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aug
28

EPT Barcelona €25K Event Won By Juan Pardo; Football Star Gerard Piqué Finished Second

Tags: Arturo Vidal, Barcelona, EPT, FC Barcelona, Gerard Piqué, Juan Pardo
Posted on 28 August 2019 by "T".

Juan Pardo outlasted a player field of 70 at the EPT Barcelona to win a total of €491,600 ($546,708), considered to be his biggest live cash ever at the EPT Barcelona circuit.

In the midst of the fray, there were two notable local soccer pros who managed to take home some sweet cash as well - Gerard Piqué and Arturo Vidal.

Read more » EPT Barcelona €25K Event Won By Juan Pardo; Football Star Gerard Piqué Finished Second

apr
1

2019 EPT Sochi Main Event won by Uri Gilboa for $424,000

Tags: EPT, Sochi, Uri Gilboa, Zakhar Babaev
Posted on 01 April 2019 by "T".

The 2019 European Poker Tour Sochi 191,800 Russian Ruble (or $2,930) buy-in NLHE Main Event has been won by Uri Gilboa, after outlasting a player field of 758 entries.

Thanks to this win, the 61-year-old became the first-ever EPT champion from his home country Israel, taking home $424,997 USD with him. At Casino Sochi where the event was held, he is considered to be the oldest EPT champion ever.

Read more » 2019 EPT Sochi Main Event won by Uri Gilboa for $424,000

dec
19

2018 EPT Prague Main Event won by Paul Michaelis for €840,000

Tags: Alexandr Merzhvinskii, Artem Kobylynskyi, EPT, Paul Michaelis
Posted on 19 December 2018 by "T".

The 2018 European Poker Tour € 5,300 No Limit Hold'em event held in Prague has been won by Germany's Paul Michaelis, making him €840,000 ($953,646) richer.

The 27-year-old poker player outlasted a 1,174 player field to claim his very first EPT title. This win is his best live cash so far in his poker career. His previous best score was $189,818 for winning the 2015 WSOP $1,500 pot-limit hold'em event.

Read more » 2018 EPT Prague Main Event won by Paul Michaelis for €840,000

may
8

EPT Monte Carlo Main Event won by Nicolas Dumont for €712,000

Tags: EPT, Monte Carlo, Nicolas Dumont
Posted on 08 May 2018 by "T".

Even though the final eight featured poker pros such as David Peters, Ole Schemion and Patrik Antonius, the last stages of the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event final table were mainly conquered by relatively live-tournament noobs and it was French poker player Nicolas Dumont who eventually grasped the title for €712,000 (approx. US$854,400) plus a wonderful $30,000 Platinum Pass to PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship on January 2019.

Read more » EPT Monte Carlo Main Event won by Nicolas Dumont for €712,000

may
1

EPT: Steve O'Dwyer Wins Yet Another High Roller Title!

Tags: EPT, high roller, Steve ODwyer
Posted on 01 May 2018 by "T".

After about 12 hours of play on Sunday, Steve O'Dwyer was the last man standing of a star-studded field of 41 entries in the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller at the 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo EPT!

Read more » EPT: Steve O'Dwyer Wins Yet Another High Roller Title!

apr
30

EPT Monte Carlo €100k SHR won by Sam Greenwood for €1,520,000

Tags: EPT, high roller, Sam Greenwood
Posted on 30 April 2018 by "T".

The year 2018 is definitely an incredible one when it comes to the live tournament circuit for the likes of poker pro Sam Greenwood, as he has managed to get four 7-figure live tourney scores in his career, and three of them have just come in the past 6 months!

Read more » EPT Monte Carlo €100k SHR won by Sam Greenwood for €1,520,000

may
13

Steve O'Dwyer Wins EPT Monaco Main Event!

Tags: Daniel Negreau, ept, grand final, Jason Mercier, Johnny Lodden, monaco, montle carlo, Noah Schwartz, Steve ODwyer
Posted on 13 May 2013 by "T".

