A Poker Battle Pro Tour in Cannes

Poker Battle, the new poker "social networking" brand announced recently (see previous InfoPowa report), has added several more new faces to its roster of poker stars prior to its September 2 soft launch on the Partouche Poker Tour in Cannes, France. The full brand launch remains scheduled for September 27 at the World Series of Poker Europe extravaganza in London.

Poker Battle Warriors attending the Cannes event will now include top poker pros Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson, Phil Ivey, David Benyamine, Erica Schoenberg, pro gamer 'Fatality,' Glen Chorny and Nenad Medic.

Other Warriors previously announced include David Williams, Noah Schwartz, David "Chino" Rheem, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Rob Mizrachi, Eric Mizrachi, Evelyn Ng, Chad Brown, Vanessa Rousso, Tiffany Michelle, Joe Cassidy, Nam Le, Steve Sung, Jeff Madsen and Patryk Hildebranski.

Poker Battle has also confirmed the addition of 2008 $50 000 H.O.R.S.E. winner Scotty Nguyen.

French poker player and businessman Philippe Rouas heads up Poker Battle's social networking site, which has promised users a complete lineup of entertaining poker content, including original reality-based shows featuring celebrities and poker players, game shows, online radio, podcasts, "available online only" fashions, sitcoms, and movies.

The company has been generating considerable publicity on its run-up to the Cannes soft launch and the end-September full launch, and has opened a new Poker Battle World Headquarters and Broadcast Studios in Las Vegas. A Poker Battle Pro Tour remains on the calendar of events for 2009.

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