WPT® Vienna Festival Promises Austrian Poker Bonanza This April
WPT® VIENNA FESTIVAL PROMISES AUSTRIAN POKER BONANZA THIS APRIL
WPT Main Event, WPT Special Event PartyPoker.com’s Premier League V and Big Game and Highlight Two Weeks of Sensational Poker
London (20 March, 2012) – The countdown to the start of one of poker’s most exciting events in Europe has begun. In less than two weeks, World Poker Tour® returns to the Montesino in Austria for a festival of high-stakes action running from 1 – 16 April. The centerpiece of this Austrian poker bonanza is the prestigious €3,500 WPT Vienna Main Event (10 – 15 April), which last year attracted a then-record-breaking 555 runners.
The dynamic schedule during WPT Vienna promises an abundance of poker action, with various side events from PLO to 6-Max NLH to the €10,000 High Roller tournament on 13 April. The final table of the WPT Vienna Main Event will be streamed online on 15 April at WPT.com. For the full event schedule, visit: www.worldpokertour.com/Shared/Tournaments/Seasons/Season_X/WPT_Vienna.aspx
“WPT Vienna is the most important poker event of the year not only for Montesino but also for Vienna and Austria,” said Leon Groenewoud, COO of Montesino. “Players can expect an exciting event with a diverse schedule and loads of professionals and amateurs looking to win one of the most prestigious titles in the poker world.”
The diverse poker festival features a variety of popular offerings. Jump-starting the action is the lucrative WPT special event PartyPoker.com Premier League Playoffs, which runs from 1 – 3 April and awards two winners with $125,000 entry into the elite PartyPoker.com Premier League V Main Event (4 – 10 April). Coinciding with Day 1B of the WPT Vienna Main Event is the start of PartyPoker.com’s Big Game. The 48-hour televised cash game runs from 11 – 13 April and will feature many of poker’s biggest stars.
Amongst those confirmed to partake in the WPT special event PartyPoker.com Premier League V Main Event are Patrik Antonius, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett, Tony G, Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz, Erik Seidel, Tom Dwan, Phil Laak, Daniel Cates, Eugene Katchalov and Yevgeniy Timoshenko. In addition to serving as Tournament Director during the WPT Vienna Main Event, for the first time ever WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage will oversee the action of the PartyPoker.com Premier League.
“I’m very excited to be a part of the Premier League. I have long been a fan of the format as it brings together some of the world's best players with the greatest personalities in the game,” said Matt Savage. “WPT Vienna has quickly turned into a must-attend poker festival and its importance on the global poker calendar will only continue to grow.”
Registrations for buy-in and accommodation are available http://wptregistrations.com/season-10/wpt-vienna/
For media accreditations please email your request for attendance before 28 March to Hermance.Blum@wpt.com (+447917146228).
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