EPT Copenhagen: Who will be Prince (or Princess) of Denmark?

To fold, or not to fold, that is the question. Or it would have been had William Shakespeare played poker for a living rather than write plays that, to be frank, cause more trauma to modern-day school kids than stewed vegetables dished up by the dinner ladies.

"Wild Bill" Shakespeare would no doubt have been quite cunning at the felt, confusing and upsetting other players with his superior table talk: "But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill." Which to you and me means: "My goodness, look at the time. We've been playing all night and should go home and get some shut-eye."

As you like it: Shakespeare the card shark

The Bard as a poker pro is quite a romantic image, but as the game was not even invented when he was alive, we'll have to settle for his ingenious reality as a scribe. He wrote a couple of nice stories, one of which was Hamlet. Set right here in Denmark, it told of how a wronged prince came to claim his right as king.

It may be hundreds of years later, but the setting is the same. Here in Denmark, hundreds of players are gathering like bees around a hive to claim the crown as their own: EPT Copenhagen champion.

The EPT season three tournament - two day ones, a day two and the final table - kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) and the pace will be relentless. It took just 18 hours for the 400 seats to be sold, and that sort of competition means one thing... hot action.

As well as some of Europe's top players we have dozens of PokerStars qualifiers in the field, together with our own Team PokerStars' Tom McEvoy, Isabelle "No Mercy" Mercier, Katja Thater, Luca Pagano and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.

Expected back are local hero Mads Andersen, the Dane who won this event on home soil last year, and the likes of Marcel Luske.

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Simon Young
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