Breaking down the massive EPT Paris in numbers
No debut on the European Poker Tour (EPT) has made a splash quite like this week in Paris. The festival hasn’t been without its hiccups, but overall, its overwhelming popularity, players, and prize pools suggest a huge success.
Here’s all you need to know about the EPT Paris Main Event, with info kindly provided by PokerStars Media Coordinator extraordinaire, Jan Kores.
EPT PARIS MAIN EVENT IN NUMBERS
The €5,300 EPT Paris 2023 Main Event drew 1,606 entries (from 1,159 unique players). In terms of total entries, that makes it:
- The sixth-biggest EPT Main Event in history
- The biggest EPT Main Event outside EPT Barcelona
- The biggest EPT Main Event for a debut location
The 2022 edition of EPT Barcelona remains the largest of all time, and the 2,294 entries that the event attracted will be hard to beat. But with 1,606 on its first attempt, Paris could very well prove to be the location that tops it in the future.
Top 10 EPT Main Events in history in terms of entries:
- EPT Barcelona 2022 — 2,294 entries, €11,125,900 prize pool
- EPT Barcelona 2019 — 1,988 entries, €9,641,800 prize pool
- EPT Barcelona 2018 — 1,931 entries, €9,365,350 prize pool
- EPT Barcelona 2016 — 1,785 entries, €8,657,250 prize pool
- EPT Barcelona 2015 — 1,694 entries, €8,215,900 prize pool
- EPT Paris 2023 — 1,606 entries, €7,708,800 prize pool
- PCA 2011 — 1,560 entries, $15,132,000 prize pool
- PCA 2010 — 1,529 entries, $14,831,300 prize pool
- EPT Barcelona 2014 — 1,496 entries, €7,255,600 prize pool
- PCA 2009 — 1,347 entries, $12,674,000 prize pool
EPT PARIS PRIZE POOL INFORMATION
The EPT Paris Main Event prize pool stands at €7,708,800. Check out the full payout structure below.
- The top 239 finishers will be paid
- €1,170,000 for the winner
- Six-figure payouts for 2nd to 9th place
- €8,400 minimum cash
EPT PARIS NATIONALITY STATS
Below is a quick nationality breakdown for the EPT Paris 2023 Main Event.
- Entries: 1,606
- Unique players: 1,159
- Re-Entries: 447
- Countries represented: 65
- Top five nations: France (341 players or 29.4% of the field), Italy (61 or 5.3%), Germany (60 or 5.2%), the United Kingdom (59 or 5.1%), and Spain (43 or 3.7%)
Here’s how that looks in a pie chart: