Top names confirmed for $1m English Poker Open

Top names confirmed for $1m English Poker Open

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and European Ladies champ Liv Boeree (left) are the latest big names to confirm that they will be playing in the inaugural English Poker Open. The event, which promises to be the ideal precursor for the WSOPE, takes place from 15th to 17th September at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham with a $1m prize pool guaranteed.

105 of the 270 seats for the $5,300 buy in Main Event have gone already but there are still plenty of opportunities to qualify. The first series of freeroll satellites take place on Sunday 14th, 21st and 28th June 2009 at Full Tilt Poker, Ultimate Bet, Absolute Poker, Cake Poker, Betfair, Ladbrokes, NoiQ Poker, PKR, Players Only, PokerStars and Unibet. A second set of freerolls will be held in July. Packages worth $7,000 are on offer which includes the buy-in plus $1,700 for travel and accommodation.

The three day Main Event starts on 15th September with £500 and £250 No Limit Hold side events also scheduled for days two and three. European Poker Rankings points will be awarded for all events.

For full details of how to qualify visit the English Poker Open website or

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