WSOPE set for September 14th
The World Series of Poker is over except for the final table of the Main Event. However, since that table will not be run until the month of November, poker enthusiasts will have to wait a long time before they can follow those events and see how they turn out.
The good news for people that live on poker television events is that there will be another tournament series under the WSOP banner taking place within a couple of weeks. It is called the World Series of Poker Europe tournament poker series and after a wildly successful 2009 campaign, the organizers have decided to bring this online poker tournament series back for another iteration this year.
The WSOPE tournament series in 2010 will be held at the London location of the Empire Casino. The first event will start on September 14th and the last will end on September 28th. In between, there will be a bunch of different events that people can enter if they feel like taking on some of the best players in Europe and from around the world.
WSOPE events will include many of the same familiar professional faces as this tournament series is prestigious enough to warrant the best and the brightest making the trip across the Atlantic Ocean. However, the fields at these events will contain many more Europeans and fewer North Americans, making for wild action that can at some times go over the top in terms of the amount of aggression that is shown.
The WSOPE Main Event is the crown jewel in the array of this tournament series and in that way mirrors the WSOP Main Event. In 2007 when the first event was held, Annette Obrestad ended up taking home the prize money and becoming the first ever WSOPE Main Event Champion. She was followed in 2008 by John Juanda and last year by Barry Shulman who took home just over £800,000 with his win.
Players that are interested in getting into one or more of these events cheaply can always try online poker satellite tournaments. Many of the biggest names in the business like Full Tilt Poker and Titan Poker will be running them on a regular basis.