The European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague is the final edition of the tournament in its existing format as PokerStars moves to introduce the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival.
EPT Prague is scheduled to take place between Dec.8 and Dec 19, 2016. Prague has been a popular stop for the EPT ever since it was introduced as a part of an expansion program in 2007.
The final EPT event will be held at Casino Atrium Prague and the festival has a whole lot of exciting events on offer with the spotlight being on the €5,300 Main Event. The 10-day event will start on Dec 8 with a €10,300 preliminary event.
The Main Event will be held between Dec 13 and 19 and is expected to draw huge number of entries from both top poker professional players and recreational players.
Several online qualifiers are ongoing for players to try their hand at winning an entry ticket for PokerStars’ full packages.
In the last three years, the main event has drawn more than 1,000 entries, which is a clear sign of the popularity of the EPT Prague event. The highest number of recorded registrations at the EPT Prague event was in 2014 when the number of entries hit 1,107. This Main Event in 2014 was won by U.S poker player Stephen Graner who won €969,000. Some of the earlier EPT Prague winners include Julian Track in 2013, Martin Finger in 2011 and Roberto Romanello in 2010.
This year’s defending champion is Hossein Ensan of Iran, who grabbed the top spot in 2015, taking home €754,510. Another popular event which is likely to see heavy participation is the €1,100 Eureka Main Event. Last year this event alone saw 1,900 entries and handed out a first prize of €311,000. Online qualifiers for this event as well is ongoing on PokerStars’ sites The festival will see several high stakes events: the €50,000 Super High Roller starting Dec. 11, the €2,200 Eureka High Roller to be held between Dec. 12-13, the €25,500 Single-Day High Roller on Dec. 14, and finally the €10,300 High Roller between Dec. 17-19.
In addition these exciting events, numerous side events, satellites and turbos will be on schedule. For those keen on low budget plays, the tournament will have the €200 + €20 PokerStars Open held from Dec. 17 to 19. The tournament will also be hosting 24-hour cash games with buy-ins ranging from a low $2/$2 (USD equivalent) to $40/$80.
Registration is currently live on PokerStars’ various sites with onsite registration also available at the venue during the festival. Payouts there will be limited to double the amount of the buy-in, with rest being credited into players’ PokerStars accounts.