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European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Returns From April 24

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The 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT returns for the first time since 2016 from April 24 and the schedule of events looks nothing short of amazing.

It was April 2016 that an EPT in Monte Carlo last took place as PokerStars dropped the EPT in favor of Championship and Festivals. PokerStars has now completed a U-turn and one of the most popular stops on the EPT returns to the fray in less than two weeks.

There are more than a dozen tournaments scheduled for EPT Monte Carlo’s return, however, a handful of them stand out from the crowd.

DatesTournamentBuy-inReentries
April 25-28EPT National€1,100Single reentry per flight
April 26-28EPT Super High Roller€100,000Single reentry
April 27-28EPT National High Roller€2,200Single reentry
April 26-29EPT Cup€330Single reentry per flight
April 28-May 4EPT Main Event€5,300Single reentry
May 2-4EPT High Roller€25,000Single reentry

Several events will feature shot clocks, including the Main Event from Day 2 onwards, while all no-limit hold’em events implement the big blind ante concept, which will increase the speed of play.

PokerStars plans to give away five PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) packages,each worth $30,000, during the EPT Monte Carlo festival, meaning five lucky winners will be heading to the Bahamas in 2019 armed with a $25,000 entry to the PSPC event, six nights accommodation at Atlantis Resort and $2,000 in food and beverage allowances.

2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT Schedule

PokerNews’ live reporting team will be on the ground in Monte Carlo with a team of writers dedicated to covering the Main Event. We will also be bringing you updates, interviews, recaps and videos from several of the other EPT Monte Carlo tournaments. The full schedule of EPT Monte Carlo events:

DateTime (CET)EventBuy-inStarting stack
April 246:00 p.m.NL Hold’em 8-Handed Shot Clock Day 1€10,30050,000
 8:00 p.m.NL Hold’em €1,100 Cash Qualifier€17015,000
April 2512:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT National Day 1a€1,10030,000
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em 8-Handed Shot Clock Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.PL Omaha€55020,000
 6:00 p.m.NL Hold’em €1,100 Cash Qualifier€17015,000
 8:00 p.m.NL Hold’em €100,000 Cash Qualifier€10,20015,000
April 2612:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT National Day 1b€1,10030,000
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em 8-Handed Shot Clock Day 3  
 12:30 p.m.EPT Super High Roller Day 1€100,000250,000
 7:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT National Day 1c€1,10030,000
 8:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT Cup Day 1a€33020,000
April 2712:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT National Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.EPT Super High Roller Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT National High Roller Day 1€2,20020,000
 6:00 p.m.NL Hold’em €5,300 Cash Qualifier€88015,000
 8:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT Cup Day 1a€33020,000
 10:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Hyper Turbo Freezeout€1,10015,000
April 2812:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT National Day 3  
 12:00 p.m.EPT Main Event Day 1a€5,30030,000
 12:30 p.m.EPT Super High Roller Final Day  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT National High Roller Day 2  
 2:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT Cup Day 1c€33020,000
 2:00 p.m.NL Hold’em €50,000 Cash Qualifier€5,20015,00
 6:00 p.m.Charity Event Unlimited €50 rebuys€1505,000
 6:00 p.m.NL Hold’em €5,300 Cash Qualifier€88015,000
 8:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT Cup Day 1d€33020,000
 10:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Hyper Turbo Freezeout€1,10015,000
April 2912:00 p.m.EPT Main Event Day 1b€5,30030,000
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em 8-Handed€50,000100,000
 1:00 p.m.NL Hold’em EPT Cup Day 2  
 4:00 p.m.PL Omaha Day 1€1,10020,000
 8:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Turbo Freezeout€2,15020,000
 10:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Hyper Turbo Freezeout€55015,000
April 3012:00 p.m.EPT Main Event Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.PL Omaha Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.PL Omaha Day 1€10,30050,000
 4:00 p.m.NL Hold’em€2,20020,000
 10:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Hyper Turbo Freezeout€55015,000
May 112:00 p.m.EPT Main Event Day 3  
 12:30 p.m.PL Omaha Day D  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em€25,000100,000
 4:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Day 1€1,10020,000
 6:00 p.m.NL Hold’em €25,000 Cash Qualifier€2,70015,000
 7:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Turbo Freezeout€33015,000
 8:00 p.m.PSPC Qualifier One $30K Package added€1,65015,000
May 212:00 p.m.EPT Main Event Day 4  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.EPT High Roller Day 1€25,00050,000
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em€22020,000
 4:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Freezeout€1,10020,000
 6:00 p.m.NL Omaha Hi/Lo€22020,000
 8:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Turbo Win the Button€33015,000
May 312:00 p.m.EPT Main Event Day 5  
 12:30 p.m.EPT High Roller Day 2  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em Final Day  
 2:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Deepstack Day 1€2,20030,000
 4:00 p.m.PL Omaha Hi/Lo Freezeout Day 1€55020,000
 6:00 p.m.NL Hold’em Win the Button Day 1€55020,000
May 412:30 p.m.EPT High Roller Final Day  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em Deepstack Final Day  
 12:30 p.m.PL Omaha Hi/Lo Freezeout Final Day  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em Win the Button Final Day  
 12:30 p.m.NL Hold’em Turbo Edition of EPT Main Event€33030,000
 1:00 p.m.EPT Main Event Final Day  
 4:00 p.m.NL Hold’em 6-Handed Turbo€3,20030,000

Past EPT Monte Carlo Events

The EPT Monte Carlo was previously the tour's Grand Final, which took place on every season from Season 1 through to Season 12 with only Season 13 seeing it omitted from the schedule. Monte Carlo has been the venue for all but one of the EPT Grand Finals with Season 7 concluding in Madrid.

Jan Bendik is, therefore, the reigning EPT Monte Carlo champion having outlasted a star-studded field of 1,098 players to get his hands on €961,800 in the process. The Slovakian was a regular feature on the EPT circuit and came close to winning an EPT Main Event in 2011 when he finished fifth in Sanremo.

Two EPT's in Monte Carlo have seen their winner walk away with more than €2 million. Glen Chorny emerged victorious in Season 4 and claimed the €2,020,000 top prize after topping a field of 842. Netherlands’ Pieter de Korver holds the record for the largest EPT Grand Final prize thanks to winning €2,300,000 in Season 5; both Chorny and de Korver won the Main Event when it had a €10,600 buy-in.

SeasonBuy-inEntriesPrize poolChampionPrize
12€5,3001,098€5,325,300Jan Bendik€961,800
11€10,600564€5,640Adrian Mateos€1,082,000
10€10,600650€6,500,000Antonio Buonanno€1,240,000
9€10,600531€5,310,000Steve O’Dwyer€1,224,000
8€10,600665€665,000Mohsin Charania€1,350,000
7€10,400686€6,860,000Ivan Freitez€1,500,000
6€10,600848€8,480,000Nicolas Chouity€1,700,000
5€10,600935€9,350,000Pieter de Korver€2,300,000
4€10,600842€8,420,000Glen Chorny€2,020,000
3€10,000706€6,636,400Gavin Griffin€1,825,010
2€10,000298€2,801,200Jeff Williams€900,000
1€10,000211€2,110,000Rob Hollink€635,000

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