Pokerstars European Poker Tour Berlin
12/23/09 – The famous German city of Berlin joins the schedule of stops in the Pokerstars European Poker Tour for the first time next year, and it's likely to be the biggest professional poker tourney ever held in the country.
March 2nd to 7th 2010 is the date for the Berlin bash, a spokesman said this week: "We are excited to be making our first stop in the beautiful city of Berlin. We have experienced great success throughout the first half of EPT Season 6, with thousands of players competing in the initial six events."
He went on to reveal that a two story glass palace will be built especially for the PokerStars EPT in partnership with Spielbank Berlin and Pokerfloor.
Located in the centre of Berlin, on the prestigious Marlene-Dietrich-Platz at Potsdamer Platz, the venue will have an area of 2 000 m², allowing an entry field of a thousand players.
The space will be fully utilised; Pokerstars is expecting a full one thousand player entry field for the main event that will include numerous international and national top players.
Among those set to play are tennis legend and Team PokerStars SportStar Boris Becker; all of Team PokerStars Germany – including the Season 5 Germany winner Sandra Naujoks, who comes from Berlin, and Jan Heitmann from Munich who is Boris Becker's poker coach, as well as all the other guests from "TV Total PokerStars.de Nacht".
Pokerstars has guaranteed a million Euro first prize.