ABOUT EPT PRAGUE 2023
December’s festivities make it the most wonderful time of the year, but the weeks leading up to the holidays are pretty great too. And there’s nowhere that poker players from around the world would rather spend their time than in Prague for the European Poker Tour (EPT).
It might be chilly outside, but EPT Prague 2023 has plenty of poker action to heat things up inside the Hilton Prague at the King’s Casino. The festival begins with the EUREKA Poker Tour – always massive for a €1,100 buy-in – before moving up in stakes to the EPT line-up.
Plus, when you’re not at the tables, you get to wrap up warm and explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. From the market stalls and Christmas trees at the Old Town Square to the bustling Charles Bridge, the stunning Prague Castle to your pick of incredible (and affordable) restaurants, Prague is one of those places you’ll want to return to again and again.
Poker players certainly do, and that’s why the EPT comes back here year after year, always bigger and better.
Want to join us this year? Then get these dates in your diaries now: December 6-17, 2023
Whether you’re a casual player who has never played a live event, or a seasoned pro hoping to book your trip for cheap, PokerStars players can win their way to EPT Prague through the Power Path – an exciting new way to qualify online for next to nothing.
It could be you who follows in the footsteps of previous Prague winners like Hossein Ensan, Martin Finger, Kalidou Sow, and Roberto Romanello.
KEY FESTIVAL DATES
December 6-17, 2023
See below for key tournament dates. The full schedule will be available soon.
Main Event: December 7-11 – €1,100
Cup: December 9-10 – €440
High Roller: December 10-11 – €2,200
Super High Roller: December 10-12 – €50,000
Main Event: December 11-17 – €5,300
Mystery Bounty: December 13-15 – €3,000
High Roller: December 15-17 – €10,300
Your focus might be on the tables when at EPT Prague 2023, but rest assured, there will be plenty to keep you entertained on any days off, not to mention the guests who will be joining you.
As always, the EPT has an awesome activities calendar planned for Prague and it’s all completely free for PokerStars players and their guests.
This year’s activities calendar is yet to be confirmed, but take a look at last year’s schedule to give you an idea. There was an open-bar Player’s Party, free entry to the city’s horror-themed Thrill Park, ‘Sip and Paint’ sessions, plus a river cruise and bus tour.
We’ll bring you the EPT Prague 2023 activities calendar as soon as we get it.
PREVIOUS WINNERS AND RESULTS
2007 – Arnaud Mattern (France) – €708,400
2008 – Salvatore Bonavena (Italy) – €774,000
2009 – Jan Skampa (Czech Republic) – €682,000 (recap)
2010 – Roberto Romanello (UK) – €640,000 (recap)
2011 – Martin Finger (Germany) – €720,000 (recap)
2012 – Ramzi Jelassi (Sweden) – €835,000 (recap)
2013 – Julian Track (Germany) – €725,700 (recap)
2014 – Stephen Graner (USA) – €969,000 (recap)
2015 – Hossein Ensan (Germany) – €754,510 (recap)
2016 – Jasper Meijer van Putten (Netherlands) – €699,300 (recap)
2017 – Kalidou Sow (France) – €675,000 (recap)
2018 – Paul Michaelis (Germany) – €840,000 (recap)
2019 – Mikalai Pobal (Belarus) – €1,005,600 (recap) – Pobal’s second EPT title
2022 – Grzegorz Główny (Poland) – €692,252 (recap)
2022 – Jordan Sacucchi (Canada) – €913,250 (recap)
MORE FROM EPT PRAGUE
EVENT AND TRAVEL GUIDE
Prague is a popular stop on the EPT circuit, with hectic tournament action and a wide variety of cash games, complemented by a beautiful city packed with bars and restaurants that never break the bank.
Here is the complete guide to the event including a look back at some landmark moments, and everything you need to know at or away from the tables.
NO MORE PRAGUE SQUEAK!
Anyone who had ever played at EPT Prague prior to last year would have endured the dreaded Prague squeak. The chairs used to grind against the tournament floor, producing a grating screech, like nails on a chalkboard.
But not anymore! In 2022, that issue was taken care of with help from Steve O’Dwyer, who was on a crusade to end it.
And end it he did.
POKER NEWS LIVE UPDATES
Our live reporting partner will offer hand-by-hand updates from a number of tournaments across the series. We’ll link to their updates when the series begins.
EPT PRAGUE OFFICIAL SITE
The PokerStars Live official page, with everything you need to know about the tournament series in Prague.
FULL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
The full EPT Prague schedule will be announced soon.
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