PokerStars Unveils 2023 European Poker Tour Schedule Featuring New Stops in Paris and Cyprus

European Poker Tour 2023

Poker fans can look forward to a bumper year of poker with the release of the PokerStars 2023 European Poker Tour schedule.

With five events — including two brand-new destinations in Paris and Cyprus — the EPT schedule balances players' favourites with exciting new additions, that's according to Cedric Billot, PokerStars Head of Global Live Event Operations.

"Having two new iconic new locations will help us make players' dreams in 2023 without any doubt. The first time in the glamorous French capital and another exciting new addition to the tour — Cyprus.

"It's the perfect location to add to our schedule and we look forward to bringing all that an EPT has to offer to this new location.

"Having two new iconic new locations will help us make players' dreams in 2023 without any doubt"

"We’re incredibly excited to announce the schedule for The European Poker Tour [in] 2023," he continued."We will continue to improve player experience both for online qualifications and at our live events."

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2023 European Poker Tour Dates

EPT Paris15-26 February
EPT Monte-Carlo26 April-6 May
EPT Barcelona21 August-3 September
EPT Cyprus11-22 October
EPT Prague6-17 December
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The 2023 EPT calendar kicks off with a nine-day festival at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, in partnership with Le Club Barrière Paris. EPT Paris will be the first EPT stop on French soil since EPT Deauville seven years ago, with the tour visiting Deauville on nine occasions from 2005 to 2015.

Paris will be the 13th different European capital to host a stop on the European Poker Tour — how many can you name? Answers at the bottom of the article!

The traditional and highly popular stops of EPT Monte-Carlo and EPT Barcelona retain their Spring and Summer slots respectively, both offering two weeks of exciting poker action.

2022's EPT Barcelona saw the record broken for biggest EPT Main Event ever, with the Spanish stop consistently one of the most popular live events in the world. The event will again return to Casino Barcelona in 2023.

MERIT location

The 2022 Autumn slot was filled with a successful return of EPT London, but there will be a brand-new EPT location for 2023.

The Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa (pictured) will host EPT Cyprus from October 11-22, the first brand new EPT stop since 2018 (EPT Sochi).

The venue has hosted hugely successful poker tournaments in the past including the Merit Poker Vintage Series and the Triton Poker Coin Rivet Invitational, won by PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton.

Next year's EPT schedule is rounded out by the traditional December stop in Prague. The 2023 edition of EPT Prague will run from 6-17 December.

European Poker Tour Satellites

Players will be able to satellite into European Poker Tour events directly from the PokerStars client, with online satellites for Paris live from December 1.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for more information on how to win your way to the tour.

Answers: Vienna, Prague, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Monte Carlo, Warsaw, Dublin, Madrid, Kiev, London

  • The 2023 European Poker Tour (EPT) schedule features five stops: Paris, Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Cyprus and 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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