French Open returns to EPT in 2009

Isabelle Mercier
Isabelle Mercier is just one of the PokerStars players set to play the EPT in France.

After a two-year hiatus, the French Open will once again be added to the European Poker Tour lineup.

The last time the tour dipped its toes into France was in 2006. The EPT had a stop in Deauville scheduled for 2007 as well, but it canceled the tournament series just a few weeks before the event was set to take place.

In late 2006, France was working to tighten its online gambling ban in the nation. Because the EPT is run by Alex Kravchenko, Luca Pagano, Dario Minieri and Chad Brown.

The online poker site will also be sending some of its best online players as well. PokerStars players can win their tickets to the EPT Deauville through satellites that are already running daily at the poker site.

The prize packages up for grabs are worth $9,000 and include the buy-in for the main event plus hotel accommodations and money for expenses.

Players who don't win a prize package to take them to the event can still buy in directly for €5,300. The event is capped at 700 players, and there will be an estimated €3,360,000 prize pool.

For more information about how you can qualify for the EPT Deauville online, visit PokerStars.


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