The European Poker Tour will be back in Barcelona, Spain this summer to kick start the beginning of Season 13. The festival that is known as the “richest poker festival in the world” will run between August 16-28 in Gaudi’s city followed by events in Malta (October 18-29) and Prague (December 7-18).
Barcelona: August 16-28
Once again partnering with Estrellas Poker Tour, the Spanish tour stop will see the return of the flagship €5300 EPT Main Event along with the €1100 Estrellas Main Event.
The festival will also feature the prestigious €50,000 Super High Roller, which attracted record breaking numbers last year, and the €25,000 High Roller.
The Estrellas €2000 High Roller event has now become a three-day event to accommodate the huge turn out of players that were seen in Season 12.
A new event for the EPT stop in Barcelona will be the €10,000 High Roller. The event made its debut at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT12 Grand Final, which is currently underway in Monte Carlo. It started on April 26 and concludes this Friday on May 6.
Satellites for both the €5300 EPT Main Event and €1100 Estrellas Barcelona Main Event start on May 8.
“EPT Barcelona is always an astonishing festival and so we’re really looking forward to heading back to Spain in August after our traditional summer break” EPT President Edgar Stuchly said in a recent press release.
This fall, the EPT heads back to Malta from October 18-29 at the Portomaso Casino after its popular debut on the circuit back in 2011.
Just before Christmas break, the EPT stops at the Hilton Prague at the Prague Poker Festival, December 7-18. Last year the festival was as large as it has ever been with 97 scheduled events. Over 3400 players competed in the Season 12 festival with nearly 16,000 separate tournament entries and more than €24.5 million awarded in prize money.
Each stop on The EPT will see Right To Play €150 rebuy charity events on the tournament schedule. More than €50,000 has been raised by the EPT for Right To Play since officially partnering with them in Season 12.