Poker players in Europe will be happy to learn that PokerStars plans to bring back its popular European Poker Tour (EPT) before the end of the year. PokerStars announced that the EPT will come back after a two year hiatus with its EPT Prague stop.
The EPT had to come to a halt due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While a lot of other live poker tours have resumed, PokerStars wasn’t in a rush to bring back the EPT. However, with the World Series of Poker (WSOP) returning to Las Vegas (Sep 30 to Nov 23) and vaccination rates increasing across the world, PokerStars has decided to bring start with EPT Prague in December.
EPT Prague In Dec 2021
PokerStars is yet to release a full schedule of EPT Prague events but has confirmed that the live poker stop will take place at the Hilton Hotel Prague. EPT Prague will run from Dec 8 to 19 and will feature a number of events with different buy-ins to cater to poker players with different bankrolls.
Some of the events that have been announced includes the €1,100 EPT National and the €10K EPT High Roller. The highlight of the EPT Prague festival will be the €5,300 Main Event that will commence on December 13. PokerStars will run satellite events to the EPT Prague Main Event from October 2 with very low buy-ins starting at just €1.
PokerStars is expecting a big turnout for EPT Prague as this stop has been one of the more popular stops ever since 2007. Given that there has been no EPT action for the last two years due to the pandemic, there should be a good turnout of poker players who are looking to get in some action before the Christmas season starts.
In a statement, Severin Rasset, Managing Director of Poker at PokerStars said “We’re so excited to welcome our community back to our live poker felt with one of our most famous and well-loved poker tours. It’s been such a long time coming and we’ve been working tirelessly and monitoring the situation carefully so that no stone is unturned for a safe return to live events and a great experience for our players.”
EPT Prague – What Are The Rules
Live poker action comes with a new set of rules these days due to the on-going concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. While the WSOP decided to make it mandatory for players to be fully vaccinated to attend the 2021 WSOP at the Rio in Las Vegas, PokerStars and EPT Prague are not imposing a mandatory vaccination requirement as of now.
We say as of now because the WSOP initially announced that it wasn’t mandatory for players to be fully vaccinated for the 2021 WSOP but later changed its mind. For now, players who plan to be at EPT Prague will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. They will have to wear masks while playing at EPT Prague and will be subject to temperature scan.
Rasset said the health and safety of all poker players and staff in attendance were of the highest importance. He went on to say that they had put in place a number of stringent measures and were confident they would be able to keep everyone comfortable and safe during EPT Prague.
EPT Prague tends to attract a diverse crowd of players from all across Europe. To give you an idea of the last two Main Event winners, the 2018 EPT Main Event was won by Paul Michaelis from Germany who took home €840,000 and the 2019 EPT Main Event was taken down by Mikalai Pobal from Belarus who won €1,005,600.

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