Coral line up Late Night Poker Online Series
UK online gaming giant Coral are the new sponsors of Late Night Poker which returns to Channel 4 next month. Coral stepped in to support the popular series after Full Tilt Poker ran into trouble, a decision which ensures British poker fans can continue to follow the show which first appeared on screens in July 1999.
Late Night Poker pits amateur players against seasoned pros over a short sequence of No-Limit Hold’em games for a first prize of $200,000. The line-up has been finalised and includes Dave ‘The Devilfish’ Ulliot who won the very first series and initial top prize of around $65,000.
Last year’s winner John Duthie returns for another tilt at the big money prize, the Leeds-pro will be remembered for his impressive heads-up play at the final table when he defeated eight-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Ivey. Duthie will play in the third heat, at the same table as Devilfish and online qualifier George Stewart. Stewart is one of four online poker players who won seats worth $10,000 via exclusive qualifiers and Coral’s Late Night Leaderboard competition.
Late Night Poker will run for 10 weeks on Channel 4 from 3rd October when Coral Casino will host an Online Series to run alongside the televised tournament. Online poker players can play for a share of the $10,000 prize pool competing in Coral’s Late Night Poker Online Series while watching the big names on the TV.
Coral is putting up a 50” Samsung TV, Playstation 3, iPad 2 and iPhone 4 as prizes for the Late Night Poker Online Series along with $5,000 cash and tickets for entry into future Coral Poker tournaments. Buy-in for the final on 5th December is $100 + $10 and players can win seats in a series of Daily Freerolls or when buying in to one of the Weekly Finals.