Eureka Poker Tour: Season 5 announced
As the final table of the Eureka Main Event began this afternoon an announcement was made to delight any player who likes their poker record breaking- a new fifth season of the Eureka Poker Tour to begin in February 2015.
The Tour returns to something of its spiritual home in Rozvadov, the modest Czech Town that will, for the third time, become the region's poker capital.
The fifth season kicks off at the King's Casino on February 21, 2015 with an extensive schedule of 21 tournaments including the €500,000 guaranteed Eureka Main Event, the €300 Rozvadov Cup and the Eureka 100 Grand Challenge.
While the full schedule will be released soon you can fill the time playing satellites on PokerStars, the easiest and cheapest way to book your Main Event seat. They begin next week on Wednesday December 17. As the details below demonstrate it's worth the effort.
For starters the Main Event will have two opening flights, but not on consecutive days. Day 1a takes place on Saturday February 21, the first day of the festival, while Day 1b will be played on Thursday February 26.
The time between will be filled with the Eureka 100 Grand Challenge, also known as a €200 tournament with four starting days and a €100,000 guarantee.
In addition there have been a few technical changes. For instance the clock for Day 1a and 1b will be 45 minutes, rising to 60 minutes from Day 2 onward. Meanwhile starting stacks have been upped by five grand to 25,000. The Main Event buy-in however remains the same at €1,000 + €100.
Details of everything else taking place at the opening Season 5 festival check out the Eureka Poker Tour.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.