Here are the important facts: EPT Barcelona is kicking off Season 10 of the European Poker Tour with a 39-event festival from 28 August to 7 September with buy-ins that range from €110 all the way up to €50,000. The Estrellas Poker Tour will once again roll into the EPT helping to bring together what could be some enormous record-breaking player fields.
It's looking like another fantastic festival in Barcelona to kick off what we expect to be a legendary season. Check out the full schedule and tournament details by clicking here. And don't forget that Barcelona is a pretty awesome place, too.
The BIG ones
Estrellas Main Event: €1,100 (28 Aug-1 Sept)
EPT Super High Roller: €50,000 (30 Aug-1 Sept) watch it on the webcast
EPT Main Event: €5,300 (1-7 Sept) watch it on the webcast
EPT High Roller: €10,300 (5-7 Sept)
Don't go thinking that if you haven't got a spare few €500 bricks knocking that you shouldn't be coming along. Apart from the fact that there will be a load of cash games, there's a swathe of tournament buy-ins that are accessible whatever your bankroll. Check out the schedule for yourself: there are plenty that fall within the €200-€500 price range.
The EPT Live webcast took it up a level last season (several levels actually) by broadcasting from Day 1 of many of the EPT Main Events. That will be kicking off again with the €50,000 Super High Roller with James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton and guests (including some contributions from the PokerStars Blog crew).
Last year, more than 300 players won their seats to the EPT Barcelona Main Event online with PokerStars, and 38 cashed, taking home more than €1.26 million between them. More than 100 players have already won their through already and you can join them for as little as €1.10.
• Click on 'Events' > 'EPT' in the PokerStars lobby for a full range of satellites into the €5,300 EPT Main Event.
• Click on 'Events' > 'More' > 'Estrellas' for qualifiers into the €1,100 Estrellas Main Event.
Who knows, maybe you'll be taking Mikalai Pobal's place by winning €1m (champagne glugging optional).
Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.