In the Cards - Canadian card sharks in the World of Professional Bridge

Canadian Hot Shots Try to Make it Big in the World of Professional Bridge in the CTV Original Documentary In The Cards, April 7 on CTV

They’re young. They’re brash and they’re considered the Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin in the surprisingly competitive world of professional bridge. CTV follows two Canadian bridge sensations, Gavin Wolpert and Vincent Demuy, as they strive to become the best bridge players in the world in the CTV Original Documentary In The Cards, premiering Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Some say that bridge is the ultimate card game – it makes poker seem like child’s play.

Gavin from Toronto and Vincent, a protégé from Laval, have dedicated their lives to getting rich playing professional bridge. From Las Vegas to Sydney, the two travel around the world making a living playing cards. But it’s not enough – they want to make it big. Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be earned when playing in the international bridge circuit, but to get there, Gavin and Vincent need to convince rich successful bridge players to hire them as members of their bridge teams. The biggest challenge of all is to not self-destruct, keep their relationship intact and find a way to keep the money flowing.

In The Cards is a production of Pederson Productions, in association with CTV. Executive Producer is Mark Pederson. Producer is Jon Pederson. Director is Andy Pederson. Robin Johnston is CTV’s Head of Independent Production for Atlantic Canada. Bob Culbert is Vice President of CTV Documentaries and Susanne Boyce is President, CTV Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group.

In The Cards is the latest in a series of titles that are part of CTV’s 2006/2007 Original Documentaries slate. Additional titles include Canadaville; Holiday in Paradise; Lost in Canada; Short Guys; The Suicide Tourist; Forgiveness: Stories of our Time; Tabitha’s Journey; Music Rising; Double Identity; As Seen on TV: The K-Tel Story; Unsafe to Teach and There’s Something Out There: A Bigfoot Encounter.

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca .

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