You may already know how it is. You put in the hard work, the graft and the hours to win yourself a spot in one of poker’s most prestigious events such as the European Poker Tour. You arrive determined to do well in your first live event but soon realise that it takes more than a knack online, and that it just isn’t easy to go deep to where the real action is.
Well PokerStars wants to remedy that and help take you to that next step in a major live tournament with the help of some exclusive lessons from Team PokerStars Pro, and 2004 World Series Champion, Greg Raymer. PokerStars qualifies more players to major events like the World Series and EPT than any other poker site. We want to make sure they are also the best prepared and ready to take their shot on the live poker circuit.
We plan to send you to Barcelona where our team of experts will work with you to develop your live poker talents, adapting your game to this new environment and arming you with the confidence needed to make an impact in slow structured tournaments – into the money, and beyond.
Our plan is to host a two day training camp that will include a live multi-table tournament where the top two finishers will win EPT Barcelona prize packages – a total that includes your event buy-in, hotel accommodation and money for expenses.
PokerStars will be running satellite qualifiers to the Poker Camp Final tournament twice a day from July 7 through to July 19 at 11:30 and 13:30 (ET) with a buy-in of $42.50 + $4. For every ten players that enter one will be awarded a seat at the final tournament which takes place Sunday July 20 at 13:00 (ET). For every ten of those, one player will win a PokerStars Poker camp prize package.
If you hadn’t already heard, Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations on the EPT thanks to the enviable mix of sun, beautiful beaches, great food and one hell of a nightlife. Our Poker Camp prize package gives you access to all that and more in a package worth $4,000; three nights hotel accommodation, exclusive gifts and much more. We’re also throwing a drinks and tapas party where you can chill out with other players and celebrity tutors – undoubtedly an appealing way to spend an evening after a day at the tables.
Time to get started.
You can find out more detail on the PokerStars Poker Camp schedule page for how things will work and the subjects we’ll be covering. Anyone can enter for a chance to win the package; the only stipulation is that you have a good grasp of English. Whilst you’re at it why not check out the EPT site to find out how things went at last year’s Barcelona event, which had a total prize pool of €4 million.