PokerStars EPT begins ninth edition this week

PokerStars EPT begins ninth edition this week

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is mingling with the Estrellas Poker Tour in Barcelona this week to initiate a new season of high-profile and big-spending tournaments.

The Casino De Barcelona is set to play host to all of the competitive and other activities from August 13 to 25 while a €165 super satellite for seats into the main event of the Estrellas Poker Tour is scheduled for Wednesday from 7pm local time.

The main event for the PokerStars EPT featuring a €5,300 buy-in is to be played from August 19 to 25. German Martin Schleich was the best of last year's record field of 811 starters in Spain and walked away with €850,000 created by a €4.055 million prize pool.

Amid a two-week festival of poker and various side events, this season's first high-roller tournament with a $50,000 buy-in, will run from August 17 to 19. The play will be eight-handed while its price has seen it classified as a Super High Roller tournament and eligible for television coverage.

The PokerStars EPT's two-day, €10,300 buy-in, single reload, high-roller event will also be eight-handed and open for action from August 23. Of interest to players of that ilk will also be a heads-up championship with a €10,000 buy-in from the 22 August in addition to a €2,100 buy-in turbo no-limit hold’em event.

The sister Estrellas Poker Tour is due to provide its very own €2,000 buy-in high-roller event on August 18 lasting for two days.

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Tags: PokerStars, European Poker Tour, EPT, Estrellas Poker Tour, Barcelona