Get Ready for the PokerStars EPT Online; $20m GTD Festival
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Ever since PokerStars cancelled several European live events back in March, players have been waiting patiently for the announcement of a major online poker festival to take their place.
The festival runs from November 8th until November 18th and comes with a $20 million guarantee across 20 events. It is split into the EPT Online - where buy-ins range from $215 to $25,000 - and the Mini EPT Online - with buy-ins from as little as $2.20.
Play in the $5,200 EPT Online Main Event
The 2020 EPT Online Main Event takes place on November 15th. It is a four-day event with a single starting flight that gets underway at 18:05 (GMT). Players are allowed up to two re-entries during the late registration period, which runs until five minutes before the start of Day 2.
|Day 1||November 15th||18:05||End of Level 15|
|Day 2||November 16th||18:10||When 72 players are remaining|
|Day 3||November 17th||18:05||When 9 players are remaining|
|Day 4||November 18th||18:05||Down to a winner|
EPT Online Main Event Satellites
Satellites to the EPT Online Main Event are already running in the PokerStars client.
|$5.50||3-5 x $55 Satellite Seats|
|$11||3 x $109 Satellite Seats|
|$55||3 x $530 Satellite Seats|
|$109||3 x $530 Satellite Seats|
|$530||2 x $5,200 EPT Online Main Event Tickets|
Other EPT Online Events
Other events included in the EPT Online schedule include a $25,000 Super High Roller which comes with a $2,000,000 guarantee - the second biggest of the festival.
There are also seven figures guaranteed in the $1,050 Arena Championship (Nov 8th - $1.5 million GTD) and the $10,300 High Roller (Nov 10th - $1 million GTD).
For non-hold'em players, there are three PLO events ranging from $109 to $10,300, as well as a $5,200 8-Game High Roller which is sure to attract some of the best mixed game players in the world.
Real Trophies and Package Giveaways
PokerStars have also confirmed that they will be giving away thousands of tickets for free, with players able to qualify for free in daily freebuy feeder tournaments. Details of this will be released in the coming days.
Players who take down an EPT Online event will also win a real EPT trophy of their own.
Live Stream Coverage
There will also be cards up coverage of the festival just like a normal stop on the European Poker Tour.
The events covered will be:
|November 11th||$10,300 High Roller Day 2/Final Table|
|November 12th||$1,050 Arena Championship Final Table|
|November 13th||$25,000 Super High Roller Final Table|
|November 16th||$5,200 Main Event Day 2|
|November 17th||$5,200 Main Event Day 3|
|November 18th||$5,200 Main Event Final Table|
EPT Online Mini
For players with a slightly smaller bankroll, there is the EPT Online Mini which has a twenty-event schedule mirroring that of the EPT Online.
There is still a Main Event, which comes with a $55 buy-in and a $500,000 guarantee. In total there are six events which guarantee $500,000, with the Mini EPT Online alone guaranteeing $3.3 million across its twenty event schedule.
The lowest buy-in Mini EPT Online event is the $2.20 EPT Online Cup which takes place on November 15th with a $50,000 guarantee. The biggest buy-in is the $215 Super High Roller which takes place on November 13th with a $400,000 guarantee.
EPT Online Schedule
|November 8th||18:05||EPT Online 01 [Arena Championship]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$1,500,000|
|November 8th||19:05||EPT Online 02 [PLO High Roller]||6-Max PLO||$10,300||$500,000|
|November 8th||20:05||EPT Online 03 [High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$5,200||$500,000|
|November 9th||18:05||EPT Online 04||9-Max NLHE||$530||$350,000|
|November 9th||19:05||EPT Online 05 [Win the Button]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$200,000|
|November 10th||18:05||EPT Online 06 [High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$10,300||$1,000,000|
|November 10th||19:05||EPT Online 07||8-Max NLHE PKO||$2,100||$500,000|
|November 11th||18:05||EPT Online 08||8-Max NLHE||$2,100||$500,000|
|November 11th||19:05||EPT Online 09 [High Roller]||6-Max 8-Game||$5,200||$250,000|
|November 12th||18:05||EPT Online 10 [Super High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$25,000||$2,000,000|
|November 12th||19:05||EPT Online 11 [Deep Stacks]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$500,000|
|November 13th||18:05||EPT Online 12||6-Max NLHE PKO||$1,050||$500,000|
|November 13th||19:05||EPT Online 13 [High Roller]||6-Max NLHE 6+||$10,300||$400,000|
|November 14th||18:05||EPT Online 14 [EPT Online Cup]||9-Max NLHE||$215||$500,000|
|November 14th||19:05||EPT Online 15 [High Roller]||6-Max NLHE||$10,300||$500,000|
|November 15th||18:05||EPT Online 16 [Main Event]||8-Max NLHE||$5,200||$5,000,000|
|November 15th||19:05||EPT Online 17||6-Max PLO||$2,100||$500,000|
|November 15th||20:05||EPT Online 18||8-Max NLHE PKO||$1,050||$500,000|
|November 16th||19:05||EPT Online 19||8-Max NLHE PKO||$530||$500,000|
|November 17th||18:05||EPT Online 20 [Last Chance]||9-Max NLHE||$1,050||$500,000|
Mini EPT Online Schedule
|November 9th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 01||8-Max NLHE||$11||$150,000|
|November 9th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 02 [Mini PLO High Roller]||6-Max PLO||$109||$125,000|
|November 9th||20:05||Mini EPT Online 03 [Mini High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$55||$150,000|
|November 10th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 04||9-Max NLHE||$5.50||$75,000|
|November 10th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 05 [Mini Win the Button]||8-Max NLHE||$11||$50,000|
|November 11th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 06 [Mini High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$109||$500,000|
|November 11th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 07||8-Max NLHE PKO||$22||$150,000|
|November 12th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 08||8-Max NLHE||$22||$150,000|
|November 12th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 09 [Mini High Roller]||6-Max 8-Game||$55||$50,000|
|November 13th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 10 [Mini Super High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$215||$400,000|
|November 13th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 11 [Mini Deep Stacks]||8-Max NLHE||$11||$75,000|
|November 14th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 12||6-Max NLHE PKO||$11||$175,000|
|November 14th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 13 [Mini High Roller]||6-Max NLHE 6+||$109||$50,000|
|November 15th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 14 [Mini Cup]||9-Max NLHE||$2.20||$50,000|
|November 15th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 15 [Mini High Roller]||6-Max NLHE||$109||$300,000|
|November 16th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 16 [Mini Main Event]||8-Max NLHE||$55||$500,000|
|November 16th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 17||6-Max PLO||$22||$75,000|
|November 16th||20:05||Mini EPT Online 18||8-Max NLHE PKO||$11||$100,000|
|November 17th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 19 [Mini Last Chance]||9-Max NLHE||$11||$100,000|
|November 17th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 20||8-Max NLHE PKO||$5.50||$75,000|
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.