European Masters of Poker

European Masters of Poker

January 10, 2011 04:50 ET

European Masters of Poker Season III Announced; Qualify for Gran Canaria Main Event Now!

First Of Six EMOP Festivals In Season III Hits Canary Islands This Month With Improved Main Event Structure; Qualify Now From Just EUR2

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2011) -

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The European Masters of Poker today announces details of season III of the popular pan-European tour. In 2011 EMOP will take in six cities across the continent including a new stop in Dublin, Ireland.

The preliminary schedule is:

January 20 to 23 — Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
March 23 to 26 — Lisbon, Portugal
June 2 to 5 — Tallinn, Estonia
July 28 to 31 — Dublin, Ireland
September TBC — Malta
November TBC — Barcelona, Spain

More details on dates and venues will be made available over the coming weeks.

Christer Larsson, product director at Entraction, said, "We're thrilled to return for season III of the European Masters of Poker. In a short period of time it has become a highly respected and popular tour on the busy European circuit and we are very proud of that.

"The numbers are growing steadily, offering bigger prize pools, and we seek out the best locations to offer a world class poker experience to the masses. Feel free to join us in 2011, you won't be disappointed."

Qualification is now underway for the €1,000 + €100 main event on stop one of the tour taking place at Casino Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands from January 20 to 23, 2011.

Players can qualify for EMOP Gran Canaria through regularly scheduled satellites and feeders on all poker sites on the Entraction network including premium partners 24hPoker.com, C4A.com, NoIQPoker.com, Pokerihuone.com, and Pokerdassi.com for as little as €2 or 200 VIP points.

There are at least 24 daily satellites feeding into the main weekly qualifiers which take place:

Each Tuesday at 20:40 CET - £100 buy in, 4 packages worth €2,000 each guaranteed

Each Thursday at 20:40 CET - £100 buy in, 4 packages worth €2,000 each guaranteed

Each Sunday at 20:40 CET - £200 buy in, 6 packages worth €2,000 each guaranteed

Poker players at season III EMOP main events will also be treated to an improved tournament structure which will see some new levels introduced such as 150-300 with a 25 ante and 1200-2400 with a 300 ante.

Finally the distribution of points for the EMOP Leaderboard has been improved and EMOP Online will now run every month throughout season III.

About European Masters of Poker

EMOP is a live poker tournament series running in Europe. EMOP gives the recreational player opportunity to play big international poker tournaments with affordable buy-in. EMOP chooses to cooperate with the best casinos in Europe to give the participants an unforgettable experience. Partners in the Entraction poker network will send at least 200 qualifiers to each event.

The European Masters of Poker gives the gaming operator a unique possibility to create ambassadors for and loyalty to their brand. EMOP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Entraction Group. Please visit www.europeanmastersofpoker.com for more information.

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