The European Poker Tour Sanremo festival has announced a date change and will now take place April 10-20, 2014. This is a slight bump back as the original dates were scheduled for April 6-16. The flagship tournament of the series, the €5,300 Main Event, will now take place April 14-20.
The move now puts the EPT Sanremo festival even closer to the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final that will take place in Monaco April 23-May 3. This means that players can travel from one festival to the other with minimum downtime and enjoy a solid three weeks of poker along the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Monte Carlo, Monaco, where the EPT Grand Final will take place, is located approximately 30 miles from Sanremo, making for a very convenient, quick trip for players.
Additionally, the European Poker Tour will be joining forces with the Italian Poker Tour for the Sanremo event to create an even larger festival of poker. The event will now follow a similar 11-day format as other EPT events Barcelona, London, Prague, and Deauville.
Last season, Ludovic Lacay won the EPT Sanremo Main Event for €744,910 after defeating a field of 797 players. Each year, this event proves to be one of the largest in the world, and it is surely one that any poker player won't want to miss.
For more information, please visit the PokerStars EPT website.
The next stop on Season 10 of the EPT will be in Prague with the festival running Dec. 8-18. PokerNews will be live from the tournament floor with coverage starting Thursday, Dec. 12 of the €5,300 Main Event. We’ll also be on hand to cover the €10,300 High Roller event beginning Dec. 16.