Today marks the start of the 7th Annual World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) from the Casino Barrière d’Enghien-les-Bains just outside of Paris, France.
An additional eight WSOP Bracelets will be awarded over the next 13 days including the first ever WSOPE Ladies Event, the first ever WSOPE €25,600 High Roller Event and of course, the €10,450 WSOPE Main Event.
The action starts on Oct 11 with the WSOPE Ladies Bracelet event. While the WSOPE has held ladies events in the past, this year it has been elevated to bracelet status.
The first open Bracelet tournament is slated to start on October 12 with the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry event with two starting days. With the lowest buyin of the eight Bracelet events, the turnout is expected to be high for this event as well as events across the entire series.
“We expect a terrific turnout for the entire WSOPE given the population base in Paris, travel options from major European cities and adjacent tournament scheduling. We are planning for this to be the biggest WSOPE to date.” said WSOP Executive Director, Ty Stewart.
This year, both the Main Event as well at the High Roller event will be filmed for television, designed to air on ESPN. Live streaming from the WSOPE will also be available with veteran poker announcer David Tuchman calling the action and being joined by a rotating cast of some of the most well-known poker personalities on the planet. Seven of the WSOPE events will be available for live streaming on WSOP.com.
For players who are making their way to Paris to participate in the WSOPE, officials at the WSOP have created a Player’s Guide with hotel and scheduling information available. For a complete list of events and pre-registration infomation, visit the WSOPE page on the WSOP.com website.