Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Performance: Big Ben in Poker Cards

Cardstacker Bryan Berg

Sky Poker teamed up with cardstacker Bryan Berg to celebrate its highly anticipated "Play The Nation" campaign. A division of BSkyB British Sky Broadcasting, Sky Poker is Britain’s leading online poker room. After a public Facebook vote, Sky challenged Berg to recreate one of London’s most famous landmarks: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. In the city’s 2012 Olympic Parkvillage, Berg presented Big Ben at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford, the UK’s largest gaming venue and biggest poker room. The freestanding structure took 50,000 playing cards. Soccer AM host Max Rushden performed the knockdown, sending the enormous 14 x 7 1/2 ft composition flying with a kick of a soccer ball.

Cardstacker Bryan Berg   Cardstacker Bryan Berg

Cardstacker Bryan Berg

This month, we talk to Bryan Berg on his first visit to London for his most recent project. He currently holds the record for the largest playing card structure (10.39 m (34 ft 1.05 in) long, 2.88 m (9 ft 5.39 in) tall and 3.54 m [11 ft 7.37 in] wide), and the tallest house of cards (7.86 m [25 feet 9 7/16 inches]).

Since 1992 he has broken his own records 8 times.

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