For the very first time, the European Poker Tour (EPT) will include the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event final table as part of its webcast schedule. The EPTLive Vienna webcast will pick up the “as live” action (with a one-hour security delay) from the €1,100 Eureka Main Event final table from 13:00 CET on March 23, 2014.
“The EPT has been televised since the very first event back in Barcelona in 2004, but we were always keen to broadcast live action from the tables the same way you get at any big sporting event," said Vadim Soloveitchik, Director of Marketing at PokerStars. "It’s great to see so many new viewers discovering the live webcasts and joining the conversation through our Twitter and Facebook pages, and we’re excited to welcome Eureka fans to the webcast at the Vienna event."
EPTLive first appeared at the EPT3 German Open final table in Dortmund where Norwegian player Andreas Hoivold defeated French pro Nicholas Levi in heads-up play. Now, seven seasons later, EPTLive allows viewers to see the cards and numerous languages. In Vienna, the Eureka Poker Tour, which has welcomed over 15,500 players and paid out more than €7.9 million in prize pools since its first season, will offer viewers four languages — English, German, Russian and French.
“The Eureka Poker Tour has seen enormous growth since the very first event in Prague in March 2011, and we are very pleased to kick off Season 4 in partnership with the EPT,” said Director of Live Events and EPT President Edgar Stuchly. “To have the EPTLive webcast feature the Eureka Main Event final table is a huge privilege, and we are looking forward to showing the international poker community the enormous talent among the players in the region.”
The regional Eureka Poker Tour will kick off proceedings on March 19, with the EPT taking the baton from March 23-29 to create an amazing 11 days of world-class poker action. This marks the first time the EPT has visited the Austrian capital since Season 7. The EPT Vienna will feature a 40-event tournament schedule that will include more innovative and fun game variants than any other festival so far in Season 10.
The event will take place at the former Imperial residence — the stunning Hofburg Palace — which is Vienna’s architectural masterpiece and Austria’s most popular tourist attraction.
EPT Vienna satellites are running daily from as little as €1.10 or 50 FPPs. To view details on qualifier tournaments, click here. As always, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to bring you updates from the €5,300 Main Event and the €10,300 High Roller.
*Lead photo courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.