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Epic Poker League - A Controversial Start

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


The first ever Epic Poker League main event title belongs to none other than controversial character Chino Rheem. The U.S.-based Epic Poker League differentiates itself from other tours “with ambitious objectives” according to its owners Federated Sports + Gaming. These include, “nationally televised events, interactive digital programming and social media games, Epic Poker is positioned to become synonymous with excellence and innovation within the poker entertainment industry.” Just over 200 players were invited to take part in the Tour (based on recent tournament performance) which consists of four rake-free $20,000 buy-in tournaments, each with $400,000 added, culminating in a $1 million freeroll for the 27 highest ranked players. In all it’s an innovative concept and one which will be under much scrutiny — as much because of its timing in the wake of Black Friday as its controversial start. So tournament one saw former World Series of Poker main event ...

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