Monte Carlo European Poker Tour

PokerOn 12 to 17 April, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort will be hosting the EPT Season 4 Grand Final, which will be televised and broadcast across Europe, and broadcast live at EPTlive.com. The buy-in for the event is €10,600, of which €200 is withheld as an entry fee and €400 is withheld for casino staff. The final table will be made up of 8 players, and no cap applies.

The European Poker Tour (EPT) began in 2004 as a series of televised No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournaments similar to those in the World Poker Tour (WPT). It is now widely recognized as Europe’s most prestigious poker tour.

For 2008, the buy-in for EPT events other than the Monte Carlo EPT Grand Final has increased to €8,000 because of the increased popularity of the events and lack of space in participating casinos.

In 2007, Season 3 of the EPT saw participation by a total of 3,483 players, resulting in a total prize pool of almost €27 million. In the Monte Carlo EPT Grand Final for that season, Griffin took the title of EPT champion, winning €1.8 million after qualifying on PokerStars in a $240 Double Shoot-Out.

The full schedule for Season 4 EPT events, including events already played since August 2007, is as follows:

VENUE

CITY/
COUNTRY

TOURNAMENT

DATES

BUY-IN

CAP

Casino Barcelona Barcelona
SPAIN
EPT BARCELONA OPEN Aug 28 to Sept 1, 2007 €7,700 + 300 600
Victoria Casino London
ENGLAND
EPT LONDON Sept 25-29, 2007 £5,200 + 200 500
Grand Casino Baden Baden
AUSTRIA
EPT BADEN CLASSIC Oct 7-10, 2007 €7,600 + 400 400
Royal Dublin Society Dublin
IRELAND
EPT DUBLIN Oct 30 – Nov. 3, 2007 €7,700 + 300 500+
Atlantis Resort and Casino Paradise Island
BAHAMAS
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Jan 4-11, 2008 $7,800+200 No cap
Hilton Hotel Prague
CZECH REPUBLIC
EPT PRAGUE tbc tbc 500
Casino Hohensyburg Dortmund
GERMANY
EPT GERMAN OPEN Feb 5-9, 2008 €7,700 + 300 500
Casino Copenhagen Copenhagen
DENMARK
EPT SCANDINAVIAN OPEN Feb 19-23, 2008 57,750 + 2,250 DKR 500
Hyatt Regency, Warsaw Warsaw
POLAND
EPT POLISH OPEN March 11-15, 2008 20,000 + 1,000 PLN TBC
Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort Monte Carlo
MONACO
EPT GRAND FINAL April 12-17, 2008 €10,000 + €600 No cap

For details on how to buy directly into the Monte Carlo EPT Grand Final, see the EPT web site.