September 9, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) — The countdown to the first annual British Poker Awards is now in full swing and is capturing the imagination of the UK’s poker playing public and a host of media channels who are lining up to cover the event.

The team at CalvinAyre.com have announced that they will be at the Kensington Close Hotel on Monday, September 13th to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of all the action, award winners and celebrity guests on their tablog.  In addition, the Calvin Ayre film crew will be on set to provide exclusive footage from the event.

The awards ceremony will honour the game’s top achievers in a number of categories, including Best Overall Poker Player, Best Cash Player, Best Tournament Player, Best Online Player and Best UK Card Room.

The ceremony will be co-compered by poker ‘magician’, Antonio Esfandiari and London Poker Festival Organiser, Michael Caselli who welcomed the announcement from CalvinAyre.com.  “The London Poker Festival is in full swing and we’re all really looking forward to the first ever British Poker Awards – it will be one of the stand-out nights of the whole month,” he explained.

“Having the guys from CalvinAyre.com down to cover the ceremony is testament to how much this event is needed by the British poker playing public.  It promises to be a stellar evening and we’re delighted to have CalvinAyre.com on board with us.”

Among the star names confirmed to attend so far include James Akenhead, Vicky Coren, Marty Wilson, Neil Channing, Tony Kendall, Tony Holden, Ben Roberts and Bambos Xanthos.

Tickets to The British Poker Awards are available to the general public for just £39 at http://www.thebritishpokerawards.com/

Media Contact:
Jodie Thind
Lyceum Media
jodie@LyceumMedia.com
+44 (0) 208 123 7184

About London Poker Festival
The London Poker Festival is the world’s largest schedule of poker and poker related events. Throughout the entire month of September, poker enthusiasts from around the world can partake in the 100+ listed Poker Festival calendared events, play at more than a dozen festival venues, and attend poker seminars, hosted parties, and special events. This September, watch the London poker scene come alive as the city plays host to the WPT, Poker in the Park, the EPO and the WSOPE. For a full calendar of festival events visit www.BritishPokerFestival.com


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