The Playboy Club London Backgammon Million is taking place between 25th November 2012 and 29th November 2012. A Main Event capped at 128 players and a “High Roller” Event capped at 32 players will see a combined prize pool of over $1.7million. Nearly a third of the field is signed up already as many of the world’s backgammon professionals, international gamblers and high net worth individuals take up their places.
Eric Guedj is one of the world’s most respected and experienced Tournament Directors as well as a highly accomplished player in his own right, including being Paris Open Champion 2003 and French National Champion 2007. Creator of the highly successful Partouche Gammon Tour and former CEO of Partouche Gammon, Eric is perfectly positioned to direct such a prestigious tournament.
Stephen Pearson, director of Player Events Limited commented “We are delighted that Eric will be the Tournament director of the Playboy Club London Backgammon Million. It is important that such an event is directed to the highest professional standards and we are looking forward to working with Eric and his team”.
Eric Guedj added “I attended the previous Backgammon Million that Stephen and his team organised in the Bahamas in 2007 as a player and it was in my opinion the best tournament in international backgammon. The fact that I will now direct the Playboy Club London Backgammon Million is a great honour and I look forward to a hugely successful event”
About Eric Guedj
Born March 22nd 1967, 45 years old, married, 2 children.
Studied math at university (Bachelor) then business school (BBA Finance).
Played BG 'professionally' for 5 years (1992 -1997) participating in 80 tournaments and winning 45 trophies , including the title of Champion of the 2003 Paris Open and and Champion of France 2007.
Worked in London as a fixed income derivatives dealer (1997-2002), then in Paris as interest rate option dealer.
Joined Partouche Group/Partouche Interactive 2006 -2008, Head of Backgammon (live and online projects). Creator of the live Partouche Gammon Backgammon Tour ' (directing some 22 events)
Creator and Director of live Backgammon Tour and TV program 'World Series of Backgammon' (2 seasons and 6 events)
Currently based in Paris, running a business consulting firm on Finance as well as Gaming.
About Playboy Club London
The Playboy Club London features a restaurant, cocktail bar, members lounge, table games and high-limit salon privé gaming rooms. Playboy Club London opened in June 2011 and is located in the exclusive Mayfair area of London. Mr. Hefner opened the first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1960 and the venues quickly became the embodiment of urban sophistication around the world. There were more than 30 Playboy Clubs at the height of its success, which left a lasting impression representing quality, style and contemporary refinement. As the company continues to expand the global presence of the brand through multi-faceted entertainment venues, Playboy Club London will join Playboy Club Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort, Playboy Club Macao, and Playboy Club Cancun, as well as a future Playboy venue planned in South Beach, Miami. www.playboyclublondon.com
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About Player Events Limited
Player Events Limited is the exclusive promoter of the Playboy Club London Backgammon Million. Director Stephen Pearson comes from a 24 year background in international sports marketing, media and gaming. He successfully founded and organised the world’s first million dollar backgammon tournament in 2007 at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas which until today remains the world’s biggest ever backgammon event. A first class management team has been assembled to organise what will now become the world’s biggest ever tournament in international backgammon.
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