Berlin Cup draws more than 900 players
If you need any kind of indication about how big this weekend's EPT Berlin main event will be, take a look at the Berlin Cup.
More than 900 players showed up for this week's €1,100 Berlin Cup and built a prize pool that will pay €180,000 to the winner. Nearly half of those players are German, but the rest came from all over the world to fight or the €883,670.
If you need some idea how much bigger this is than expected, this fact should help: the guarantee for the Berlin Cup was €500,000
It bodes well for the EPT Berlin main event starting on Sunday. The EPT has an eleven-day poker festival at the Grand Hyatt and Spielbank Berlin.
In all, the EPT plays to award more than €10 million in prizes over the next two weeks.
The PokerStars Blog will have full coverage of the EPT Berlin festival.
In the meantime, if you'd like to keep up with the Berlin Cup, visit our German PokerStars Blog.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging