December 30, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — The Swedish Entraction poker network has launched a new €100,000 main prize live tournament branded the European Masters of Poker in conjunction with some of the most exclusive land-based casinos in Europe.
The tournament will consist of a series of five live poker tournaments starting at the Olympic Casino in Tallinn, Estonia, from February 20 to 22, 2009 while the final is scheduled for September at the Casino Di Venezia in Malta. Players will be able to buy-in for €1100 or win seat packages online for as little as two Euros at skins on the Entraction poker network.
"The tournaments target all kinds of poker players with a relatively low buy-in that allows non-professional players to compete for the title of European Master of Poker," a spokesman for the Solna-based online poker firm announced.
"Despite the large selection of poker tournaments in Europe, only a few players are able to compete when the buy-in costs thousands of Euros. European Masters of Poker breaks this trend and targets the larger and more important segment of non-professional players who want to spend time with other poker players and compete for a first prize of up to €100,000," he added.
The five separate tournaments are owned by Entraction's Maltese subsidiary TNPT Limited, directed by Teresa Nousiainen from Pokerielamys Limited and set to be organized by local licensed casinos in Estonia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Cyprus and Malta.
"European Masters of Poker is a great way for partners in the Entraction poker network to both attract new players and strengthen the relationship with their existing players," said Daniel Eskola, Acting Product Manager for Entraction. "The only way to guarantee a seat at the tournament is to play at a partner site in the Entraction poker network."

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