PokerStars’ European Poker Tour (EPT) will land in Cyprus next month for the very first time and bring with it a host of big-money events and off-the-felt activities.
The inaugural EPT Cyprus will take place at the 5-star Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa. The action gets underway on October 11 and concludes with the final table of the $5,300 EPT Cyprus main event on October 22.
Poker, as ever, will be the main attraction but PokerStars will ensure everyone enjoys themselves regardless of their results. An all-star party featuring a live set from DJ Gianluca Viacchi goes down on October 17 and there will be plenty of non-poker activities for attendees to enjoy.
PokerStars makes its EPT debut in Cyprus
Cyprus has become a popular destination for poker operators in the last few years with the WPT and Triton hosting successful series there. PokerStars is now taking its brand of tournament poker to the island and, looking at the schedule, there will be something for everyone.
The $5,300 EPT Cyprus main event will be the focal point for many, but PokerStars is offering tournaments costing as little as $550 and as much as $50,000. As well as EPT events, the festival will feature offerings from the more affordable Eureka Tour.
All told, there will be 59 tournaments, including these highlights:
Eureka Poker Tour Cyprus Highlights
- October 12-16: $1,100 Eureka Main Event
- October 14-15: $550 Eureka Cup
- October 15-16: $2,200 Eureka High Roller
EPT Cyprus Highlights
- October 15-17: $50,000 EPT Super High Roller
- October 16-22: $5,300 EPT Main Event
- October 18-20: $3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty
- October 20-22: $10,300 EPT High Roller
Satellites for EPT Cyprus are currently available on PokerStars and, as well as a cheap seat in the main event, qualifiers get a dedicated liaison officer and exclusive merchandise. All players, from qualifiers to those who buy into events directly, will also get access to the PokerStars lounge during the series.
Fun for all at EPT Cyprus
There will also be opportunities to enjoy the best of what Cyprus has to offer. As it does at all of its EPT stops, PokerStars has put together a schedule of activities that includes a football tournament, Jeep safari, island boat trip, and a wine & cheese pairing experience.
True to form, PokerStars has created a series where winning is almost secondary to the experience. That being said, the prize money up for grabs, particularly in the main event, can’t be ignored. With the recent EPT main event in Barcelona attracting 7,398 entries and paying out more than €7 million, the inaugural EPT Cyprus winner should take home a sizable six-figure sum.