On Sunday, the final table of the 2013 European Poker Tour Monaco Grand Final Main Event concluded with Steve O'Dwyer taking down the tournament for €1,224,000 and an exclusive Slyde watch after defeating Andrew Pantling heads-up.

Read more » Steve O'Dwyer Wins EPT Monaco Main Event!

feb
6

European Poker Tour Deauville

Tags: Deauville, ept, European Poker Tour, Fabrice Soulier, Matthias De Meulder, Sandra Naujoks, team pokerstars pro, Vanessa Rousso
Posted on 06 February 2013 by "T".

A total of 782 players entered the 2013 EPT Deauville (France) Main Event. The field has been reduced to 155 players over 2 days of play, and Andrei Stoenescu, a former third place finisher at EPT Madrid, holds lead with 485,600 chips. There are 3 PokerStars Pros left in the tournament: Matthias De Meulder (186k), Sandra Naujoks (73k), and Vanessa Rousso (34k). A part from those three, Fabrice Soulier (126k) and Freddy Deeb (114k) are 2 familiar names who are "alive and kicking". 

Day 3 of the tournament will start in few hours and the money bubble will burst when 120 players remain (a minimum of €8,000 guaranteed). The winner will take home a sweet €770,000, while the runner-up gets €475,000 as a consolation.

 

nov
15

Jake Cody and PKR part ways

Tags: ept, jake cody, pkr, triple crown, wpt, wsop
Posted on 15 November 2012 by "M".

Jake Cody is back on the free-agent market again. The 24-year-old Brit joined PKR last November after winning the $25,000 NLHE Heads-Up event at the 2011 WSOP to complete poker's triple crown (EPT, WPT and WSOP titles).

He was the biggest name of Team PKR Pro during the year he represented PKR online and in different tournaments around the globe. It will be interesting to see if PKR will look for a new superstar in the poker world to join its Team PKR Pro, which today consists of four members: Vladimir "Beyne" Geshkenbein, Sofia "wellbet" Lövgren, Scott Shelley and Marc "Waswini" Bariller. 

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oct
11

EPT Sanremo: Main Event Final Table Set; Canadian Pro Leads Final 8

Tags: ept, Inge Forsmo, Jason Lavallee, Jason Tompkins, pokerstars
Posted on 11 October 2012 by "T".

The PokerStars European Poker Tour Sanremo Main event is down to a final table of 8. Inge Forsmo, the Day 2 and 3 chip leader from Norway, is not among the finalist. He lost 2 big pots at the beginning of Day 5 and was eliminated in 23rd place. Jason Tompkins, the winner of Day 4, made it to the final table, though. Tompkins will bring 3.6 million chips (third place) to the final table.

Read more » EPT Sanremo: Main Event Final Table Set; Canadian Pro Leads Final 8

oct
10

EPT Sanremo Main Event: Jason Tompkins replaces Forsmo at the top

Tags: ept, inge forsmo, Jason Tompkins, pokerstars, sanremo
Posted on 10 October 2012 by "T".

Jason Tompkins, an online grinder with about $400k in live tournament earnings, is the new chip leader of the EPT Sanremo main event. The Irishman was among the first players to break the million mark, then it didn't take long before he had 1.5 million before finishing the day with an impressive 2,423,000 stack. The two-day chip leader Inge Forsmo also survived Day 4. He will sit down with 2,025,000 chips today in second place. Many poker stars were unfortunately among the 42 players who hit the rail during Day 4. Just to mention a few of them:

26. Isaac Haxton €19,000
36. Justin Bonomo €16,000
48. Shaun Deeb €14,000
59. Mike Watson €12,000
62. David Vamplew €12,000

A total of 24 players will return to the tables in a few hours. All of them are now guaranteed to walk away with at least €23,000 each. The winner of the tournament will take home €800,000!

