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The English Poker Open Kicks Off Today

Fabian Quoss

The eagerly anticipated English Poker Open kicks off today at the fantastic Fox Poker Club in London and it should attract some of the biggest names in the business. The £2,180 Main Event features two starting flights, a 20,000 starting stack, 60-minute clock and a massive £250,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Already registered for the Main Event are the likes of Praz Bansi, James Akenhead, James Dempsey, Paul and Ben Jackson, Sam Trickett, Liv Boeree and the 2010 champion Fabian Quoss.

German pro Quoss defeated a 193 strong crowd in the slightly larger buy-in of £3,500 and walked away with the £220,650 first place prize. On his way to victory Quoss had to navigate past a final table that was the home to Salman Behbehani and Mathew Frankland.

Quoss, who now lives in London, is in great form right now having finished sixth in the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris and the same day he busted out of that tournament he went and won the €15,000 High Roller for an additional €86,400! Could he win back-to-back English Poker Open titles (the tournament didn't run in 2011)?

We will bring you a full recap of the action once play has ended for the night. Whilst the recent WPT and EPTs have not feature many UK or Irish players in their fields, this particular event should be jam packed with them. Tune in tomorrow for the latest news.

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