European Poker Tour - EPT

The European Poker Tour (EPT) is Europe's richest and most popular poker tour. The EPT was created in 2004 by PokerStars. Over the course of its history, it has seen stops held in some of the most spectacular European destinations, such as Monte Carlo, London, Berlin, Barcelona and more.

Now into its 20th year, the tour continues to attract some of the best poker players from around the world.

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Finished Tournaments

Winner Winning Hand Prize Runner-up Losing Hand
2024 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo Derk van Luijk Derk van Luijk aq €1,000,000 Boris Angelov k7
2024 PokerStars EPT Paris Barny Boatman Barny Boatman j2 €1,287,800 David Kaufmann a9

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Creation of the European Poker Tour

The poker boom in the early 2000s saw immense growth in televised poker such as the Late Night Poker, the Poker Million and the World Poker Tour. The European Poker Tour (EPT) was created by John Duthie, winner of the inaugural Poker Million.

EPT Season 1 (2004-05)

The very first EPT was held in Barcelona and was won by Alexander Stevic for €80,000. Stevic would go on to finish third in the inaugural season's Grand Final held at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort for €178,000.

The Grand Final was won by the Netherlands' Rob Hollink for €635,000.

There were seven events in the inaugural season with two British and two Dutch players grabbing titles.

Sep-04EPT Barcelona229Alexander StevicSweden€80,000
Oct-04EPT London175John ShipleyUnited Kingdom£200,000
Oct-04EPT Dublin163Ram VaswaniUnited Kingdom€93,000
Jan-05EPT Copenhagen156Noah BoekenNetherlandsDKr1,098,340
Feb-05EPT Deauville245Brandon SchaeferUnited States€144,000
Mar-05EPT Vienna297Pascal PerraultFrance€184,500
Mar-05EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo211Rob HollinkNetherlands€635,000

EPT Season 2 (2005-06)

The second season of the EPT also had seven events, with the only change being a switch from Baden to Vienna. Patrik Antonius won the new EPT Baden only two months after winning the Scandinavian Poker Championships.

Meanwhile, there were wins for both Mark Teltscher and Mads Andersen in their "home" EPTs in London and Copenhagen respectively.

Sep-05EPT Barcelona327Jan BoubliFrance€426,000
Oct-05EPT London242Mark TeltscherUnited Kingdom€280,000
Oct-05EPT Baden180Patrik AntoniusFinland€288,180
Oct-05EPT Dublin248Mats GavatinSweden€317,000
Jan-06EPT Copenhagen288Mads AndersenDenmarkDKr2,548,040
Feb-06EPT Deauville434Mats IremarkSweden€480,000
Mar-06EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo298Jeff WilliamsUnited States€900,000

EPT Season 3 (2006-07)

The first ever EPT live-reported by PokerNews took place in March 2007 in Dortmund, as Andreas Hoivold won €672,000 after defeating a field of 493 players.

Roland de Wolfe wins EPT Dublin Main Event
Roland de Wolfe wins EPT Dublin Main Event

EPT Dortmund was one of eight stops in Season 3 with other notables grabbing titles including Roland de Wolfe (pictured) and Gavin Griffin, both of whom would go onto achieve poker's Triple Crown (winning EPT, WPT and WSOP titles).

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Sep-06EPT Barcelona480Bjørn-Erik GlenneNorway€691,000
Sep-06EPT London398Victoria CorenUnited Kingdom€500,000
Oct-06EPT Baden331Duc Thang NguyenGermany€487,397
Oct-06EPT Dublin389Roland de WolfeUnited Kingdom€554,300
Jan-07EPT Copenhagen400Magnus PeterssonSwedenDKr4,078,080
Mar-07EPT Dortmund493Andreas HøivoldNorway€672,000
Mar-07EPT Warsaw284Peter JepsenDenmarkzł1,226,711
Apr-07EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo706Gavin GriffinUnited States€1,825,010

EPT Season 4 (2007-08)

The big names were out in force on Season 4 of the European Poker Tour, with Mike McDonald (pictured), Jason Mercier and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier bagging titles. Grospellier won his EPT title at the inaugural PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) for a cool $2,000,000.

