PokerStars unveils Portugal Poker Series

ps_news_thn.jpgI have known many people who have traveled to Portugal, and not one of them has ever indicated that they wouldn't go back in a second. The coastal nation on the Iberian peninsula stands out as one of the world's truly distinctive countries and claims a culture and lifestyle all its own. Now, it has a poker tour to match.

Today, PokerStars announced its newest live tour, the Portugal Poker Series. The first season of the PPS will contain three events, beginning in Vilamoura April 14-17. Event #1 will mark PokerStars returned to the famed Casino Vilamoura that plays home to the European Poker Tour's stop in Portugal. The PPS main event is an affordable €700 + €70 no-limit hold'em tournament capped at 400 players.

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After pulling up stakes in Vilamoura, the series will travel to Figueira de Foz June 10-13 and Espinho October 13-16. Both cities will host €700 + €70 main events.

Like the UKIPT and many other PokerStars tours before it, the Portugal Poker Series will bring the feel of massive big buy-in tournaments to players looking for a more affordable buy-in.

Team PokerStars Portugal Pro Nuno Coelho said, "Finally, PokerStars brings to Portugal a poker tour with an excellent game structure and attractive prize pool that will make many international players want to visit the country."

For more information, visit the Portugal Poker Series home page.

Brad Willis
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