EPT Grand Final schedule guarantees thrilling end to the season
While the EPT Dublin is now in full swing, with live updates continuing from the Main Event on the PokerStars Blog, it's natural to look ahead to what will be the finale of the season, and the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final. Today we can provide all the details of what will be an EPT festival to remember.
It all kicks off at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, a destination that has become synonymous with the European Poker Tour since the first Grand Final in season one. The Salle des Etoiles will once again provide the backdrop to the 79 event festival, with plenty of highlights to whet the appetite of fan and pro alike.
Running from Tuesday April 26 to Friday May 6, it starts with a three day €10K High Roller single re-entry, at the unusual time of 6pm. Then, well, take a look at what's in store.
FPS Main Event (April 27-May 1, 2016) - €1,000 + €100
Super High Roller (April 28-30, 2016) - €98,000 + €2,000
FPS High Roller (April 29-30, 2016) - €2,000 + €200
EPT Main Event (April 30-May 6, 2016) - €5,000 + €300
Single Day Super High Roller (May 1, 2016) - €49,000 + €1,000
EPT High Roller (May 4-6, 2016) - €25,000 + €750
From that you'll see the traditional Grand Final favourites, with buy-ins to make eyes water (in a good way). But there's also that eclectic mixture of alternative side events taking place that make festival one for every player, whether they're a Super High Roller, or Super Keen Amateur.
Those alternative highlights include Open Face Chinese Pineapple (the first event of its kind), the €330 Monaco Cup, an assortment of Flip-outs, a deuces wild event, a seniors event, Omaha events (of the pot-limit, sextuple and turbo variety), and an FPS High Roller. There are also satellites from as little as €100 and a €200 buy-in Cote D'Azur Open, with three starting days and a final day of play to guarantee some season ending fireworks.
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That's not even everything. The rest you can find on the EPT homepage, along with accommodation details and how to qualify for the festival in one of the countless satellites running from this weekend.
If it's anything like every other Grand Final festival staged in Monaco, it guarantees a fitting end to the season, complete with luxurious surroundings and great poker.
We can't wait to see you there.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.