WPT National Diamond Championship starts today

WPT National Diamond Championship starts today

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

There's no let up in the World Poker Tour action on this side of the Atlantic. After Alessio Isaia's marathon victory in Venice overnight comes the opening flight of the WPT National Diamond Championship in Paris, the showpiece event of the Euro Finals of Poker series.

The opening flight of the €5,000 buy in event starts this afternoon at the Aviation Club with the second day 1 starting at 3pm local time tomorrow. A host of top names are expected for the five day event that will draw to a conclusion on Tuesday.

Frenchman Hugo Lemaire won last year's Diamond Championship in Paris, outlasting a 142-runner field to pocket a first prize of €213,570. A year earlier it was Dave Ulliott who took the honours, pocketing €152,000.

In addition to the Diamond Championship there is also a three-day €10,000 High Roller event starting on Monday as well as the European Poker Awards which takes place on Sunday evening.

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