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WSOP Europe £10,000 Main Event Starts Thursday

Barry Shulman Won The Championship in 2009

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Barry Shulman won the 2009 WSOPE main eventThe World Series of Poker Europe £10,000 no-limit hold’em championship event kicks off Thursday at the Casino at the Empire in London.

Day 1A begins at noon BST (4 a.m. PDT) and day 1B will begin at the same time on Friday. The 6-day event will conclude on Sept. 28.

Players will begin with 30,000 in tournament chips, and blinds start off at 50-100. Each level will last 90 minutes, with a 20-minute break after each. A 90-minute dinner break will take place after 4 levels of play each day.

Last year’s main event featured 334 players and was won by Card Player publisher Barry Shulman after a grueling heads-up war with Daniel Negreanu. Shulman took home WSOP gold and the £801,603 (US $1,321,534) first-place prize.

Previous WSOP Europe main event winners include Annette Obrestad in 2007 and John Juanda in 2008.

Here’s a look at the 2010 WSOPE championship structure

Thursday, Sept. 23: Day 1A (Play 6 levels)
Friday, Sept. 24: Day 1B (Play 6 levels)
Saturday, Sept. 25: Day 2 (Play 6 levels)
Sunday, Sept. 26: Day 3 (Play down to 27 players)
Monday, Sept. 27: Day 4 (Play down to final table)
Tuesday, Sept. 28: Final Table

Card Player will feature full live coverage from the championship event, including live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from CardPlayer TV.