They say change is as good as a rest and the same goes for changing the WSOP Europe venue; the 2013 tournament will move from Cannes to Paris. The popular European poker event which will run from the 11th until the 24th October was only based in sunny Cannes for 2 years prior to this and in London from 2007 – 2010. These changes have all been specifically engineered to ensure that poker players and fans can have a real taste of Europe by creating variety and interest. Fun and enjoyment as well as watching fantastic poker action is the name of the game.
The 2013 venue is in a casino in Barrière Enghien-les-Bains in Greater Paris that has stood the test of time and is renowned for being the oldest off its kind in France. The location itself in an affluent area of the city with superb local and European transport links which is also believed to give an extra boost to the gathering.
The unique feature of this WSOP Europe tournament is that all the tables will be played in one room in a magnificent theatre that takes up to 500 attendees, rather than as done in previous years where these was held in several rooms. In order that the poker event gets off to a great start the casino has gone all out to renovate and upgrade the facilities. Nearby players and fans can stay at several Hotels in the area, two of which are linked to the casino setup. Everything has been done to make this one of the best poker tournaments in Europe for years and one that can be televised efficiently around the world.
In previous years Phil Helmuth Jr. was amongst the past WSOP Europe prize winners when he received his 13th bracelet in the main event in 2012. Eighteen year old Annette Obrestad was the first to win the main event in the WSOP Europe tournament in 2007.
Of course at this early stage final arrangements have not yet been completed, after all the best things in life take time to prepare. The good news is that it is on the cards that the WSOP Europe 2013 will have a total of 7 World Series Of Poker bracelets to hand out. In addition fans can look forward to a variety of cash games, a high roller poker event and other satellites. One of the highlights will be the No Limit Hold’Em event which will have an expected 10,000 Euros cash prize.