Mike McDonald EPT4 Dortmund Main Event Champion
Mike McDonald EPT4 Dortmund Main Event Champion

This season was book-ended by two other seven-figure first prizes with Sander Lylloff winning the season-opening EPT Barcelona (denying Mark Teltscher a second EPT title heads-up), and Glen Chorny winning over €2m in the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Sep-07EPT Barcelona543Sander LylloffDenmark€1,170,700
Sep-07EPT London392Joseph MouawadLebanon€611,520
Oct-07EPT Baden282Julian ThewUnited Kingdom€670,800
Oct-07EPT Dublin221Reuben PetersUnited States€532,620
Dec-07EPT Prague555Arnaud MatternFrance€708,400
Jan-08PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,136Bertrand GrospellierFrance$2,000,000
Feb-08EPT Dortmund411Mike McDonaldCanada€933,600
Feb-08EPT Copenhagen460Tim VanceUnited StatesDKr6,220,488
Mar-08EPT Warsaw359Michael SchulzeGermanyzł2,153,999
Apr-08EPT Sanremo707Jason MercierUnited States€869,000
Apr-08EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo842Glen ChornyCanada€2,020,000

EPT Season 5 (2008-09)

There was no let-up from the EPT with another 11-event schedule for the fifth season. The EPT record of 1,136 set at the PCA in Season 4 was broken not just by the same event in Season 5, but also by EPT Sanremo.

Will Fry wins EPT Budapest Main Event
Will Fry wins EPT Budapest Main Event

Stories from Season 5 include Will Fry winning his first major tournament at EPT Budapest, Sandra Naujoks becoming the second female EPT champion and the first champions from Portugal and Italy.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Sep-08EPT Barcelona619Sebastian RuthenbergGermany€1,361,000
Oct-08EPT London596Michael MartinUnited States€1,000,000
Nov-08EPT Budapest532Will FryUnited Kingdom€595,840
Nov-08EPT Warsaw217João BarbosaPortugal€367,140
Dec-08EPT Prague570Salvatore BonavenaItaly€774,000
Jan-09PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,347Poorya NazariCanada$3,000,000
Jan-09EPT Deauville645Moritz KranichGermany€851,400
Feb-09EPT Copenhagen462Jens KyllönenFinlandDKr6,542,208
Mar-09EPT Dortmund667Sandra NaujoksGermany€917,000
Apr-09EPT Sanremo1,178Constant RijkenbergNetherlands€1,508,000
May-09EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo935Pieter de KorverNetherlands€2,300,000

Read More: Looking Back at the European Poker Tour - The Early Years

EPT Season 6 (2009-10)

By Season 6, the EPT had grown to include 13 destinations, the most stops in its history. Many players who would go on to become EPT regulars won titles in Season 6, including Jake Cody and Liv Boeree who would enjoy successful spells as PokerStars Team Pros.

Jake Cody wins EPT Deauville Main Event
Jake Cody wins EPT Deauville Main Event

In March 2010, future WSOPE Main Event winner Kevin MacPhee won the EPT Berlin Main Event. However, the festival is notable for the tournament venue being robbed by a group of armed men in the middle of the tournament. Play was suspended for several hours and two weeks later, a suspect surrendered to German authorities.

Read More: Armed Robbery Suspends Play at EPT Berlin (2010)

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Aug-09EPT Kiev296Maxim LykovRussia€330,000
Sep-09EPT Barcelona479Carter PhillipsUnited States€850,000
Oct-09EPT London730Aaron GustavsonUnited States€850,000
Oct-09EPT Warsaw207Christophe BenzimraFrancezł1,493,170
Nov-09EPT Vilamoura322António MatiasPortugal€404,793
Dec-09EPT Prague506Jan SkampaCzech Republic€682,000
Jan-10PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,529Harrison GimbelUnited States$2,200,000
Jan-10EPT Deauville768Jake CodyUnited Kingdom€847,000
Feb-10EPT Copenhagen423Anton WiggSwedenDKr3,675,000
Mar-10EPT Berlin945Kevin MacPheeUnited States€1,000,000
Mar-10EPT Snowfest, Salzburg546Allan BækkeDenmark€445,000
Apr-10EPT Sanremo1,240Liv BoereeUnited Kingdom€1,250,000
Apr-10EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo848Nicolas ChouityLebanon€1,700,000

EPT Season 7 (2010-11)

Season 7 of the EPT would start just like previous seasons, but by the end of the season, the poker world would be rocked by the events of Black Friday in April 2011.

