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World Series of Poker – Europe

September 5, 2007

Poker GoldThis year the World Series of Poker is coming to London in a set of 3 events which will be the first time they have ever given away a bracelet outside of Las Vegas.

The events are played in three London casinos with the new Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square being the main venue. I walked past there at lunchtime and saw the huge banner outside advertising it, and it sank in how much I want to play at the main event.

The whole show kicks off tomorrow with a H.O.R.S.E event, following by an Omaha game on Saturday, and then the main event of Texas Hold’em which will start on Monday 10th.

I don’t think I would be able to raise the entry fee of £10,000 within the next few days though.

The only remote chance I would have of playing this year is by satellite entry. That is, betfair.com are running a last chance saloon where they guarantee 5 seats. The entry fee for the satellite is $525, and this really would be the best chance for someone who can’t afford to pay the funds, and who haven’t already got a seat, to gain entry.

I would prefer to pay £500 for a live satellite, rather than online, as I’m currently playing better live than I am on the internet – no doubt due to the dodgy internet connection at home losing me hands and breaking the concentration.

Wish me luck, otherwise I guess I’ll catch it all on YouTube

Comments

2 Responses to “World Series of Poker – Europe”

  1. Wavatar Tah on September 6th, 2007 5:09 am

    Good luck!

    I didn’t know they were doing this outside the U.S. Very cool.

  2. Wavatar murphyz on September 7th, 2007 8:38 am

    Thank ye – but I wasn’t successful. I think there’s a freeroll on Sunday which really would be the last attempt (shame it’s on rubbish software, which really does make a difference to the game).

    It’s the first year they are doing it outside of the U.S., and so I’m pleased they chose London – which is good for us and reinforcing the fact London is the European capital for poker 🙂

    Mxx

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