The European Poker Tour is expecting to host one of its biggest-ever events when it heads to Prague a month from today.
Kicking off December 7, the Prague Poker Festival will combine the Eureka Poker Tour and EPT for 59 events. What does it take to make that happen? It starts with 140 poker tables and requires 228 members of the tournament staff, more than any other PokerStars live event in history .
“The Prague Poker Festival always attracts a large number of players who play both tournaments and cash games. This year’s festival has potential to be even bigger than last season where both the Eureka and EPT Main Events shattered records,” said EPT President Edgar Stuchly.
Last year, EPT Prague drew nearly 9,000 entries and €13 million in prize money.
It’s not just a matter of how many people are going to show up (which, again, is expected to be a big number). It’s more than that.
The EPT Prague Poker Festival is going to how the highest buy-in poker event the Czech Republic has ever seen. December 9-11, the top players from around the world will sit down to play the €50,000 Super High Roller.
What else? Well, just everything else you might want in a poker festival.
The EPT–again, for the first time–will start hosting Midnight Turbos for the night-owls in the crowd. With buy-ins ranging from €300 to €1,000, anyone with a stiff cup of coffee will be able to compete for some decent money on the graveyard shift.
Those aren’t the only unique events happening this year. Over the course of the 11-day festival, the EPT will put on three Omaha championships, a junior’s event just for 18-21 year-olds, the Czech Republic’s first senior’s event, and a Finns only Finnish Championship event. Oh yes, and keep your eyes open for the introduction of Super Hold’em and Irish Hold’em events.
Need more info? Head on over to the EPT Prague page.
We’ll see you there…if we can find you in the crowd.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging