December is well underway, and the signs of the season are all around us. In the poker world, nothing says Christmas like the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague. One of the most anticipated stops of the year, EPT Prague from PokerStars runs from Dec 7 through Dec 18 in one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals.
'Tis the season for poker in Prague as the winter holidays approach. One of the most iconic stops on the international tour, EPT Prague has been a fixture on the schedule since 2007, and in 2019, the EPT Prague Main Event had more than €1 million up top.
Since the first EPT Prague in 2007, more than €10 million has been handed out to winners, with total prize pools topping €61 million. Those prize pools came from over 12,500 entries over 14 runnings.
This is the first time EPT Prague has run twice in one year. The EPT returned to Prague in March of this year for a bit of an off-season running of the event after two years of cancelations due to the global pandemic shutdowns. The series went well, drawing nearly 1,200 entries for the Main Event for a prize pool of over €5.7 million.
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'Tis the Season for Cheap Poker in Prague
With the return of EPT Prague, players have the chance to play some premium poker in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. PokerStars is looking to send a few players to the winter festival with a bit of an extra present.
There are still satellite shots at Main Event tickets running on the global client, and players can even start climbing the satellite tree for free. Incredibly frugal players can jump into the freeroll feeder to win a ticket to the €22 level.
Satellite Feeders to EPT Prague Main Event
- Micro and Free Feeders
- EPT Prague Freebuys: €0.11 rebuys, 1x€22 satellite ticket guaranteed
- €1.10 EPT Prague sub-satellite: 1x€27 satellite ticket guaranteed
- €2.20+R EPT Prague sub-satellite: 1x€55 satellite ticket guaranteed
- €22+R EPT Prague satellite: 1x€530 qualifier ticket guaranteed
- €27 EPT Prague satellite: 1x€530 qualifier ticket guaranteed
- €55 EPT Prague satellite: 1x€530 qualifier ticket guaranteed
- Direct Satellite
- €530 EPT Prague Qualifier: 1x€6,200 package guaranteed
- Dates: Dec 8 & 11
- Package Details
- €5,300 buy-in for EPT Prague Main Event
- €900 credited to your PokerStars account to assist with travel costs
There are still a few chances to get to the EPT Prague Main Event on the cheap. Players can find the EPT Prague satellites in the client under the Events tab. Click on the Live tab and find EPT Prague. Click the event, then click Open Event Lobby.
This allows you to select the Event Schedule, All Satellites, or Direct Satellites. The Direct satellites will show when there are opportunities to play for a direct seat in the Main, while the 'All Satellites’ tab opens a window on the feeder tree playing up to those direct games.
Winter in Prague
At any time of the year, Prague is one of the most scenic cities in Europe, but it entirely comes alive with the Christmas spirit in December. While there will be plenty of poker at Hilton Prague to keep players busy, there is plenty to do off the felt.
With a vibrant club scene and medieval architecture that rivals any city in Europe, Prague has history and excitement at any time of the year. During the holiday season, however, the streets of Prague are packed with Christmas markets that give a unique flavor to the holidays.
This is the last chance at EPT glory in 2022 and an excellent opportunity for a getaway to one of Europe’s most scenic cities. Check out the satellite schedule in the PokerStars client for the final few remaining shots at festive fun in Prague!