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Sole Survivor

by Ian Simpson |  Published: Nov 01, 2012

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PokerStars has planned many of their European Poker Tour destinations to coincide with the smaller poker tours they run such as the Estrellas Poker Tour and the UKIPT. The impact this had in Barcelona was that the smaller poker tours main event had a massive 1,036 runners making the prize pool reach over €1,000,000. Very tasty indeed. Many of the floor staff and dealers I had seen before at the Irish Open and other venues and they performed their roles fantastically as usual. However the casino hosting the event did not anticipate this vast influx of players and did not have the staff to make things run smoothly in the opening week of the festival. I could list a lot of things that went wrong or were badly handled because of the lack of staff, but it is nothing the casino shouldn’t fix next year by simply putting on more ...


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