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European Short-Handed Poker Championships Begin Thursday

Short-Handed Poker

Although extremely popular in online poker circles, short-handed poker tournaments are something of a rarity in the live arena. Whilst players love to compete in them, venues shy away from hosting them due to space and dealer issues so when a short-handed event pops up on the live calendar you should jump at the chance to play it.

Thursday marks the start of the European Short-Handed Champonships, a €550 buy-in tournament that is being held in The Regency Hotel, Dublin. The Main Event will span three days of play thanks to each player starting with a generous stack of 20,000 chips and a 60-minute clock being employed throughout.

Last year's main event attracted a massive crowd of 657 players who were eventually outlasted by Liverpool's Steven King. King walked away with €63,000 for his efforts and this year's champion could leave Dublin with an even larger prize as Day 1b has completely sold out; please bear that in mind if you were planning to choose Friday as your starting day.

Although most will see Thursday as being the start of the European Short-Handed Championships, there is actually a tournament taking place tonight at 20:00. There will be a €60 Super Satellite to the Main Event running that will allow one rebuy and one addon (or two rebuys) priced at €50 each. One seat to Day 1a of the Main Event will be awarded for every €550 in the prize pool.

The full schedule for the European Shot-Handed Championships can be seen in the table below:

Wed 26 Sept20:00€60 Super Satellite   
Thu 27 Sept13:00€550 Main Event Day 1a20,00060-mins3-day event
Thu 27 Sept20:00€100 NLH Turbo7,00015-mins 
Fri 28 Sept13:00€550 Main Event Day 1b20,00060-minsSold Out
Fri 28 Sept20:00€100 NLH Turbo7,00015-mins 
Sat 29 Sept13:00Main Event Day 2   
Sat 29 Sept14:00€300 NLH15,00045-mins2-day event
Sat 29 Sept16:00€200 Pot Limit Omaha Tiple Chance12,00030-mins2-day event
Sat 29 Sept20:00€100 NLH Turbo7,00015-mins 
Sun 30 Sept13:00Main Event Day 3   
Sun 30 Sept14:00€200 NLH10,00030-mins 

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