Partypoker and the Playground Poker Club in Montreal have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership, and former World Boxing Champion, Carl Froch, teaches Big Bluff contestants how to put on a good poker face.
Partypoker and the Playground Poker Club in Montreal have entered into a strategic partnership. The pair holds hands for the first time on the 2nd Sep when partypoker sponsor the 3-Day (CAD) $500,000 Guaranteed (CAD) $109 buy-in Canadian Grand Prix.
The event is the highlight of a 39-tournament event called the World Cup of Cards (WCC) Festival. The festival runs from 18th Aug through 14th Sep and carries a guarantee of (CAD) $2m across the board. The festival includes a wide variety of games including Pot Limit Omaha, 5-Card Omaha, and two variants of Pineapple.
Highlights include the aforementioned Canadian Grand Prix, an event known as Quantum with 10-starting flights and (CAD) $200k in guaranteed prize money, and the World Poker Tour (WPT) National Montreal. The (CAD) $500+$65 buy-in event features a (CAD) $400,000 guaranteed prize pool and seven starting flights.
As part of the new sponsorship deal, partypoker branding will be showcased within the Playground Poker Club, and the Montreal poker room will have their very own tab in the partypoker online poker room lobby where players can compete in satellite competitions to gain entry into big live action at the Playground Poker Club.
Big Bluff Masterclass 2
After Simon Trumper put the partypoker Big Bluff celebrity contestants through their paces in Master Class 1, former World Boxing Champion, and partypoker ambassador, Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch, stepped up to the plate to take charge of Masterclass 2.
After Trumper taught the four celebrities the basics. It was Froch’s turn to explain the importance of a good poker face.
“Games of poker are won or lost with a good or bad poker face.” Said Froch.
If that’s the case, then there is only one winner out of this quartet, and that’s The Beast.
AFC Wimbledon star Adebayo “The Beast’ Akinfenwa, actress Jorgie Porter, former model Melinda Messenger, and former World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty have never played poker before. Trumper, Froch, and a yet to be named sports psychologist, plan to put the four of them through a series of boot camps before they compete in a Sit n Go at the Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) in Brighton. The winner will donate £5,000 to a charity of their choosing.
The GPPT Brighton leg takes place at the Amex Stadium. The Main Event is a $109 buy-in with a $250,000 Guarantee, 23-24 July.