The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the number one brand in the poker market and winning a WSOP bracelet or main event is the pinnacle for most poker players around the world. The 2015 World Series of Poker Europe kick-started on the 8th of October in Berlin, Germany and will finish on the 24th of October.
The tournament is being held at the Spielbank Berlin Casino and will have a total of 10 WSOP gold bracelets up for grabs. The event is expected to draw professional poker players from all over Europe and a number of amateur poker players as well. The famous Oktoberfest, a beer drinking festival that draws thousands of tourists from all over the world was just completed and a some of these visitors could also end up at the casino.
The 2015 World Series of Poker Europe preliminary events will be live streamed on the WSOP.com website. The event will also be covered by ESPN and broadcast both in the United States and other international locations. The main event of the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe which has a €10,450 buy-in will once again be the highlight of the tournament.
There are also a number of other exciting events that will take place during the 16 day tournament. Some of these events include a Eight-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha which will take place on the 11th of October and have a buy-in for € 3,250; the High Roller No-Limit Hold’em which will take place on the 21st of October and have a buy-in for € 25,600; a Roller No-Limit Hold’em – Final Table which will take place on the 23rd of October and have a buy-in for €25,600. Those players, who would like to see a full schedule of events, can visit the WSOP website.
In a statement, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said
Germany is truly a hotbed for poker talent. As home country to our reigning Player of the Year and 2011 World Champion, we look forward to discovering new names ready to perform on poker’s biggest stage. Berlin became a logical choice city for WSOP Europe given its proximity to all of Europe, the experienced management team at Spielbank, and the gap of time since a major poker tournament has come to the city. We believe this truly will be the best organized and contested WSOP Europe ever.