Thursday, September 06, 2007

London Calling

By Pauly

In front of the Empire Casino on Wednesday

The first day of the ten day WSOP Europe will kick off at 2pm GMT at the LCI Empire Casino in Leicester Square. The WSOP Europe is a series of three tournaments (and according to commissioner Jeffrey Pollack, all three are bracelet events) which includes £2,500 HORSE, £5,000 PLO, and the £10,000 main event NL Hold'em championship. In case you were wondering, £1 = $2 US.

On Wednesday, I spotted a slew of pros such as Kirk Morrison, Hoyt Corkins, Max Pescatori, Jen Harman, Marco Traniello, Jesus, Andy Bloch, Robert Williamson III, Gobboboy, ActionJeff, and Todd Brunson. I crashed the players party at the Empire Casino as they were about to start a charity event for Ante Up for Africa. I hung out for a little bit before bailing.

Several other of the big boys are rumored to be playing in London including Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, and Phil Ivey.

I will be providing live updates over at Poker News along with Jonno, Barry Carter, Snoopy & Jen (from Blonde Poker fame), and Change100. Felipe will also be here snapping photos and Shronk has Schecky and Tiffany Michelle behind the camera doing interviews with players. So head over to Poker News for complete coverage.

Click here to view the live updates for Day 1 of £2,500 HORSE.

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