Whilst the deserved hysteria around a remarkable World Series of Poker Main Event slowly starts to die down, the WSOP have already started looking forward to their next major international event in the World Series of Poker Europe.
The WSOP revealed that the event will now move from France and actually this time be held in Berlin, Germany for its 2015 edition. This would become the third location that the event has been held in since it was first established in 2007 with London being its original destination for a number of years.
Germany has always been a hotbed for poker talent and you only have to look at names likes Ole Schemion, Marvin Rettenmaier, Philipp Gruissem, Max Altergott, Martin Finger, Dominik Nitsche and PokerStars Team Pro George Danzer to realize that they are one of the top poker playing countries in Europe.
The news of this change was announced during the Main Event last Tuesday and was then confirmed by WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart during an interview with Pokernews.
From what he is saying, it is clear that the WSOP really want to make this event the biggest in WSOPE history and are going to do their best to ensure that it happens. He also mentioned a possible European WSOP tour being on the cards, which would be awesome if true.
The World Series of Poker Europe has been running since 2007 and in that time it has awarded a total of 38 bracelets. It used to run every year but since the conception of the WSOP Asia Pacific, the two events will be taking turns to be held each year. With the APAC having already run this year with the winner of the Main Event being Scott Davies, it will now be the turn of the WSOPE in 2015.
It has also managed to see prize pools big enough over the years to ensure that each winner of the Main Event walks away with at least $1 million. Whether the event this time around can become the biggest of them all is yet to be seen, though we are sure it will certainly be a close run thing.