 

aug
13

EPT Introduces High Roller of The Year Award

Tags: ept, ept awards, high roller of the year, pokerstars, season 9, super high roller
Posted on 13 August 2012 by "T".

Season 9 of PokerStars European Poker Tour will begin on Wednesday with the Festival of Poker in Barcelona. Besides the Main Event, the highlight on this stop will be the brand new Super High Roller event with a €48,500 + €1,500 buy-in. 37 players have pre-registered for this event so far, which means that at least a €1,794,500 prize pool will be up for grabs.

A few days ago, EPT crew announced that a "High Roller of the Year" award will be handed out at the EPT Awards in the end of the season. The honour will go to the player who racks up the most EPT Awards points in events with a buy-in of 10,000 ($ / € / £ ) or more. In total, there will be 16 events that qualify for the High Roller of the Year award.

 

aug
6

New Trophies for EPT Winners

Tags: bracelets, ept, european poker tour, new trophies, pokerstars, season 9, Slyde by HD3, swiss watch
Posted on 06 August 2012 by "T".

In the past seasons of European Poker Tour winners have been awarded with exclusive bracelets from the jewlery designer Shamballa Jewels. But now that era has come to an end as PokerStars has announced a new partnership with luxury Swiss watch brand Slyde by HD3, who will be supplying a new range of trophy watches to the winners of Season 9.

Read more » New Trophies for EPT Winners

apr
16

WPT Vienna: Another big win for Denmark!

Tags: denmark, ept, Frederik Jensen, Jannick Wrang, Mickey Petersen, Morten Christensen, wpt vienna
Posted on 16 April 2012 by "T".

After 6 days of pulsating poker, the World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event finally got a winner, Morten Christensen (online qualifier) from Denmark. For the win he was awarded with €313,390 and a seat in the WPT final.

Christensen is the 4th Dane, in just a few short months, to take down a major European title this year, following in the footsteps of Frederik Jensen (EPT Madrid), Mickey Petersen (EPT Copenhagen) and most recent winner Jannick Wrang (EPT Campione)

1) Morten Christensen, $410,519
2) Konstantin Tolokno, $251,166
3) Ben Wilinofsky, $161,003
4) Ognjen Sekularac, $111,095
5) Goswin Siemsen, $82,106
6) Norbert Szecsi, $64,318

 

apr
2

Jannick Wrang wins EPT Campione and €640,000!

Tags: campione, denmark, ept, Jannick Wrang
Posted on 02 April 2012 by "T".

Danish poker players have been doing extremely well on the European Poker Tour lately, and yesterday the third straight win came when Jannick Wrang took home the EPT Campione main event (Italy). It was an extremely tough final table where Wrang had to defeat Olivier Busquet, the 2009 WPT Borgata winner, heads-up to reach the first prize of €640,000. This is by far Wrang's biggest pay day ever, with previous career highlights being a side event win on the tour and a 16th place in the EPT London main event.

Read more » Jannick Wrang wins EPT Campione and €640,000!

mar
16

24 Players Left in the EPT Madrid Main Event

Tags: ept, eurpean poker tour, joao paulo simao, madrid, Mike McDonald, timex
Posted on 16 March 2012 by "T".

Now only 3 tables and 24 players remain in the European Poker tour main event in Madrid. Mike "Timex" McDonald, the day 2 chip leader, is one of the players who will return to play Day 4 today with 883k chips - not even half the stack of the new chip leader, João Paulo Simão. Simão, 23, from Belo Horizonte in Brazil, crushed everyone who got in his way during Day 3 and boosted his stack from 169k to amazing 1,973,000 chips, which must be some kind of record in EPT history.

Read more » 24 Players Left in the EPT Madrid Main Event

jan
5

John Duthie steps down as European Poker Tour CEO

Tags: ceo, ept, john duthie, pokerstars
Posted on 05 January 2012 by "T".

