World Poker Tour Adds Three New European Tournaments

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Posted on Nov 23rd 2010  -  Subject: World Poker Tour Adds Three New European Tournaments

The World Poker Tour (WPT) announced that for season IX, three new European venues have been added. This brings to over 20 locations across the globe and seemingly shifting emphasis towards Europe where Party Poker, the new owners, specialize.

The first of the new tournaments will be WPT Venice, presented by PartyPoker.it.  Held at the Casino de Venezia, the €3,000 + €300 Main Event will run from February 3rd to February 8th.  The €10,000 buy-in High-Roller Event will overlap with the Main Event, starting on February 7th and ending on February 9th.

The second of the new tournaments will be WPT Vienna, hitting the Montesino in March.  Like WPT Venice, the PartyPoker sponsored tour stop will feature a Main Event and a High-Roller Event.  The Main Event will be a little pricier than its Venetian sibling, costing €3,200 + €300 and running from March 25th to March 29th.  The €15,000 High-Roller will be held from March 28th through March 30th. 

In the US, the WPT Venice and WPT Vienna will be televised on Fox Sports Net.

The third tournament to be announced is the first of the WPT’s new National Series.  The famous Aviation Club de France will serve as host of the WPT National Series Paris, which begins February 1st.  There will be a number of preliminary events and satellites building up to the EFOP Diamond Championship, which will run from February 9th to February 15th.  The total buy-in will be €5,000.  The High-Roller Event, which will span three days from February 14th to February 16th, will cost players €10,000 to enter.

Commenting for the World Poker Tour, President Adam Pliska commented "The World Poker Tour is excited to announce these new dates in Europe. We are looking forward to returning to Venice, debuting our WPT National Series and High-Roller event in Paris, and taking the Tour to Vienna for the very first time. The future is exciting and these international events give players even more chances to compete on poker’s premiere stage.”

Currently, WPT Marrakech is underway at the Casino de Marrakech.  The Main Event commences on November 27th with the first of two Day 1s and concludes on November 30th.

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