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PokerStars EPT Prague to Close Out Tour's History

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  • The European Poker Tour closes its books with EPT Prague kicking off Dec. 8.

A chapter in poker history is set to close and a new one will begin with the closure of the PokerStars European Poker Tour and the advent of the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events. However, before that can happen, the EPT will go out with a bang with EPT Prague, the final event in one of poker's most beloved tours.

Prague has been a mainstay on the EPT for years, so it's perhaps fitting the final EPT event will be there. EPT Prague was added to the schedule way back in 2007 when the EPT expanded to 11 events and it's stayed on the schedule ever since with this year being the 10th stop in the Czech capital of over 1.2 million.

This year's EPT Prague schedule kicks off Dec. 8 with a €10,300 preliminary event. Then it really gets going with the €50,000 Super High Roller starting Dec. 11. The €5,300 Main Event runs Dec. 13-19. Here's a look at the major events on the schedule:

Dec. 8-10€10,300 NLHE
Dec. 9-13€1,100 Eureka Main Event
Dec. 11-13€50,000 Super High Roller
Dec. 12-13€2,200 Eureka High Roller
Dec. 13-19€5,300 EPT Main Event
Dec. 14€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
Dec. 17-19€10,300 High Roller

As one can see, there's plenty of action in store for the deep-pocketed among the poker community. However, the €1,100 Eureka Main Event will be a huge tournament for those looking to spend a little less — last year, the event drew nearly 1,900 entries and awarded a first-place prize of €311,000.

The Main Event field should also be a big one. Chock-full of online qualifiers, experienced high-stakes pros and recreational players, the event drew over 1,000 runners each of the past three years, peaking with a record 1,107 in 2014. That event was won by American Stephen Graner for €969,000. Other past winners of EPT Prague include Roberto Romanello (2010), Martin Finger (2011) and Julian Track (2013). The defending champ this year is Hossein Ensan of Iran, who took the lion's share of a chop last year, banking €754,510.

In addition to the above schedule, there will also be a laundry list of side events, turbos, and satellites. PokerStars also promises cash games ranging from rough USD equivalents of $2/$2 to $40/$80.

As usual, PokerNews will be on hand for live coverage of all of the major events at PokerStars EPT Prague, starting with the €50,000 Super High Roller on December 11. Here is the landing page for all of your EPT Prague live reporting needs.

For any and all information about EPT Prague, including hotels, flights, a full schedule and payment information, PokerStars has it covered right here.

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