EPT National Breaks Prize Pool Record as EPT Barcelona 2019 Gets Underway EPT National Breaks Prize Pool Record as EPT Barcelona 2019 Gets Underway

The PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona 2019 has kicked off with a bang as the first major event, the eighth annual €1100 EPT National, broke its entry record.

Over four starting flights, the event welcomed a total of 2774 individual players with 1908 reentries. All combined, the 4682 entries built a prize pool of €4.5 million, the largest in its history.

PokerStars began running the event in 2012 which, until 2016, was the Main Event of the Estrellas Poker Tour. Always a €1100 buy-in and traditionally a freeze-out, the popular tournament peaked in 2016 with just under 3500 players, building a prize pool of €3.3 million.