EPT Prague begins tomorrow


After another successful event in Poland, the European Poker Tour is now turning its attention slightly south to the picturesque city of Prague.

Last year 555 players bought into EPT Prague, and that number is likely to increase as more players spread the word about the city's Old World beauty. It's likely no one was more impressed with the city than Frenchman Arnaud Mattern, who outlasted all his opponents and took $1.03 million for first place.


Team PokerStars Pro members Dario Minieri (who recently finished third at EPT Warsaw), Luca Pagano, Noah Boeken, Katja Thater, Alex Kravcehnko and William Thorson have already committed to playing in EPT Prague, but perhaps the most exciting addition is 2008 WSOP World Champion Peter Eastgate.

This year the tournament is being capped at 600 players and by all accounts it will likely be another sellout on the red-hot EPT.

The city of Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is an international tourism destination. Sometimes called "the mother of cities," Prague is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, and is home to the largest ancient castle in the world.

Last year Arnaud outplayed a final table that included a couple of crafty Scandinavians in Kristian Kjondal and Mikael Norinder, as well as noted cash-game player Markus Golser.

The tournament begins tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time and will run through Saturday (Dec. 13), when yet another EPT winner will be crowned.

As usual, will be one the scene with our tournament reporting team consisting of Owen Laukkanen (who just barely managed to escape Mexico after LAPT Nuevo Vallarta) and English reporter extraordinaire Rod Stirzaker. Be sure to check out our Live Tournaments section for more information.

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