Galen Hall would win the largest PCA Main Event ever for $2.3 million, defeating 1,560 players in the process. Future Triple Crown winner Robert Romanello won his EPT title in Season 7 at EPT Prague, while there were three other British champions in the shape of Toby Lewis, David Vamplew and Rupert Elder.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Aug-10EPT Tallinn420Kevin StaniNorway€400,000
Sep-10EPT Vilamoura384Toby LewisUnited Kingdom€467,836
Oct-10EPT London848David VamplewUnited Kingdom€900,000
Oct-10EPT Vienna587Michael EilerGermany€700,000
Nov-10EPT Barcelona758Kent LundmarkSweden€825,000
Dec-10EPT Prague563Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom€640,000
Jan-11PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,560Galen HallUnited States$2,300,000
Jan-11EPT Deauville891Lucien CohenFrance€880,000
Feb-11EPT Copenhagen449Michael TureniecSwedenDKr3,700,000
Mar-11EPT Snowfest, Salzburg482Vladimir GeshkenbeinRussia€390,000
Apr-11EPT Berlin773Ben WilinofskyCanada€825,000
May-11EPT Sanremo987Rupert ElderUnited Kingdom€930,000
May-11EPT Grand Final, Madrid686Ivan FreitezVenezuela€1,500,000

EPT Season 8 (2011-12)

Season 8 was the final season with 13 stops on the calendar. It was also the only time the series visited Greece for EPT Loutraki, and that Campione held an EPT festival.

Davidi Kitai wins EPT Berlin Main Event
Davidi Kitai wins EPT Berlin Main Event

Three Danes picked up EPT honours in as many festivals as Mickey Petersen, Frederik Jensen and Jannick Wrang all won EPT Main Events. This was followed by Davidi Kitai's victory at EPT Berlin, the first by a Belgian on the European Poker Tour. This also marked the only occasion that a player has completed poker's Triple Crown by winning an EPT title. He became the fifth winner of poker's triple crown.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Aug-11EPT Tallinn282Ronny KaiserSwitzerland€275,000
Sep-11EPT Barcelona811Martin SchleichGermany€850,000
Oct-11EPT London691Benny SpindlerGermany€750,000
Oct-11EPT Sanremo837Andrey PateychukRussia€680,000
Nov-11EPT Loutraki336Zimnan ZiyardUnited Kingdom€347,000
Dec-11EPT Prague722Martin FingerGermany€720,000
Jan-12PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,072John DibellaUnited States$1,775,000
Feb-12EPT Deauville890Vadim KursevichBelarus€875,000
Feb-12EPT Copenhagen449Mickey PetersenDenmarkDKr2,515,000
Mar-12EPT Madrid477Frederik JensenDenmark€495,000
Mar-12EPT Campione680Jannick WrangDenmark€640,000
Apr-12EPT Berlin745Davidi KitaiBelgium€712,000
Apr-12EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo665Mohsin CharaniaUnited States€1,350,000

Read More: Looking Back at the European Poker Tour Part Two - Berlin Robbery and Black Friday

EPT Season 9 (2012-13)

By 2012, the EPT was beginning to focus on several core stops as part of the tour. This included Barcelona as the season-opener, Prague and the PCA straddling the turn of the year, and the Grand Final in Monte Carlo rounding out the year.

Steve O'Dwyer wins EPT Grand Final Main Event
Steve O'Dwyer wins EPT Grand Final Main Event

Mikalai Pobal and Dimitar Danchev won the first EPT titles for Belarus and Bulgaria respectively, while Steve O'Dwyer won the EPT Grand Final Main Event for €1.2m. This victory, along with several other major scores, puts him at the top of the EPT all-time money list with almost $12.5 million in earnings.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Aug-12EPT Barcelona1,082Mikalai PobalBelarus€1,007,550
Oct-12EPT Sanremo797Ludovic LacayFrance€744,910
Dec-12EPT Prague864Ramzi JelassiSweden€835,000
Jan-13PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)987Dimitar DanchevBulgaria$1,859,000
Feb-13EPT Deauville782Remi CastaignonFrance€770,000
Mar-13EPT London647Ruben VisserNetherlands€595,000
Apr-13EPT Berlin912Daniel PidunGermany€880,000
May-13EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo531Steve O'DwyerUnited States€1,224,000

EPT Season 10 (2013-14)

Season 10 of the European Poker tour was a historic one, with Victoria Coren-Mitchell sensationally clinching victory at EPT Sanremo to become the first two-time EPT champion. Coren-Mitchell followed up her victory at EPT London in Season 3 with another victory, defeating Giacomo Fundaro heads-up to win €376,100.

