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2012 London Poker Festival Kicks Off

September promises to be an exciting month for poker players in the United Kingdom as a full month of live poker action is now underway at the 2012 London Poker Festival.

Events are scheduled for eight of the best poker rooms found in London, including the Fox Poker Club, Grosvenor Victoria Casino, the Casino at the Empire, Aspers Casino and Genting Casino. Buy-ins for the tournaments have been set in such a way as to allow for the complete gamut of player bankrolls to participate. In addition to 30 days of poker action, there are other entertainment choices for players including stand-up comedy and several parties.

Some of the featured tournaments this month are the £1500 Main Event of the Unibet Open set for Sept. 13-17 at Aspers Casino. A day later, players are expected to flock to the English Poker Open Sept. 18 at the Fox Poker Club for a £2000 buy-in tourney. Another highlight of the festival will be the £1000 buy-in event running Sept. 20-23 at “The Vic.”

For those with a more limited bankroll, buy-ins for as low as £20 can be found, as well as a multitude of satellites to the big events. A total of £1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money is up for grabs for the duration of the festival. This year’s festivities will include the British Poker Awards aboard the H.M.S. President on Sept. 17. Tickets for the third annual showcase of the finest in Brit poker are available for £20 and may allow you to rub elbows with the likes of Chris Moorman, Liv Boeree and Sam Trickett.

The entire month looks to offer excellent value in poker action and entertainment for those visiting London this September.



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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.