2012 WSOP Europe Schedule Released

Cannes by Guy Lebègue
2012 marks the sixth World Series of Poker Europe, the second in Cannes.

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe schedule has been released, mapping out seven gold bracelet events and a return to the French Riviera.

The European leg of the world’s biggest poker tournament series will play out over two weeks at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière in Cannes, starting September 21.

Due to French gaming law only Hold’em and Omaha tournaments are allowed, which means this year’s slate of events will look a lot like the WSOPE’s first visit to Cannes one year ago.

A €10,000 main event headlines a list that includes a Shootout, full-ring and six-max PLO events and the same Mixed Max event we saw in 2011.

Kicking things off is a €2,500 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em event that’s scheduled for three days.

One big difference for 2012 is that the entire series has been moved up more than two weeks.

“We can’t wait to return to the Cote D’Azur in 2012,” said WSOP vice president Ty Stewart. “We have moved up the schedule a couple of weeks to take better advantage of the great weather and all Cannes has to offer.

“Ask anyone who attended last year. This tournament is now a certified major championship and the experience is second to none,” he said. 

Expectations High for 2012 Attendance

Last year the WSOPE main event crushed the previous attendance record of 362 that was set in 2007 and tied in 2008.

In total 592 players entered in 2011, and the WSOP is expecting even more for 2012.

“The media is already speculating on 1,000 players for the Main Event and we will be ready for them,” said Stewart.

American Elio Fox won the 2011 main event and collected €1.4 million.

Click here for the feature story we did on Elio Fox's WSOPE win.

Here is the 2012 WSOP Europe schedule in its entirety:

  • September 21 - €2,500 + €200 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em (3 Day Event)
  • September 22 - €1,000 + €100 No-Limit Hold’em (5 Day Event)
  • September 24 - €5,000 + €300 Pot-Limit Omaha (3 Day Event)
  • September 25 - €3,000 + €250 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (3 Day Event)
  • September 26 - €10,000 + €450 Mixed-Max (4 Day Event)
  • September 27 - €1,500 + €150 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (3 Day Event)
  • September 29 - €10,000 + €450 Main Event (5 Day Event)
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