Much like Vegas and the WSOP during the months of June and July, London has become the hub of the poker world for September and October. Not only does the WSOP Europe take place during this time in one of the world’s greatest cities, but the ever-expanding EPT London takes place as well and has just announced an expanded schedule.
While the WSOP Europe is scheduled to run from September 18 – Oct 1, the EPT London has attached itself to the end, taking advantage of all of the poker players who will be in town. The first event of the EPT London will be the three-day £20,000 High-Roller event, a popular event last year that was won by American Jason Mercier. The £5,000 Main Event – won by another American, Michael Martin, last year – is expected to draw a large number of players and will consist of two starting days, October 2 and 3, with the final table scheduled for October 7. There will be 14 other events on the schedule, including the newly-added £1,000 6-Handed No Limit Holdem event, £1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better event and the £2,000 European 8-Game Championship.
The series will take place at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel, a shift from last year’s location at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino as organizers are expecting much bigger crowds and the Hilton can hold a much larger number.
This will be the third stop on the EPT tour this year, which kicks off in just four days with the EPT Kyiv and then continues onto Spain for the EPT Barcelona before heading north to London. Online poker players wanting to travel the world and play in some of the biggest poker tournaments in the most exotic locations can qualify online for the EPT with Bodog Poker and the Flight Club promotion.