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The Second World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

On September 20th, 3008, for those poker enthusiasts that are still looking for their WSOP fix, the second year of the world series of poker Europe started on September 19th, 2008. With ESPN covering this year's World Series of Poker Europe Main Event for the first time, it is sure to attract more viewers that it ever did last year. The 2008 WSOPE Main Event, presented by, will take place at the Empire Casino in Leicester Square in London, England for the next couple of weeks, starting with a brand new event, the 1,500 pounds No-Limit Holdem.

The 2008 World Series of Poker will have four bracelet events including one of the biggest Main Event buy-ins anywhere in the world. The complete schedule of the WSOPE are: September 19th, 2008: Event#1-1,500 pounds-No Limit Holdem Day One (Four Day event/two opening days).

September 22nd, 2008: Event#2-2,500 pounds H.O.R.S.E. event (three day poker event). September 24th, 2008: Event#3-5,000 pounds POT Limit Omaha (three day poker event) and September 27th, 2008: Event#4-10,000 pounds WC No Limit Holdem (five days poker event/two opening days). Last year, eighteen year-old Internet phenom Annette Obrestad won the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe Main Event. Obrestad won one million pounds, the biggest prize captured by a female player in event history.

Obrestad, together with other poker pros like Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Gus Hansen and other will participate in the event. WSOP Director of Marketing Ty Stewart said that they have a lot of expectations for the 2nd year of the WSOPE and a lot of players are already registering for the event. Ben Fried, the head of poker for Betfair said that they are happy with the positive feedback regarding the WSOPE and that they are committed in ensuring that it will become the most successful tournament in Europe.


10/12/2008, Sunday
Sherry Barlow

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