World Series of Poker Europe Fever Returns to Casino at the Empire
The Casino at the Empire on Leicester Square, London was the venue for the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) back in 2007. It was the casino where Annette Obrestad became the youngest-ever winner of a WSOP bracelet and now it will be the casino that sends five people to Paris for the 2013 WSOPE.
The WSOPE moved from his London home to Cannes, France in 2011 where it stayed for two series. In a couple of weeks, the 2013 edition of the WSOPE takes place in Paris and the festival’s original home is running a special satellite event where one Main Event and four side event packages are up for grabs.
On October 5, The Casino at the Empire and The Rendezvous Casino Brighton will run simultaneous Day 1s starting at 4 p.m and costing £100+£10 to enter. For that sum, players receive 10,000 tournament chips and play continues until only five players remain at each casino. These players then battle it out at the final table in The Casino at the Empire on October 6 where the winner walks away with a package to the €10,000 WSOPE Main Event and those finishing in second-to-fifth place net themselves a €1,000 WSOPE Event package.
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Michael Silberling, the Managing Director of London Clubs International, said: “We are so excited to be able to offer one of our players the opportunity to win a seat at the main event of the prestigious WSOPE 2013. We expect the satellites to be high paced and thrilling for spectators and players alike and while just one player will win the opportunity to sit alongside the best in the world, a further four players will be entered into the €1,000 event.”
The 2012 WSOPE Main Event saw 420 players buy into the €10,450 Main Event, creating a prize pool of €4,032,000. The largest slice of this impressive total is nestled in the bank account of Phil Hellmuth who picked up the €1,022,376 first place prize and a record 13th WSOP bracelet.
PokerNews’ industry leading Live Reporting team will be present at the 2013 WSOPE, bringing you play-by-play updates throughout the festival. Will they be writing about your exploits in the French capital after you win your way via one of these satellites?