Officials for the Eureka Poker Tour, the partner tour for the Season 10 EPT Vienna poker festival, have got to be pleased with the turnout for their main event. The beautiful Hofburg Palace in Vienna is, by all accounts, crawling with poker enthusiasts looking to take their shot at the €1,000 + €100 buy-in Main Event.
Chris Hall over at the PokerStarsBlog writes that it the number of runners is going to land somewhere in the 1400-1500 range, making it the biggest poker tournament Eureka has ever run. A record 457 players, showed up for Day 1a (the most Eureka has ever had for a Day 1) and there looks to be almost twice that sitting down for Day 1b with time left to register (as of this writing).
Great photo of the main playing area
All of this bodes well for the outlook of the EPT Vienna Main Event which gets underway on Sunday.