EPT Monte Carlo: Elites shoot for Stars of Poker
For the past several days, there has been a quiet rumor of a special event starting up here at the EPT Grand Final. We've finally confirmed the details of what's being called the Stars of Poker tournament.
Coming soon to a tournament room near you...a $100,000 prize pool for a single table tournament featuring the likes of EPT creator John Duthie, Vicky Coren, and Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, Dario Minieri, Barry Greenstein, ElkY, Noah Boeken, and other folks who will be named later.
There is one special seat remaining in this one-of-a-kind event. That seat will go to one fortunate PokerStars VIP Club Supernova Elite.
Just moments ago, two tables of Elites sat down across from each other, many for the first time in a live setting. Just a quick glance across the two tables, and I spot Jason Mercier, Spencer Cossette, BigJoe2003, DCalZone, and Dr. Fells.
Lee Jones and Scotty from the VIP Club are overseeing this satellite. Late tonight, one of those Supernovas will get a free entry into the big event. First place looks to pay $50,000 to the winner, $30,000 to 2nd place, and $20 to 3rd.
Every level of the PokerStars VIP Club offers pretty cool stuff and opportunties to the players. As you might expect, though, the Elite level is just crazy sometimes. Not only do they get free buy-ins to events like the EPT Grand Final, they get stuff like this, too.
The word on the street is the Stars of Poker event is going to be taped for later broadcast on TV. If you don't want to wait to watch it, we'll have coverage here, as well.
For now, it's up to the Supernova Elites to figure out who is going to represent them at the table. As competitive as they are, this satellite could go on all night.