02 October 2013
GRAND CONNAUGHT ROOMS HOSTS THE EUROPEAN POKER TOUR SEASON 10 LONDON FESTIVAL OVER 6,000 POKER PLAYERS EXPECTED OVER 11-DAY EVENT
The European Poker Tour (EPT) has selected the Grand Connaught Rooms, located just five minutes from Covent Garden, as the venue for this year’s London Poker Festival event which will feature a £50,000 Super High Roller event for the first time and is expected to attract over 6,000 players from around the globe.
The Grand Connaught Rooms, part of the PH Hotels group, was selected as the venue for the high profile event due to its location in the heart of London being close to Covent Garden and Leicester Square and with its close links to Heathrow airport, Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.
Last season’s London Poker Festival attracted almost 2,000 players and paid out more than £8 million in prizes. This year, the UK and Ireland Poker Tour £1,100 Main Event will kick off proceedings on October 2, while the six-day £5,250 EPT Main Event runs from October 6-12. Sergio Aido from Spain, and Dutch pro Ruben Visser, were last season’s UKIPT and EPT Main Event champions who topped fields of 1,098 and 646 players respectively to take home £144,555 and £595,000.
Murray Wilson, General Manager of the Grand Connaught Rooms, said: “We were delighted to host the London leg of the European Poker Tour and believe the Grand Hall within the Grand Connaught Rooms is ideal for one of the UK’s largest poker festivals. This is a hugely prestigious event and we have been preparing by ongoing meetings and communication to ensure everything is covered. Attention to detail is key.
“We have hosted many high profile events in recent years including Britain’s Got Talent, the Elle Style Awards, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Premier, the MOBO nominations and the FA’s 150 year anniversary celebrations, and are looking forward to welcoming the EPT players to the Grand Connaught Rooms.”
Edgar Stuchly, President of the European Poker Tour said: “The Grand Connaught Rooms is one of the most iconic venues in London, and we are looking forward to showing our players from around the world the beauty of this historic building.”
The historic Grand Connaught Rooms is located in the heart of London offering bookers a stunning venue with 40 flexible function spaces available and cutting edge technology, including ultra-fast broadband, built in AV in board rooms and a 3D venue map projected in the lobby. The venue’s flexible meeting spaces can accommodate events of all shapes and sizes from small meetings for ten people through to major conferences for up to 800 delegates.
The award winning PH Hotels group offers 23 premier hotel and conference venues across the UK, each unique in its own way but united in offering unrivalled quality, service and attention to detail.
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The full EPT London schedule is available here: http://www.europeanpokertour.com/tournaments/london/.
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