Monday January 30, 2012
Sky Poker Team up With Guinness World Record Holder Bryan 'The Cardstacker' Berg to Build British Landmark out of Playing Cards
LONDON, England--(LadyDragon.com)30/01/12--Vote on which landmark Sky Poker should build.
As building sites
continue to emerge across the streets of London, there's
a much more glamorous alternative happening at Aspers
Casino, Stratford. Unbeknown to Boris Johnson, the
reconstruction of a UK landmark is about to take place as
Sky Poker, the UK's leading online poker
[http://www.skypoker.com ] firm, celebrate their
highly-anticipated Play the Nation event in the only way
the poker pros know how: teaming up with Guinness World
Record Holder, Bryan 'The Cardstacker' Berg for his
first-ever appearance in London, and challenging him to
recreate one of Britain's famous landmarks solely out of
freestanding cards. But which landmark should The
Cardstacker rebuild? Sky Poker friends, fans and online
poker players get to decide!
This extraordinary build will take place
from February 15-27, 2012, a stone's throw from the grand
Olympic site in London's trendy Stratford, where the
rebuilding process will be carefully monitored. (Heavy
breathing and door slamming are strictly prohibited!)
Sky Poker's Play the Nation pits poker
players from around the UK in a nationwide competition to
find out who the regional kings and queens of the cash
games are. With different parts of the UK pitched against
each other, may the best region win! To celebrate the
grandeur of the event, Sky Poker are running the
Cardstacker Challenge - and here is the chance to get
Via the Sky Poker Facebook Page, voters can
cast an architectural eye over the options. Will it be
Big Ben? Is it possible to build the Blackpool Tower out
of cards? Or will York Minster capture the minds of
voters? Hands full of spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts
and armed with no tape, no glue, and no tricks-only deft
skill and precision perfect timing, there is no doubt
that The Cardstacker faces his biggest challenge yet.
Surely the deck won't be stacked against him!
About SkyPoker.com Sky Poker [http://www.skypoker.com ] is the British Sky Broadcasting's online poker division, which allows users to play poker online on their website, and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel. Sky Poker focuses on UK poker players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country. Sky Poker is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). About Cardstacker Bryan Berg Guinness World Record Holder for the Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards since 1992, cardstacker Bryan Berg also created the original Guinness World Record for the Largest House of Freestanding Playing Cards in 2004. Since age 17, Berg has been commissioned to break his own records more than a dozen times. His most recent tallest tower stood 26 feet, and his most recent largest contained 219,000 cards and required 44 days to construct. He continues to hold both records. Berg uses no tape, no glue, no folding, and no other tricks in his structures-just freestanding playing cards. Using a grid technique informed by patterns found in nature, his cardstacking has been tested in an engineering lab to support more than 660 pounds per square foot. Berg is trained as an architect, and earned a Master in Design Studies from Harvard. Cardstacking is Berg's full-time job. He has travelled throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa building projects for science and art museums, television, and special events. About Aspers Casino Aspers is a high quality and upscale British casino operator. A joint venture between the Aspinall family and Crown Limited, one of the world's leading gaming companies, Aspers Westfield Stratford City is the first of its kind to open in the UK. Open 24 hours per day, 364 days of the year, all guests over 18 are welcome. Aspers is a socially responsible game operator.