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World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions

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The second installment of the World Series of Poker video game franchise takes a story-based approach, as players are guided through the circuit under the tutelage of a renowned professional poker player, Chris Ferguson. Players can test their Hold'em skills against over 30 professional players, competing in circuit events to qualify for the Tournament of Champions at the Rio Resort in Las Vegas.

The game also includes other poker variants: Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Car Hi-Lo, Razz and HORSE. Via the Xbox Live Vision Camera, players can map their own faces into the Xbox 360 version for both single player and multiplayer game modes.

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Alternate Titles

  • "WSOP:TOC" -- Abbreviated title
  • "World Series Of Poker: Tournament Of Champions 2007 Edition" -- European title

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The Press Says

TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Oct 30, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN Xbox 360 Oct 27, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 21, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Feb 21, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2007 14 out of 20 70
GameZone PlayStation 2 Sep 28, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2006 65 out of 100 65
NintendoWorldReport Wii Jan 20, 2007 6 out of 10 60
IGN Wii Feb 05, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

For the US Xbox 360 release, Activision and Microsoft launched Play with the Big Boys Sweepstakes. US residents 21 years and older could register at xboxpokersweeps.com between 10th May 2006 and 16th June 2006, or during the E3 2006 show. Six prize winners were randomly selected to receive a three-day/two night trip to the 2006 World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they had the opportunity to compete in a virtual game of No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em in the Xbox 360 game, for the Grand Prize - a seat at the $10,000 main event.

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