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EPT Moscow Moved to Kiev E-mail
EPT Moscow has been cancelled, but PokerStars is replacing the event with a new stop in Kiev, Ukraine. The Moscow leg of the European Poker Tour was put in jeopardy when the Russian Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism passed an order this month removing poker's status as a sport, effectively banishing the game to the country's four newly designated gambling zones, all outside the Russian capital.

In its place, the EPT will open season six in Kiev, Ukraine August 18-23 with the "EPT Kiev Sports Poker Championship" featuring a €5,000 Main Event. The Kiev Sports Palace will play host to the event in the Ukrainian capital.