The schedule for the World Series of Poker Europe was announced earlier this week and the 7th annual event will run from October 12th through until October 25th at the fantastic Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains. The casino is the oldest in France and is just a short 10 mile trip outside of Paris. There will be a total of 7 WSOP bracelets up for grabs and the main event will kick off on October 19th. There's also a new event scheduled, the €25,600 buy-in High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event that will begin on the 22nd and is sure to attract some big players. There's a great selection of tournaments and some notable bracelet events include a mixed-max no-limit even and an all new mixed-max-pot limit Omaha tournament. Ty Stewart the WSOP organizer and executive stated that, “New tournament dates and 12 million Parisians have us aiming for the largest Main Event in Europe. Baguettes and Bracelets; Champagne and Cash; we think is a winning recipe for the 2013 WSOP Europe.” The WSOP Europe has become extremely popular since its inception and attracts a huge crowd of players from all over the world. It's a welcome break for some of the big names after the WSOP in Vegas, with a smaller tournament schedule that still however offer the chance of winning a coveted bracelet.
The Bracelet Events
- 10/12/2013 1a No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Day 1a (4-Day Event) €1,000 + €100
- 10/13/2013 1b No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Day 1b (4-Day Event) €1,000 + €100
- 10/14/2013 2 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em (4-Day Event) €5,000 + €300
- 10/15/2013 3 Pot Limit Omaha (3-Day Event) €1,500 + €150
- 10/16/2013 4 No Limit Hold’em (3-Day Event) €2,000 + €200
- 10/17/2013 5 Mixed-Max Pot-Limit Omaha – Day 1 (3-Day Event) €3,000 + €250
- 10/19/2013 6a Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1a (7-Day Event) €10,000 + €450
- 10/20/2013 6b Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1b (7-Day Event) €10,000 + €450
- 10/22/2013 7 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (3-Day Event) €25,000 + €600
There are plenty of other side events that add to the schedule and the Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains provides the perfect setting for what is looking like a great series. There was history made last year as the Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth brought his total of bracelets to 13 and as he's no stranger to the European scene there's high hopes he'll be there, along with many other big names this October too.