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Forty-Two Events Scheduled at EPT Prague; PokerNews Will Be There


One of the most eagerly anticipated stops on the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is the one taking place in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic — and it easy to see why.

Prague is picturesque throughout the year but especially so in the winter months.

Throw into the mix a 42-event schedule and an amazing nightlife and you have the recipe for a fantastic Christmas poker festival.

PokerNews' Live reporting team, video team and a feature writer are jetting off to the Hilton Prague Hotel to bring you live and exclusive coverage of seven of the biggest EPT Prague tournaments.

You'll know how your favorite stars progress in all the top events along with being able to feast your eyes on some candid interviews and features throughout the festival.

EPT Prague Events Covered by PokerNews

  • €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em 8-handed: Dec. 6-7
  • €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em EPT National: Dec. 7-11
  • €50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller: Dec. 9-11
  • €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em EPT National High Roller: Dec. 10-11
  • €5,300 No-Limit Hold'em EPT Prague Main Event: Dec. 11-17
  • €25,000-No Limit Hold'em Single Day: Dec. 12
  • €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em EPT Prague High Roller: Dec. 15-17

All these events were nothing short of huge last year so you are in for a treat if you follow our coverage.

Read also: PokerStars EPT Prague 2019 Schedule

In 2018, the €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed event was won by Akin Tuna for €125,330, while the €1,100 EPT National attracted 2,486 players who were outlasted by Israel's Boris Mondrus who secured a €382,750 payday.

Austrian superstar Matthias Eibinger took down the €50,000 Super High Roller, coming out on top of a field of 40 to bank a cool €653,000.

The €2,200 EPT National High Roller was also impressive with 954 players creating a €1,850,760 prize pool.

Latvia's Yaniv Peretz emerged victoriously and walked away with the €340,700 first-place prize.

Thomas Boivin defeated Steve O'Dwyer heads-up in the first €25,000 Single Day to scoop €375,520 while Danish pro Henrik Hecklen sent Ole Schemion to the rail in second place in the €10,300 EPT Prague High Roller and padded his bankroll with €503,700.

Past EPT Prague Main Event Champions

SeasonBuy-inEntriesPrize poolChampionPrize
4€5,000555€2,530,240Arnaud Mattern€708,400
5€5,250570€2,764,500Salvatore Bonevena€774,000
6€5,250586€2,842,100Jan Skampa€682,000
7€5,300563€2,730,550Roberto Romanello€640,000
8€5,300722€3,501,700Martin Finger€720,000
9€5,300864€4,190,400Ramzi Jelassi€835,000
10€5,3001,007€4,883,950Julian Track€725,700*
11€5,3001,107€5,368,950Stephen Graner€969,000
12€5,3001,044€5,063,400Hossein Ensan€754,510*
13€5,3001,192€5,781,200Jasper Van Putten€699,300*
2018€5,3001,174€5,693,900Paul Michaelis€840,000**

*reflects a heads-up deal
**reflects a three-handed deal

Germany's Paul Michaelis is the reigning EPT Prague Main Event champion having triumphed in 2018.

Michaelis came out on top and banked €840,000 as part of a three-way deal involving runner-up Artem Kobylnskyi (€571,910) and third-place finisher Alexandr Merzhvinskii (€631,500).

Michaelis also won a Platinum Pass for the 2019 PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC).

Some of the world's most established pros have been crowned the EPT Prague champion.

Such luminaries as Arnaud Mattern, Roberto Romanello, Martin Finger, Ramzi Jelassi, Julian Track and Hossein Ensan, the latter becoming world champion in 2019 when he won the World Series of Poker Main Event.

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You can still win your way into the EPT Prague Main Event and have PokerNews report on your progress.

Head to PokerStars, create your account and enter the marketing code "PNEWS" before making your first deposit to be rewarded with a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus and to gain access to the PokerNews-exclusive $2,000 freerolls and $2,000 added PKO tournaments.

The likes of Conor "1_conor_b_1” Beresford, Jans "Graftekkel” Arends, "pappadogg”, Pascal "Paffchen” Hartmann, Ramiro "ramastar88” Petrone, and Steven "SvZff” van Zadelhoff have already won €6,740 packages to the EPT Prague Main Event. Will your name be added to that list?

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  • The EPT returns to Prague for the 12th consecutive year and PokerNews is covering the biggest events.

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