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Countdown To World Poker Tour(R) Grand Prix de Paris, Presented By Party Poker France, Televised Main Event Starts Saturday.

WPT Paris Steven van Zadelohoff Countdown To World Poker Tour(R) Grand Prix de Paris, Presented By Party Poker France, Televised Main Event Starts Saturday Aviation Club de France Will Host 2 Televised WPT Events, Kicking off Saturday May 8

World Poker Tour(R) (WPT) is returning to France for one of its premier European tour stops, WPT Grand Prix de Paris tournament, presented by Party Poker France, at Aviation Club de France. Scheduled May 8 - 12, 2010 with the Final Table on May 15, the €10,000 main event will be filmed for worldwide television broadcast. WPT will also record its inaugural high roller event, playing May 14-15 with the Final Table on May 16.

A warm-up €1,000 side event has attracted an encouraging 156 poker players, and many pros are either in Paris already or en route to the famous WPT event. Look out for the likes of Freddy Deeb, Aussie Millions champion Tyron Krost, Sorel Mizzi, Patrick Bruel, Isabelle Mercier, Ludovic Lacay, Theo Jorgenson, Anthony Lellouche, Roger Hairabredian, Roberto Romanello and many more in the line-up.

"The countdown is on and the Aviation Club de France is delighted to welcome back the WPT to Paris," said Bruno Fitoussi, poker consultant for Aviation Club de France. "The WPT Grand Prix de Paris is a high-class tournament, coverage of which will be televised, and it is an undoubted highlight on the international poker circuit."

The 2nd televised event is ACF's €20,000 No Limit Hold 'em High Roller Freeze Out tournament. Each final table will feature eight players battling it out on the felt in front of television cameras. Live reporting can be found at Party Poker Blog and, including video from WPT Live Updates hostess Jacque Williams.

Home of the best cash games in Europe, Aviation Club de France is located in the heart of Paris on the Champs-Elysees, known as "the Most Beautiful Avenue in the World." The Aviation Club de France was created in 1907 by a group of aviators whose achievements conjure the most remarkable moments in aviation history. In addition to elegance and sophistication, the Club offers a variety of table games including Baccarat, Poker Black Jack (Parisian Style), Punto Banco, Caribbean Stud Poker and more.

Land-based satellites for the WPT Grand Prix de Paris main event have been running at the Aviation Club de France since May 1. Schedules and additional details will be available soon at

Aviation Club de France will also host a non-televised WPT event in early 2011. The WPT high roller event will not count for WPT Player of the Year points. The WPT coverage of the Grand Prix De Paris events will be produced by Matchroom Sport.

World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the most recognized names in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT is now broadcast globally in 150 countries and is currently filming its all-new eighth season for broadcast on Fox Sports Net's national sports network in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT is a subsidiary of PartyGaming Plc., the company that operates Party Poker.

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