The PokerStars.net European Poker Tour has become a hit over the recent years, gaining popularity with both players and viewers alike. This is certainly in part due to the beautiful cities through which the EPT travels, and this seems set to continue with the latest announcement coming this week that there will be a stop in Vienna, Austria.
The European keluar sgp Tour first started in 2004, and is still going strong today. It is a series of televised poker tournaments, each offering an excellent prize pool and taking place in a different beautiful city somewhere in Europe. The tour is sponsored by PokerStars.net and thus far six complete seasons have aired with play for the seventh beginning earlier this week in the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia.
This seventh series of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tournament will have over ten stops with the most recent on the list to be confirmed being Vienna. EPT has not stopped in the beautiful Austrian capital since its first season in 2004, and there is much excitement about the announcement. Team PokerStars Pro Johannes Steindl, who recently moved to Vienna, voiced his enthusiasm. “It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. I’ll be playing my best game to try and take home the prize”.
As will a lot of other players as the €5,300 buy-in Main Event boasts a guaranteed first-place prize of €500,000. Poker fans will be used to total prize pools of similar sizes, and to have such a large amount guaranteed to first place alone speaks volumes for the tournament. The Vienna stop will kick off on the 26th of October and run through until the end of the month, so if you happen to be near the Concord Card Casino at the Kursalon, then pop in and check out the action!
In an amazing feat, up-and-coming pro David Vamplew took down two tournaments in as many days, winning the PokerStars EPT Main Event in London and the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Champion of Champions.
Vamplew, a successful midstakes grinder on PartyPoker and SNG player on PokerStars, bested a record-breaking 848 players on the way to his £900,000 win. Vamplew was the chip leader throughout most of the tournament, but ended up with a 4 to 1 chip disadvantage heads-up against poker pro John Juanda. David fought back, though, through very aggressive play. On the final hand, Juanda moved all-in with K2 only to be called by Vamplew’s A3. Vamplew flopped 2 pair, ousting Juanda, who took down £545,000.
The next day, Vamplew competed in the UKIPT Champion of Champions event, a sit-n-go style event consisting of 8 other Season 1 winners. His momentum continued as he bested Jamie Burland heads up. His prize is a seat at every Season 2 UKIPT event, including EPT London.