PartyPoker and Ace Magazine have teamed up to create Poker in the Sky, which will take place tonight in Copenhagen.
Poker in the Sky literally rises above everything that you’ve seen before on the Danish poker scene! Floating high above the Town Hall, surrounded by Copenhagen and the spires of the city, 22 poker players and two celebrities will take part with town hall doves as the nearest spectators.
The latest news sees the unfortunate withdrawal of 2008 WSOP Europe bracelet winner Theo Jorgensen. Top professional Theo doesn’t mind fights in the ring with Gus Hansen but is scared of heights.
A spokesman for partypoker said: “Theo is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet on the poker circuit but we are disappointed that he has decided he is up for fights and not heights. Theo famously beat Gus Hansen in the much hyped boxing match and got a reputation as a hardman. Maybe Gus should challenge him to a boxing match 50 metres up next time around? Gus would win that as he would have a no show on his hands! In Italy they call a poker ‘fish’ a chicken but we’d never dare call Theo one of those!”
The poker players, sadly without Mr Theo Jorgensen, will be hoisted 50 metres in the air by a crane at City Hall Square in Copenhagen. Hovering over the capital the poker players will compete against each other in a four hour long poker tournament. See http://da.partypoker.com/news/items/poker_in_the_sky.html for more information.
The players will not only have a great view of Copenhagen, the winner of the game will scoop a package for the partypoker World Open V in London in October. The line-up at this prestigious event includes ‘Ambassador of Poker’ Mike Sexton and Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan. The Danish winner of the partypoker Poker in the Sky wins flights, hotel and a $10,000 buy-in for the tournament in London, which will be broadcast on television worldwide.
By a strange twist of fate, the winner of Sunday’s partypoker Monthly Million was also from Denmark. Whether Fedling6 likes heights as much as BA Barcaus from ‘The A Team’ likes flying is unclear.
partypoker Monthly Million – Sunday 6 September 2009 – 1,687 runners, 200 places paid – total prize pool $1,000,000
1st Fedling6 (DEN) $147,000
2nd Nice_Steady (NETH) $119,000
3rd thesheik2222 (GER) $113,000
4th xprimex (UK) $54,500
5th pintarnih (AUSTRALIA) $46,500
6th Pokercinni (GER) $34,500
7th g_laden (GER) $26,500
8th sexyprez (CAN) $17,500
9th Uppstyrd (SWE) $13,500
10th homerus45 (NETH) $9,500
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