Estrellas lights Barcelona sky, shines beacon for EPT
Today begins a poker festival like none Barcelona, Spain has seen before. Over the next week and a half, poker players who have made their way to the Iberian Peninsula will have an opportunity to play more poker than they ever have before. It will begin with the Estrellas Poker Tour and morph into the kickoff of the European Poker Tour's ninth season.
As you might have heard, the EPT has joined forces with other PokerStars-sponsored national tours this season. So, when an EPT stop coincides with a national or regional tour, it will make for a very big festival.
Today marks the kickoff of the Estrellas Poker Tour €1,100 main event. It will run for the next five days at Casino Barcelona. As that event plays out, the EPT will roll into town with a brand new high-rolling schedule that includes a €50,000 Super High Roller, €10,000 High Roller, €10,000 Heads Up championship, and the centerpiece €5,200 main event. All the while, players will have a chance to have the time of their lives on the Barcelona beaches.
The PokerStars Blog will have a huge team on the ground to report all the big news from Barcelona. Expect hand-by-hand updates, feature reports, news from the side events, and video updates from the floor and around Barcelona.
If you're planning to follow along or show up and play yourself, here are some links with a lot of valuable information:
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging