Big Names Endorse London Poker Festival

final-london-poker-festival-logo-2012_medium_full-3.jpg22nd August 2012 (LONDON, UK)- Big-name poker pros are gearing up for the London Poker Festival this September as they look forward to packed calendar that takes in over 50 events around town, including seven major tournaments, plus parties, music, comedy nights and the British Poker Awards.

One player who is particularly excited about the upcoming schedule of events is former Irish Open champion Neil Channing, whose very own will be holding a Poker Academy at the Genting Cromwell Mint Casino on Saturday 8th September.

“I’m really looking forward to a crazy September of tournaments in London. I’ve taken a break and I’m ready. If you feel you really aren’t quite ready for the barrage of three and four bets that are going to be coming at you in the trenches, it sounds like you might need our academy. It’s designed to help old guys like me to defend themselves from the onslaught of the kids.”

It’s not just UK pros who are looking forward the festival; former World Champion Scotty Nguyen and Big One for One winner Drop Antonio Esfandiari are also giving it the thumbs up. You can check out their comments, and see the full schedule of festival events, at

Tickets for the BlackBeltPoker Academy which tackles the topic of “Pre-flop Aggro: How to Beat the Kids at their own Game” cost £99 and include six hours of tuition and workshops with professional players. Email to sign up.


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About London Poker Festival (
The London Poker Festival is one of the world’s largest schedules of poker and poker-related events. Throughout the entire month of September, poker enthusiasts from around the world can partake in almost 80 listed poker festival-calendared events, play at multiple festival venues around London, attend poker seminars, hosted parties, and special events. This September, watch the London poker scene come alive as the city plays host to the EPO, The Unibet Open, the GUKPT and the British Poker Awards and much, much more. For a full calendar of festival events visit