The first World Poker Tour occasion on European soil for the reason that pandemic started has simply concluded in Sochi.
While the bricks and mortar sport has been working in some type for some time Stateside, European stay poker has principally been a sufferer of the worldwide lockdowns.
One exception has been Sochi, which has hosted a number of tournaments just lately together with the primary World Poker Tour in Europe in over a 12 months (after internet hosting their first American occasion in January).
WPT Russia had a ₽245,000 (~$3,300) Main Event which attracted 162 entries and 89 re-entries.
It additionally boasted one of many youngest winners ever to elevate a WPT title, as 19-year-old Maksim Sekretarev took it down for ₽11,996,601 ($161,982).
Sochi will proceed to be one of many solely main stay poker locations in Europe for some time but. Later on this month it can play host to EPT Sochi, which will get underway on March 19. Although PokerStars are likely to carry a number of on-line qualifiers, for essentially the most half these occasions will solely actually entice Russian nationals.
When will the remainder of Europe begin seeing common stay match motion? It seems to be like we’re a means off but, no different operators look keen to decide to an occasion but and final week Unibet introduced they’d not host any Unibet Open occasions this 12 months.
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