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Card Player CEO Captures World Series of Poker Europe Championship

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by Justin Marchand |  Published: Nov 13, 2009

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Las Vegas, courtesy of the World Series, has an iron grip on the poker world each summer. Now, across the Atlantic, it has a European rival each fall. London, England, was the world’s poker capital last month as the_ World Series of Poker Europe_ descended on the Casino at the Empire. Located in Leicester Square, in the heart of Central London, the Empire hosted a four-bracelet series that drew 1,254 players and paid out a collective $8.5 million in prize money. Running concurrently across town was the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London poker festival (see Page 52). The prospects of winning one of the multiple big buy-in events in one of the world’s most dynamic cities attracted top poker talent from around the globe for weeks of nonstop action. The crown jewel of the 2009 WSOPE was the £10,000 ($15,868) main event. It drew 334 players and took six long ...


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