Prague to Host Competing Poker Series this December
The Prague Poker Festival and the European Poker Tour (EPT) will once again be hosting a series of poker events Prague this December.
In previous years organizers worked together to coordinate efforts. This year the events schedules will directly compete.
The Czech Republic’s Card Casino will house the Prague Poker Festival from December 5 through December 22. The 18-day series features a number of sponsored tournaments with a wide variety of buyins culminating with the bwin-World Poker Tour Main Event.
The EPT will set up shop at the Hilton Prague Hotel—a mere 5km from the action at the Prague Poker Festival—and will feature its own 11-day, 40 event poker festival from December 8-18.
The Prague Poker Festival brings together a wide variety of brands that have put their stamp on special tournaments. Highlights from the series include the European Championship of Amateur Poker (ECOAP) €110 buy-in 2-day event, the 888 Prague Championship II, Everest Poker Live 2-day event, The Grand Live 4-day €1100 Main Event, the World Sit 'n’ Go Masters €750 3-day event and the bwin-World Poker Tour Prague 5-day €3300 Main Event.
Daily events are also sponsored by Mindsports International, as well as satellites to both the Grand Live and bwin-WPT Main Events.
Pokerstars and the European Poker Tour are teaming up with the Eureka Poker Tour to provide plenty of satellites and side events leading up to the €1,000 + €100 buy-in Eureka Poker Tour Main Event, the €5,000 + €300 EPT10 PLO Championship, the €5,000 + €300 buy-in EPT Main Event and the €10,000 + €300 8-handed High Roller event.
A full schedule and accommodations for the Prague Poker Festival are available on their website. Information on the upcoming PokerStars EPT Prague is also available from their homepage.