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Off to Europe

Tournament stops abroad

by Tom McEvoy |  Published: Sep 04, 2009


On April 15, I left Las Vegas and went to five European countries, and played tournaments in three of them. My first tournament stop was for the European Poker Tour event in San Remo, Italy. They expected a big field, and they got it — a record number of entrants for a European Poker Tour main event. Day 1 was spread over two days, as 1,178 players had either paid the €5,250 buy-in or won a satellite seat online. PokerStars was the main sponsor of this event, and a large percentage of the players won their seats there. I played on day 1 so that if I survived, I would get a day off before playing again. I made it through the day with 21,800 in chips — more than double the 10,000 we started with. This was about an average-size stack, and I knew that I had a long, ...

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