Dave Woods, Poker Player Editor introduces you to the new bumper issue of Poker Player for December 2016 which you can read for FREE by clicking here…
“This magazine launched all the way back in 2005 and by that time the European Poker Tour was already one year old. The brainchild of John Duthie, the EPT was launched at the right time and, in PokerStars, had the backer to ensure it went the distance. But there’s more to the EPT than that. As it grew over the years it created a unique identity, helped massively by the ground- breaking live coverage from Stapes and Hartigan, and it deserved to be recognised as the biggest and most important poker tour in the world. Duthie might have set it up as Europe’s answer to the World Poker Tour, but he would never have expected to eclipse that TV behemoth. That the EPT did is testament to a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck. The same qualities you need to win one of the trophies, ironically.”
“Prague provided a fitting epitaph this month. The colourful Leon Tsoukernik, owner of the Kings Casino in Rozvadov, won the €50k Super High Roller, Isaac Haxton won the €25k Single Day High Roller and man-of-the-year William Kassouf, fittingly, won the very last EPT trophy of all time in the €10k High Roller. The hall was empty when he posed for his winner’s photo, but the smile on his face was huge. It’s been one hell of a year for him. Meanwhile, the EPT is set to go global with PokerStars new Championship and Festival events. It might be sad to lose the EPT but it had, as people say, a glorious innings”
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