Victoria Coren-Mitchell wins EPT Sanremo Main Event
Victoria Coren-Mitchell wins EPT Sanremo Main Event

Like in previous seasons, several EPT regulars finally got their hands on Main Event glory including Robin Ylitalo and Dominik Panka, with Sotirios Koutoupas becoming the first Greek EPT winner.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Sep-13EPT Barcelona1,234Tom MiddletonUnited Kingdom€924,000
Oct-13EPT London604Robin YlitaloSweden€560,980
Dec-13EPT Prague1,037Julian TrackGermany€725,700
Jan-14PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,001Dominik PankaPoland$1,423,096
Feb-14EPT Deauville671Sotirios KoutoupasGreece€614,000
Mar-14EPT Vienna910Oleksii KhorosheninUkraine€578,392
Apr-14EPT Sanremo556Victoria CorenUnited Kingdom€476,100
May-14EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo650Antonio BuonannoItaly€1,240,000

EPT Season 11 (2014-15)

Up until 2015, Spain had yet to win an EPT Main Event. That all changed with the EPT Grand Final as Adrian Mateos secured victory just two years after winning the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event at just 19 years old.

Adrian Mateos wins EPT Grand Final Main Event
Adrian Mateos wins EPT Grand Final Main Event

The EPT also visited Malta for the very first time, with Jean Montury securing victory. This was also the last time the EPT visited London and Deauville, which between them held 20 EPT festivals.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Aug-14EPT Barcelona1,496Andre LettauGermany€794,058
Oct-14EPT London675Sebastian PauliGermany£499,700
Dec-14EPT Prague1,107Stephen GranerUnited States€969,000
Jan-14PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)816Kevin SchulzUnited States$1,491,580
Jan-15EPT Deauville592Ognyan DimovBulgaria€543,700
Mar-15EPT Malta895Jean MonturyFrance€687,400
May-15EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo564Adrian MateosSpain€1,082,000

EPT Season 12 (2015-16)

The European Poker Tour returned to Dublin for the first time since Season 5, with young Polish phenom Dzmitry Urbanovich (pictured) clinching victory.

Dzmitry Urbanovich wins EPT Dublin Main Event
Dzmitry Urbanovich wins EPT Dublin Main Event

Future WSOP Main Event winner Hossein Ensan won EPT Prague, while former John Juanda became the second former WSOP Europe Main Event winner to taste EPT Main Event glory.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Aug-15EPT Barcelona1,694John JuandaIndonesia€1,022,593
Oct-15EPT Malta651Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom€534,330
Dec-15EPT Prague1,044Hossein EnsanIran€754,510
Jan-16PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)928Mike WatsonCanada$728,325
Feb-16EPT Dublin605Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland€561,900
May-16EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo1,098Jan BendikSlovakia€961,800

EPT Season 13 (2016)

There were just three EPT festivals held in 2016. Sebastian Malec won EPT Barcelona in sensational fashion, becoming the second Polish player to win an EPT Main Event.

Sebastian Malec wins EPT Barcelona Main Event
Sebastian Malec wins EPT Barcelona Main Event
DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Aug-16EPT Barcelona1,785Sebastian MalecPoland€1,122,800
Oct-16EPT Malta468Aliaksei BoikaBelarus€355,700
Dec-16EPT Prague1,192Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands€699,300

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PokerStars Championship

In 2017, PokerStars announced it was to overhaul its live tournament schedule. As a result, the European Poker Tour was rebranded as the PokerStars Championship.

There were seven PokerStars Championship festivals:

  • Bahamas
  • Panama
  • Macau
  • Monte Carlo
  • Sochi
  • Barcelona
  • Prague

The PokerStars Championship was discontinued after one season, with the EPT brand returning once more.

2018 EPT Season

The EPT returned in 2018 with five stops including the first trip to Russia, with a visit to Casino Sochi. Arsenii Karmatckii became only the fourth Russian to win an EPT title, before the tour returned to stops in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Prague.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Jan-18PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)582Maria LampropulosArgentina$1,081,100
Mar-18EPT Sochi861Arsenii KarmatckiiRussia₽27,300,000
May-18EPT Monte Carlo777Nicolas DumontFrance€712,000
Sep-18EPT Barcelona1,931Piotr NurzynskiPoland€1,037,109
Dec-18EPT Prague1,174Paul MichaelisGermany€840,000

2019 EPT Season

In 2019, the European Poker Tour was unusual, in that it held the same five stops as the previous year. This is the first time the tour had done this, and as a result it saw increased Main Event numbers in three of the five festivals.

