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4 Oct, 2007 09:29

Poker taken to dizzy heights in Australia

While some people collect stamps as a hobby, go fishing, or play poker, there are always those who prefer to do it a little differently from the rest. The fourth Extreme Poker tournament where players combine extreme sports and challenging locations with

This most exciting and interesting game has been growing in popularity around the world and on Thursday it took place over the cliff of Sydney's North Head, in Manly Cove.  

Six Australian players were playing poker on a table placed onto a steel platform constructed 90 metres above the ocean with waves crashing against the rocks below. And the only way off the table for losers was via a quick dip in the water, plunging down the cliff on a flying fox cable.  

Only the winner got the right to walk off the platform on solid land.  

This year’s prize is a trip for two to compete in the Extreme Poker Underwater Final on the Caribbean island of St Kitts later this year.

Extreme Poker games have also been held at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, in the Arctic Circle and flying 30,000 feet above the Las Vegas desert.