Start packing your suitcases poker fans, because the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is back!
Almost two years after the last live EPT took place, the festival returns to Prague December 8-19 at the Hilton Hotel Prague. The full schedule is yet to be released, but a €1,100 EPT National, €5,300 EPT Main Event and €10,300 EPT High Roller have all been confirmed.
“We’re so excited to welcome our community back to our live poker felt with one of our most famous and well-loved poker tours,” said Severin Rasset, Managing Director of Poker at PokerStars. “It’s been such a long time coming and we’ve been working tirelessly and monitoring the situation carefully so that no stone is unturned for a safe return to live events and a great experience for our players.
“The health and safety of players and staff is of paramount importance and we have a number of measures in place to ensure everyone attending feels comfortable and confident.”
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Masks, Vaccinations and Negative Tests
Although the event is not set to take place for another couple of months, PokerStars have confirmed that several Covid-19 safety measures will be in place for EPT Prague.
Players and spectators must wear a face mask when entering the casino. They must also have their temperature scanned and show proof of vaccination or of a negative test.
Enhanced cleaning will also take place, with social distancing measures, personal protection equipment, and sanitization stations situated around the casino.
EPT Prague History
EPT Prague has a rich and storied history dating back to December 2007. Since then, the festival has grown to be one of the most popular stops on the European Poker Tour.
|Date||Event||Entrants||Main Event Winner||Country||Prize|
|Dec-07||EPT Prague||555||Arnaud Mattern||France||€708,400|
|Dec-08||EPT Prague||570||Salvatore Bonavena||Italy||€774,000|
|Dec-09||EPT Prague||506||Jan Skampa||Czech Republic||€682,000|
|Dec-10||EPT Prague||563||Roberto Romanello||United Kingdom||€640,000|
|Dec-11||EPT Prague||722||Martin Finger||Germany||€720,000|
|Dec-12||EPT Prague||864||Ramzi Jelassi||Sweden||€835,000|
|Dec-13||EPT Prague||1,037||Julian Track||Germany||€725,700|
|Dec-14||EPT Prague||1,107||Stephen Graner||United States||€969,000|
|Dec-15||EPT Prague||1,044||Hossein Ensan||Iran||€754,510|
|Dec-16||EPT Prague||1,192||Jasper Meijer van Putten||Netherlands||€699,300|
|Dec-18||EPT Prague||1,174||Paul Michaelis||Germany||€840,000|
|Dec-19||EPT Prague||1,154||Mikalai Pobal||Belarus||€1,005,600|