From one festival to another: Next up EPT Prague
As is becoming customary, we like to talk about the next EPT festival from the middle of the current one. It's our way of acknowledging the circle of life: while one festival is in its' prime we realise that it will one day fade into history. But then a new one is never too far away.
While we enjoy the last remnants of late summer on this Mediterranean island, over the horizon, a few hundred miles away, is, well, a much colder place. But frankly that's why we like it.
In this case EPT Prague.
The Czech capital is a favourite on the tour, the winter leg complete with snow, overcoats, mulled wine, and a dash of festive cheer. Failing that it has a ton of events to warm the feet of any poker player, be they professional or otherwise. Actually 97 of them.
It all starts on Sunday December 6, when the Eureka Poker Tour main event kicks off, a suitable appetiser ahead of a smorgasbord of tournaments, running through to December 16.
€300 Prague Poker Cup
€2K Eureka High Roller event
€5K Main Event
€10K High Roller
€25K Single Day High Roller
50K Super High Roller
Sounds familiar? Well why change a winning formula.
In between these highlights are a vast array of side events, with variations and buy-ins to suit every taste and bankroll. And while we suspect no one will listen when we say it, Prague is one of the best cities to bust from a poker tournament, a place that comes alive in winter with Christmas markets, castles, horse drawn carriages and decorations.
So for more details about EPT Prague and the entire festival, check out the EPT Homepage. Meanwhile the PokerStars lobby is your place to book your discounted trip, with satellites already running to get you to the Czech Republic for much less.
In the meantime pack an overcoat, scarf and gloves, or just flip flops and jeans if none of that touristy stuff appeals - it's still a great place for a poker festival.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.