European Poker Tour - Season 9
Satellite tournaments for the next EPT event are running now from €1.10 or 100 FPP - and you can win a prize package that includes Main Event buy-in, accommodation and money for expenses. To find the qualifier tournaments in the PokerStars lobby, select ‘Events’ and ‘EPT’.
European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 9
The richest poker tour in the world is back for an incredible ninth season. It’s the live tournament series that stages big-money poker events in some of Europe’s most exclusive and exciting destinations. You can win your seat by playing in online qualifier tournaments for just a few euros - which you could turn into hundreds of thousands if you run deep in a Main Event!
Season 9 has eight stops and each one is a true festival of poker, with more tournaments at more varied buy-in levels. The locations are the continent’s finest poker destinations and each festival will be unmissable. Make sure you are part of EPT 9!
EPT Season 9 Schedule
|EPT BARCELONA||19-25 August, 2012||19-25 August, 2012||SPAIN||€5,000 + 300|
|EPT SANREMO||03-11 October, 2012||05-11 October, 2012||ITALY||€5,000 + 300*|
|EPT PRAGUE||05-15 December, 2012||09-15 December, 2012||CZECH REPUBLIC||€5,000 + 300*|
|2013 PCA||05-14 January, 2013||07-13 January, 2013||BAHAMAS||$10,000 + 300*|
|EPT DEAUVILLE||30 January - 09 February, 2013||03-09 February, 2013||FRANCE||€5,000 + 300|
|EPT LONDON||05-16 March, 2013||10-16 March, 2013||UK||£5,000 + 250*|
|EPT BERLIN||17-27 April, 2013||21-27 April, 2013||GERMANY||€5,000 + 300|
|POKERSTARS AND MONTE-CARLO®CASINO EPT GRAND FINAL||06-15 May, 2013||06-12 May, 2013||MONACO||€10,000 + 600*|
*3% of the main prizepool will be held back to meet the cost of floor staff and dealers.
For more information including tournament schedules, venue, travel and accommodation details, check out the official EPT website.
How to Find EPT Satellites
Win a full prize package via PokerStars satellites and you’ll receive everything you need to play an EPT event in style, as the package includes Main Event buy-in, accommodation and cash for expenses. Seat only and Seat + Expenses packages are also available. You can locate the EPT Satellites in the PokerStars game software by following the three simple steps below.
The EPT 10 Weekly Online Satellite Schedule will be available from May 26, 2013. However, you can qualify ahead of the full schedule release via an exclusive €1 satellite.
Qualify for EPT 10 Barcelona for just €1!
The first satellite to EPT 10 Barcelona will take place at 14:15 (ET) on Wednesday, May 15. This freezeout satellite costs just €1 to enter and two full packages to the EPT 10 Barcelona Main Event are guaranteed! Each €8,300 package includes a €5,300 entry to the EPT 10 Barcelona Main Event, eight nights accommodation in the world famous Hotel Arts, plus spending money. Tournament registration opens at 08:15 (ET) on May 15.
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SEASON 9 HIGHLIGHTS
Berlin | 912 Players | €4,423,200 Prize Pool | 1st Daniel Pidun (€880,000)
With a grand total of 912 players, the Berlin Main Event was the second-biggest EPT tournament ever staged in Germany, with a huge prize pool of €4,423,200 up for grabs. Players from the home country dominated final table proceedings, and Germany also provided the last two players. It was Daniel Pidun who won the heads-up to claim the title, trophy, Slyde watch and €880,000 in cash, with Robert Haigh finishing in second place, good for €531,000.
London | 647 Players | £3,137,950 Prize Pool | 1st Ruben Visser (£595,000)
A cold London gave a warm welcome to players flocking to the EPT poker festival, with tournaments split over two venues, the Grosvenor Victoria Casino and PokerStars at the Hippodrome Casino. The Main Event played out at its spiritual home, the Vic, and 647 players registered to do battle. The event was won by Dutch pro Ruben Visser, who overcame Lithuanian Mantas Visockis in the heads-up finale when his A-Q rivered an Ace to beat Visockis’ Tens.
Prague | 864 Players | €4,190,400 Prize Pool | 1st Ramzi Jelassi (€835,000)
After 11 previous EPT Main Event cashes, Swedish player Ramzi Jelassi finally secured an EPT title when he won the Season 9 Prague event. He collected the trophy and €835,000 in first place prize money after an intense final table battle. PokerStars qualifier Sotirios Koutoupas from Greece finished in runner-up spot, good for €510,000. A total of 864 players contested the Main Event - a record for EPT Prague. Elsewhere at the festival, German pro Marvin Rettenmaier took down the High Roller for a score of €365,300.
Sanremo | 797 Players | €3,865,450 Prize Pool | 1st Ludovic Lacay (€744,910)
The beautiful seaside town of Sanremo in Italy hosted the second event of EPT 9, as a host of star players and PokerStars qualifiers gathered to do battle. In all 797 players contested the Main Event, creating a prize pool that approached €4,000,000. France claimed the victory, as Ludovic Lacay overcame Jason Lavallee from Canada in a brief heads-up battle when his full house crushed Lavallee’s flush draw. Elsewhere, reigning EPT London champion Benny Spindler won the €10k High Roller for €253,000.
Barcelona | 1,082 Players | €5,247,700 Prize Pool | 1st Mikalai Pobal (€1,007,550)
The first festival of Season 9 of the world's richest poker tour was a record breaker. In total there were 6,848 tournament entries across close to 50 events, with nearly €14 million in prize money won. The Main Event was Spain's biggest-ever poker tournament, with an incredible 1,082 players. The first prize topped €1 million and was won by Mikalai Pobal from Belarus. There were also big wins for the USA's Dan Smith in the Super High Roller, and France's Laurent Polito in the High Roller.
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