With the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure finished, it means we are in the need for some more big poker tournaments to fill that void. One such tournament is the Euro Finals Of Poker, which kicked off yesterday with the first event being the Bronze Championship. That particular event will finish today, however there are many more events for players to take advantage of.
This event was started directly after the WPT Paris National which was run from the 10th of Jan and until the 14th at the Aviation Club de France. The winner of that event was Laurent Polito, who managed to defeat a field of 229 players to take home the first place prize of €82,000.
Here is the full schedule:
Bronze Championship : (Tue 15th & Wed 16th of Jan) – €500 No Limit Holdem Freezeout
Silver Championship: (Thur 17th & Fri 18th of Jan) – € 1,000 No Limit Holdem Freezeout
Gold Championship : (Sat 19th to Mon 21st of Jan) – €2,000 No Limit Holdem Freezeout
Omaha Championship : (Mon 21st & Tue 22nd of Jan) – €1,000 Pot Limit Omaha Triple Chance)
Diamond Championship : (Thur 24 to Sun 27th of Jan) – €5,000 No Limit Holdem Freezeout
High Roller : (Sun 27th & Mon 28th of Jan) – €10,000 No Limit Holdem Freezeout
The highlight of the EFOP will of course be the Diamond Championship, which starts on Thursday the 24th and completed on the Sunday the 27th. The players taking part will be looking to emulate last year’s winner Bruno Lopes who took a score of €129,000 for his efforts.
The High Roller is also set to be a favourite amongst some of the better poker players, with it starting on the 27th and finishing up on the 28th of this month.
There will also be satellites being played out for players to win seats in the European Poker Tour Deauville, World Poker Tour Brussels and the ACF Poker Tour.
There will also be awards handed out to the best performing players, as well as the best personalities of poker in Europe. The GPI European Poker Awards will hold a ceremony on the 22nd of Jan. It will be interesting to see which players are regarded as the best in Europe for the past year, though we have a very strong feeling that Marvin Rettenmeier is in for European Player Of The Year.
We will keep you posted on this event as well as the awards ceremony, so make sure you check with us during those dates.