Eagle Games reports that well-known professional slot online player Annie Duke will play in the DD Poker event of Chicago Poker Championships that will be held on August 12th. Among women in World Series of Poker history, Annie Duke has been the main money winner. She had challenged the bigwigs of poker in August 2004 to win the ESPN World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions(R). Glenn Drover, president and founder of Eagle Games said that Annie was one of the main factors that had contributed towards making DD Tournament Poker 2005, the market leader in poker software over the last one year. He also said that DD Tournament Poker was a great game as it initiated players to the world of Texas Hold’em poker. Besides, it allowed new players to learn the game without the risk of losing money. Drover further said, that this product was extremely popular as it gave the players a sound foundation and built a basic understanding of the game before they made forays into actual cash games. Eagle games announced that it was pleased to continue its alliance with Annie and was looking forward to the launch of DD Poker 2006. home.businesswire.com reports:

We are delighted to have Annie Duke in Chicago. The last time she was here she participated in an event that raised over $5000 for local charities.

Your Chance to Be a Part of the World Poker Tour

One lucky player will get an entry into the WPT Legends of Poker tournament, courtsey PokerNews.com and Poker Blue. To be a part of this august crowd you need to answer a few questions about online poker. What would you like from an online poker room? Apart from making money, which are the other important aspects of online poker, that matter to you? So just go ahead and write an intersting and humorous article of about 100-400 words. Along with positive views, your negative reactions and criticisms on online poker are also welcome. Pen down your views and win a fantastic prize worth $7000, an entry into the WPT Legends of Poker freeroll, cash for expenses and some great party invites. The last date for entries to this contest is August 12, Friday. pokernews.com reports:

Get your article in to us today and good luck! This is your big chance to play with the megastars of the game and party with celebs, all for free.

London’s First-Ever Lifestyle Poker Tournament

The World Poker Exchange London Open Lifestyle Poker Tournament attracted 139 entries this year. A tough battle ensued among the 18 participants who made it to the final day of play. Among the diverse personalities present, those who reached the final 10, displayed a clear calibre of international  poker talent. Hollywood personalities were also among those competing in this tournament. Television producer, Welshman Iwan Jones, who has been playing poker for just three years, defeated 138 top notch players to clinch the inaugral World Poker Exchange London Open, this year. World Poker Exchange Managing Directro Haden Ware said that, reaching the final table required inherent talent as well as sound strategic moves and this was evident in all the participants who played the final round. He also said that all along as the tornament progressed, it had not been possible to pick out any one favourite or clear winner. Iwana had consistently made the right moves and the results were there for everyone to see. Apart from the top-ranking players, the World Poker Exchange London drew several well-known personalities from all over the world. casinocitytimes.com reports:

Welshman Iwan Jones eliminated some of the world’s top poker competitors and Hollywood heavyweights to win first place in the World Poker Exchange London Open lifestyle poker tournament. Originally tournament director Matt Savage has predicted that a field of 10 would advance forward from day two of the competition, but it rapidly became clear that the calibre of international poker talent couldn’t be easily supressed.