EPT London 2013 is almost here!

European Poker Tour London 2013

If you’re fed up of football, tired of tennis or just sick of sports then dust of your playing cards and head over to London for a poker festival this October.

The English capital is set to host one of the biggest poker tournaments in the world this autumn, when season ten of the European Poker Tour (EPT) rolls into the city.

The EPT is a series of live poker events that began in 2004 to accommodate the dramatic rise in popularity poker has witnessed over the last decade.

Every season, the tour travels around some of Europe’s most glamorous cities where some of the best poker players in the world gather together to compete and win millions of pounds.

Each leg of the tour features more than 40 different poker tournaments, including the most anticipated £5,000+ Main Event, the High Roller event and the European 8-game Championship.

If last year’s London stop is anything to go by, players and spectators will be in for a real treat again this time around.  In 2012, Dutch starlet Rueben Visser snatched the Main Event crown in spectacular fashion after battling his way through a field of 647 players to capture an unprecedented £595,000 in prize money.

British entrepreneur Talal Shakerchi also stole the headlines after he clinched the High Roller event title, and with it, £436,330. In total, over £5,000,000 was awarded in prize money last year, making the EPT London one of the most decorated poker festivals on the globe.

If you are looking to take part in the action, all EPT events can be bought in to up until 3 days before a tournament starts. Additionally, you can try to qualify for the EPT London event for a fraction of the buy-in cost.

To mark a change for its decennial series, this year’s showcase will no longer be staged at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, but will instead move to the prestigious Grand Connaught rooms situated near the delightful Covent Gardens.

The Grand Connaught sits right in the heart of central London and if you’re thinking of visiting for the EPT, it’s just a short taxi journey from the King’s Cross and St Pancras train stations. Alternatively, you can reach the venue by tube via the Piccadilly Line to Holborn underground station.

If you need to stay overnight in the city, there are also a number of marvellous hotels and eateries nearby including the Strand Palace and The Ivy restaurant.

Key Information

Dates: October 2nd-12th

Venue: Grand Connaught rooms, 61-65 Great Connaught Street, London, WC2B 5DA

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