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European Deepstack Poker Championships Begin Today

Last year's champion Christiaan Vanzieleghem

The sixth successive edition of the 2013 European Deepstack Championships gets under way today at the Regency Airport Hotel, Dublin. With six events taking between Jan. 31 and Feb. 3, Dublin is the place to be if you like your no limit Hold’em tournaments deepstacked!

At 13:00 this afternoon, the festival opens with the d4events sponsored European Deepstack Championships Main Event. The €550 buy-in tournament sees players sit down with a massive stack of 50,000 tournament chips and these should go a very long way when one considers the blinds increase once an hour.

When this event ran in Feb. 2012 it attracted 590 players to the felt of the Ballsbridge Inn – also in Dublin – and was eventually won by Christiaan Vanzieleghem (pictured) of Belgium after a three-way chop. Vanzieleghem took home €53,065 for his troubles that day and there is no reason why a similar sized winner’s prize will not be on offer this time around.

Along with a €550 buy-in side event, a €300 side event, a €120 turbo and numerous live satellites, the tournament that is sure to attract some big hitters is the €2,000 High Roller that begins at 15:00 on Feb. 2.

Last year’s High Roller saw 19 players take to the felt, with Jason “blaaaaaah666” Tompkins outlasted them all to win €19,450.

If past d4events run festivals are anything to base opinion on, then the 2013 European Deepstack Championships should be a fantastic occasion. Relatively cheap buy-ins, large fields, excellent blind structures and professionally organised and run. What more could you want?

2013 European Deepstack Championships Schedule

Thu 31 Jan13:00Main Event Day 14€55050,00060-mins
Fri 1 Feb13:00Main Event Day 2    
Fri 1 Feb14:00Second Chance Event2€55025,00045-mins
Sat 2 Feb13:00Main Event Day 3    
Sat 2 Feb14:00Second Chance Event Day 2    
Sat 2 Feb14:00€300 Side Event2€30015,00045-mins
Sat 2 Feb15:00High Roller Event2€2,00015,00045-mins
Sat 2 Feb20:00Evening Turbo1€1207,00015-mins
Sun 3 Feb13:00Main Event Final    
Sun 3 Feb14:00High Roller Final    
Sun 3 Feb14:00€300 Side Event Final    
Sun 3 Feb14:00€200 Side Event1€20010,00030-mins

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