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   Sunday, May 26 2024 
Canadian Open Poker Championships : Beginning of the event this Thursday

Poker enthusiasts are spoiled this year given the holding of many new tournaments. Today, a new brand of poker event will be held within three casinos in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, including The Grey Eagle Casino, Cash Casino and Casino Deerfoott Inn. It is the Canadian Open Poker Championships, a competition scheduled to take place from August 19th to 29th, 2010. During the first four editions, the tournament was held in only one casino but given the popularity of the event, organizers have decided to launch the event in these three casinos. This year, the chairman and tournament director of the Canadian Poker Tour, Kelly Kellner, expects a strong influence of at least 2,000 participants, especially as poker has become a global phenomenon thanks to the success of online poker and the proliferation of television shows devoted to this game.

The championship offer a huge guaranteed prize pool worth 3.5 million dollars for this 5th edition of the Canadian Open Poker Championships. Beginning today, fans can participate in the launching of this great poker tournament. Note that the organizers have planned 13 magnificent events with buy-in between $ 200 and $ 5,000. And famous poker players will be participating as Gavin Smith holder of a bracelet of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and Matt Jarvis, a pro player from Vancouver will have the opportunity to participate shortly in the final table of the WSOP 2010.

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