Asian Poker Classic 1-15 March 2007

17th May 2007

Some of the worlds top poker stars sign up for the Asian Poker Classic

Five stars of the poker world have signed up to play in the Asian Poker Classis, to be held in India. The prize fund is a massive $1 Million guaranteed. The tournament will be held in the coastal resort of Goa and is the largest tournament of its kind to be help in the country. It takes place from 1-15 March 2007. The combination of the guaranteed $1 Million jackpot and the minimum $250K overlay makes the Asian Poker Classic one of the richest tournaments globally.

The top stars competing in this tournament are:

Ram Vaswani, of The Hendon Mob, London. Ram is the only player ever to have made it to three final tables at the EPT. His winnings to date exceed $2 million and he is tipped to be a strong competitor in the tournament.

Arshad Hussain, this rising star topped the European rankings after becoming runner up in the 2006 EPT.

Surinder Sunar won the Paris Grand Prix, winning over $800K. His renowned poker face and calm at the stressful poker table environment make him a formidable opponent.

Lee Nelson - in 2006 this top player from down under won the Aussie Millions and earned more than $1 million.

Mel Judah, the 2003 Legends of Poker winner and bracelet winner at WSOP 1989 and 1997- this veteran is stiff competition

Online gaming site Maharajah Club is sponsoring the Asian Classic. The CEO of Maharajah, Sachin Pawa said: "It is fantastic to see such high-profile players participate in India's first poker tournament and I'm looking forwarded to hosting them and Europe's top Asian poker players. The surroundings in Goa and huge prizes on offer mean the Asian Poker Classic will be one of the most exciting and eagerly-awaited events on the poker calendar."

If you would like to be one of the 150 players are expected at the event, you can still register to play at http://www.asianpokerclassic.com/qualify.html or email [email protected] for further information.

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