Philippines to Hold Poker Championship - Tuesday 12th of April 2005

The Poker Club of the Philippines and the Philippine Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) will hold the country's first Poker King Challenge, a series of non-wager poker tournaments to be held starting on April 16 leading to the grand finals in December.

"As host and participating sponsor, Pagcor will ensure proper decorum and the high standards of card play for all the tournaments.

"???Pagcor will also provide the venues where the leg tournaments will be held. The gaming corporation will likewise make available properly trained card dealer personnel and gaming paraphernalia such as playing cards, card shufflers, chips and players' tables on the tournament dates.

"The 2005 Poker King Challenge will test the skills of poker game enthusiasts in their ability to best calculate probabilities while discerning opponents' reactions???"

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