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European Poker Tour Announce Schedule For Casino Barriẻre Deauville

Written By: Kimberley | January 9, 2014 | Posted In Poker News

The European Poker Tour (EPT) may not have the same clout as the World Series of Poker (WSOP), but it is still forms a very important part of the poker calendar, and starting in less than two weeks time season 3 of the French Poker Series Grand Final (FPS) will get underway at the Casino Barriẻre in Deauville, France.

The event starts on Tuesday 21st January and it will run through until Sunday 1st February, and in all 45 events have been scheduled for the 12 days action at the luxury casino in Deauville. It will be the seventh time that the casino has hosted an EPT event, and this year will also see the Global Poker Index Awards ceremony take place.

Alexandre Dreyfus is the President of the Global Poker Index and he had this to say about this years event. He said, “The European Poker Awards are going to recognize the best performers in European poker over the last year. It’s a celebration of the players, their achievements, their contests, and their efforts throughout 2013. The event will be open to players, spectators and media, and it will be a great opportunity to showcase our sport to the public, whether you are a poker player or not, this event is an important part of showing that poker is a fun, safe and competitive game that anyone can play.”

The FPS Main Event has a buy-in of €1,100 and has two Day 1’s, and organisers hope that the event will burst the €500,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are two high roller events on the schedule as well, the first of which is the €2,500 FPS High Roller Event that commences on Saturday 25th January, with the second being the €10,300 EPT High Roller, an event that starts on Thursday 30th January.

The EPT Main Event starts on Sunday 26th January and it will also have two Day 1’s, with the final table being played out on Sunday 1st February. French player Remi Castaignon beat 781 players to take down last years event and take home the €770,000 first prize, and in doing so he became the eighth French player to win a EPT title.

We will of course bring you news of all the big winners here at Poker Net over the next few weeks, in what promises to be 12 days of great poker action, with some of Europe’s best players in attendance.

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