Evander Holyfield Wins Live at Poker in the Park

World Heavyweight Champion Beats Shropshire Dad in Heads Up Match

realdeal-beatchamp-160.jpg3 September 2010 (London, UK) – As always, preparation paid off and Evander ‘Real Deal’ Holyfield rose to the occasion to win a special tournament held live last night at Poker in the Park in London’s Leicester Square. Thousands of poker fans attending Europe’s largest poker festival watched the game between the five-time world heavy weight champion and the Midlands father who faced him on the felt.

“It’s like fighting,” Holyfield explained before the live tournament. “If you want to win you have to focus and prepare and that’s exactly what I did for this tournament just like I do for any challenge.”

“Leif was a challenging opponent but I managed to stay on top. I was really pleased with my win,“ continued Holyfield.

Preparation paid off for Holyfield who has been an ambassador for the unique online poker site since he discovered the difference real cards can make to online poker.

Leif G. (“GutShotRot”) won his way to the live Poker in the Park tournament by winning a series of qualifying tournaments at RealDealPoker.com – the only online poker room to deal real decks of cards.

Evander Holyfield with Leif G. (“GutShotRot”) at Poker in the Park 2 September 2010. Click to enlarge

“It was a shame I lost but I was excited and pleased about the whole experience of coming to London with my family and meeting Evander and the RealDealPoker team,” said Holyfield’s opponent. “I noticed that Evander was really focused from the start. Playing one-on-one is a different kind of game for me and I’ll take a second shot at knocking him out during the freeroll game this Sunday.”

The prize pool of €2300 split was split 75/25 between the winner and runner up but GutShotRot returns to his local with full bragging rights.

Evander Holyfield will play in this Sunday’s €500 FreeRoll match at 8pmGMT. Visit www.realdealpoker.com for more info.

For further information, photos or to request an interview GutShotRot, Evander Holyfield or RealDealPoker.com founder Gene Gioia please contact:
Jodie Thind, Lyceum Media
+44 (0) 7932 440 157

Notes to Editors

About Evander Holyfield
American boxer Evander Holyfield (42-8-2, 27 KOs), the five time world heavyweight champion and former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, has earned his place in the boxing Hall of Fame with wins over Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, and Hasim Rahman. The current WBF heavyweight champion also won the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics and is the only boxer to win the World Heavyweight title five times.

About RealDealPoker.com Cut N’ Shuffle Technology
RealDealPoker.com’s unique automated shuffling system allows players to see actual cards being shuffled and dealt. Verified and compliant with the strict requirements of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, the poker room’s patented Cut N’ Shuffle system was designed to deter or eliminate the use of bots. It scrambles, shuffles, and deals real decks of cards, digitizes the results, and then translates them to its online poker table games. In addition, the revolutionary system gives online poker players a “cut function” and “burn cards”. It also produces fully audited hand data through its Game Check function.

About Gioia International Limited (www.gioiasystems.com)
Gioia International Limited, a company incorporated in the Isle of Man, is the owner of www.RealDealPoker.com and its patented technology: Cut N’ Shuffle® and Game Check®. Founder Gene Gioia has invested more than five years to create a site where poker players will get a fair and totally auditable game of poker online – a product offering that remains unmatched by any other online poker site to date.