30th of September 2010 Author: Ava Jackuard
Eurosport to screen 'The Cash Game Battle'
Televison production company Emblaze has announced that it has started production of a new televised poker series for the Eurosport channel titled 'The Cash Game Battle.'
The series will be broadcast in Britain and France and is produced in association with Eurosport Poker which is currently hosting online qualifying events. Actual filming is scheduled to start in London on November 18th 2010.
The 'Cash Game Battle' will feature top English and French poker pros, including Liv Boeree and Neil Channing representing England. French pros will include Basile Yaische aka Basou, Marc Inizan aka Locsta and Ludovic Lacay aka Sir Cuts.
This will be the first event of its kind as internet qualifiers also compete in this France versus England themed event. Internet qualifiers will each be given Euro 5 000 to play with from which they will keep any profit made.
The TV series will screen from December 3rd 2010 with 7 episodes airing weekly both in the UK and in France. Qualifiers are currently running on www.eurosportbet.co.uk
James Hopkins, founder and managing director of Emblaze Productions, said 'We are looking forward to producing this unique series alongside Eurosport and Eurosport Poker and launching what promises to be a thrilling new European Cash Game event.'
Mark Cooper, UK manager for Eurosport Poker, said 'We are pleased to enter the TV poker arena with a unique cash game that will focus on the best players the UK has to offer against the French Pro's. We are also pleased to announce that we will be offering two seats at the same table for internet qualifiers from the UK and France.'
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