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DeepStacks to go International

The DeepStacks Poker Tour has released the schedule for its first ever tournaments outside of US soil, which are to be held in Panama City, Panama, and Barcelona, Spain.

The DeepStacks Barcelona Challenge will take place between September 23 and 29 at the city’s Casino Barcelona. It is set to feature a number of poker tournaments, including a €330 NLH turbo event, a €430 NLH turbo bounty event, a €550 NLH event, a €3,000 High Roller, and the €1,500 Main Event.

Casino Barcelona Poker Development Manager Enrique Lopez expressed his happiness at the fact his casino will be hosting one of the two international DeepStacks events. Mr Lopez said September’s event would help put Barcelona at the forefront of high level professional poker.

“Casino Barcelona is very happy to welcome this new and exciting poker festival in its installations,” he said. “We are very proud to have the DeepStacks Poker Tour as a European exclusivity and this reinforces us as the Spanish and European leader in poker events.”

“This series of tournaments will be very important for Casino Barcelona and during the week Barcelona celebrates a whole week of public festivities where gastronomy, culture, art, and much more will be awaiting for you.”

Three-time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi is a veteran of DeepStacks’ events, having participated in a number of their tournaments over the years. It is understood that Mizrachi will also be hosting and participating in the Barcelona Challenger Main Event.

Another poker pro who will also be on hand at the DeepStacks Barcelona event is four time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner Mike Matusow. One time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner Tristan Wade is also set to participate in the Barcelona Main Event.

DeepStacks is also set to host the Veneto Poker Carnivale at Panama City’s Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and Casino between November 6 and 11. That event is set to feature a $1,250 Main Event which will have a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000 as well as a number of other poker tournaments.

Along with a generous cash win, the winners of both Main Events are set to also win seats into the $2500 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed, nationally-televised DSPT World Championship. The World Championship is also set to be held in November at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

The upcoming DeepStacks events on ‘international’ soil helps strengthen its reputation as a top calibre professional poker event. Its decision to go global will help put it on par with other poker tours which are held in a number of countries.

A total of five DeepStacks Poker Tour tournaments have been completed this year, with a further four to be held. Besides the aforementioned events in Barcelona, Connecticut and Panama City, the Oregon State Poker Championships will also be held in Lincoln City between October 27 and November 4.

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