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Meet poker champ Phil Hellmuth at Rivers Casino Schenectady

18 August 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is hosting world-renowned poker champion Phil Hellmuth on Monday, 21 August, in advance of the nationally televised Poker Night in America's visit to the casino.

Hellmuth will be signing copies of his newly-released book, "Poker Brat," in the Rivers Casino Poker Room from 5 to 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend; copies of "Poker Brat" will be available for purchase.

Hellmuth will be joined on Tuesday, 22 August by poker legends Doug Polk, Daniel Cates and Frank Kassela. The four greats of poker will star in the first ever Poker Night in America $200K heads-up, winner-take-all King of the Hill competition in front of a live audience in Van Slyck's entertainment lounge, just off the Rivers gaming floor, on 22-23 August.

Each player has put up $50,000 of his own money for the King of the Hill, bracket-style competition. Poker fans are encouraged to attend, or tune in via live stream at Twitch.

Poker Night in America will follow up the King of the Hill action with filming of its flagship $25/$50 No-Limit Cash Game at Van Slyck's entertainment lounge on 24 and 25 August. Local players will be competing with some of the biggest pros in the game on a live streamed and televised table.

The poker superstars' appearance at Rivers will coincide with the return of the wildly popular Capital Region Classic $100K Guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament.

The Capital Region Classic will be held over two Days of No-Limit Texas Hold'em action, with multiple Day One flights being held from 23 August through 26 August. Players can carry their tournament chips over to Day Two (27 August) where they'll have a chance to make it all the way to the final table and vie for a piece of the guaranteed $100,000 prize and the title of Capital Region Classic champion.

Visit the website for full details on the Capital Region Classic.

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