On Wednesday, John Duthie announced in a forum that he has resigned as CEO of the European Poker Tour. Duthie, who didn't renew his contract with PokerStars when it ended on Dec. 31, founded the European Poker Tour in 2004 and has made it the richest and most prestigious poker tournament in Europe. Below you can read John Duthie's forum post:

"It is time to move on and to leave the EPT in the capable hands of the existing management team," Duthie said. "It has been a fascinating and challenging seven years and I have watched the EPT grow phenomenally in that time, thanks to the support of the players and the professionalism of a great team on the ground."

Read more » John Duthie steps down as European Poker Tour CEO

dec
27

New stops added to season 8 of the EPT

Tags: campione, ept, european poker tour, new stops, season 8
Posted on 27 December 2011 by "T".

A few days ago the organizers of the European Poker Tour revealed that there will be 3 new stops on the tour during 2012. Two of these stops, Madrid and Berlin, were part of the previous season, while Campione in Italy makes it first appearance on the tour. In total, there are 6 stops left on season 8 of the European Poker Tour. Below you can find the complete schedule for season 8:

January 7-13 - PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Bahamas
Jan 31 - Feb 6 - EPT Deauville, France
February 20-25 - EPT Copenhagen, Denmark
March 12-17 - EPT Madrid, Spain
March 26-31 - EPT Campione, Italy
April 16-21 - EPT Berlin, Germany

 

dec
1

WPT, EPT, GSOP Live: 11 Days of Poker in Prague

Tags: ept, gsop live, prague, wsop
Posted on 01 December 2011 by "T".

Today an intensive tournament period begins in the capital of Czech Republic, Prague. For 11 days World Poker Tour, European Poker Tour and GSOP Live will be played, and lots of pros are expected to take part.

First out is Day 1a of the WPT Prag main event. The buy-in is €3500 and the tournament is a multi entry tournament, which means that players that get knocked out during Day 1a can enter Day 1b as well. Hopefully this will give the tournament a nice prize pool.

On Monday, the same day as the WPT final table will be played, PokerStars EPT Prag will kick off and be played till Saturday. And during EPT also GSOP Live will begin. GSOP Live will continue until December 11th.

 

aug
19

EPT gets a new president

Tags: Edgar Stuchly, ept, president
Posted on 19 August 2011 by "T".

The 8th season of European Poker Tour has already kicked off, and now it has been announced that Edgar Stuchly has taken over as the new EPT president. Stuchly will be a familiar face for many people on the EPT. He has 20 years of experience in the industry and recently he worked as Head of Poker for Casinos in Austria while he managed poker rooms at 12 casinos.

Read more » EPT gets a new president

may
16

Jason Mercier is the Champion of Champions

Tags: Champion of Champions, EPT, jason mercier, pokerstars
Posted on 16 May 2011 by "T".

50 of about 70 winners of the European Poker Tour took part in the Champion of Champions tournament at the end of last week. After several hours of play on the final table, Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier was the last man standing and became the event's first ever winner, defeating PCA winner Galen Hall heads-up for a first prize worth €50,000 in EPT Season 8 buy-ins. Hall received €25,000 in buy-ins for his second-place finish.

Read more » Jason Mercier is the Champion of Champions

feb
22

European Poker Tour Grand Final moves to Spain

Tags: EPT, Madrid, Monte Carlo
Posted on 22 February 2011 by "J".

For the last few months there's been rumours flying around, that the European Poker Tour would be moving the Grand Final event from Monte Carlo to another location. Speculation's suggested pretty much every high profile European city - and some less-than-high-profile cities. Now it's finally decided where it's headed.Read more » European Poker Tour Grand Final moves to Spain

jul
16

Video: WPT Bellagio Cup VI: Moritz Kranich takes home the tournament

Tags: bellagio cup VI, ept, justin smith, Moritz Kranich, phil ivey, wpt
Posted on 16 July 2010 by "T".

