EPT San Remo: The best way to win an EPT title?

Joseph Mouawad did it in London, Reuben Peters did it in Dublin, Mike McDonald did it in Dortmund and Tim Vance did it in Copenhagen. Did I mention that Gavin Griffin did the same at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo last year?

Exactly what these champions did was win their seat on PokerStars.com. As PokerStars qualifiers they turned a few dollars into hundreds of thousands, or even millions. And if you want to get in on the action and have your chance at repeating Gavin Griffin’s € 1.8 million Euro performance last year your last chance to win a seat is fast approaching.

The final online super satellite for the PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo takes place this Saturday, 5th April on PokerStars.com, at 2pm ET (8pm Central European Time). There are feeder satellites running now for the ‘Last Chance’, with entry from $5.50 and you can also qualify via the ‘Steps’ Sit & Go program, which will remain open until midnight 24.00 ET.

Do note though that all remaining qualifiers for Monte Carlo receive a *Seat Only* package ($16,800 + $1,500 spending money) and qualifiers will need to make their own accommodation arrangements for this event.

The tournament itself starts on Saturday, 12th April and you can find full details of the best poker tournament outside the WSOP main event by clicking here.

So far, over 225 players have qualified on PokerStars for the 2008 EPT Grand Final. Just how much did last year's champion pay to play? Well Gavin Griffin qualified on PokerStars via a $220 double shoot out, and took home $2.4m in prize money.

Gavin, who has since gone on to become the only player to hold WSOP, WPT and EPT titles, will be in Monte Carlo to defend his title and the 2005 EPT Grand Final winner Rob Hollink is among those competing here in San Remo. So too is current chip leader Eric Koskas, a PokerStars qualifier from France who currently sits with over half a million chips...

See you in Monte Carlo.

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in EPT San Remo