The first leg of Season 7 of the Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) begins on Wednesday, March 9, at Casino Gran Madrid in Spain to welcome yet another edition of the country's live poker series sponsored by PokerStars.
Built around a 16-event schedule, the first ESPT of 2016 features a five-day €1,100 Main Event with two starting flights, as well as other marquee events like a two-day €2,200 High Roller and a four-day Madrid Poker Cup with three starting flights — both of these latter events starting on March 11.
Those interested in playing the Main Event at a fraction of its official entry fee can also try to qualify through the €165 live satellite tournament running at the Casino Madrid at 20:00 on March 8 and at 17:00 on March 9.
Another good event on the schedule is the €165 Super Satellite to the ESPT High Roller running from 13:00 onwards on March 11, as this gives everyone the opportunity to compete for the biggest cash prizes on tap for a very low buy-in.
Omaha players will also get a small share of action in Madrid, as the schedule features a one-day €275 Pot-Limit Omaha Double Chance event set to begin on March 10.
Back in Season 6, the ESPT Madrid Main Event managed to attract a field of 579, generating a total prize pool of €552,000. That time, the €106,400 top cash prize went to Denmark's Nicki Vestergaard, whose victory of the event is still the first and only entry on his profile page on HendonMob.com.
2016 ESPT Madrid Schedule
|Mar. 8||20:00||2||NL - Holdem Freezeout Satellite to Main Event||€165|
|Mar. 8||22:00||3||NL - Hyper turbo||€110|
|Mar. 9||12:00||4||Estrellas Main Event - Day 1a||€1,100|
|Mar. 9||17:00||5||NL - Holdem Freezeout Satellite to Main Event Day 1b||€165|
|Mar. 9||20:00||6||NL - Holdem Turbo Win The Button||€165|
|Mar. 10||12:00||4||Estrellas Main Event - Day 1b||€1,100|
|Mar. 10||18:00||7||PLO - Double Chance||€275|
|Mar. 10||20:00||8||NL - One Rebuy/One Add-on Super Satellite to ESPT HR (Max Spend Allowed)||€165, €150 Rebuy/Add-On|
|Mar. 10||22:00||9||NL - Hyper turbo||€220|
|Mar. 11||12:00||4||Estrellas Main Event - Day 2||CLOSED|
|Mar. 11||13:00||10||NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to ESPT HR (Max Spend Allowed)||€165, €150 Rebuy/Add On|
|Mar. 11||17:00||11||NL - Holdem High Roller "8 Handed" - Day 1 (Single Reentry)||€2,200|
|Mar. 11||20:00||12||Estrellas Madrid Poker Cup - Flight 1a (One Entry Per Flight)||€330|
|Mar. 11||22:00||13||NL - Hyperturbo||€550|
|Mar. 12||12:00||4||Estrellas Main Event - Day 3||CLOSED|
|Mar. 12||13:00||11||NL - Holdem High Roller - "8 Handed" - Day 2||CLOSED|
|Mar. 12||12:00||14||NL - Holdem Six Handed Turbo||€110|
|Mar. 12||16:00||12||Estrellas Madrid Poker Cup - Flight 1b (One Entry Per Flight)||€330|
|Mar. 11||21:00||12||Estrellas Madrid Poker Cup - Turbo Flight 1c - Play down to 15% (One Entry Per Flight)||€330|
|Mar. 13||12:00||12||Madrid Poker Cup - Day 2||CLOSED|
|Mar. 13||12:00||4||Estrellas Main Event - Final Day||CLOSED|
|Mar. 13||14:00||15||NL - Holdem Turbo - Super Deepstack - EPT Edition||€165|
|Mar. 13||18:00||16||"Sunday Battle" - NL Freezeout||€80|