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PokerStars.com EPT London breaks UK tournament record

6 Oct 2009

LONDON, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) London Main Event has smashed records for the biggest poker tournament ever held in the UK with a starting field of 730 players. The record numbers staggered players and media alike and exceed last season by over 100 players.

The attendance for the 2009 PokerStars EPT London is also more than the 608 players who took part in one of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) tournaments in London last week.

The EPT London Main Event attracted a wealth of stars from around the globe including Team PokerStars PROs and former world champions Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker and the current world champion Peter Eastgate as well as sponsored celebrities such as tennis legend Boris Becker, footballer Teddy Sheringham and Dutch Hockey Pro Fatima Moreira de Melo.

The total prize pool for the PokerStars EPT London Main Event is £3,540,500, with 104 players guaranteed to cash. The final champion will take home £850,000, with the second and third place finishers getting £530,000 and £285,000 respectively.

 
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