Wednesday, 24 November 2010

European Poker Tour Barcelona Event Underway

The current stop of the European Poker Tour is being held at the Casino Barcelona located in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament schedule will take place from November 22nd – November 27th.

The buy-ins start at €300 for several of events which is less than last year, so this should please the competitors that will participate in this tournament. There are other events with buy-ins that range from €500 to €3,000, and a high stakes No Limit Hold’em event with a buy-in of €10,000. There is also additional good news for the competitors as this year’s buy-in for the championship event has been lowered to €5,000 compared to €8,000 in last year’s event. There is also a Ladies’ event with a €300 buy-in.

The Barcelona events proved to be popular in last year’s European Poker Tour Barcelona, drawing 1,276 competitors. Each event had over 100 participants, with the championship event drawing a crowd of 479 entrants. With the sizeable turnout of competitors this translated into very good payouts for the scheduled events. The championship Main Event saw the winner collect a gigantic prize of €850,000.

The final table witnessed Carter Phillips take home the €850,000. Second place belonged to Marc Goodwin with winnings of €530,000, and in third place was Santiago Terrazas with €300,000.

This year the casino has announced the event will be taking place in an annex of the Gran Casino at the Arts Hotel, which will provide more room for the event than in previous years. With the lower buy-ins this year and especially with the lower Main Event buy-in this tournament at the Casino Barcelona should be a thrilling place to be in November.

Come to Barcelona for the Poker Tour and rent an apartment close to the Casino or more in the centre!

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