EUREKA POKER TOUR RETURNS TO HAMBURG
The Eureka Poker Tour makes its second stop in Germany with 11-day festival in September
ONCHAN, ISLE of MAN, July 26, 2016 – Following a successful German debut last year, the Eureka Poker Tour sponsored by PokerStars is returning to the vibrant city of Hamburg for the third stop of Season Six. The festival, which runs September 23-October 3, will consist of 14 events with buy-ins ranging from €170 to €2,200. Online qualifies launch this Sunday on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.
The festival takes place at the Casino Schenefeld in the suburbs of Hamburg with the first of three Day 1s of the headline €1,100 Main Event scheduled for September 28. There will also be two High Roller events: a €2,200 NLHE on September 27-28 and a €2,200 PLO single re-entry running October 1-2.
The €330 Hamburg Cup is returning and will run from September 29–October 3. PokerStars online qualifiers are invited to bring a guest to the Eureka Hamburg player party on October 1.
There will be a wide spread of cash games on offer throughout the festival making for another exciting and accessible stop in Germany. The full schedule can be found here: http://psta.rs/1QKWl2o
Last year’s festival drew more than 1,000 players generating total prize pools of more than €1 million. The main event had 581 entries with a total prize pool of €563,570 and was won by Tom Holke for €107,920.
The Eureka Poker Tour season concludes with its Grand Final, which will run as part of European Poker Tour Prague festivities in December.
Many of the region’s leading poker players are expected to make their presence felt at the event, including Team PokerStars Pro and recent WSOP bracelet winner George Danzer, who said, “I’m thrilled that the Eureka Poker Tour is returning to Hamburg. I didn’t get to play in last year’s event so I can’t wait to play this year. I would love to win a title on German soil.”
A full range of satellites to the €1,100 Main Event kicking off July 24 on PokerStars, listed under the ‘Live Events’ > ‘All Events’ > ‘EUROPE’ tab in the game lobby.
Home to 1.8 million people, Hamburg rose to prominence in the 1960s as a hotbed of musical talent and was instrumental in creating the first big break for The Beatles.
Considered Germany’s ‘Gateway to the World’, today the city serves as a major commercial hub and currently represents the country’s largest port, accessible by air, train, car, bus and boat. Outside the poker room, Hamburg boasts a wealth of cultural and sporting attractions, with a vast array of culinary options available across the city to satisfy all budgets.
For more information about Eureka Poker Tour please visit http://www.eurekapokertour.com/.
About the Eureka Poker Tour
The Eureka Poker Tour is a series of poker tournaments taking in some of Eastern and Central Europe’s most exciting poker destinations. Since 2010, the Eureka Poker Tour has paid out close to €50 million in tournament prize pools and hosted successful festivals across Europe.
Season Six of the tour looks to build on the success of the previous five campaigns, with major poker festivals being held in Rozvadov, Hamburg and alongside the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Prague for the Grand Final.
Image: Tom Holke, Eureka Hamburg 5 Winner