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Best EPT Satellites: PokerStars

As sponsors of the event, PokerStars offer the best ways of qualifying to EPT live events in Europe.  More than 2,300 of those who took part in Season 5 of the EPT won their seat through PokerStars satellite qualifiers.  PokerStars satellites start from just $3, and you’ll find a massive selection of regular tournaments for EPT satellites.  EPT Steps Satellites are also a great way for players to qualify.  In these games you buy-in at any level and take on 8 other players in a single table tournament, the top two advance to the next step.

Satellites for the next EPT are starting already!  Download the PokerStars Client with a great $600 bonus and play in a game that could send you on a life-changing trip.  Once you’ve downloaded, go to the PokerStars lobby, click “Events” then the event of your choice and click register.

About the EPT

Started in 2004, The EPT (European Poker Tour) is a series televised poker tournaments for European players that takes place every year.  The EPT was launched in 2004 by John Duth (winner of the Poker Million) as part of expansion from the WPT and it is also partially owned by PokerStars.  Not quite as big or popular as the WPT however, the EPT’s average tournament buy-in was only half of that from the WPT.  This changed in the 4th series however, when the average tournament buy-in was increased to $10,000 (similar to the WSOP events).  Professional poker players such as Greg Raymer, Daniel Negreanue and Vicky Coren have frequently commentated and provided TV studio analysis for the event. 

The majority of past EPT events have taken place in Monte Carlo with average winner’s prizes of $1 milllion to $3 million.  To date, USA have won the EPT the most time (11) followed by England (10) and then Germany and France (5).


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