Every year, players around the world look forward to compete in the European Poker Tour (EPT), sponsored by PokerStars.
This year was obviously very different than any other since the poker boom with many casinos temporarily closing their doors with some that reopened not offering poker. This resulted in just one EPT running as scheduled this year in EPT Sochi, which was largely a Russian-only affair due to travel restrictions.
Normally, this time of year, poker players would be getting ready for the annual EPT Prague in December. It should come as no surprise that PokerStars canceled this event with casinos closed around the Czech Republic and travel restrictions in place in most countries.
The good news is that PokerStars adapted to the situation and for the first time will be hosting the EPT Online with the festival boasting 20 action-packed events with more than $20 million in guaranteed prize pools!
Buy-ins for the events range from $215 all the way up to $25,000. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to qualify into events cheaply via satellites and in some cases even for free.
Players with more limited bankrolls will be pleased to learn that PokerStars incorporated the Mini EPT Online that features another 20 events with buy-ins as small as $2.20 along with an impressive $3.3 million in guaranteed prize pools.
No-Limit Hold’em is the primary format for the festival with just three events (two PLO, one 8-game) featuring other poker variants.
Highlight: $5 Million Guaranteed EPT Online $5,200 Main Event
The highlight of the festival is easily the EPT Online $5,200 Main Event on Nov. 15-18. The tournament features a single opening flight kicking off at 6:05 p.m. GMT.
Players can opt to skip Day 1 if they so choose with late registration open until five minutes before the start of Day 2 on Nov. 16 at 6:10 p.m. GMT. The tournament also allows for two reentries during the late registration period.
The tournament provides for plenty of action not only for those playing but for others watching on the sidelines as we report this event from beginning to end at PokerNews as players start with a monster stack of 250,000 in chips and blinds increasing at a very slow pace with 30-minute levels.
|Day 1||Nov. 15||18:05||End of Level 15|
|Day 2||Nov. 16||18:10||When 72 players are remaining|
|Day 3||Nov. 17||18:05||When 9 players are remaining|
|Day 4||Nov. 18||18:05||Down to a winner|
Follow the Action of All 20 EPT Online Events at PokerNews
As we already mentioned, PokerNews will be live reporting all 20 events of the inaugural EPT Online at PokerStars.
For all information regarding the 2020 EPT Online, check out the dedicated hub on PokerNews.
EPT Online Schedule
|Nov. 8||18:05||EPT Online 01 [Arena Championship]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$1,500,000|
|Nov. 8||19:05||EPT Online 02 [PLO High Roller]||6-Max PLO||$10,300||$500,000|
|Nov. 8||20:05||EPT Online 03 [High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$5,200||$500,000|
|Nov. 9||18:05||EPT Online 04||9-Max NLHE||$530||$350,000|
|Nov. 9||19:05||EPT Online 05 [Win the Button]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$200,000|
|Nov. 10||18:05||EPT Online 06 [High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$10,300||$1,000,000|
|Nov. 10||19:05||EPT Online 07||8-Max NLHE PKO||$2,100||$500,000|
|Nov. 11||18:05||EPT Online 08||8-Max NLHE||$2,100||$500,000|
|Nov. 11||19:05||EPT Online 09 [High Roller]||6-Max 8-Game||$5,200||$250,000|
|Nov. 12||18:05||EPT Online 10 [Super High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$25,000||$2,000,000|
|Nov. 12||19:05||EPT Online 11 [Deep Stacks]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$500,000|
|Nov. 13||18:05||EPT Online 12||6-Max NLHE PKO||$1,050||$500,000|
|Nov. 13||19:05||EPT Online 13 [High Roller]||6-Max NLHE 6+||$10,300||$400,000|
|Nov. 14||18:05||EPT Online 14 [EPT Online Cup]||9-Max NLHE||$215||$500,000|
|Nov. 14||19:05||EPT Online 15 [High Roller]||6-Max NLHE||$10,300||$500,000|
|Nov. 15||18:05||EPT Online 16 [Main Event]||8-Max NLHE||$5,200||$5,000,000|
|Nov. 15||19:05||EPT Online 17||6-Max PLO||$2,100||$500,000|
|Nov. 15||20:05||EPT Online 18||8-Max NLHE PKO||$1,050||$500,000|
|Nov. 16||19:05||EPT Online 19||8-Max NLHE PKO||$530||$500,000|
|Nov. 17||18:05||EPT Online 20 [Last Chance]||9-Max NLHE||$1,050||$500,000|
Mini EPT Online Schedule
|Nov. 9||18:05||Mini EPT Online 01||8-Max NLHE||$11||$150,000|
|Nov. 9||19:05||Mini EPT Online 02 [Mini PLO High Roller]||6-Max PLO||$109||$125,000|
|Nov. 9||20:05||Mini EPT Online 03 [Mini High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$55||$150,000|
|Nov. 10||18:05||Mini EPT Online 04||9-Max NLHE||$5.50||$75,000|
|Nov. 10||19:05||Mini EPT Online 05 [Mini Win the Button]||8-Max NLHE||$11||$50,000|
|Nov. 11||18:05||Mini EPT Online 06 [Mini High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$109||$500,000|
|Nov. 11||19:05||Mini EPT Online 07||8-Max NLHE PKO||$22||$150,000|
|Nov. 12||18:05||Mini EPT Online 08||8-Max NLHE||$22||$150,000|
|Nov. 12||19:05||Mini EPT Online 09 [Mini High Roller]||6-Max 8-Game||$55||$50,000|
|Nov. 13||18:05||Mini EPT Online 10 [Mini Super High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$215||$400,000|
|Nov. 13||19:05||Mini EPT Online 11 [Mini Deep Stacks]||8-Max NLHE||$11||$75,000|
|Nov. 14||18:05||Mini EPT Online 12||6-Max NLHE PKO||$11||$175,000|
|Nov. 14||19:05||Mini EPT Online 13 [Mini High Roller]||6-Max NLHE 6+||$109||$50,000|
|Nov. 15||18:05||Mini EPT Online 14 [Mini Cup]||9-Max NLHE||$2.20||$50,000|
|Nov. 15||19:05||Mini EPT Online 15 [Mini High Roller]||6-Max NLHE||$109||$300,000|
|Nov. 16||18:05||Mini EPT Online 16 [Mini Main Event]||8-Max NLHE||$55||$500,000|
|Nov. 16||19:05||Mini EPT Online 17||6-Max PLO||$22||$75,000|
|Nov. 16||20:05||Mini EPT Online 18||8-Max NLHE PKO||$11||$100,000|
|Nov. 17||18:05||Mini EPT Online 19 [Mini Last Chance]||9-Max NLHE||$11||$100,000|
|Nov. 17||19:05||Mini EPT Online 20||8-Max NLHE PKO||$5.50||$75,000|
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