It ended up being Phil Ivey, Justin "boostedJ" Smith and Moritz "Cattenatio" Kranich who were the 3 last players at the final table in World Poker Tour Bellagio Cup VI in Las Vegas. Phil Ivey doesn't need any presentation, but the other 2 might not be that familiar to many. Both Smith and Kranich have been extremely successful online and live in the past few years. For example Smith ended up 3rd in last year's Bellagio Cup and Kranich took home this year's EPT Deauville.

Anyhow, it came to be the german poker pro Kranich who took home the tournament after a long heads up against Justin Smith. For the win he received nothing less than $875,150. This is Moritz first WPT title. 

Read more » Video: WPT Bellagio Cup VI: Moritz Kranich takes home the tournament

mar
15

Omaha is the future poker game?

Tags: daniel negreanu, ept, future, high, omaha, pokerstars, william thorson
Posted on 15 March 2010 by "T".

Will Omaha become bigger than Texas Hold'em in the future? That is a question that many people have asked themselves in the past few years as the game just keep on getting more and more popular. So why is Omaha getting so popular? Well, there are probably many reasons for this. The number 1 reason is probably that the game is similar to Hold'em but still much more action filled! Another 2 reasons could be that many poker players are simply getting tired of playing the same old Texas Hold'em or/and because the competition is getting tougher and tougher every day.

Read more » Omaha is the future poker game?

mar
6

Breaking News: Armed Robbery at EPT Berlin (Video & Pictures)

Tags: EPT, EPT Berlin, Robbery
Posted on 06 March 2010 by "K".

Press release from PokerStars:
An armed robbery by six men took place today at EPT Berlin. Nobody was seriously injured. We hope to re-start all events at 4pm local time. A police investigation is under way. If you have video footage or photographs that could help the police, please contact the EPT organizers as soon as possible.


According to German media, the robbers managed to get away with at least 800,000 euro. An amount not yet confirmed. Nobody was physical hurt during the heist.

The EPT tournament is said to continue today at 4pm local time (unconfirmed).

Read more » Breaking News: Armed Robbery at EPT Berlin (Video & Pictures)

nov
24

EPT Vilamoura: Antonio Matias Wins Against Pierre Neuville

Tags: Antonio Mtias, EPT, Pierre Neuville, PokerStars
Posted on 24 November 2009 by "K".

Playing poker just for fun and winning in the end must be overwhelming for others, but not for a man named Antonio Matias, a 54-year-old Portuguese travel agency director.  He may be kind of disappointed when he missed to see his much awaited football game earlier, but that did not made him lose his concentration on playing poker.  In fact, he was seriously playing.  He has beaten other 322 adept poker players to achieve the Portuguese EPT title with the last opponent being Pierre Neuville.

Matias’ cards were 7[d] 8[c] while Neuville's were 10[s] J[h].

The 5 cards presented on the table were J[d] 7[h] 8[h] 7[c] 2[c], which obviously made Matias the winner of PokerStars EPT Vilamoura.Read more » EPT Vilamoura: Antonio Matias Wins Against Pierre Neuville

oct
23

EPT - Warsaw: Clayton Mozdzen is the new chip leader

Tags: Carter Phillips, Clayton Mozdzen, EPT, PokerStars, Warsaw
Posted on 23 October 2009 by "T".

In the field of the 55 remaining players (who have made it from Day 2 to Day 3) we find many PokerStars qualifiers and pros. American PokerStars qualifier Carter Phillips, who won EPT Barcelona last month, was in the lead almost all Day 2 but then lost the lead to fellow qualifier Clayton Mozdzen from Canada.

The Main Event of EPT Warsaw attracted a total of 203 players from 33 countries this time. The total prize pool is €1,145,826, and 24 players will get a piece of it. The winner of the tournament will get €358,644, and the second place finisher will get €200,520.

