Fox Poker Club to host 2012 English Open
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
After taking a sabbatical in 2011 the English Poker Open makes a welcome return later this year with the Fox Poker Club in London's West End the venue for the 2012 event which will take place from 18th to 21st September.
The buy-in for the $250,000 guaranteed event will be £2,000+£180 with the field capped at 300.
"We know that the English Poker Open and Fox Poker Club are a perfect partnership, bringing such an exciting tournament to the West End's only venue dedicated to poker is a great opportunity for everyone,” said Simon Tomsett, London Poker Manager for Genting Casinos.
“We are looking forward to repeating the success of the EPO this year when all eyes are on our nation's capital. We will to continue to build the reputation of the country as a real player in the international poker scene."
"RakeTheRake is delighted to be sponsoring The English Poker Open once again, especially in a year when London is truly on the world's sporting agenda,” added RakeTheRake Marketing Director, Amanda Georgeson. “Working with The Fox Poker Club provides The English Poker Open with a bespoke poker venue in the heart of London, offering players and their guests an unrivalled live poker experience and the chance to sample the very best of our capital city, day and night."
The last English Poker Open took place in 2010 with Germany's Fabian Quoss taking the £220,650 first prize after outlasting a 194-runner field.
Satellites for the event will be announced shortly.