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DeepStacks Poker Tour Hits North America in 2012; PokerNews Named Official Media Partner

Michael Mizrachi

A new poker tour is set to hit North America in 2012. DeepStacks announced Thursday it will launch the DeepStacks Poker Tour, a multistop televised tour that will deliver the DeepStacks pros and great tournament structures and guarantees to casinos across North America beginning in February 2012.

The first stop on the tour will be at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, from Feb. 15 to 19, 2012. The $1,500 DeepStacks Poker Tour Western New York Poker Championships will offer a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool and will be televised with award-winning commentator Joe Stapleton alongside analyst and Team DeepStacks Pro Tristan “Cre8ive” Wade.

Season 1 of the North America DeepStacks Poker Tour will also include stops in California, Nevada, Oregon and Quebec.

“DeepStacks has established itself as a leading brand in the poker industry. Now we’re giving players a chance to play against some of the best pros in the world on TV, without having to go broke,” said DeepStacks CEO Chris Torina. “The DeepStacks Poker Tour is tournament poker how it should be — great value, top pros and exciting television programming.”

Team DeepStacks Pros are expected to play in every DeepStacks Poker Tour event. The team includes World Series of Poker bracelet winners Mike Matusow, Michael Mizrachi, and Tristan Wade, and World Poker Tour champs Justin Smith and Randal Flowers.

DeepStacks also named PokerNews as its official media partner for the DeepStacks Poker Tour. PokerNews will provide live updates for every event, including chip counts, photos. hand-by-hand updates, and recaps of every event each day.

PokerNews is the industry leader in tournament coverage and live updates," said Elaine Chaivarlis, PokerNews editor in chief. "We are thrilled to be the official media partner of DeepStacks Poker Tour and will deliver top-notch coverage of its events. DeepStacks' ability to bring champion poker pros to play in affordable buy-in events is a big win for poker.”

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