The World Series of Poker has released the full schedule for the World Series of Poker Europe in Berlin, and there will be a record 10-bracelets up for grabs.
It started out in London town; switched to the playground of the rich and famous in Cannes; had a raunchy one night stand in Paris, and now finds itself in bustling breathtaking Berlin.
The World Series of Poker Europe is back. The Australians can go back to throwing shrimps on their barbie. Europe loves you. Europe misses you. Europe welcomes you back with open arms.
The hotly anticipated schedule is out. It has not disappointed. Owners of skinny wallets will love it. Owners of fat wallets will too. The range of buy-ins spread far and wide between €550 and €25,600. Spielbank Berlin (Casino) will host the event. They can’t wait to get this thing rolling.
“We look forward to this new edition of the WSOP Europe for the first time in Germany and specifically our property in central Berlin at the Spielbank Berlin (Casino),” said Marcel Langner, Spielbank Berlin Director of Operations. ”It`s a great honor to host this event. We are sure all visitors will have a great time in Berlin. We will offer cash game and tournament play, as well as the Oktoberfest special to welcome our guests from all over the world. Welcome to Spielbank Berlin.”
It promises to be a record breaker. There will be 10-bracelet events. None of the previous seven incumbents have ever reached double digits. Highlights include a €550 Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) event (The lowest buy-in in WSOP history for a PLO event); a €550 Oktoberfest No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) event; a €1,650 Monster Stack NLHE event; a €25,600 High Roller NLHE event, and the marquee €10,450 WSOPE Main Event.
The tournament will operate Oct 8-24, 2015, and it follows on nicely from the Munich Oktoberfest Sep 19 – Oct 3. There will also be a ton of side events, and cash games running daily from 11am through to 5am.
“Germany is truly a hotbed for poker talent,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “As home country to our reigning Player of the Year and 2011 World Champion, we look forward to discovering new names ready to perform on poker’s biggest stage. Berlin became a logical choice city for WSOP Europe given its proximity to all of Europe, the experienced management team at Spielbank, and the gap of time since a major poker tournament has come to the city. We believe this truly will be the best organized and contested WSOP Europe ever.”
It’s the first time the WSOP has held an event in Germany. Only England and France hold that honor, although there are plans to host a World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event in Italy in September. The Casino di Campione will host that one, and there will be a whole host of live satellites for the big one in Berlin.
Here is the full schedule.
Full Schedule (Oct 8 – Oct 24)
• Event #1: €2,200 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (Oct 8th – 3 Day Event)
• Event #2: €550 The Oktoberfest No-Limit Hold’em (Oct 9th – 5 Day Event)
• Event #3: €3,250 Eight-Handed Pot Limit Omaha (Oct 11th 3 Day Event)
• Event #4: €1,650 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Oct 12th 3 Day Event)
• Event #5: €2,200 Mixed Event (Oct 13th 3 Day Event)
• Event #6: €3,250 No-Limit Hold’em (Oct 14th 3 Day Event)
• Event #7: €550 Pot Limit Omaha (Oct 15th 3 Day Event)
• Event #8: €1,100 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em w/Re-Entry (Oct 16th 3 Day Event)
• Event #9: €10,450 WSOP Europe Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (Oct 18th 7 Day Event)
• Event #10: €25,600 High Roller Ho-Limit Hold’em (Oct 21st 3 Day Event)
The reigning WSOPE Main Event champion is Adrian Mateos. The young Spaniard took the title when it was held in Paris, 2013. He was only 19-years of age at the time. This past weekend he also won the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final in Monte Carlo.