EPT: Pokerstars European Poker Tournament – Season 7
Posted on August 11, 2010 by John Trevors for Luckyroom.com
The World Series of Poker is over but the poker action is non stop. The European scene is preparing for the seventh event of the European Poker Tour, which undoubtedly has become the most successful tournament series in the world , right after the WSOP. The very first event of the European Poker Tour starts today the 11th of August and the tour begins its European journey from a new destination as Tallinn (the capital of Estonia) was included for the first time. Tallinn is located on the south side of the Gulf of Finland and the officials are ready to host the first event and to welcome the thousands of players and poker fans that have an excellent opportunity to combine holidays with poker games.
This year the EPT will make 13 stops with a few alterations comparing to last year’s stops. Kiev is no longer on scheduled as it proved to be a non popular destination for poker players and as stated above Tallinn was the city that replaced it. The Portuguese event at Villamoura changed date from mid-November to late August and it is the second stop of the tour. The move is expected to significantly increase the number of attendance – similar to Tallinn participants which will have the opportunity to combine their visit with summer holidays as well.
The date change of Villamoura has led Barcelona ‘s enebt to fill the gap in November. The buy-in for the event, however, is now set at € 5,000. London is the third stop in late September while Warsaw is the second stop that will be absent from this year EPT events. Beautiful Vienna, is the replacement which will make its debut and the officials hope for a long term participation to the EPT schedule. Of course the popular Snowfest event is still in place making Austria the only country with two EPT stops.
Monte Carlo most probably will NOT host the €10,000 Buy-in Grand Final and the officials are considering other destinations while rumors indicate Cannes, Rome or even the distant Iceland as potential destinations. However, nothing has been announced yet
See below the program ‘s seventh season of the EPT:
|EPT Tallinn||August 11-16||Swissotel Tallinn||€4,000 + 250***|
|EPT Vilamoura||August 28-September 2||Casino Vilamoura||€5,000 + 300*|
|EPT London||September 29-October 4||Hilton Metropole||£5,000 + 250*|
|EPT Vienna||October 26-31||Kursalon||€5,000 + 300|
|EPT Barcelona||November 22-27||Casino Barcelona||€5,000 + 300|
|EPT Prague||December 13-18||Hilton||€5,000 + 350*|
|PCA||January 8-14, 2011||Atlantis||$10,000 + 300*|
|EPT Deauville||January 25-31, 2011||Deauville International Centre||€5,000 + 300**|
|EPT Copenhagen||February 21-26, 2011||Casino Copenhagen||DKK 35,000 + 2,250**|
|EPT Snowfest||March 20-25, 2011||Alpine Palace||€3,500 + 250*|
|EPT Berlin||April 5-10, 2011||Spielbank Berlin am Postdamer Platz||€5,000 + 300|
|EPT San Remo||TBC||TBC||€5,000 + 300*|
|TBC||TBC||TBC||€10,000 + 600|
*3% of the main prize pool will be withheld to cover the cost of dealers and floor staff.
**4% deducted from prize pool to pay local and government taxes.
***5% deducted from prize pool to pay local and government taxes.
During the past six seasons, the EPT welcomed players from nearly 100 countries and rewarded the players with more than €180 million in cash prizes! It continues to develop slowly but steadily and has already been established as the second important poker tournament right after WSOP.
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