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Asian Poker Classic Brings the Game to India.

The Asian Poker Classic, in combination with online poker site,, is to bring the first major professional poker tournament to India. Held at the InterContinental, The Grand Resort Goa, this tournament carries a $1 million prize pool, guaranteed by and will run from the 1st to 4th March 2007.

The Texas Hold ‘em tournament will attract players from all over the world wanting to share in the $1 million as well as the title of this impressive event. will run satellite tournaments, starting from as little as $4, to win $7,500 packages to join the tournament. One in ten players has a chance to win a seat to the weekly satellite and 1 in 25 will win a $7,500 satellite package.

‘There's been nothing like this before in India – it's going to be absolutely amazing,’ says tournament director Thomas Kremser, MD of TK Poker Events International. ‘With the stunning beauty of Goa, superb hotel and the totally unique nature of the tournament itself as a back drop, this will be the poker tournament of the year!’

Sachin Pawa, CEO of Maharaja Gaming added, ‘We are very proud to sponsor the first Asian Poker Classic, there is just a natural synergy for us with APC. People will be clamouring to be at the Asian Poker Classic and, someone is going to be the first ever winner of a tournament that is already ranking among the best in the world. APC will provide a poker experience which has never been created before and an experience that will bring people back year after year.’

Located on the west coast of India, Goa is known as the ‘pearl of the Orient’ with its magnificent scenery, beautiful temples, and golden beaches. The five-star Intercontinental resort overlooks the largest golf course in Goa. In addition to playing poker, players and guests will attend a series of sumptuous parties and affairs in the stunning region, including a celebrity golf match.

Stephen Holder.
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