The DeepStacks Poker Tour continued its international expansion this week by adding a new stop in Spain at the luxurious Casino Barcelona.
The inaugural DeepStacks Poker Tour Barcelona Challenge will be held Sept. 22 through 29, 2013. The seven-event series will culminate with a €1,500 buy-in Main Event that will be live streamed online via DeepStacks.com, DeepStacks360.com and Casino-Barcelona.com.
Among the players already committed to make the trip to Barcelona are DeepStacks Pros Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, and Tristan "Cre8ive” Wade.
As is the case with all DeepStacks Poker Tour Main Events, the winner of the DeepStacks Poker Tour Barcelona Challenge will earn a seat to the 2013 DSPT World Championship at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
"From Day 1, we targeted Casino Barcelona to be a main stop on our European tour,” said DeepStacks CEO Chris Torina. "Their experience in running major poker tournaments ensured that the DeepStacks Poker Tour would be very well represented in Spain. We couldn’t be prouder or more excited to add Casino Barcelona to our schedule.”
“Casino Barcelona is very happy to welcome this new and exciting poker festival in its installations," added Casino Barcelona Poker Development Manager Enrique Lopez. "We are very proud to have the DeepStacks Poker Tour as a European exclusivity and this reinforces us as the Spanish and European leader in poker events. This series of tournaments will be very important for Casino Barcelona and we invite you to discover as well the beautiful city of Barcelona during the best month of the year, September and during the week Barcelona celebrates a whole week of public festivities where gastronomy, culture, art, and much more will be awaiting for you.”
The DeepStacks Poker Tour will launch its second season Jan. 28 at the Isle of Pompano Casino in Pompano Park, Fla. with a $1,500 buy-in Main Event which boasts a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Then, after stops in Oregon, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the tour will make its first trip outside the U.S. to Aruba for the DeepStacks Poker Tour PPC-Aruba $200,000 Guarantee Main Event from May 2 through 9.
For a full look at the DeepStacks Poker Tour's Season 2 schedule, visit DeepStacks.com.