The Grand Prix de Paris slot gacor tournament at Aviation Club de France is the first stop on the World Poker Tour. Aviation Club de France is a historic casino located in Paris, France, on the famous Champs-Elysées. The Grand Prix de Paris poker tournament (also known as the Rendez-Vous a Paris) concludes with a four day poker championship consisting of no limit Texas Hold’em. The 2004 championship will take place July 17 through July 20. The championship buy-in is 10,000 euros (about $12,120) with an entry fee of €350 (about $424). Aviation Club de France will hold super satellites to the championship poker tournament on July 4, 7, 11, and 16, with buy-ins ranging from €200 to €500.
Preceding the championship poker tournament, will be fourteen other poker tournaments beginning on July 1 and running through July 15. Poker games include Dealer’s Choice, Omaha, Texas Hold’em, and Triple Draw 2-7, with buy-ins ranging from €50 to €5000. There is a two day “Omaha Cup” Omaha championship poker tournament with a €3000 buy-in which will take place July 10-11.
Ben Affleck Wins Commerce Casino California Poker Championship
Proving himself a serious student of the game, actor Ben Affleck won the 2004 Commerce Casino California Poker Championship. The poker tournament was part of the annual California Poker Classic at Commerce Casino in California. The championship was a $10,000 buy-in poker tournament that saw 90 poker players competing for a top prize of $356,400 and a $25,000 seat at the World Poker Tour Championship which will take place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, in April, 2005.
Affleck takes his poker seriously and proved himself with this poker tournament. He started the final table with the second lowest chip count and went on to best several top poker pros including Stan Goldstein and former world champion John Esposito. Stan Goldstein collected $204,930 for second place and Chuck Pacheco, founder of Castle Rock Entertainment, picked up $106,920 for third place.
Affleck has played in a number of World Poker Tour tournaments and is sure to be a regular at many more. In these days of celebrity poker tournaments, this celebrity looks like the real deal.
World Series Poker ESPN Schedule
Couldn’t make it to Las Vegas? You can watch the World Series of Poker on ESPN. See the final table for many of the World Series of Poker tournaments courtesy of ESPN which filmed more of the final tournament tables at the 2004 World Series of Poker than ever before. ESPN taped thirteen of the WSOP tournaments which will be turned into 22 one hour shows. No limit Texas Hold’em usually gets most of the attention, but this year viewers will be able to see the final tables at other WSOP poker tournaments such as 7 card stud poker, Omaha poker, and Razz.
Watching these shows is a good way to not only learn the games, but also to get a feel for when to fold, when to raise, and when to bluff. There are many different theories on these subjects. Seeing the actual play of players at these final tables (who are most likely great players or at least good players playing at their peak) is an opportunity to find a sort of base line where you should be playing which you then take and make your own as you develop your poker game skills.
The World Series of Poker ESPN schedule is below. You can also see the WSOP poker tournament schedule at World Series Poker Schedule. To read more about the particular WSOP tournament you are watching on ESPN, see the tournament news and results at 2004 Poker Series World.