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WSOP Europe Main Event Begins

Much Anticipated World Series Of Poker Europe Main Event Kicks Off In Cannes

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2010 Champion James BordThe €10,400 World Series of Poker Europe main event begins in its new home, Cannes, today and will find a champion on Oct. 20. The seventh bracelet event kicks off at 12 p.m. (local time) every day and has two starting days.

Players sit down to 30,000 in tournament chips and all levels last 90 minutes; there will be six levels per day with a 20-minute break at the end of each level. Dinner break will take place after four levels each day.

Last year’s champion James Bord took home £830,401 for topping a field of 346 in London. Bord recently got the poker world talking when he said an American couldn’t win the WSOPE main event and offered to refund losing bets (up to $500) at Matchbook.com if a player from the US won the bracelet.

Through the conclusion of the first four bracelet events, attendance has been up 48 percent on the first four events last year. Time will tell how many will turn out for this year’s main event and just how much they will be fighting for.

Two other bracelet events are currently not far from wrapping up and finding their winners; the €10,400 no-limit hold’em split format event and the €1,620 sixhanded pot-limit Omaha event.

Check back to CardPlayer.com tomorrow to find out who the two new gold bracelet holders are.