Organisers of the European Poker Tour have released the full schedule of events for their anticipated return to the Irish capital of Dublin in February.
I can’t remember the first couple of times I visited Dublin. It can steal memories. It also can astound you. The Irish capital is bountiful, beautiful and booming. It is one of the most up and coming cities in Europe, if not the world.
Poker players will be hoping Santa brings them a huge pile of cash. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) rolls out the red carpet in January. The European Poker Tour (EPT) has one coloured green that will get a Dublin dusting in February.
It’s been too long – Season 4 to be exact. Reuben Peters defeating Annette Obrestad to win the €532,620 first prize. That was the fourth consecutive Dublin trip (Roland de Wolfe, Ram Vaswani and Mats Gavin winning the other three), and it’s good to be back.
The Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge will host the 12-day festival Feb 9-20, 2016. There will be 64-events. Here is the full schedule.
As has become familiar on the EPT tour they will once again partner with a smaller PokerStars affiliated national tour. This time the United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) will hop into the sidecar. A €1,100 Main Event and €2,200 High Roller the two key events there.
The EPT Festival will contain a €5,300 Main Event, and the only High Roller absent from the lineup is the €50,000 buy-in with the €10,000 High Roller, €10,000 One Day High Roller, and €25,000 High Roller all on the schedule.
A warning to parents. PokerStars will be hosting a Juniors Tournament (18-21), in a bid to lure students away from their studies. Although, if my memory serves me correctly, calling it a ‘juniors’ event will more likely scare people away. It’s also good to see another charity event on the schedule with a €150 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) event being held to raise money for Right to Play.