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Live Across Europe

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Jun 01, 2010


As the live poker tournament circuit in Europe winds down ahead of the annual exodus to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, it has not escaped the attention of this writer that the 2009/2010 season witnessed a number of significant changes. Sometimes the changes were subtle, sometimes not, but most of the time they were for the better. The rise of the regional and network/site-specific tour was probably the most pronounced. As I nail these words to the page, PokerStars — the near-universally accepted king of the poker tour — is hosting three simultaneous poker festivals in the UK, USA, and Spain. Something that would have been almost unthinkable a year or two ago, even more so for the fact that they are dotted neatly between the legs of seemingly ever-expanding European, Asia Pacific, and Latin American Poker Tours. Not only has the EPT gotten bigger and more ...

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