That included the 2019 EPT Barcelona Main Event with a staggering 1,988 entries - almost as many entries as the inaugural EPT season attracted. The event was won by Sweden's Simon Brandstrom for almost €1.3 million.

Then, at EPT Prague, Mikalai Pobal became the second two-time winner on the EPT after defeating 1,154 players to win the EPT Prague Main Event.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Jan-19PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)865David RheemUnited States$1,567,100
Mar-19EPT Sochi563Uri GilboaIsrael₽27,475,000
May-19EPT Monte Carlo922Manig LoeserGermany€603,777
Sep-19EPT Barcelona1,988Simon BrandstromSweden€1,290,166
Dec-19EPT Prague1,154Mikalai PobalBelarus€1,005,600

2020 EPT Season

In 2020, there was only one live European Poker Tour festival held as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Ruslan Bogdanov took down the EPT Sochi Main Event title for $175,743 after a heads-up deal with Viktor Tkachenko.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Oct-20EPT Sochi637Ruslan BogdanovRussia₽15,984,500

Additionally, there were 20 tournaments held online at PokerStars as part of the inaugural EPT Online. Sweden's "WhatIfGod" won the $5,200 EPT Online Main Event for $1,019,082 after defeating Timothy Adams heads-up.

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2021 EPT Season

The only EPT held in 2021 was again in Russia. The 2021 EPT Sochi Main Event was won by Artur Martirosian for $325,316.

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Mar-21EPT Sochi852Artur MartirosianRussia₽24,633,000

2022 EPT Season

Following the coronavirus pandemic's end, the EPT returned to normality, with five stops occurring throughout 2022. There were two stops in Prague, Czech Republic, and the tour returned to London, England, for the first time in eight years. The EPT also visited regular destinations, such as Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

The EPT returned with a bang, with several events breaking attendance and prize pool records throughout the year. The 2022 EPT Barcelona Main Event became the biggest of all time, with 2,294 entries recorded. Italy's Guiliano Bendinelli was the victor in that tournament and pocketed the €1,491,133 allocated for first place.

Mar-22EPT Prague1,190Grzegorz GlownyPoland€692,252
May-22EPT Monte Carlo1,073Marcelo Simoes MesqueuBrazil€939,840
Aug-22EPT Barcelona2,294Giuliano BendinelliItaly€1,491,133
Oct-22EPT London749Ian HamiltonUnited Kingdom€664,400
Dec-22EPT Prague1,267Jordan SaccucciCanada€913,250

2023 EPT Season

Two brand new stops were announced as part of the 2023 EPT season, with Paris becoming the 13th different European capital to host a stop on the European Poker Tour, and popular poker destination Cyprus getting in on the action. Additionally the first PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in four years was held, with Michel Dattani emerging victorious.

There were stories aplenty as PokerStars qualifier Razvan Belea dominated in Paris and Canada's Mike Watson became only the third two-time EPT champion in history with victory in Monte Carlo, seven years after previously taking down the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event.

Another monster EPT Barcelona Main Event saw Simon Wiciak crowned champion, before PokerStars 'Dare to Stream' winner Gilles Simon became the inaugural winner of EPT Cyprus. The year was rounded out in stunning style with a memorable comeback for popular Irish player Padraig O'Neill who overcame Jon Kyte heads-up after the Norwegian had held a near unassailable chip lead.

Jan-23PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)889Michel DattaniPortugal$1,316,963
Feb-23EPT Paris1,606Razvan BeleaRomania€1,170,000
May-23EPT Monte Carlo1,098Mike WatsonCanada€749,425
Aug-23EPT Barcelona2,120Simon WiciakPoland€1,134,375
Oct-23EPT Cyprus1,320Gilles SimonNetherlands$1,042,000
Dec-23EPT Prague1,285Padraig O'NeillIreland€1,030,000

2024 EPT Season

If the 2024 EPT season looks familiar, it's because it is. For the first time since 2019, all five stops have been retained for 2024 with the EPT returning to 2023 newbies Paris and Cyprus, while old stalwarts such as Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Prague remain on the schedule.

