EPT to host largest-ever poker festival to celebrate 100th Main Event
The European Poker Tour (EPT) today announced that it will stage Europe's largest-ever poker festival in Barcelona this August to celebrate its 100th event.
Poker players and fans will not want to miss this historic celebration which will likely set European prize and attendance records from august 16 - 27, 2014 at the Casino Barcelona.
"The EPT was born in Barcelona so it's very fitting to celebrate EPT's 100th event in true style and with unforgettable poker," said EPT President Edgar Stuchly. "EPT Barcelona is one of the most popular tour stops and attracts players from all over the world for the fantastic mix of beaches, iconic architecture, party atmosphere and world class poker,"
Since the first event took place back in September 2004, the EPT has welcomed over 180,000 players, visited 16 countries, created 39 millionaires and paid out over €535 million in prizes, making it the world's richest and most popular poker tour.
The Barcelona festivities will kick off Season 11 of the EPT, once again partnering up with the successful Spanish regional Estrellas Poker Tour from August 16-21 to create a spectacular 12-day Barcelona poker extravaganza.
Last year's EPT Barcelona event broke all previous records when the Estrellas and EPT Main Events clocked 1,798 and 1,234 entries, sending Soenke Jahn and Tom Middleton back home with career-besting prizes of €169,136 and €942,000 respectively. This year, the EPT is adding 20 extra tables this year to accommodate player fields that are likely to beat last year's records.