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EPT Announces First Half of Season 8 Schedule
Europe's richest and most prestigious poker tour, the PokerStars EPT, has confirmed locations and dates for the first half of their Season 8 schedule.
Six events in Europe and one in the Bahamas will see millions of dollars awarded to players from all over the world, starting with a return to the Estonian capital of Tallinn August 2-7.
“We’re delighted to announce the dates for the first half of EPT Season 8. We’re expecting another incredible year, with a whole host of new champions crowned and maybe even the first ever two-time EPT Main Event winner!” said EPT Chairman and founder John Duthie.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which was a part of the North American Poker Tour last season, has been restored to its former position on the EPT as one of two "Festivals of Poker", along with EPT London.
Other locations locked in for Season 8 include Barcelona, London, San Remo, Prague and Deauville.
With poker's popularity growing in European markets Season 8 promises to be the biggest yet, something EPT regulars are excited about.
“I’m really looking forward to the coming EPT season," said high-stakes legend and Team PokerStars Pro Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.
"My live game is something I want to work hard on improving, and I would love to have some deep runs this year. I plan to play in most of the events, including Barcelona, the PCA and London. Those stops will be big events for me," he continued.
This is coming just hours after the EPT's official announcement of a new tournament staff being introduced to handle EPT events.
Thomas Kremser was the official Tournament Director of the EPT since its inception in 2004. We received word that the EPT would be parting ways with Kremser and his team last week.
Here's the schedule for Season 8 of the EPT as it stands now.
EPT Tallinn - August 2-7 - €4,000 + €250 Main Event
EPT Barcelona - August 27-September 1 - €5,000 + €300 Main Event
EPT London - September 30-August 5 - £5,000 + €250
EPT San Remo - October 21-27 - €4,600 + €300
EPT Prague - December 5-10 - €5,000 + €300
2012 PCA - January 5-15 - $10,000 + $300
EPT Deauville - January 31-February 6 - €5,000 + €300