EPT Berlin Makes Way for Vienna Event

EPT Berlin Makes Way for Vienna Event

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Poker in Germany at the moment is as big as it's ever been with players and tournaments attracting a host of attention. However, due to a number of technical issues, PokerStars won't be visiting the city limits of Berlin this season.

According to a recent announcement from European Poker Tour President, Edgar Stuchly, the tour has had to find an alternative venue for its sixth stop of the season because of complications in Berlin. Fortunately, however, the organisers have managed to secure an equally impressive substitute in the form of the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.

Taking place between March 19 and March 29, 2014, the festival will feature the same roster tournaments players could expect to find in Germany except with an Austrian twist.
Commenting on the situation, Stuchly said: "The Hofburg Palace is a spectacular venue with a grand history, and moving the EPT there enables us to offer a great player experience. The venue can fit over 100 tables and we will be able to provide an amazing tournament schedule with a wide variety of games, and the convenience of hosting tournaments and cash games in one place, all operated by the EPT."

The EPT has visited Vienna a number of times in the past with the most recent festival taking place back in 2010. On that occasion Germany's Michael Eiler managed to defeat Martin Hruby heads-up to claim his first EPT title and €700,000.

The next stop of season 10 of the EPT is in Prague from 8-18 December. Hosted in association with the Eureka Poker Tour, the 11-day festival will feature 40 events including the €1,100 Eureka Poker Tour Main Event and the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event. A host of satellites are up and running at PokerStars where new players can enjoy a 100 percent bonus on their first four deposits up to $400.Sign up at PokerStars

Tags: EPT Vienna, Michael Eiler, Edgar Stuchly, Hofburg Palace