While the PokerStars European Poker Tour is best known for its big no-limit hold'em events, one advantage of the first EPT Online is that other formats can get a bit more shine. One such event is set to start here in less than an hour: EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]. This one carries a guarantee of $250,000.
The 8-game events have a rich history on PokerStars under the World Championship of Online Poker and Spring Championship of Online Poker banners, and now they'll take stage under the historic EPT brand.
For the uninitiated, the mix will be as follows: limit 2-7 triple draw, limit hold'em, limit Omaha hi-lo, razz, stud, stud hi-lo, no-limit hold'em and pot-limit Omaha, in that order.
Players will be sat six-handed and begin with 100,000 in starting chips. Those who see a hand in the first six minutes will start at 800/1,600 limits. Level lengths go up to eight minutes at Level 17 (3,500/7,000) and then eventually 10 minutes, then maxing out at 12. Those running dry on chips can reenter up to three times during the first four hours.
Thus far, just one brave soul has registered: Joao "Naza114" Vieira awaits his competition.
The event will stretch across two days, with all of your coverage needs right here on PokerNews.