EPT Announces Vienna To Replace Berlin In March

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Vienna hasn’t seen the European Poker Tour come to the city in three years, but that barren run has abruptly come to an end after it was announced by the EPT that the city will be replacing Berlin on the 19th March next year.

The European Poker Tour Vienna will be held at the prestigious Hofburg Palace which used to be an imperial residence. The key feature of this venue is the sheer size as it can accommodate as many as 100 tables at one time.

The announcement was made by European Poker Tour President Edgar Stuchly who said to PokerStars blog that “Due to a unique opportunity in Vienna, we have decided to change the location of the sixth EPT stop this year”. He then went on “The Hofburg Palace is a spectacular venue with a grand history, and moving the EPT there enables us to offer a great player experience. The venue can fit over 100 tables and we will be able to provide an amazing tournament schedule with a wide variety of games including cash games in the Hofburg.”

It will be a more than welcome return to the Austrian capital that crowned its last winner in season 7 when Michael “maer9690” Elier beat a field of 578 to claim the winner’s cheque of €700,000. The 20 year old student had to navigate an extremely tough final table, that included the current World Series Of Poker Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu who eventually fell in 4th place.

The EPT are obviously excited to be returning to the beautiful surroundings of Vienna and believe that the players will also be anticipating this event too. They are hoping for a larger turn out than last time and believe that there could be over a thousand players heading to the Austrian capital.

Once the event gets up and running you can be sure that we will be following it very closely in order to find out who the latest EPT Vienna champion will be. Hopefully next time there will not be three years between them though.

There are still three other EPT stops to get through first in the EPT Czech Republic, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and EPT Deauville, so there is still plenty of time to rearrange your schedule if you are planning on hopping over.