EPT Returns to Barcelona After Three-Year Hiatus; More PokerStars Live Events Unveiled
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In a bumper press release, they also added two further UKIPT dates scheduled for May and June this year as the PokerStars live brand returns to casinos across Europe.
EPT Barcelona Back on the Calendar
By the time cards are in the air later this year, it will have been 1,079 days since Simon Brandstrom took home €1.3 million, in what was the largest EPT Barcelona Main Event in history, with a field of 1,988 players.
The EPT Barcelona festival will run from August 8-21 and feature a €5,000 Main Event (Aug 15-21) and a €10,000 High Roller (Aug 19-21), along with a €100,000 Super High Roller (Aug 14-16).
There will also be an €1,100 buy-in ESPT Main Event (Aug 10-14) and a €2,200 ESPT High Roller (Dates TBC)
PokerStars have confirmed that further details about accommodation and catering, as well as a precise schedule of tournaments and cash games, will be released soon.
EPT Barcelona 2019 Winners
Here are a selection of the winners from the last time the EPT visited the Casino Barcelona:
- €5,300 Main Event - Simon Brandstrom (€1,290,166)
- €10,300 High Roller - Chris Hunichen (€1,005,100)
- €100,000 EPT Super High Roller - Sergi Reixach (€1,816,210)
- €1,100 EPT National - Markku Koplimaa (€585,500)
- €2,200 EPT National High Roller - Alexander Ivarsson (€498,520)
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A Second Visit to EPT Prague in 2022
After the EPT returned in spectacular fashion in Prague, after the originally scheduled festival was postponed, poker players can already look forward to a return to the Czech capital this December.
King's Casino Prague will host the EPT Prague festival from December 7-17. The €5,300 Main Event (Dec 12-18) and €10,300 High Roller (Dec 16-18) will be preceeded by the €1,100 Eureka Main Event (Dec 8-12) and €2,200 Eureka High Roller (Dec 11-12).
There will also be a €50,000 EPT Super High Roller, won earlier this year by Canadian Timothy Adams.
Satellites for this event will be running in the PokerStars client, with players able to enter for as little as €1.10. Keep an eye out for special ways to win your way to PokerStars live events for less!
Recent EPT Prague Winners
- €5,300 Main Event - Grzegorz Glowny (€692,252)
- €10,300 EPT High Roller - Robert Cowen (€475,410)
- €50,000 Super High Roller - Timothy Adams (€742,200)
- €1,100 Eureka Main Event - Alejandro Lococo (€417,820)
- €2,200 Eureka High Roller - Jose Manuel Gonzalez (€396,450)
More 2022 PokerStars Live Events
The Bonnington Hotel will host UKIPT Dublin next month, featuring a €1,100 Main Event and €2,200 High Roller. A full schedule will be announced shortly, but the UKIPT Dublin festival will take place from May 16-22, 2022.
The following month, the UKIPT will team up with the ESPT for the Summer Poker Festival at the Intercontinental Hotel and Casino. This event will run from June 18-26 and also feature a €1,100 Main Event and a €2,200 High Roller.
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, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester.