It was just a month ago that the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas wound up. Yet, there is non-stop action for the poker community as season 10 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour is currently underway in Barcelona, Spain.
The EPT is another extremely popular poker tournament and players from all across the world fly into to take part. Edgar Stuchly, President of the EPT is responsible for planning, promoting ensuring that the tournament is a great success for both players and fans. Stuchly is veteran in the poker industry, having held the Head of Poker at Casinos Austria in the past.
The EPT is entering its 10th Season and has experienced a lot of success so far. Speaking about why the EPT has done so well in the recent past, Stuchly said
We have a great partnership with PokerStars, offering players a variety of opportunities to join us via the online qualifiers. We have some great staff that are committed to creating world class poker events and are passionate about what they do. We have great poker, a great player experience, top destinations and venues, and we are constantly looking to innovate. For us, staying the same is not an option. The EPT evolves with the players, and we have always listened to player feedback. For us, the player always has, and always will, come first
Stuchly has over two decades of experience in the poker industry and has received the prestigious ‘Poker Staff Person of the Year’ Award in 2009 which was recognition for his contribution to live poker online in Europe. He has been credited for being one of the key members responsible for transforming the EPT from a tournament to a festival.
Season 10 of the EPT will have a number of changes that will look to enhance and add even more excitement to the tournament. Stuchly speaking about Season 10 said
We want to make the whole season special, so we have a vast amount of improvements planned for Season 10 which will improve the player experience right through from qualification to the event. For example, we are increasing the range and availability of online qualifiers, with over 20 direct EPT satellites running every week, which will include new formats and a wide range of buy-ins and package types. There will also be increased guarantees on satellites running on the last Sunday of the qualification period for each event, with 10 seats guaranteed to most events