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London Swings Again

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Dec 01, 2010


The recent World Series of Poker Europe and European Poker Tour festivals in London (featured in this issue of Card Player) threw up a host of big winners who will be familiar to devotees of the game. Phil Laak, Jeff Lisandro, Gus Hansen, and Annette Obrestad feature regularly on TV, in print, and online but two new names took down the main events at each festival and both were British — James Bord and David Vamplew. Both events saw an increase in the number of players participating which will be music to the ears of organisers Harrah’s and PokerStars. The popularity of live poker shows no signs of abating, and London, long a relative backwater for major poker tournaments, has been transformed in the last couple of years into an electric destination for both the poker elite and aspiring stars. Well done to Harrah’s and PokerStars for helping to make ...

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