 

oct
22

HighStakes: Patrik Antonius - The king of High Stakes

Tags: ept, full tilt poker, Patrik Antonius, pro, wsop
Posted on 22 October 2009 by "T".

Patrik Antonius, the Full Tilt Poker Pro, has been playing his very best poker this year. He has won over $5 million dollars so far, and it seems like he's unbeatable at the moment. A few days ago he took on Richard Ashby, Gus Hansen, and David Benyamine at Full Tilt poker. Neither of them had a chance against Patrik Antonius, who had a hard time finding someone else to play against after that all 3 of them had left the table.

About Patrik Antonius:
Patrik Antonius was born December 13, 1980 in Helsinki, Finland. Before his great poker career took off, he worked as a model and also had a promising tennis career in front of him. Antonius turned poker pro 2002 and became famous 3 years later after some great results in different EPT and WSOP events. Since Patrik Antonius started playing poker, he has made millions of dollars from cash games and tournaments.

 

oct
21

Luke Schwartz - "I don't regret anything!"

Tags: ept, full tilt, high roller, Luke Schwartz, sandwich
Posted on 21 October 2009 by "T".

The poker millionaire Luke Schwartz has been a big talk about lately after that he got banned 2-3 times in no time from all the casinos in the UK. However, the thing that most people associate Luke with, is when he took a sandwich and refused to pay for it. Now he speaks out about the incident that gave him the nickname "sandwichgate".

"I had just gone out of the tournament during Day 2 of EPT London. I was in a very bad mood at that time and there was a really long queue to pay for the food. There wasn't a chance in the world that I would wait that long just to pay for a sandwich."

He continues...

"I have paid around $1000 in rake just to play in the High Roller Event and EPT. Who cares about a sandwich for £5? It should be free!"

Luke Schwartz is aware that many people don't agree with him about this. But it's nothing he cares about.

"I have better things to do than to worry about what these retarded people think about me"

 

oct
6

EPT London - Live Stream: 24 players left - Peter Eastgate is one of them

Tags: annette obrestad, ept, kevin schaffel, london, main event, peter eastgate, pokerstars
Posted on 06 October 2009 by "T".

111 players made it to Day 3 in the Main Event of EPT London. Among them were some of the hottest names in poker at the moment. For example: Annette Obrestad, Peter Eastgate, Kevin Schaffel, and many more. 

The tournament organizers had planned to play down to 24 players in Day 3 of the tournament, but for a long time it seemed like it wouldn't be that way. It was just thanks to some very late eliminations that everything went as planned. Among the 24 survivors we find some of the youngest and most successful players there are at the moment. 

Read more » EPT London - Live Stream: 24 players left - Peter Eastgate is one of them

oct
5

EPT: Millionaire refused to pay for his sandwich

Tags: ept, london, Luke __FullFlush1__ Schwartz, the vic casino
Posted on 05 October 2009 by "T".

Luke "__FullFlush1__" Schwartz, is well known for being a great poker player who has won lots of money during his poker career. He's also known for another thing, and that is that he got banned from The Vic Casino in London after that he refused to take off his hat. 


His friend, Eddie Hearn, is a very well known bookmaker and also a good friend of Luke. When Luke wanted to play EPT London at The Vic Casino, his friend Eddie Hearn of course wanted to help him out and therefore he decided to speak to the management. Eddie Hearn's talk with the management was successful and he managed to revoke Luke's ban. It seemed like the issue between The Vic management and Luke Schwartz finally was solved. But after that Luke got knocked out of EPT London during Day 2, he's once again banned.

Read more » EPT: Millionaire refused to pay for his sandwich

aug
21

EPT Kyiv: Vitaly Tolokonnika in the lead

Tags: ept, kyiv, pokerstars, Vitaly Tolokonnika
Posted on 21 August 2009 by "T".

