EPT13 Malta: Your guide to live coverage of the festival

Six weeks ago the thirteenth, and what will become the final European Poker Tour season, got under way in Barcelona Spain. The walls of Casino Barcelona strained amid the weight of the thousands of players who registered to play one of the biggest events of the year, one which culminated in a win for the diminutive Polish newcomer Sebastian Malec. While Malec's story came late in the EPT's history, both the style of his win and his reaction to it, are likely to be remembered for many years to come.

Six weeks on and the search begins for more champions.

This time the EPT has put ashore in the Mediterranean Island of Malta for 11 days of poker starting today. During that time the PokerStars Blog will be reporting from the tournament room with live updates through to the final day of play on Saturday October 29.


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Last time the tour was in these parts it was Scottish pro Niall Farrell who could do no wrong, topping a field of 651 players to win a first EPT title and a first prize of €534,330 in the Main Event.

You'll be able to check in on the results of every event played in Malta, from High Rollers to €200 turbos; it's the marquee events that will take up our attention on the blog. This post serves as a cut out and keep (cut, paste and keep?) schedule of what to expect on the PokerStars Blog between now and the final day of play in 11 days from now.

(All times are Central European Time)

Tuesday October 18, 2016
6pm: Day 1 of the €10,000 single re-entry event

Wednesday October 19, 2016
12pm: Day 1A of the Italian Poker Tour Main Event
12:30pm: Day 2 of the €10,000 single re-entry event

Thursday October 20, 2016
12pm: Day 1B of the Italian Poker Tour Main Event
12:30pm: Final day of the €10,000 single re-entry event

Friday October 21, 2016
12pm: Day 2 of the Italian Poker Tour Main Event
12:30pm: Day 1 of the €25,000 High Roller event

Saturday October 22, 2016
12pm: Day 3 of the Italian Poker Tour Main Event
12:30pm: Day 2 of the €25,000 High Roller event

Sunday October 23, 2016
12pm: Day 1A of the Main Event
12:30pm: Final day of the Italian Poker Tour Main Event
1pm: Final day of the €25,000 High Roller event

Monday October 24, 2016
12pm: Day 1B of the Main Event
12:30pm: Single day high roller event

Tuesday October 25, 2016
12pm: Day 2 of the Main Event

Wednesday October 26, 2016
12pm: Day 3 of the Main Event

Thursday October 27, 2016
12pm: Day 4 of the Main Event
12:30pm: Day 1 of the €10,000 High Roller

Friday October 28, 2016
12pm: Day 5 of the Main Event
12:30pm: Day 2 of the €10,000 High Roller

Saturday October 29, 2016
12pm: Final day of the Main Event
12:30pm: Final day of the €10,000 High Roller event

You'll find all our live coverage from Malta in one convenient spot. Simply click here to ensure you don't miss anything.

In the meantime get in touch with us on the blog throughout the festival on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog, and if you're in Malta for the festival come and say hello.




Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.