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World Team Poker announces date of inaugural event

16 March 2010

LOS ANGELES, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- 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.

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