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EPT London has its first players as satellites get underway

Right now, most people concerned with the European Poker Tour have one thing on their minds: Deauville. That festival will kick off in earnest this weekend. In the meantime, however, there are some folks who have already turned their attention to EPT London, its new (old) venue, and its new springtime placement on the calendar. This week, EPT London satellites kicked off on PokerStars.com.

If you head on over to the PokerStars tournament lobby and click on EVENTS > EPT, you will see the EPT London qualifiers already rocking and rolling. In just the first day of qualifying, EPT London picked up its first five qualifiers. Included among the first qualifiers are moussy69, sadam83, eddymaksoud, Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart, and Ami "UhhMee" Barer.

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Ami "UhhMee" Barer

EPT London runs March 5-16, the first time it's ever played out during the spring. This year will also mark the festival's return to the Vic Casino.

Festival organizers have already set up some big tournaments to run alongside the main event. London players will also have a chance to play a High Roller contest and the European 8-Game Championship.

If you'd like your chance to get in on the cheap, you'll find satellites running every day for the next several weeks.

For more information on the event, visit, the EPT London homepage.

Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging

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