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On Wednesday, World Series of Poker (WSOP) officials released a media guide containing the details of the upcoming festivities in Las Vegas. Included in it was the rundown of the 2010 WSOP Europe.

Five events are on tap this time around, one more than in 2009. The WSOP Europe schedule will once again play out at the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square in London and kick off on September 14th. Fourteen days later, a champion of the £10,350 buy-in WSOP Europe Main Event will be crowned. Last year featured the first ever running of the Caesars Cup, which pitted Team Americas, led by Daniel Negreanu, against Team Europe, headed by new Full Tilt Poker pro Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad. Team Europe won a decisive four matches out of five.

The kickoff tournament of the 2010 WSOP Europe schedule is a £2,650 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event. The three-day tournament kicks off on September 14th and plays out its final table on September 16th. This is a brand new event to the WSOP Europe schedule.

The second event that will take place in London is a £5,250 Pot Limit Omaha contest. The tournament gets underway on September 16th and crowns a winner two days later. Last year’s WSOP Europe festivities began with a £1,075 No Limit Hold’em tournament, which is the third event on the docket this year. The tournament features three starting days, the first of which comes on September 17th. On September 21st, a champion of the least expensive contest on the slate will be determined.

The first ever WSOP Europe No Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up tournament (#4) boasts a buy-in equal to that of the Main Event and gets underway on September 21st. The three-day event plays down to a winner on September 23rd and the top names in all of Europe are expected to turn out. The High Roller event marks the first time that a WSOP Europe preliminary tournament’s buy-in has ever matched that of the Main Event.

The 2010 WSOP Europe Main Event is the fifth and final tournament on the docket this year and begins on September 23rd with the first of two starting days. Here’s a look at the complete 2010 WSOP Europe schedule. All times are local:

Tuesday, September 14th
12:00pm: £2,500 + £150 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em – Day 1

Wednesday, September 15th
2:00pm: £2,500 + £150 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em – Day 2

Thursday, September 16th
2:00pm: £2,500 + £150 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em – Final Table
5:00pm: £5,000 + £250 Pot Limit Omaha – Day 1

Friday, September 17th
12:00pm: £1,000 + £75 No Limit Hold’em – Day 1A
3:00pm: £5,000 + £250 Pot Limit Omaha – Day 2

Saturday, September 18th
12:00pm: £1,000 + £75 No Limit Hold’em – Day 1B
3:00pm: £5,000 + £250 Pot Limit Omaha – Final Table

Sunday, September 19th
12:00pm: £1,000 + £75 No Limit Hold’em – Day 1C

Monday, September 20th
2:00pm: £1,000 + £75 No Limit Hold’em – Day 2

Tuesday, September 21st
2:00pm: £1,000 + £75 No Limit Hold’em – Final Table
5:00pm: £10,000 + £350 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up – Day 1

Wednesday, September 22nd
3:00pm: £10,000 + £350 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up – Day 2

Thursday, September 23rd
12:00pm: WSOP Europe Main Event – Day 1A
3:00pm: £10,000 + £350 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up Final Four

Friday, September 24th
12:00pm: WSOP Europe Main Event – Day 1B

Saturday, September 25th
12:00pm: WSOP Europe Main Event – Day 2

Sunday, September 26th
12:00pm: WSOP Europe Main Event – Day 3

Monday, September 27th
12:00pm: WSOP Europe Main Event – Day 4

Tuesday, September 28th
12:00pm: WSOP Europe Main Event – Final Table

Last year, Barry Shulman took down the WSOP Europe Main Event to the tune of £801,000. A field of 334 turned out and the final table also included Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Chris Bjorin, and WSOP November Niners Antoine Saout and James Akenhead.

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