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Seefeld: Austria’s Hidden Poker Gem

by Roy Brindley |  Published: Apr 01, 2012


I may be in the minority but I don’t dislike the French. I do, however, dislike their hotels which generally feature rooms the size of a bidet-less toilet and offer a breakfast consisting of little more than a stale roll and a piece of pungent cheese. Their cost is akin to French cash game rake: high or astronomical depending on the size of the pot. Coincidentally just prior to preparing this report, and enjoying stunning views of the snow laden Austrian Alps, an email arrived offering me cut-price hotel accommodation in Deauville for the European Poker Tour. It transpires a two night stay in the Tudor-styled Normandy hamlet — which in late January and February is as quiet as a morgue and about as interesting — will cost more than a fully equipped apartment which sleeps six here in Seefeld, Austria, for an entire week. Pointing out only France’s shortcomings ...

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