Looking ahead to EPT13 Barcelona as festival dates released
Three weeks ago we were finishing the 12th season of the European Poker Tour in Monaco. Three months from now we'll be starting the 13th in Barcelona.
With the end of one season the new one is never far away, and the new season, which starts in the traditional setting of Barcelona, promises to top everything that has come before.
We know that because we've seen the schedule, which is released today.
The entire festival begins on August 17, 2016, with events guaranteed to cause fireworks. That's when the €10K event begins alongside the six day Estrellas Main Event, which this year has three starting flights.
After that comes the €50,000 Super High Roller, which begins on August 20, with the final table three day later on August 22, the day that the EPT Main Event starts.
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This year the main feature has the same buy-in of €5,000 and is set to be a record breaker. Last year Casino Barcelona positively strained to accommodate thousands of players looking for some of the festival action, and it didn't disappoint. As a season starter there is nothing quite like it. Did we mention the weather is usually quite good too?
As the EPT Main Event plays on it will conclude alongside the three day €10K High Roller which concludes on August 28. Two whole weeks of poker, at stakes as low as €120 and as high as €50,000, with all manner of buy-ins in between. The phrase "something for everyone" was never more applicable.
For all the details check out the EPT homepage which has details of the entire Barcelona festival, now just three months away. Check back on the PokerStars Blog for more details about the festival in the coming weeks as well as how you can book your trip to Barcelona for a fraction of the Main Event buy in.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.