Friday, October 11th, saw the start of the two week festival in Enghien-les-Bains, France, just north of Paris, known as the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe. Eight gold bracelets are up for grabs and the premier €10,450 Main Event puts the finishing touches on the series as one of the most star-studded fields in the poker world gathers to fight it out for the gold. The €1,100 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em event is the first event in the series.
After spreading the WSOP Europe in Cannes for two years, the WSOP announced last December that it was moving the WSOP Europe to Paris. The Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains facility has been newly renovated and one big area will be able to provide everything during the series — all the table action — plus a 500-seat theatre will provide plenty of room for the final tables and television production. Look for television coverage on ESPN and Eurosport for viewing around the world.
The 2013 WSOP Player of the Year award is a hot topic as the battle continues for a winner with 2013 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players' Championship winner Matthew Ashton leading the way and five-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu breathing down his neck.
2013 WSOP Player of the Year Top 10
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The updated 2013 WSOP Europe gold bracelet schedule:
|10/11/2013||1||Ladies No-Limit Hold’em (2-Day Event)||€1,000 + €100|
|10/12/2013||2a||No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Day 1a (4-Day Event)||€1,000 + €100|
|10/13/2013||2b||No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Day 1b (4-Day Event)||€1,000 + €100|
|10/14/2013||3||Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em (4-Day Event)||€5,000 + €300|
|10/15/2013||4||Pot Limit Omaha (3-Day Event)||€1,500 + €150|
|10/16/2013||5||No Limit Hold’em (3-Day Event)||€2,000 + €200|
|10/17/2013||6||Mixed-Max Pot-Limit Omaha – Day 1 (3-Day Event)||€3,000 + €250|
|10/19/2013||7a||Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1a (7-Day Event)||€10,000 + €450|
|10/20/2013||7b||Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1b (7-Day Event)||€10,000 + €450|
|10/22/2013||8||High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (3-Day Event)||€25,000 + €600|
Phil Hellmuth made history at the 2012 WSOP Europe when he won the Main Event title and took home his record-setting 13th bracelet. Other bracelet winners in the 2012 poker festival were Antonio Esfandiari, Jonathan Aguiar, Roger Hairabedian, Imed Ben Mahmoud, Francisco Da Costa Santos, and Giovanni Rosadoni.