Day 2 is now over. Only 69 out of 203 players made it through to Day 3 of the tournament. Among the 69 players that will play day 3 we still find a lot of PokerStars qualifiers that keeps on playing great poker. However, the current chip leader (371,100 chips) is Vitaly Tolokonnika from Russia. He has been playing some fantastic poker during Day 2 and one can only congratulate him, because he really deserves to be the chip leader. But he's not the only 1 that has been playing good...

Maxim Lykov (Russia), Jonas Kronwitter (Germany), and Kirill Boydachenko (Russia), are all closely behind Tolokonnika in chips. Overall the new tournament structure seems to have changed the game a lot, and thats probably why the most of the remaining players still have a decent stack. It will be very interesting to see if Day 3 will bring out the big chip leader that we have waited for, but I really doubt it.

 

aug
20

PokerStars: EPT Day 2

Tags: Allan Baekke, Andrew Malott, ept, european tour, pokerstars
Posted on 20 August 2009 by "T".

203 out of 296 players who entered the tournament made it through to Day 2 of EPT Kyiv. The one that brought the most chips (153,825 chips) with him from Day 1 was Viktor Ivanov from Russia. At the moment Day 2 is at level 9 and 142 players are now left in the tournament. The current chip leader is Jeffrey Sarwer from Canada with 260,000 chips. On second and third place we find Dragan Galic (210,000) and Viktor Ivanow (153,00). Many PokerStars qualifiers are doing very well so far in the tournament.

Top 5 PokerStars qualifiers at the moment:

5th place - Allan Baekke, Denmark (150,000 chips)
6th place - Andrew Malott, USA (150,000 chips)
9th palce - Alexander Fritzgerald, USA (127,00 chips)
11th place - Shaun Deeb, USA (114,000 chips)
24th place - Darren Mould, UK (60,000 chips)

 

aug
19

PokerStars: EPT Season 7

Tags: Alex Kravchenko, ept, Luca Pagano, Mihaylo Demidenko, PokerStars, ukraine
Posted on 19 August 2009 by "T".

The seventh season of the very popular European Tour has now started. The first stop was meant to be in Moscow, Russia. But a few weeks ago a new law was introduced in Russia which makes it illegal to organize live poker events in any part of the country. Due to this new law, the first tournament was moved to Kyiv in Ukraine.

Day 1a of the main event (€5000 buy-in) has already been played. The tournament attracted 129 players who received a fantastic welcome ceremony featuring a four-man drumming troupe and more than 50 Ukrainian folk dancers. PokerStars pros that played Day 1a were Alex Kravchenko and Luca Pagano. Kravchenko is through to day 2 with 45,450 in chips. Pagano got knocked out in the early stages of the tournament. A total of 93 players are through to Day 2, these many players made it through to day 2 because of the brand new EPT main event structure which gives each player a 30,000 starting stack. Chip leader after Day 1a is Mihaylo Demidenko from Ukraine with 145,125 chips.

 

may
4

EPT Monte Carlo: Pieter De Korver wins and takes home the first prize of €2.3 million

Tags: ept, ept monte carlo, Matthew Woodward, Pieter De Korver, pokerstars
Posted on 04 May 2009 by "T".

None of the notable players that we mentioned in last update made it to the final table of EPT Monte Carlo this year. Instead it came to be a battle between Pieter de Korver, Holland, and Matthew Woodward, USA. 

Read more » EPT Monte Carlo: Pieter De Korver wins and takes home the first prize of €2.3 million

apr
29

"ElkY" Breaks World Record

Tags: elky, EPT, PokerStars, World record
Posted on 29 April 2009 by "M".

During day 1a of the EPT Grand Final a lot of attention was given to the jumbo screen where the final table would later be broadcasted.

In the middle of the spotlight Bertrand "ElkY" Grosspellier was sitting and playing online poker at PokerStars trying to break the world record for the number of SNGs played during an hour. In order to break the record he would have to end the session with a profit or the attempt would not count.Read more » "ElkY" Breaks World Record

apr
23

EPT San Remo (LIVE STREAM): Dragan Galic writes history in EPT San Remo

Tags: Dragan Galic, ept, ept live, ept live stream, EPT San Remo, pokerstars
Posted on 23 April 2009 by "T".

