New partypoker Big Bluff Challenge To Showcase Celebrity Poker Novices

New partypoker Big Bluff Challenge To Showcase Celebrity Poker Novices May 18, 2016 May 20, 2016 Tim Glocks
Posted on  May 18, 2016 | Updated on  May 20, 2016 by Tim Glocks

partypoker 'Big Bluff' Challengepartypoker recently announced that it will be hosting a special poker challenge involving four celebrities who have never played poker before but will play to win a championship after four months of learning poker.

The online poker website intends to showcase through its special Big Bluff’ challenge how easy it is to learn online poker.

The four celebrities participating in the challenge are Jorgie Porter, an actress best known for her role in Hollyoaks as Theresa McQueen, Melinda Messenger who is an actress and model, Carl Fogarty who has been the Superbike world champion four times and Adebayo Akinfenwa AFC Wimbledon forward footballer. This mix of TV stars and sports stars is expected to attract fans and heighten interest in the online poker industry.


The poker crash course for the celebs commenced on March 2016 and will go on for four months. Veteran professional poker player Simon Trumper who has over $1.5 million in live winnings has been chosen as a mentor for the quartet. He will train them for the entire four month period along with partypoker ambassador Carl Froch and a well-known sport psychologist.

In a statement Jorgie Porter said

I’m super excited to be part of partypoker’s Big Bluff campaign. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play poker and I can’t wait to get started. The competition is sure to be intense but I want to win it for the girls. Bring it on!

Group Head of partypoker Tom Waters welcomed the four celebrities to their first online poker challenge. He said that once they are through with the poker school, there are many online poker options available for them to practice their newly learned skills. He suggested as beginners, the Sit & Go Hero tournaments on the partypoker website was a great way to gain experience before jumping into larger tournaments with bigger pools. He added that this self-practice in addition to the advice from mentors would be sufficient to prepare the four players to tackle the final table at the partypoker Big Bluff.

The four celebrity poker players will play the live final game as a part of the Grand Prix Poker Tour Brighton where the winner will bag the first prize of £5,000 which will be donated to their chosen charity. Fans will be offered the chance to join the final table through competitions being held by partypoker on its website and social channels. The challenge will be hosted at The Amex Stadium in in Brighton and Hove.

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