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EPT London Kicks Off Today!

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One of the most eagerly anticipated poker festivals of the year kicks off tomorrow at the Hilton London Metropole, we are of course talking about the London leg of the European Poker Tour, brought to you by PokerStars.com

Running between September 29 and October 6, EPT London boasts 31 events, though most of the focus will be on the £5,250 Main Event that begins on September 30. Last year the Main Event attracted 848 players and was won by Scotland's David Vamplew (pictured above with his winning hand) after defeated a star-studded final table, including beating John Juanda heads up to scoop the title and the £900,000 first place prize. Attendances in UK-based tournaments have been on the rise of late and it will be interesting to see if the EPT London Main Event can attract 1,000 runners this year.

Along with the 31 events being run at the Hilton there is also going to be a number of satellites and cash games taking place at the nearby Grosvenor Victoria Casino, located on the same road as the Hilton (Edgware Road.) The General manager of The Vic, Martin Ramskill, said “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.”

Although the Main Event will be the tournament that captivates the audience, there are some other fantastic events dotted around the schedule, including the £550 Women's Event, a £5,250 Heads-Up event, a £2,150 8-Game European Championship and the £20,500 High Roller event, the latter is sure attract some of the best poker players in the world.

Time is running out to join PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Viktor Blom, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Liv Boeree and Jason Mercier but tonight (Wednesday) at 19:25 British Summer Time there is a £525 2X Chance Qualifier on PokerStars that is guaranteeing 10 packages to the EPT London Main Event.

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See you in London town!

A list of the events being held at the Hilton London Metropole.

Thursday 29 September12:00NLHE - Day 1£1,000+£100
 15:005-Card PLO 8-or-Better£500+£50
 20:00FNLHE Turbo£300+£30
Friday 30 September12:00Main Event Day 1a£5,000+£250
 13:00NLHE - Final Day£1,000+£10
 19:00NLHE / PLO Turbo Bounty£500+£500+£50
Saturday 1 October12:00Main Event Day 1b£5,000+£250
 19:00NLHE Turbo (Bounty)£1,000+£1,000+£100
Sunday 2 October12:00Main Event Day 2£5,000+£250
 14:00NLHE - Women's Event (The Vic)£500+£50
 18:00NLHE - Day 1£2,000+£150
 20:00NLHE Turbo - Win the Button!£300+£30
Monday 3 October12:00Main Event Day 3 - TV£5,000+£250
 12:00NLHE Heads-Up (64 player cap) - Day 1£5,000+£250
 14:00European 8-Game Championship - Day 1£2,000+£150
 18:00NLHE - Day 1£1,000+£100
 20:00NLHE Turbo (Bounty)£300+£100+£30
Tuesday 4 October12:00Main Event Day 4 - TV£5,000+£250
 12:00NLHE High Roller (8-max) Day 1£20,000+£500
 12:00NLHE Turbo£1,000+£100
 13:00NLHE Heads-Up - Final Day£5,000+£250
 13:00European 8-Game Championship - Final Day£2,000+£150
 15:00NLHE - Final Day£1,000+£100
 18:00NLHE / PLO - Day 1£1,000+£100
 20:00NLHE Turbo Rivers (each player receives own river card)£300+£30
Wednesday 5 october12:00Main Event Day 5 - TV£5,000+£250
 12:00NLHE High Roller (8-max) Day 2£20,000+£500
 12:00PLO Day 1£2,000+£150
 12:00NLHE Heads-Up (64-player cap) Day 1£1,000+£100
 13:00NLHE / PLO Final Day£1,000+£100
 16:00NLHE Day 1£1,000+£100
 20:00NLHE Hyper Turbo (10k stack / 10 min blinds)£100+£20
Thursday 6 October12:00Main Event Final Table - TV£5,000+£250
 12:00NLHE High Roller (8-max) Final Day£20,000+£500
 12:00NLHE Heads Up (64-player cap) Final Day£1,000+£100
 12:00PLO Final Day£2,000+£150
 12:00NLHE Final Day£1,000+£100
 12:00EPT Country of the Year Freeroll (Ireland)Invitation
 13:00NLHE PpokerStars SNE InvitationalInvitation
 14:00NLHE High Roller Turbo - 6-max£10,000+£300
 16:00UKIPT Super Turbo £25k GTD (30k stack 15 min blinds)£300+£30

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