PokerStars EPT London Schedule Released with Online Satellites

August 17, 2011

PokerStars has announced the schedule for the upcoming European Poker Tour (EPT) London “Festival of Poker.” The event will feature 31 events and thousands of players are expected to participate in the eight-day live poeker festival.

The London Festival of Poker will be the third stop for the EPT Season 8 that began last week with the first stop taking place in Tallinn, Estonia. EPT London will commence on September 29th and run through October 6th and will feature a range of tournament formats and buy-ins to accommodate all players.

The Main Event will cost 5,250 to buy in and will from September 30th through October 6th. It is expected to be one of the largest poker tourneys of the year. Other notable events include the £2,150 European 8 Game Championships, the £20,500 High Roller event, and the £5,000 Heads Up event. In addition, the PokerStars £550 Womens Live tourney will take place on October 2nd. Satellites are running now at PokerStars for packages worth £1,500.

Some new tourney formats added to the agenda this year include the £550 Five-Card Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event, £330 No Limit Turbo “Rivers” event (each player is dealt their own river card), and the £330 No Limit Turbo “Win the Button!” tournament. In addition, EPT London will host a £120 No Limit Hyper Turbo with a starting 10,000 chip stack and 10-minute levels.

Liv Boeree, Team PokerStars Pro, says, “I’m so excited that the EPT London Festival of Poker is just around the corner. It will mark a year since I joined Team PokerStars Pro and it was one of the best series of poker tournaments I’ve played in.”

The EPT London will take place at the Hilton London Metropole, the same venue as the past two years. Cash games will run at the nearby Grosvenor Victoria Casino. Players are able to buy in directly online at PokerStars for all events or in person at the casino.

Vic Casino General Manager, Martin Ramskill, says, “We are all looking forward to another fabulous EPT London in conjunction with the Grosvenor Victoria Casino. As always we welcome all players to the 24/7 cash games in the Vic Poker Room. Courtesy cars will run between venues continuously for players’ convenience.”

To qualify, go to PokerStars and join the online satellites running now for the £5,250 Main Event, which is expected to be the richest poker tournament the UK has ever seen. Last year’s prize pool was worth £4,112,800 thanks to 848 contributing players, one of which, David Vamplew, a student from Scotland, won first place and £900,000.

The Festival of Poker will also feature the €10,000 EPT Country of the Year Freeroll. In Season 7, Ireland won the award for gaining the highest percentage of cashes. Thus, all 38 players from Ireland who competed in the Main Event of Season 7 will be invited to return for Season 8.

The EPT London Main Event will be televised.


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