WSOP 2013: Bringing EPT success to the World Series

It seems European Poker Tour players export well into World Series events, which is hardly surprising when many are, if not already American, then the type to win tournaments and get their picture taken.

A walk around the now two tournament rooms (the Pavilion has since been emptied), reveals there to be a good number of these EPT raiders, looking for some WSOP silverware ahead of the new EPT Season 10 which starts next month.

Among them are former EPT Champions Kevin MacPhee (Berlin), Anton Wigg (Copenhagen), Ludovic Lacay (Sanremo), Jake Cody (Deauville), Rupert Elder (Sanremo), Glen Chorny (Monaco), Vladimir Geshkenbein (Snowfest), Salvatore Bonavena (Prague), Ramsi Jelassi (Prague), and Frederik Jensen (Madrid).

Still here: Former EPT Deauville winner Jake Cody

Then there are the familiar High Rollers, including Tobias Reinkemeier (Monaco High Roller), Scott Seiver (PCA Super High Roller) and Alex Bilokur (PCA High Roller).

Scott Seiver

Others could be considered "no slouch". Andrew Chen is a former runner-up, so too Olivier Busquet (Campione), while others have final tables to their names; such as Manuel Bevand, James Mitchell, Noah Schwartz, Nicolas Levi, Ari Engel, Danny Ryan, Konstantin Puchkov, John Eames and Anthony Gregg (twice a finalist at the PCA who won a bracelet and more than $4.8 million two weeks ago.

Just some to have shone on EPT turf.

Stephen Bartley is a PokerStars Blog reporter. Pictures courtesy of Poker Photo Archive.