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Sky Poker Team up With Guinness World Record Holder Bryan 'The Cardstacker' Berg to Build British Landmark out of Playing Cards
Jan 27, 2012 (10:01 AM EST)
LONDON, January 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Vote on which landmark Sky Poker should build
As building sites continue to emerge across the streets of London, there's a much more glamorous alternative happening at Aspers Casino, Stratford. Unbeknown to Boris Johnson, the reconstruction of a UK landmark is about to take place as Sky Poker, the UK's leading online poker firm, celebrate their highly-anticipated Play the Nation event in the only way the poker pros know how: teaming up with Guinness World Record Holder, Bryan 'The Cardstacker' Berg for his first-ever appearance in London, and challenging him to recreate one of Britain's famous landmarks solely out of freestanding cards. But which landmark should The Cardstacker rebuild? Sky Poker friends, fans and online poker players get to decide!
This extraordinary build will take place from February 15-27, 2012, a stone's throw from the grand Olympic site in London's trendy Stratford, where the rebuilding process will be carefully monitored. (Heavy breathing and door slamming are strictly prohibited!)
Sky Poker's Play the Nation pits poker players from around the UK in a nationwide competition to find out who the regional kings and queens of the cash games are. With different parts of the UK pitched against each other, may the best region win! To celebrate the grandeur of the event, Sky Poker are running the Cardstacker Challenge - and here is the chance to get involved.
Via the Sky Poker Facebook Page, voters can cast an architectural eye over the options. Will it be Big Ben? Is it possible to build the Blackpool Tower out of cards? Or will York Minster capture the minds of voters? Hands full of spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts and armed with no tape, no glue, and no tricks-only deft skill and precision perfect timing, there is no doubt that The Cardstacker faces his biggest challenge yet. Surely the deck won't be stacked against him!
The Cardstacker Challenge comprises of three stages:
Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's online poker division, which allows users to play poker online on their website, and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel. Sky Poker focuses on UK poker players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country.
Sky Poker is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).
About Cardstacker Bryan Berg
Guinness World Record Holder for the Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards since 1992, cardstacker Bryan Berg also created the original Guinness
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