The Croatian poker pro, Dragan Galic has been dominating since the very beginning when the tournament started last Saturday. Now he writes history as well as he's the first player ever in EPT to hold the chip lead every single day of the tournament.

Read more » EPT San Remo (LIVE STREAM): Dragan Galic writes history in EPT San Remo

apr
22

EPT San Remo: Dragan Galic still in the lead

Tags: Benjamin Kang, Dragan Galic, ept, ept san remo
Posted on 22 April 2009 by "T".

Dragan Galic was a massive chip leader after Day 2. But he never relaxed and stopped gambling, and thanks to that he's still number 1 and now has over 500,000 more in chips than his nearest rival Steve Silverman.

Read more » EPT San Remo: Dragan Galic still in the lead

apr
21

EPT San Remo: Dragan Galic in massive chip lead

Tags: Dragan Galic, ept, ept san remo, pokerstars
Posted on 21 April 2009 by "T".

It seems like no one in the big starting field of 1,178 players in EPT San Remo can keep up with Dragan Galic who has a massive chip lead as day 3 starts. Galic has a massive 500,000 stack and its seems like he has no plans on slowing down as he is heading for the first prize of €1,5 million.

Read more » EPT San Remo: Dragan Galic in massive chip lead

mar
13

EPT Dortmund: 34 players remaining at the start of day 3

Tags: EPT, European Poker Tour, Johan Storakers, William Thorson
Posted on 13 March 2009 by "M".

It's starting to get close to the final table in the EPT tournament that is being held in Dortmund. Before today's game is started there are 34 players left to battle for the win in this prestigious event. The chipleader at the moment is Holger Kanish from Germany with $526.500 in chips.Read more » EPT Dortmund: 34 players remaining at the start of day 3

dec
13

EPT Chipleader, Fredrik Nygard, a Swedish/Finish scammer

Tags: EPT, EPT Prague, Fredrik Nygard
Posted on 13 December 2008 by "K".

Fredrik Nygard, a well known scammer?The chipleader in the EPT event in Prague, Fredrik Nygard, is a known hustler who currently lives in Sweden. A few months ago he went to a Swedish newspaper to tell the story about his life and he said he was doing this in order to warn other people about his scamming behaviour.

Fredrik Nygard has a long history of hustling people out of money and it started already at the age of 16 when he used to tell his parents that he needed money for school books when in fact he was gambling away all of his money. At the age of 16 he had already lost over €6000 on his gambling addiction.Read more » EPT Chipleader, Fredrik Nygard, a Swedish/Finish scammer

nov
26

After two years of absence the EPT tournament in Deauville/France is back

Tags: EPT, EPT Deauville
Posted on 26 November 2008 by "T".

The reason why the tournament hasn't been played for 2 years in Deauville is that the French legislation hasn't been so positive to the organization behind the tournament. Now, however the attitude has changed from the French legislation and the tournament is back for the first time since 2006.

The Main Event has a buy-in of $5300 and will be played between 20th-24th January 2009. And since they expect a lot of players this year the maximum participants is set to 700. The tournament will be the third largest in EPT season 5 and hopefully is here to stay.

sep
11

EPT Barcelona Day 1

Tags: barcelona, EPT, European poker tour
Posted on 11 September 2008 by "M".

A brand new season of the EPT (European Poker Tour) started yesterday. The first event is held in Barcelona and after day 1A we have already seen a few poker pros being sent to the rails.
Here are some of the bigger names that busted out after day 1A:


Dave “DevilFish” Ulliot
David Williams
Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi
Greg “Fossilman” Raymer
Annette Obrestad
Vicky Coren
Vanessa Rousso


Day 1B begins today at 3 PM CET.

 


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