Each year, London’s Poker Festival lures thousands of poker players out to play the game. In 2012, almost 2,000 people showed up and there were over £8 million in prizes paid out. This year, the UK & Ireland Poker Tour will host a £1100 Main Event that will begin on October 2nd. There will also be a 6-day £5250 European Poker Tour Main Event.
The European Poker Tour announced on September 6th the schedule for the 38 events on the schedule including the Season 10 London Poker Festival. There will be a first time event featured – a £50,000 Super High Roller event.
The London stop on the tour will take place from October 2 through October 12. The stop will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, located in central London. This is a brand new venue for the tour.
This is considered Europe’s richest poker tour and it will join forces with the IK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) in London to create 10 days of poker. This poker festival was introduced in Season 9 by the EPT as a way to provide even more games to players. Now it’s possible for anyone to come in and take advantage of a wide array of game types and buy-ins. There’s something for everyone at the festival.
The Super High Roller event will span over three days and is the first of its kind. The tour is anticipating around 60 players to take part in the event with the cream of the crop from the international poker tours. It’s anticipated that Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand Grospelier, and Eugene Katchalov will be in attendance. Negreanu commented that he thinks London is the ideal venue for a high buy-in and anticipates a number of heavy hitters.
News about the Super High Roller event is on every major poker site around the globe, so those who miss out won’t be able to say they didn’t know about it. With such an event, it’s sure to make history – and potentially attract even more people for 2014 if the event is as much of a success as it is thought to be.