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Looking ahead to EPT13 Barcelona as festival dates released

Three weeks ago we were finishing the 12th season of the European Poker Tour in Monaco. Three months from now we'll be starting the 13th in Barcelona.With the end of one season the new one is never far away, and the new season, which starts in the traditional setting of Barcelona...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 19, 2016 11:54 AM

EPT12 Grand Final: Jan Bendik finds winning strategy to seal ultimate triump

Jan Bendik: EPT Grand Final championIn an interview given by Jan Bendik this morning, before he sat down among the last six of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final main event, the veteran rounder from Slovakia described himself as "a gambler".About eight hours l...more

by Howard Swains on May 6, 2016 9:34 PM

EPT: The chills and thrills

As the European Poker Tour's 12th season nears its end, it's amazing the tour hasn't installed EKG machines in the tournament rooms. Over more than a decade, the tour has provided more heart-pounding, heartbreaking, heart-wrending moments than any tour should be allowed. As the G...more

by Brad Willis on May 6, 2016 6:05 PM

EPT12 Grand Final: Allez Kazakhstan! France dominates, but Spin & Go champio

Can Spin & Go become Spin & Win for Asan Umarov? We are down to six players in the €5,300 main event of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT12 Grand Final, and tradition demands at this point that I tell you the name of the chip leader.But, frankly, to hell with tradition be...more

by Howard Swains on May 6, 2016 12:42 AM

VIP It Up!

If you don't already know about the upcoming PokerStars Run It Up Resorts Rumble and are anywhere near New Jersey, you owe it to yourself to click that link above and learn all about it. And if you're already planning on going, you owe it to yourself to pay attention right now, b...more

by Brad Willis on May 5, 2016 8:27 PM

Team Pros battle for bragging rights in SCOOP 2016 leaderboard challenge

Spring has finally sprung and there's a huge sense of excitement this week as poker players all over the world prepare for the biggest ever PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, which begins in just three days. With a total of 55 events at Low, Medium and High buy-in le...more

by Adam Goulding on May 5, 2016 2:02 PM

EPT12 Grand Final: Adrien Allain leads last 28 as hunt for final hots up

Adrien Allain: First in the counts, and not only by alphabetical orderIt's all getting pretty serious in the €5,300 main event of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT12 Grand Final. After five gruelling levels today, where action veered from tense and slow to tense and manic...more

by Howard Swains on May 4, 2016 8:32 PM

EPT12 Grand Final: Marcin Chmielewski trucks into Day 3 chip lead

Marcin Chmielewski: Describes poker as a "serious hobby"It tends to go without saying that Day 3 of a main event on the European Poker Tour is full of excitement. This is bubble day, after all, and some potentially match-winning stacks begin to emerge. But when you're talking abo...more

by Howard Swains on May 3, 2016 8:42 PM

EPT12 Grand Final: Mucho for Calamusa at the end of Day 2

Chip leader Pierre CalamusaThe biggest ever EPT Grand Final main event field was whittled down significantly over Day 1A and Day 1B, but that still didn't mean we could fit them all in one room today. It was Day 2 of the main event and a combined 574 players were back for more; m...more

by Howard Swains on May 2, 2016 7:55 PM

Barcelona, Malta and Prague back as EPT announces Season 13

As EPT President Edgar Stuchly put it, it has been a record breaking 12th Season on the European Poker Tour, with the biggest schedule ever and a record breaking number of players. Now, as the last festival of the season approaches its conclusion, it's time to look ahead to what ...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 2, 2016 1:57 PM