Women's World Poker Open IV

10th March, 2010

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Party Poker has confirmed that the women’s world open IV will be taking place in London on 23rd and 24th March.

The total prize pool is $72,000 for the 24 player $3,000 buy in tournament which has a six seat final table.

The top two players from the heats carry their chips through to the final table.

Some names that have already been confirmed to take part includes Party Poker’s Kara Scott and Annette Obrestad. They will be joined by the Women’s World Open III winner Aisling Collins and Kim Wooka, last year’s runner up. More women confirmed include Laurence Grondin, Shelley Rubenstein, Stefanie Bergener, Maria Demetriou, Christine Klecz, Pippa Flanders and season two winner Soraya Homam.

A PartyPoker spokesman said: “Last year Aisling proved that Britain’s got talent but the same can be said about Japan in the form of Kim Wooka. Both will be strong contenders for the title this year. We’ve made the stacks deeper and the competition is just as fierce. It is great to have Kara in the line-up, she made her major breakthrough in the poker world by reaching the final table of the inaugural event and then she went on to cash big at the WSOP Main Event and Irish Open.”

Eddie Hearn, Director of Matchroom Sport said: "The PartyPoker Women's World Open has proved extremely popular with players, viewers and broadcasters over the last three seasons. As the game continues to grow, we have made a number of changes to our formats that enables the viewers to watch a deeper-stacked game with more skill, where players can really showcase their ability and flair. We are delighted to welcome back Aisling Collins who will be defending her title but it won't be easy as the likes of Annette Obrestad, Kara Scott, Laurence Grondin, Kim Wooka and Maria Demetriou will be looking to take it down."

Coverage of this event will be broadcast on channel Five in the UK and then distributed internationally.

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