July 5th 2007: Northamptonshire, UK: Oxygen Games™ is pleased to be able to deal out an early lesson in poker in anticipation of the release of World Championship Poker 2: All In for Xbox®360 and World Championship Poker 2 for Playstation®Portable system. For a sneak peek of the learning process in action from the professionals themselves, check out our trailer here:
or from YouTube here:
Cited as,”The most realistic playing poker simulation out there”, World Championship Poker 2 captures the challenge and intensity of the uncompromising real world game and dares the player to take the challenge…and become a winner!
Only fitting then, that this competitive proposition offers wannabe poker pros the chance to learn the ropes and pick up tricks of the trade from the some of the world’s greatest professional poker players.
The in-game tutorial itself offers gamers and poker fans a full run down of all of today’s most popular poker varieties. Including instructions and advice on every game, along with an in-depth demonstration on playing a hand in each, World Championship Poker 2 looks set to teach any fan of poker a lesson or two about their game. In addition, the Xbox®360 version - World Championship Poker 2: All In - offers players the chance to pick up some tips from the pros that they wish to beat on the circuit.
Offering sage advice built up from years of professional poker, World Championship Poker 2: All In’s professionals appear well placed to help you along…whilst they steal your pot! A few winning tips can be seen below:
Howard Lederer– The Professor of Poker
Howard Lederer has quickly become one of the most respected players around. An intellectual player, Howard has won two World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour tournaments. He holds thirteen major poker titles, including the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour championships.
Top Tip:“Bluffing is important but in moderation. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as stacking a big pot you weren’t supposed to win.”
Annie Duke– Considered by many to be the best female poker player in the world
Annie learned the game from her brother Howard Lederer, whom she considers to be one of her most respected players. Annie works with UltimateBet.com, where she promotes the site and writes articles on poker. She is the WSOP’s top female money winner ever.
Top Tip:“Be aggressive. It is always better to be the raiser rather than the caller. By calling, you can only win if you have the best hand. By raising, you can win if you have the best hand or if your opponent folds.”
World Championship Poker™ 2 captures the challenge and intensity of the uncompromising real world game and dares players to learn the ropes, take the challenge… and become a winner!
World Championship Poker 2 for Playstation®Portable system and World Championship Poker 2: All In for Xbox®360 will be available soon.
For further information, please contact:
Nicôle le Strange
UK Media Relations Manager
T: +44 (0) 1933 445964
M: +44 (0) 7901 552839
About Oxygen Games™
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