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EPT All-Time Money List

1Steve O'DwyerIreland$15,037,799
2Ole SchemionGermany$8,771,968
3Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$8,250,222
4Sam GreenwoodCanada$8,095,329
5Adrian MateosSpain$7,419,529
6Timothy AdamsCanada$7,216,483
7Mike WatsonCanada$7,155,533
8Igor KurganovRussia$6,510,104
9Bertrand GrospellierFrance$6,464,718
10Mike McDonaldCanada$6,461,548

Stats correct as of January 1, 2024)

Top 10 Largest EPT Main Events

Aug-22EPT Barcelona2,294Giuliano BendinelliItaly€1,491,133
Aug-23EPT Barcelona2,120Simon WiciakPoland€1,134,375
Sep-19EPT Barcelona1,988Simon BrandstromSweden€1,290,166
Sep-18EPT Barcelona1,931Piotr NurzynskiPoland€1,037,109
Aug-16EPT Barcelona1,785Sebastian MalecPoland€1,122,800
Aug-15EPT Barcelona1,694John JuandaIndonesia€1,022,593
Feb-23EPT Paris1,606Razvan BeleaRomania€1,170,000
Jan-11PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,560Galen HallUnited States$2,300,000
Jan-10PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,529Harrison GimbelUnited States$2,200,000
Aug-14EPT Barcelona1,496Andre LettauGermany€794,058

Stats correct as of January 1, 2024)

Top 10 EPT First Place Payouts

DateEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize
Jan-09PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,347Poorya NazariCanada$3,000,000
Jan-11PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,560Galen HallUnited States$2,300,000
May-09EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo935Pieter de KorverNetherlands€2,300,000
Jan-10PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,529Harrison GimbelUnited States$2,200,000
Apr-08EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo842Glen ChornyCanada€2,020,000
Jan-08PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,136Bertrand GrospellierFrance$2,000,000
Jan-13PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, (PCA)987Dimitar DanchevBulgaria$1,859,000
Apr-07EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo706Gavin GriffinUnited States€1,825,010
Jan-12PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)1,072John DibellaUnited States$1,775,000
Apr-10EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo848Nicolas ChouityLebanon€1,700,000

Stats correct as of January 1, 2024)

European Poker Tour Destinations

The European Poker Tour has visited 23 destinations in 18 countries across Europe, not including the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure held in the Bahamas from 2008-19.

The destination that has hosted the most EPT festivals is Barcelona, closely followed by Monte Carlo who hosted the EPT Grand Final in every year from 2004-16 (apart from 2011 where it was held in Madrid).

  • 17: Barcelona, Spain
  • 15: Monte Carlo, Monaco; Prague, Czech Republic
  • 12: London, United Kingdom; The Bahamas
  • 9: Deauville, France
  • 8: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 7: Sanremo, Italy
  • 5: Dublin, Ireland
  • 4: Berlin, Germany; Sochi, Russia; Warsaw, Poland
  • 3: Baden, Switzerland; Dortmund, Germany; Malta; Vienna, Austria
  • 2: Madrid, Spain; Salzburg, Austria; Tallinn, Estonia; Vilamoura, Portugal

Only six destinations have held just one EPT festival: Budapest, Hungary (2008); Kiev, Ukraine (2009); Loutraki, Greece (2011), Campione, Italy (2012), Cyprus (2023) and Paris, France (2023). This will of course change once Cyprus and Paris hold their second events, schedule for 2024.

Stats correct as of January 1, 2024)

European Poker Tour (EPT) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who has won multiple European Poker Tour (EPT) titles?

Three players have won multiple EPT Main Even ttitles: Victoria Coren-Mitchell was the first, followed by Mikalai Pobal. In 2023, Mike Watson became the third player to have won two EPT titles.

What is the largest European Poker Tour (EPT) Main Event?

The largest EPT Main Event was at EPT Barcelona in August 2022. Giuliano Bendinelli topped the 2,294-entry field to win €1.5m.

What is the biggest European Poker Tour (EPT) first prize?

The biggest EPT first prize came at the EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo in May 2009. Pieter de Korver defeated 935 players to win €2.3m.

What is the largest PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event?

The largest PCA Main Event was in January 2011. Galen Hall defeated 1,560 players to win $2.3m.

What is the biggest PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) first prize?

The biggest PCA first prize came in January 2009. Poorya Nazari defeated 1,347 players to win $3,000,000