PokerStars adds Vienna to EPT Season 7

ept-thumb-promo.jpgYou'll be accustomed by now to the fine places frequented by the European Poker Tour and its players. Monte Carlo, Deauville, San Remo and Barcelona to name just a few. Now you can add Vienna to the list of must-play venues as PokerStars today announced the EPT circus would pitch its tent in the Austrian capital this season.

It's been six long years since the EPT last went to Vienna, and there's no doubting the October 26 through 31 tournament - with a €5,300 buy-in - will be a welcome return to the schedule.

And even more good news - PokerStars is guaranteeing a €500,000 first prize!

The event is taking place in the stunning 19th century Renaissance-style Concord Card Casino at the Kursalon palace in Vienna's beautiful City Park.

Vienna is a cultural capital of Europe, once home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss, not to mention Hedy Lamarr and Maria von Trapp. Expect plenty of local poker talent to play, including Team PokerStars Pros Sebastian Ruthenberg and Sandra Naujoks, along with Austrian-born team member Johannes Steindl and PokerStars SportStar Boris Becker.

"I am really looking forward to playing in an EPT event held in my new home town," Steindl said. "I have been living in Vienna for three months and it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. I'll be playing my best game to try and take home the €500,000 guaranteed first prize!"

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Johannes Steindl in WSOP action

EPT Season 7 kicks off next week in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, with a six-day, €4,250 event. Then the tour heads to the Algarve resort of Vilamoura. Here, as well as the six-day, €5,300 Main Event, players will be able to take part in an exciting Fairways and Felts Challenge, a special event combining a round of golf with a poker tournament.

For more information, please visit the EPT website.

Simon Young
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