EPT 10 Prague Poker Festival Set to be Biggest Ever

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EPT 10 Prague Poker Festival Set to be Biggest Ever

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –The EPT Prague Poker Festival, which takes place from December 8-18 at the Hilton Prague, Czech Republic, is on course to be the biggest ever, the European Poker Tour announced today, with more than 200 players having already won their EPT and Eureka Poker Tour Main Event seats online at PokerStars.com.

Online qualifiers for the €1,100 Eureka Poker Tour Main Event, which forms part of the Prague festival for the second time, have increased three-fold year on year, with more than 100 players having won their seats online so far (versus 31 at same point in 2012) - and still more than six weeks to go until the event begins.

Prague will be the third stop of EPT Season 10 and, for the second year running, will incorporate the Eureka Poker Tour Grand Final, which is now in its third season, to create a spectacular 11-day festival of poker featuring 47 events across a wide range of disciplines and buy-in levels. Last year a total of 652 players competed in the Eureka and 864 in the EPT main events, with 440 players winning their seats online at PokerStars, and this year’s numbers are set to smash that record.

Satellites for both events are running on PokerStars now, with 22 tournament qualifiers taking place every week from as little as €1.10 or 500 FPP. For more information on qualifier tournaments, visit pokerstars.com/ept/

EPT-run cash games

This year, and for the first time in Prague, the EPT will be operating all the cash games throughout the festival, meaning that players will be able to play a wide variety of games at a range of buy-in levels.

“I am very excited that we are running the cash games for the first time in Prague. EPT-run cash games will mean that players will be able to benefit from the fast-paced action, wealth of experience and high standards associated with EPT dealers,” said President of the EPT, Edgar Stuchly.

EPT Prague festival schedule picks

This season’s schedule has something for everyone including 28 events with a buy-in of less than €1,100, and almost every poker discipline represented. 5-Card Draw High, 2-7 Single Draw, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, Omaha Hi/Lo, Pineapple, and Open Face Chinese are all in the schedule, along with some fun twists on NLH and PLO favourites such as Win the Button, PLO Heads Up, and Mix Max (a variant which starts eight-handed, then goes to six-handed, then four-handed, ending in Heads Up). Plus, there is a €1,100 reverse Mix Max tournament (starts at Heads Up, and ends with an eight-handed table), which is appearing on an official tournament schedule for the first time.

Neil Johnson, Head of Live Poker Operations, PokerStars Europe said: “The merging of the EPTs with the national tours into one massive poker festival has allowed us to get really creative and include games that you just won’t find anywhere in Europe in tournament form.  So not only do you have bigger fields and larger prize pools for NLH and PLO, but the festival also gives you the opportunity to play some of the only Stud, Draw and Mixed Game tournaments in all of Europe!  That is something we at the EPT take a lot of pride in, providing a fantastic festival experience for all players, no matter their buy-in level or their favourite game.”

The full EPT Prague schedule is available here: http://www.europeanpokertour.com/tournaments/prague/

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