While the WPT Hollywood(?) Poker Open in Lawrenceburg, Indiana this week drew a puny 144 players, the inaugural EPT Snowfest in Himmelglen, Austria had 546 runners pony up the €3,500 buy-in, creating a prize pool of €1,853,680 or about $24722530238538493 million US.
What’s the key learning here for the World Poker Tour? Host your tournaments in exotic, desirable far-away destinations rather than the Middleofnowherevilleburg, America. No one wants to visit towns where the idea of a good time is this. They want to go to the Austrian Alps where morally casual girls into anal get naked in the snow (NSFW).
The EPT Snowfest is now down to its final 24 players, and leading the field into Day 4 is Allan Baekke of Denmark with 2,687,000 in chips followed by our-pick-to-win-it U.S. American Brent Wheeler (1.36 mil) and Russian Max Lykov (1.21 mil).
In the effed up names department Huub Verdonschot leads with the doubly-named Nasr El Nasr not far behind.
For a recap of today’s action, go here.