The European Poker Tour Will Celebrate Event Number 100 This Year

Posted:February 2014

The European Poker Tour, which continues to grow in size and stature, has already announced a major event and celebration for later this year. It will be the 100th EPT event and it will be the largest poker festival ever held in Europe. The event will begin Season 11 of the EPT and it will take place in Spain at the Casino Barcelona, which was the location where the EPT first began. The Barcelona Poker Festival will run from August 15-27.

The festival will also include the Estrellas Poker Tour, which will host events during the first week of competition. Last year, there were more than a thousand players entered in both the Estrellas and EPT Main Events. Large fields are certainly anticipated for both events again in 2014. The winner of the EPT Barcelona event in 2013 was Tom Middleton, who collected nearly €1,000,000. For this year's event, the European Poker Tour has already announced that they will be adding 20 extra tables to the tournament, which will result in a lot more players and a lot more money in the prize pool.

Before Season 11 begins next summer in Barcelona, there are still many important EPT events to be played in Season 10. Major tour stops still to come during the current season include Deauville as well as Vienna and Sanremo. The Grand Final of EPT Season 10 will be played in Monte Carlo. That event will run from April 23-May 3. It is anticipated that the winner of the Main Event will collect well over €1,000,000. The buy-in to this event, which will be played at the world famous Monte Carlo Casino, is €10,600.

All of the European Poker Tour events this year and in Season 11 are co-sponsored by PokerStars, who offer qualifying for each Main Event of the tour. However, if you attend these EPT festivals, there are many more events you can play in at each stop. Each EPT festival offers many different buy-ins and formats, usually including at least one High Roller event. If you haven't been able to qualify for the Main Event in a satellite, the EPT offers a live satellite for the tournament a day or two before it begins.

In the upcoming Poker festival in Barcelona, you will also be able to play in a satellite for the Estrellas Poker tour Main Event.


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