PokerStars release details of their EPT11 Prague schedule, and it promises to be bigger than ever, with 59 tournaments held over an 11-day festival of poker.
If you are a professional poker player then Prague is the place to be at Christmas.
In previous years, both the European Poker Tour (EPT) and the World Poker Tour (WPT), have run back-to-back tournaments providing the poker community with plenty of reasons to spend their time in the Czech capital.
For the first time, in a very long time, the WPT will not be hosting an event this Christmas but the EPT has released it’s schedule, and it has a little something for everyone.
From Dec 7 – 17 the EPT will drop its anchor in the Hilton Prague Hotel for an 11-day festival of poker. There will be over 140 tables, 59 tournaments, and 24/7 cash games.
Season 10 Prague attracted over 9,000 entrants, and created a total prize pool of over €13 million. The German pro Julian Track picked up the EPT Prague Main Event title for €725,700, and Ivan Soshnikov won the €10,300 High Roller for €382,050.
The €1,100 Eureka Main Event will kick things off. Last year, 1,315 players doubled the field size from the year prior, and PokerStars Head of Live Poker Operations, Neil Johnson, is hoping they can top 2,000 players this time around.
Another tournament that Johnson believes may create a 2K field is the €330 Eureka Prague Cup. The EPT11 Barcelona Cup attracted 2,096 players, and it’s hoped the Prague version will beat that record.
The Eureka action will finish off with the €2,200 High Roller event, and they will be hoping to breach the 500 player mark for the very first time, as the pros take the opportunity to warm up for the Main Event.
The two most prestigious events are the €50,000 EPT Super High Roller, and €5,300 EPT Main Event, and once again Johnson wants to see big numbers in both these fields, and is anticipating that the Main Event, in particular, could break the 1,200 mark.
The Finnish Championships will run Dec 13-15, and players will need a Finnish passport or ID to enter that one, there will be a WCOOP bracelet ceremony, Win the Button events, Deuces Wild events, Super Hold’em events, Irish Hold’em events, and Junior (<21) and Senior (>50) events.
Don’t put it past them to also create a Santa’s Grotto.
The full schedule can be found right here.