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For the first time in history, the European Poker Tour (EPT) visited Paris, with a monster festival taking place at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, the city’s tallest skyscraper hotel. The tournament series ran from 15-26 February 2023. Here’s where you can find our coverage of the event: the EPT Paris Information Hub.
RAZVAN BELEA BLITZES PARIS TO END ROMANIA’S LONG EPT WAIT
€5,300 EPT PARIS MAIN EVENT
Entries: 1,606 | Prize pool: €7,708,800 | First place: €1,170,000
After nearly two decades, Romania has its first EPT Main Event champion as Razvan Belea destroys the Paris final table.
TOURNAMENT REPORT I HOW BELEA WON I FINAL TABLE PLAYER PROFILES
ALL EPT PARIS ARTICLES
EPT PARIS: FINAL TABLE PLAYER PROFILES – The €5,300 EPT Paris Main Event heads into its final day with five players left. Here’s some more information about them all.
BRIAN DELANEY AND THE CHALLENGE THAT LED TO HIS EPT DEBUT IN PARIS – This is the first EPT for Brian Delaney despite a decade as a poker pro, and it took a challenge with an MTT crusher to get him here.
HENRI KASPER AIMS TO PUT ESTONIA ON THE EPT MAP…AGAIN – Henri Kasper was responsible for bringing the EPT to his native Estonia. Now he hopes to take a Main Event trophy there.
MASATO YOKOSAWA IS ON A WORLDWIDE QUEST FOR EPT SUCCESS – Massively popular YouTuber Masato Yokosawa (a.k.a. World Wide Yokosawa) is chasing EPT glory while showcasing poker to millions of fans.
WHAT IS A SATELLITE POKER TOURNAMENT? AND WHY ARE THEY GOOD? YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED – Qualification tournaments offer a low-cost alternative to poker’s highest buy-ins. We take a look at this time-honoured route to the big time.
CHESS CLOCK IN POKER TOURNAMENTS: FAD OR THE FUTURE? – Would the introduction of a chess clock in poker tournaments solve the game’s stalling issues? We investigate and imagine at EPT Paris.
HOW IS A POKER VLOG MADE? GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE LEX VELDHUIS VLOG – Find out how a poker vlog is made as we peek behind the curtain of the Lex Veldhuis Vlog
WHO WANTS TO BE ON THE EPT PARIS FEATURE TABLE? NOT TIMO KAMPHUES – Successful poker pro Timo Kamphues likes to keep a low profile, but that’s hard to do when you keep banking huge scores.
WHAT DOES A POKER TOURNAMENT LOOK LIKE HALFWAY THROUGH? – In terms of duration, the EPT Paris Main Event is about halfway through, but it doesn’t look like that to a newcomer. Why?
DEAL OR NO DEAL? IN FRANCE, IT’S ABSOLUTELY NO DEAL – Deal-making in major poker tournaments is a crucial part of the modern game, but the practice is prohibited in France.
ON THE MOVE WITH NIKLAS “LENA900” ÅSTEDT AT EPT PARIS – The plan was to bring you a round with Niklas “lena900” Åstedt, one of the greatest tournament players of all time. Things didn’t go to plan.
CITY GUIDE: WHERE TO PLAY POKER IN PARIS – Even when the EPT departs Paris, the city’s poker players will continue a love affair with the game. Here’s where they are playing…
MEET HIGH STAKES PLAYER ‘JUICETUS’, A.K.A. JUSTUS HELD, THORSTEN LEGIT, AND THE MYSTERIOUS EPT PARIS DOUBLE QUALIFIER – We often look for interesting online EPT qualifiers who are either high-stakes crushers or complete unknowns. ‘juicetus’ is all of the above.
CHRIS BREWER IS BACK! RETURNING AMERICAN LANDS €1M AND PARIS SHR TITLE – Having only just returned to the game after an emotional departure, Chris Brewer secured a second major title of the EPT Paris tournament series.
- HE MADE ONE OF THE BEST FOLDS IN POKER HISTORY. THEN HE DISAPPEARED FROM THE GAME
- EPT PARIS TO BECOME BIGGEST DEBUT EVENT IN TOUR HISTORY
- EPT PARIS ‘SEATS NOW AVAILABLE’…REGISTER EARLY FOR DAY 1B!
- ONLINE QUALIFIER ALAN GOASDOUE WINS RECORD-BREAKING FPS PARIS MAIN EVENT
- STARS YOUNG AND OLD ASSEMBLE FOR EPT PARIS DEBUT
- EPT PARIS TOURNAMENT RESULTS
KEY FESTIVAL DATES
EPT Main Event: February 20-26 – €5,300
EPT Mystery Bounty: February 22-24 – €3,000
EPT High Roller: February 24-26- €10,300
As ever, the EPT offered ample opportunity for players and their guests to fill their diaries with numerous Paris activities. These are almost always free to join, and give guests the chance to explore the most iconic sights in the city and sample its unique flavour.
- Daily Eiffel Tower tours
- Daily sightseeing bus tours
- Daily hot air balloon experience (with a 360-degree view of Paris)
- French cheese and wine pairing afternoon: 1 pm on Feb 20 and 22
- Arsene Lupin escape room with actors (in French only): 10 am on Feb 17, 18, 24
- EPT Paris Players’ Party: Feb 20
Click here for full details of EPT Paris activities.
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FULL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
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