PokerStars unwraps three further EPT stops
If the 10th Anniversary celebrations were not enough, and maybe the announcement of TCOOP didn't do it for you, today we have yet more good news from PokerStars that should help the food and drink go down even better during your holiday festivities: The European Poker Tour has just unwrapped three further stops for Season 8, and we think you'll be pleased.
Back again is Berlin, and back again is Madrid. But the gift that nobody saw coming was Campione - a new stop for the EPT that has been a huge hit as a destination on the Italian Poker Tour.
EPT Madrid will be first up, the capital city returning for a second year after it hosted a spectacular EPT Grand Final last season. The Casino Gran Madrid Torrelodones is the place to be from March 12-17.
Then follows the EPT debut for Campione. This is a tiny and beautiful area nestled on the shore of Lake Lugano, which is Italian territory despite being within the Swiss border. Tempted? You should be. This event will run at the Casino di Campione from March 26-31.
Following that, EPT Berlin is now scheduled from April 16-21. The German capital has become one of the biggest EPT stops since it was introduced two years ago. With field sizes of 945 and 773, and notable winners in Ben Wilinofsky and Kevin MacPhee in 2009 and 2010, Berlin is sure to be another big draw.
All three stops have a €5,000 + €300 main event buy-in as well as the usual spectacular range of side events..
EPT President Edgar Stuchly said: "We're delighted that the EPT will be returning to two major capital cities in Europe, both of which have proved to be highly popular locations in recent years. We're also very excited that the tour is for the first time heading to the highly exclusive region of Campione in Italy, further extending the reach of the EPT."
Watch out for news of how you can qualify on PokerStars for much less than those €5,000 buy-ins.
Other stops already scheduled for 2012 include the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure from January 5-15, EPT Deauville from January 31 to February 6, and EPT Copenhagen from February 20-25.