The European Poker Tour (EPT) is gearing up for its biggest Grand Final series ever. On Monday, the EPT announced the addition of the €1,100 Monaco Cup as part of the 50-event festival at the Season 9 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final, which runs from May 6 through 15. The new Monaco Cup event will take place from May 11 through 15 and features a €500,000 prize pool.
“This is the first time that we have included an event of this nature in the schedule for the EPT Grand Final," said Neil Johnson, head of live poker operations for PokerStars. "This event will feature three Day 1s and will give players the opportunity to re-enter on Day 1b and Day 1c. With a great structure and three different chances at the coveted first prize, everyone will get their shot at a piece of the first-ever €500,000 Monaco Cup."
News of the Monaco Cup follows EPT President Edgar Stuchly's announcement that the EPT Grand Final will also feature the largest festival of cash games in the tour’s history. The EPT will have full control of the cash games, offering a wide variety options from noon to 6 a.m. every day.
Lee Jones, head of poker communications at PokerStars, wrote about the EPT Grand Final cash games on Monday.
The EPT Grand Final series will kick off with the €10,600 EPT Grand Final Main Event, which will be covered from beginning to end by the PokerNews Live Reporting team. We'll also be providing live updates of the €25,000 High Roller and €100,000 Super High Roller. Keep it locked in to PokerNews for exclusive coverage of the European Poker Tour.