The PokerStars European Poker Tour couldn’t let its fifth season go by without adding a brand new stop on Europe’s biggest poker series.
The EPT announced today that it will host Hungary’s first-ever live poker tournament October 28-November 1 in Budapest. After finding quite a bit of interest and success in recent EPT launches in Prague and Warsaw, the EPT’s €4,350 four-day No Limit Hold’em Hungarian Open will almost certainly draw hordes of players from all over the world.
Lest you not recognize Hungary’s role in world poker, Hungary’s Denes Kalo was runner-up twice in last season’s EPTs – at EPT Baden and the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. He’s pocketed more than €1.5 million in EPT winnings.
Fellow Hungarian Valdemar Kwaysser is not content to let Kalo be his country’s only big poker star. Kwaysser won the first PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour event in San José, Costa Rica for $274,103.