One of the newest live poker tournaments, the English Poker Open is back with exciting prizes this year. The poker tournament will be held at the Fox Poker Club in London this September. The event will feature a few cash games alongside the Main Event that guarantees a prize pool of $250,000 to the winners. Like before, the event is being sponsored the popular poker promotions site, RaketheRake.
The first ever English Poker Open was held in Nottingham, in 2009. In 2010, the event was moved to London, and has been held there ever since. So far, the EPO has given away more than $1 million in cash prizes to the winners.
Schedule of the tournament
The English Poker Open will take place from September 17 to 21, and will feature the main event and a few side events. The poker festival will begin with a welcome party on the 17th, on board the HMS President. This will be followed by Day 1 of the Main Event on September 18.
The buy-in for the main event will be £2,180 and the guaranteed prize pool is $250k. The main event will take place for 4 days, with the final table being on September 21, 2012. The main event will be broadcast live on the Fox Poker Club website. So even if you are unable to make it to the venue, you can watch the game from the comfort of your home.
Registrations for the event are open and players can approach the Fox Poker Club to register for the tournament. Alternatively, you can call or even email the club management to reserve your seat at the main event table. While the deadlines for the registration have not been announced yet, the maximum number of players is capped to 300. So for a chance to win a share of $250k, you should register for the event without delay.
Previous winners of the EPO
The English Poker Open is one of the most prestigious live poker events in the UK today, and attracts players from all over the region. In the year 2010, when the event was last held, Fabian Quoss finished in the first position to take home a cash prize of £220,650, while Sebastian Crul took home £129,000 for the second place. In 2009, David La Ronde won £208,367 for the first place while Micheal Tureniec took home £121,815 for the second position.
RaketheRake is one of the popular rakeback providers in the world. It was founded in the year 2004 and has since been associated with some of the top online poker rooms to reward players with the best rakeback deals on the net. So far, the online rakeback provider had paid out close to 140 million US dollars to poker players from around the world. RaketheRake also collaborates with online poker sites to host special tournaments and exclusive promos every month. The number of player accounts on the site has reached 150,000 recently, and is only showing signs of going higher.