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Casino Poker Report: September Centers in London

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It took a little time after the World Series of Poker wrapped in Las Vegas in mid-July for the live tournament circuit to heat up again, but August brought many events, and September brings even more. Almost every tour around the world has some event happening in the month of September.

So many choices of major live poker events give players numerous options but also forces them to choose between some elite tournaments, massive prize pools, and luxurious destinations. In the United States, the biggest available event is Atlantic City for the Borgata Poker Open, but South America offers the LAPT Grand Final in Argentina, New Zealand has an APPT stop, and the UK & Ireland Poker Tour heads to Dublin. But London is the place that most poker pros will land for the month, as the World Series of Poker Europe hosts five events there, and the EPT London kicks in just days later after the WSOPE wraps. Time to get on the next flight to, well, somewhere!

And keep PokerWorks bookmarked through it all, as we will recap the major events upon their completion.

World Poker Tour Grand Borgata Poker Open (Sept 19 - 24):

The ninth season of the World Poker Tour got underway just as the WSOP was winding down in July, and it’s well into its stride as of September. After wrapping the Bellagio Cup, Legends of Poker, and new London Poker Classic, the WPT staff heads to the East Coast of the U.S. for a player-favorite stop at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Borgata Poker Open runs a long series of events throughout the month with various buy-ins, culminating in the WPT Main Event that starts on September 19. Though in years past the buy-in has been $10K, a new agreement allows the buy-in to be $3,300 + $200 in order to accommodate more players. Thousands will descend upon A.C. for the festivities, and a new WPT champion will be crowned on September 24.

PokerStars European Poker Tour London (Sept 29 - Oct 4):

PokerStars European Poker Tour kicked off its seventh season in early August in Tallinn, Estonia, then traipsed across to Portugal for the Vilamoura stop. Both set records for attendance, and the next stop in London may just do the same, as turnout is always stellar for the London EPT tournaments. The Metropole will host the festivities, which will include side events as well as the EPT Main Event, and the latter will start on September 29, just days after the WSOPE wraps in another part of town. This EPT London stop also doubles as the Season 1 finale of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour, and the champion that will be discovered on October 4 will carry both the UKIPT and EPT titles. One tournament, two titles, and an extended stay in London make for an enticing offer.

PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Rosario (Sept 22 - 26):


Season 3 of the Latin American Poker Tour had its challenges, starting with a canceled tournament in Chile because of an earthquake and numerous other uncertainties. It started in Costa Rica in November of 2009, and nearly a year later, the five-stop season will finally wrap up in Argentina at the City Center Casino in the city of Rosario. Champions from this season’s events in Costa Rica, Uruguay, Peru, and Brazil will join other hopefuls in competing for the Grand Final title, and the $5,000 buy-in tournament will get underway on September 22 and run for five days until a winner is crowned.

PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Auckland (Sept 15 - 19):


The Asia Pacific Poker Tour covers quite a bit of ground in that region of the world, and though Macau and the Philippines are regular stops, so are places like New Zealand. In particular, Auckland is a favorite on the APPT and will be the place for the third stop on Season 4. And since the region’s Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) is on hiatus until October, it is the one chance for a major live tournament there in September. Starting on the 15th at the Skycity Casino, players from several countries will descend upon Auckland for the NZD$3,250 buy-in Main Event and compete for a coveted APPT title. Fans will be able to catch the action for five days, with the final table wrapping it up on September 19.

World Series of Poker Europe (Sept 14 - 28):

In its fourth year, the World Series of Poker Europe gets underway on September 14 in London. The Casino at the Empire will host the series of five tournaments, all of which will be filmed by the 441 Production crew for a later series of broadcasts on ESPN in 2011. The five events start with a three-day £2,500 + 150 no-limit holdem six-max tournament, followed by a three-day £5,000 + 250 pot-limit Omaha, five-day £1,000 + 75 NLHE, and three-day £10,000 + 350 high roller heads-up NLHE event. And on September 23, players will gather for the NLHE World Championship Main Event, a £10,000 + 350 buy-in event that will offer two starting days and plenty of action over the course of the six-day tournament. Four players will walk away with gold WSOP bracelets, but one will win the ultimate Main Event title and bracelet, one that’s been held by Annette Obrestad, John Juanda, and Barry Shulman in years past. All eyes and cameras will be on the star-studded festival of poker that is the WSOP Europe.

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