2015 World Series of Poker Europe To Be Held in Berlin
The eighth edition of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) has been unveiled and it is Berlin, Germany that shall host it in October 2015.
Taking place at the Spielbank Berlin (Casino) between October 8-24, 2015, the 2015 WSOPE features 10 bracelet-awarding events and promises to run a plethora of side events, cash games and other daily tournaments.
Kicking off the 2015 WSOPE on October 8 is a €2,200 buy-in Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event that is sure to be extremely popular with the online grinders of this world. This tournament is followed up by a five-day event nicknamed The Okoberfest that gives players the chance to secure a gold WSOP bracelet for only €550.
Pot-limit Omaha specialists have two bites at the bracelet cherry in Berlin. The first is a €3,250 buy-in eight-handed event with the second being perfect for those on a budget as it weighs in at €550.
The two big buy-in tournaments for the 2015 WSOPE are the Main Event and the High Roller. The former is a €10,400 buy-in that spreads across seven days, while the three-day High Roller will set players back a cool €25,600.
2015 World Series of Poker Berlin Schedule
|Thu 8 Oct||2:00pm||€2,200 Six-handed No Limit Hold’em||3-days|
|Fri 9 Oct||10:00am||€550 The Oktoberfest No Limit Hold’em||5-days|
|Sun 11 Oct||4:00pm||€3,250 Eight-handed Pot Limit Omaha||3-days|
|Mon 12 Oct||4:00pm||€1,650 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em||3-days|
|Tue 13 Oct||4:00pm||€2,200 Mixed Event||3-days|
|Wed 14 Oct||4:00pm||€3,250 No Limit Hold’em||3-days|
|Thu 15 Oct||4:00pm||€550 Pot Limit Omaha||3-days|
|Fri 16 Oct||4:00pm||€1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em Re-entry|
|Sun 18 Oct||12:00pm||€10,450 WSOPE Main Event No Limit Hold’em||7-days|
|Wed 21 Oct||4:00pm||€25,600 High Roller No Limit Hold’em||3-days|
Ty Stewart, the WSOP Executive Diirector, said in a press release: “Germany is truly a hotbed for poker talent. As home country to our reigning Player of the Year and 2011 World Champion, we look forward to discovering new names ready to perform on poker’s biggest stage. Berlin became a logical choice city for WSOP Europe given its proximity to all of Europe, the experienced management team at Spielbank, and the gap of time since a major poker tournament has come to the city. We believe this truly will be the best organized and contested WSOP Europe ever.”
Berlin is the fourth city to host a WSOPE festival. London was the host city from 2007 through to and including 2010 before Cannes hosted the 2011 and 2012 editions. The 2013 WSOPE took place in Enghien-les-Bains (approx. 13.5km from Paris), before the decision made to host a WSOP Asia-Pacific on even years and Europe taking the odd-numbered years.
Each of the WSOPE Main Events thus far have created huge first place prizes.
When Annette Obrestad defeated John Tabatabai for the inaugural WSOPE Main Event title, the diminutive Norwegian collected £1,000,000, while John Juanda (£686,800), Barry Shulman (£801,603), James Bord (£830,401), Elio Fox (€1,400,000), Phil Hellmuth (€1,058,403) and Adrian Mateos (€1,000,000) have each won massive amounts by being crowed the Main Event’s champion.
There has been no mention of online satellite tournaments to any of the 2015 WSOPE events, but UK & Ireland PokerNews fully expect a number of sites running them in the coming months. We will, of course, let you know where you can find them as soon as that information is divulged to us.