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Negreanu Nears Victory In Vienna

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jan 01, 2011


The PokerStars European Poker Tour pulled into Vienna late October for six days of what would turn out to be some memorable poker action. This was not the first time the EPT visited the Austrian capital, as way back in 2005 when the buy-in was €2,000, Frenchman Pascal Perrault beat 296 players to become the Tour’s sixth champion and take home €184,000. Five years, and 54 champions later, Perrault returned to Vienna along with the Tour in the hopes of defending his title. This year the EPT took place at the Kursalon in Vienna’s City Park, a beautiful hall normally used for concerts and gala dinners. Other differences were increases in both the buy-in and the turn out. The buy-in fattened up from €2,000 to €5,300, and the field on day 1B in 2010 was bigger than the overall field in 2005. The EPT Vienna 2010 can now be known ...

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