The news that qualification for the 2013 European Nations Cup is just weeks away will be welcomed by many who enjoyed what was a unique spectacle at County Hall back in 2011, including players and fans of the game alike.
So far they include hosts Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Macedonia and Hungary. The remaining seven spots will be filled in the coming weeks.
The three day tournament starts on 7 December at Montesino, the perfect venue for an event of its kind given its recent history of high profile competitions.
The card room has hosted the crowning of various champions over the years, most recently Morten Christensen in the first World Poker Tour event to be played on Austrian soil, and Scott Seiver, who won the Party Poker Premier League Poker V when it played out in the capital in April of this year.
The ENC Qualifiers follow them, the first major Match Poker event to be dealt there, with a place at the London finals at stake. Check back on the IFP website for more details in the coming weeks.