EPT Vienna To Replace EPT Berlin on SchedulePublished on November 7th, 2013 6:40 pm EST
The European Poker Tour revealed earlier today, via Pokerstarsblog.com (link below), that Vienna will be taking the place of Berlin for the sixth stop of this season's EPT tour.
This won't be the first time that Vienna, Austria has hosted a European Tour Event - three previous EPT events have been held in the city of Vienna, with the most recent taking place in October of 2010. That tournament, which ended up attracting a total of 578 players, was won by Michael Eiler for €700,000. Daniel Negreanu made the final table of that tournament as well, eventually finishing in seventh place for €175,000.
This season's EPT Vienna tour will run from March 19th-29th and will be hosted by the Hofburg Palace. According to Pokerstars, more than 1,000 players are expected for the main event.
Why the move to Austria from Berlin?
According to EPT President Edgar Stuchly, a "unique opportunity" presented itself in Vienna, which resulted in tournament organizers pulling the EPT tour stop from Berlin and giving it to Vienna instead. In addition, there are numerous complications that arise for the EPT when trying to host a tournament in Berlin, and they decided to throw in the towel on hosting a tour stop in the city, at least for this season.
Source: Pokerstarsblog.com - European Poker Tour Season 10 Moves To Vienna for Sixth Stop
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