EPT coverage hub: All the latest news from the European Poker Tour

August 20, 2022inPoker

Everything you need to know about the European Poker Tour (EPT) including details of upcoming events as well as a full archive of previous coverage.


 

EVENTS TO COME

EPT LONDON 2022
October 18-28, 2022

Key dates:
UKIPT Main Event: October 18-22 – £1,100
UKIPT Mystery Bounty Cup: October 20-21 – £440
EPT H-O-R-S-E Championship: October 20-21 – £1,100
UKIPT High Roller: October 21-22 – £2,200
EPT Super High Roller: October 21-23 – £50,000
EPT Main Event: October 22-28 – £5,300
EPT Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty: October 24-26 – £3,000
EPT High Roller: October 26-28 – £10,300

More details

EPT PRAGUE 2022
December 7-18, 2022

Key dates:
Eureka Main Event: December 8-12 – €1,100
EPT Main Event: December 12-18 – €5,300
Eureka High Roller: December 11-12 – €2,200
EPT Super High Roller: December 11-13 – €50,000
EPT High Roller: December 16-18 – €10,300

More details


 

COMPLETED EVENTS

EPT BARCELONA, AUGUST 8-21, 2022

FULL EVENT COVERAGE

Giuliano Bendinelli

BENDINELLI STORMS BACK FROM ONE BIG BLIND TO WIN EPT’S BIGGEST MAIN EVENT
ENTRIES: 530 | PRIZE POOL: €5.1m | FIRST PRIZE: €1,491,133*
The online superstar Rui Ferreira, known as “RuiNF” on PokerStars, drew on all his experience to claim victory in a massive €10K buy-in High Roller. Ferreira cut a three-way deal with Stefan Schillhabel and Laszlo Molnar, before closing out the biggest win of his career.
POKER NEWS LIVE UPDATES | PAYOUTS | PLAYER PROFILES

Rui Ferreira

FERREIRA SURVIVES MARATHON FINAL TO WIN €10K EPT HIGH ROLLER
ENTRIES: 2,294 | PRIZE POOL: €11.1m | FIRST PRIZE: €767,750*
After a thrilling final table, interrupted by a lightning strike, a power cut and some fraught deal negotiations, Italy’s Giuliano Bendinelli bested a record-breaking field – and recovered from the smallest stack to win the lot.
POKER NEWS LIVE UPDATES | PAYOUTS

Mikita Badziakouski

BADZIAKOUSKI OUTLASTS SEIDEL FOR SECOND SUPER HIGH ROLLER WIN
ENTRIES: 68 | PRIZE POOL: €6.6m | FIRST PRIZE: €1,979,220
Both Erik Seidel and Mikita Badziakouski already had one EPT Super High Roller title to their name, and the pair were heads-up in Barcelona to decide who won a second. It swung either way before the brilliant Belorussian closed it out for a near €2m first prize.
POKER NEWS LIVE UPDATES | PAYOUTS

OTHER COVERAGE FROM BARCELONA

High Rollers out in force as €10K returns for a second day
Pye is on the live events HORSE
Red Spade update: Track the Team Pros in Barcelona
Veterans Dahl, Boeken and Grundtvig look to set new mark
Bounties bring chaos (and Kassouf) out to play
When should you pull your envelope in the Mystery Bounty tournament?
Jenny Steele turns €5 into a trip to Barcelona
Badziakouski adds second Barcelona Super High Roller crown after epic clash against Seidel
Andy ‘BowieEffect’ Wilson’s €47K pub quiz spin-up in Barcelona
Record EPT field confirmed at 2,294 — and why there are surely more records to come
Spraggy rules The Showdown
PokerStars streamer Wistern plays his first ever live tournament
Giada Fang wins PSPC Women’s Platinum Pass Tournament
Poker broadcasting hits a new high with True Geordie: The Showdown, live in Barcelona
Introducing the PokerStars Live app: All you need to know in the palm of your hand

THE DAILY STRATEGY

We talked to members of Team Pro to gain some strategic insights into how to play on the European Poker Tour.

Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot on approaching Day 1
Lex Veldhuis on how to play when the bubble approaches
Georgina James shares tips for newcomers to a major poker festival
Andre Akkari on how to get to the final table
Mason ‘pyefacepoker’ Pye on broadening your horizons in poker

FULL EPT BARCELONA RESULTS
There were 61 tournaments played at EPT Barcelona. Here are the results for all of them, and a gallery of winner’s photos.


EPT MONTE CARLO, APRIL-MAY 2022

FULL EVENT TIMELINE

Marcelo Mesqueu

MESQUEU TAKES DOWN MAIN EVENT, A FIRST FOR BRAZIL
ENTRIES: 1,073 | PRIZE POOL: €5.2m | FIRST PRIZE: €939,840
A dominant display by recreational player Marcelo Mesqueu earned a famous first victory for a Brazilian on the European Poker Tour (EPT) — and replicated Brazil’s incredible online dominance in the bricks-and-mortar environment.
PLAY-BY-PLAY REVIEW | PAYOUTS | PLAYER PROFILES

Gianluca Speranza

SPERANZA DEFEATS LOPES HEADS-UP TO WIN €25K HIGH ROLLER
ENTRIES: 179 | PRIZE POOL: €4,297,790 | FIRST PRIZE: €951,950
A double SCOOP Main Event champion, Gianluca Speranza demonstrated his superior skills on the live felt too to win the €25K High Roller after a heads-up deal with France’s rapper-turned-poker-pro Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes.
FINAL DAY PLAY-BY-PLAY | RESULTS

