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Eureka Poker Tour Heads to Germany

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The PokerStars sponsored Eureka Poker Tour is heading to Germany after the tour announced that they will be heading to Hamburg for the second leg of the Season Five extravaganza.

The PokerStars sponsored Eureka Poker Tour have taken a leaf out of the World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) books, by deciding to take their brand to Germany.

Eureka Poker Tour Heads to GermanySeason 5 of the Eureka Poker Tour will take place in Hamburg. Germany’s second largest city will entertain poker players from all over Europe during a 14-event festival held at the Spielbank Schenefeld 22-31 May 2015.

It’s the first time in the tours history that Germany has been selected as a host country, and comes on the back of the WSOP’s decision to host the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) festival in Berlin.

The three marquee events will be as follows:

• €1,100 Main Event May 23-31

• €2,200 High Roller May 25-26

• €330 Hamburg Cup May 28-31

Expect to see the likes of Jan Heitmann, Natalie Hof, and the recent winner of the Global Poker Index (GPI) Ambassador award, George Danzer, getting involved.

Edgar Stuchly, EPT President, said: “Germany is a great poker nation. Therefore, we are pleased to announce a ten-day poker festival in Hamburg. Together with our partners, the Casino Schenefeld, we will do our best to once again meet all the expectations of our players.”

Satellites for the event are already running on PokerStars. The Eureka Poker Tour has paid out close to €50 million in tournament prize pools since its inception.

Season 5 is only one leg old after Raphael Wimmer became the first Austrian to win a Eureka Poker Tour Main Event title, after victory at the first stop in Rozvadov. He picked up €99,685 after defeating 664 entrants. Hossein Ensan, recent sixth place finisher in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta Main Event also made that final table, finishing in eighth.

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