World Team Poker Championships Postponed
Next month was going to see the second World Team Poker Championships taking place, but due to all the upheaval in online poker over the last two weeks they have been postponed until further notice. The championships were due to start on 24th May at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, but no new date has been set. The CEO of World Team Poker is Michael Christian and he had the following to say on the recent postponement. “The recent developments in online poker has had a rippling effect throughout the poker industry.
World Team Poker has decided that it is in the players
and World Team Poker’s best interest to postpone the event until the end of the summer. This should allow the current situation with online poker to settle down and resolve itself.” Last years championships were the first ever to be held, and were eventually won by Team China, when they defeated seven other teams to take the crown. Included in the Chinese team were Johnny Chan, David Chiu, Derek Cheung, Chau Giang, Maria Ho, Winfred Yu and Rich Zhu, and the event included games of No Limit Hold’em, Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. This years event was expected to be a much bigger affair with 30 teams expected to take part, a significant increase on last years number. As you would expect several teams have been affected by the turmoil in the United States, but Team USA have been the hardest hit with Full Tilt Poker professionals Jennifer Harman and Howard Lederer two of their more renowned players.
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