PokerStars’ biggest European Poker Tour (EPT) festival gets underway in Prague this week and, despite plummeting temperatures in the Czech Republic, the action is set to be hotter than ever.
A pre-Christmas party in Prague has always tempted the world’s top poker players to leave home for one final showdown before the year ends. EPT Prague 2022 broke a number of records, including its own.
The €5,300 main event attracted 1,267 entries, surpassing the previous year’s total of 1,190. In addition to the EPT Prague main event breaking the 1,200 entry barrier for the first time, the Eureka main event welcomed 4,017 entries. Add to that a record-breaking turnout for the Eureka high roller, and Prague reaffirmed its status as an EPT hotspot in 2022.
Lots of recording breaking potential at EPT Prague
This year, the schedule is as packed as ever. The action gets underway on December 6 inside King’s Casino Prague. The €1,100 Eureka main event kicks things off, but there’s plenty more day one action, including a €10,200 unlimited re-entry Hold’em tournament, and a €550 hyper turbo freezeout.
EPT Prague 2023 highlights
- December 6-11: €1,100 Eureka Main Event
- December 9-10: €550 Eureka Cup
- December 10-11: €2,200 Eureka High Roller
- December 10-11: €50,000 EPT Super High Roller
- December 11-17: €5,300 EPT Main Event
- December 13-15: €3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty
- December 15-17: €10,300 EPT High Roller
Thursday sees the first mixed game tournament get underway and more Eureka action. Taking center stage on December 10 is the €50,000 super high roller, with the EPT Prague main event starting the following day.
Stars align for final EPT of 2022
The tournament team at PokerStars HQ is expecting many of Europe’s top talent to ante up in Prague Among those already penciled in for the festivities are PokerStars ambassadors Ben Spragg, Parker Talbot, Sam Grafton, and Irene Albarran.
A plethora of qualifiers will also be in the mix, including Louise Ulrick. The former math teacher from England won the PokerStars x Poker Power Women’s Bootcamp Showdown. Ulrick took part in an eight-week poker bootcamp run by PokerStars and Poker Power. She won the final showdown at EPT Cyprus to earn herself a spot in the Prague main event.
CardsChat will be at EPT Prague As well as bringing you breaking stories from the tournament floor, we’ll be speaking to some of the game’s biggest stars, so stay tuned over the coming days to see what goes on in Prague.