fifty. The playing field will be consolidated beginning September 13 at Leicester Square.

Additional information, including structures, payout percentages and satellite dates and times for the tournaments, can be found on www.worldseriesofpoker.com beginning May 1, 2007.

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