European Poker Tour Returns to Prague After Two Year Hiatus

EPT Prague 2021

Start packing your suitcases poker fans, because the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is back!

Almost two years after the last live EPT took place, the festival returns to Prague December 8-19 at the Hilton Hotel Prague. The full schedule is yet to be released, but a €1,100 EPT National, €5,300 EPT Main Event and €10,300 EPT High Roller have all been confirmed.

"We’re so excited to welcome our community back to our live poker felt with one of our most famous and well-loved poker tours," said Severin Rasset, Managing Director of Poker at PokerStars. "It’s been such a long time coming and we’ve been working tirelessly and monitoring the situation carefully so that no stone is unturned for a safe return to live events and a great experience for our players.

"The health and safety of players and staff is of paramount importance and we have a number of measures in place to ensure everyone attending feels comfortable and confident."

EPT Prague 2019: Mikalai Pobal Makes History; Becomes Second EPT Two-Time Champion

Masks, Vaccinations and Negative Tests

Although the event is not set to take place for another couple of months, PokerStars have confirmed that several Covid-19 safety measures will be in place for EPT Prague.

Players and spectators must wear a face mask when entering the casino. They must also have their temperature scanned and show proof of vaccination or of a negative test.

Enhanced cleaning will also take place, with social distancing measures, personal protection equipment, and sanitization stations situated around the casino.

EPT Prague History

EPT Prague has a rich and storied history dating back to December 2007. Since then, the festival has grown to be one of the most popular stops on the European Poker Tour.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Dec-07EPT Prague555Arnaud MatternFrance€708,400
Dec-08EPT Prague570Salvatore BonavenaItaly€774,000
Dec-09EPT Prague506Jan SkampaCzech Republic€682,000
Dec-10EPT Prague563Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom€640,000
Dec-11EPT Prague722Martin FingerGermany€720,000
Dec-12EPT Prague864Ramzi JelassiSweden€835,000
Dec-13EPT Prague1,037Julian TrackGermany€725,700
Dec-14EPT Prague1,107Stephen GranerUnited States€969,000
Dec-15EPT Prague1,044Hossein EnsanIran€754,510
Dec-16EPT Prague1,192Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands€699,300
Dec-18EPT Prague1,174Paul MichaelisGermany€840,000
Dec-19EPT Prague1,154Mikalai PobalBelarus€1,005,600
Mikalai Pobal wins the 2019 EPT Prague Main Event
Mikalai Pobal wins the 2019 EPT Prague Main Event
  • The festival takes place from December 8-19, 2021 at the Hilton Hotel, Prague

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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