EPT Coming To Prague

EPT Coming To Prague

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The European Poker Tour (EPT) will be bidding farewell to 2015 in style by hosting its biggest ever festival in Prague later this week.

The twelve-day poker extravaganza at the Hilton Hotel Prague will feature 97 tournaments beginning with the €1,100 ($1,164) buy-in main event of the co-located Eureka Poker Tour from December 5.

The €5,300 ($5,610) buy-in EPT Prague main event is then to follow from December 10 to 16 while other highlights will include a €50,000 ($52,925) buy-in high-roller from December 8 to 10 followed the next day by the €25,500 ($26,990) buy-in single-day high-roller tournament.

As the EPT is owned by Canadian gaming firm Amaya Gaming, several members of the Team PokerStars Pro squad will be taking part including the likes of Bertrand Grospellier, Chris Moneymaker, Jason Mercier, Liv Boeree and Vanessa Selbst as well as recent Shark Cage star Faraz Jaka and the winner of the franchise's Malta main event in October, Niall Farrell.

The Prague festival will additionally feature the unique Skydive For Charity event, which is to be open to all EPT and Eureka Poker Tour qualifiers and with all proceeds going to the Right To Play organisation. This special €10 ($10.58) buy-in online charity shoot-out on December 3 will see the top 30 finishers invited to join Team PokerStars Pro member Jake Cody for an indoor skydiving experience.

Railbirds can follow all of the action from the big events via EPT Live with coverage beginning from the second day of the main event and continuing until a winner is crowned on December 16.

American poker player Stephen Graner took the main event title at last year’s Prague stop of the EPT after topping a field of 1,107 to bank €969,000 ($1.026 million) in cash.

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