Win your way to sunny Portugal
by Mad Harper
Satellites for EPT Vilamoura on Portugal's stunning Algarve coast are running now on PokerStars. This beautiful resort is one of Portugal's premier tourist destinations and is surrounded by numerous championship-level golf courses.
EPT Vilamoura launched last season and was a huge success, as reported by the PokerStars Blog. The dates for this season's EPT Vilamoura have been brought forward so that players and their guests can take advantage of the resort's myriad tourist amenities - stunning beach, beautiful marina packed with great restaurants and bars, and fantastic golf courses.
Last year's event attracted 322 players creating a total prize pool of more than €1.5 million, making it the richest poker tournament ever held in Portugal.
The event ended with a spectacular final table. The players included Canadian chess whizz Jeff Sarwer, Czech pro Jan Skampa - who won EPT Prague only a few weeks later - and French veteran Michel Abecassis. The event was won by local businessman Antonio Matias for €404,793.
The Vilamoura prize package is worth €7,330 and includes Main Event buy in (August 28-September 2), hotel accommodation at the new Crowne Plaza hotel and €770 expenses. Satellites are available on PokerStars now from as little as €5.45 or 50 Frequent Player Points.
Good luck, and we hope to see you in Portugal.