10 September 2012 (London, UK)- Two of the main events at the London Poker Festival are expecting large fields with a lot of big names already confirmed. The £2,180-entry English Poker Open, sponsored by RakeTheRake, which is hosted at London’s Fox Poker Club from September 19th to 21st, has a guaranteed prize pool of £250,000. Confirmed as playing are World Series of Poker Bracelet holders Praz Bansi and James “Flushy” Dempsey. Irish Open Champion James Mitchell is set to appear, alongside WSOP November Niner James Akenhead and legend of UK poker and WPT Champion Surinder Sunar.
Registration for the event is open now at Fox Poker Club, along with online and live qualification. Players who register now will be eligible to attend the EPO Launch Party on board HMS President. More info can be found at www.EnglishPokerOpen.com.
The quickest way to qualify for the upcoming English Poker Open is at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair. From Monday 10th September until the event each evening there are £220-entry rolling six-max Shootouts. The final tables award two £2,180 English Poker Open seats, along with cash prizes for the runners up. These qualifiers will run every evening from 8pm on demand.
Meanwhile, organisers of the Unibet Open announced earlier this week that 190 have players already signed up and it’s estimated that pre-registered prize money will be in excess of €375,000. Among the players confirmed are Swedish footballing legend Tomas Brolin, international blogger and poker player Mikka Anttonen and former Unibet Open champions Fuat Can, Mateusz Moolhuizen, Paul Valkenburg and Peter Harkes. The Main Event takes place at Aspers Casino in Stratford from 13th to 16th September. You can register for this €1,500+150 event at UnibetOpen.com. £100 live satellites are running at Aspers on 12th and 13th. For a full schedule of events, visit www.londonpokerfestival.com.
About London Poker Festival (www.londonpokerfestival.com):
The London Poker Festival is one of the world’s largest schedules of poker and poker-related events. Throughout the entire month of September, poker enthusiasts from around the world can partake in almost 80 listed poker festival-calendared events, play at multiple festival venues around London, attend poker seminars, hosted parties, and special events. This September, watch the London poker scene come alive as the city plays host to the EPO, The Unibet Open, the GUKPT and the British Poker Awards and much, much more. For a full calendar of festival events visit www.LondonPokerFestival.com