European Poker Tour Drops Copenhagen
There will be no Scandinavian stop on the next season of the European Poker Tour (EPT).
Copenhagen has been part of the EPT since the tour opened in 2005, but the Danish capital has been cut for the ninth season.
The current season – which is just finishing up with the Grand Final in Monte Carlo – contained 13 events including Copenhagen, but EPT season 9 will only feature eight stops.
The organizers’ aim is that each stop on the EPT should have a festival feeling to it, with lots of side events and special promotions. Each stop on the tour will be around ten days long.
Except for the PokerStars Caribbbean Adventure, which will cost $10,000 to play in, the standard buy-in for the EPT Main Events will still be €5,000. Season 9 will kick off with EPT Barcelona in August.
EPT Copenhagen has for the last few years been considered as the biggest and most prestigious poker tournament in the Nordic region.
Sweden has had great success in Copenhagen with three Main Event wins, lots of final table appearances and several side event victories. But as of next season the Swedish tournament specialists will have to try their luck somewhere else.
This is the schedule for EPT season 9:
EPT Barcelona: Aug 15-25 (Main event Aug 19-25)
EPT San Remo: Oct 3-11 (Main event Oct 5-11)
EPT Prague: Dec 5-15 (Main event Dec 9- 15)
2013 PCA: Jan 6-15
EPT Deauville: Jan 30-Feb 9, 2013(Main event Feb 3-9)
EPT London: Mar 6-16, 2013 (Main event Mar 10-16)
EPT Berlin: Apr 24-May 4, 2013 (Main event Apr 28-May 4)
EPT Monte Carlo: May 6-15, 2013 (Main event May 6-12)
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