Adrian Mateos

MAGNIFICENT MATEOS ADDS SHR TO MAIN EVENT CROWN
ENTRIES: 42 | PRIZE POOL: €4,074,840 | FIRST PRIZE: €1,385,430
Sitting on the same stage where he became Spain’s first EPT Main Event champion, Adrian Mateos added Super High Roller glory and claimed another €1.385 million, bringing career earnings past $27 million.
FINAL DAY PLAY-BY-PLAY


OTHER COVERAGE FROM MONTE CARLO

Marble race master Forestiero bags Red Spade Pass
Why play an EPT qualifier? Ask the $7.50 man, Tibor Halatsch
Lefrancois turns €50K into €500K after heads-up deal with Davies
Magnificent Mateos adds Monte Carlo SHR title to Main Event crown
Scafini takes down FPS Main Event for €250K
Dzivielevski downs Dvoress to win first Single-Day €25K
Mystery solved! Thorel claims €180K in Mystery Bounty win


MAIN EVENT NATIONALITY STATS

EPT Monte Carlo nationalities (click to enlarge)

There were 1,073 entries to the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event, of whom 747 were unique entries. Those players came from 55 different countries, with 215 players from France (28.8% of the field), 70 from Italy (9.4%) and 54 from Germany (7.2%). Those were the top three nations represented here.

Full nationality stats:

215 – France; 70 – Italy; 54 – Germany; 36 – UK; 24 – Spain; 20 – Canada; 19 – Austria, Brazil, Romania; 17 – Bulgaria, Japan; 13 – Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Switzerland; 12 – Norway, Ukraine; 11 – Belgium, Portugal; 10 – Netherlands; 8 – Lithuania; 7 – Argentina, Belarus, Finland, Turkey; 6 – Russia; 5 – Croatia, Poland, Vietnam; 4 – Sweden; 3 – Armenia, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Latvia, Tunisia, Uruguay; 2 – Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Morocco, Slovenia; 1 – Albania, Czech Republic, Egypt, China, Montenegro, Peru, Serbia, Taiwan


MORE ABOUT MONTE CARLO

Read our Need To Know and Travel Guide to EPT Monte Carlo

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

EPT MONTE CARLO 2022 TIMELINE
EPT MONTE CARLO COMPLETE RESULTS
MONTE CARLO TRAVEL GUIDE
ALL EPT MONTE CARLO BLOG REPORTS

PREVIOUS MAIN EVENT RECAPS AND RESULTS
2019 – Manig Loeser | Results
2018 – Nicolas Dumont | Results
2017 – Raffaele Sorrentino | Results
2016 – Jan Bendik | Results
2015 – Adrian Mateos | Results
2014 – Antonio Buonano | Results
2013 – Steve O’Dwyer | Results
2012 – Mohsin Charania | Results
2010 – Nicolas Chouity | Results
2009 – Pieter de Korver | Results
2008 – Glen Chorny | Results
2007 – Gavin Griffin | Results
2006 – Jeff Williams | Results
2005 – Rob Hollink | Results


EPT PRAGUE, MARCH 2022

FULL EVENT TIMELINE

Grzegorz Glowny

ONLINE QUALIFIER GRZEGORZ GLOWNY TAKES MAIN EVENT TOP PRIZE
Entries: 1,190 (inc. 305 re-entries) | Prize pool: €5,771,500 | First place: €1,033,520
Poland’s Grzegorz Glowny, who qualified for €530 on PokerStars, beat a field of 1,190 entries to the Main Event crown, picking up €692,252 after a four-way deal at the end of the tournament.
FULL RECAP & PLAY-BY-PLAY | FULL PAYOUT LIST


Robert Cowen

ROBERT COWEN ADDS TO WSOP BRACELET WITH €10K HIGH ROLLER TITLE
Entries: 271 (inc. 62 re-entries) | Prize pool: €2,628,700 | First place: €527,070
The British player Robert Cowen arranged a heads-up deal with Andriy Lyubovetskiy of Ukraine before winning the final duel. Cowen beat a field of 271 entries and earned €475,410.
FULL RECAP & PLAY-BY-PLAY


OTHER COVERAGE FROM PRAGUE:

Full results from all events
Nemeth makes it two for Prague, claims second €25K title
Final table player profiles
Selouan denies Grafton in €25K High Roller
Nemeth takes €210K in Single Day II
Two-time Timothy Adams in €50K Super High Roller
Gonzalez goes all the way to near €400K Eureka High Roller payday
Going Lococo in Prague as Team Pro wins Eureka Main Event and €417K
Teun Mulder scoops €250K in first Single-Day High Roller
Grafton gets Prague party started with €80K Event #1 win
Exclusive interview with Sam Grafton, post victory

MORE ABOUT PRAGUE

Read our Need To Know and Travel Guide to EPT Prague.

USEFUL LINKS:
EPT PRAGUE TIMELINE
EPT PRAGUE COMPLETE RESULTS
PRAGUE TRAVEL GUIDE
POKERSTARS LIVE PRAGUE PAGE
ALL EPT PRAGUE BLOG REPORTS

PREVIOUS MAIN EVENT RECAPS AND RESULTS
2019 – Mikalai Pobal | Results
2018 – Paul Michaelis | Results
2017 – Kalidou Sow | Results
2016 – Jasper Meijer van Putten | Results
2015 – Hossein Ensan | Results
2014 – Stephen Graner | Results
2013 – Julian Track | Results
2012 – Ramzi Jelassi | Results
2011 – Martin Finger | Results
2010 – Roberto Romanello | Results
2009 – Jan Skampa | Results
2008 – Salvatore Bonavena | Results
2007 – Arnaud Mattern | Results

EPT PRAGUE ARCHIVE
2019 | 2018


EPT RESULTS TABLES

EPT BARCELONA

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High Rollers:

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EPT MONTE CARLO

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Super High Rollers:


EPT PRAGUE

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High Rollers:

Super High Rollers:

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