Wednesday July 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm

The newest season of the European Poker Tour, the EPT 13, kicks off on August 16 with a ginormous event in Barcelona, Spain that features 64 events plus plenty of fun and other charitable activities. Barcelona has become an epicenter of poker in Europe over the last decade, which is why PokerStars picked Barcelona as the launching point of every new season. Last year's record-setting Main Event was the largest-ever on the EPT.

EPT13 Barc logo

The European Poker Tour turns 13 years old! Wow, has it been that long since John Duthie envisioned a series of poker tournaments sprinkled throughout Europe? The 13th incarnation of the EPT will have 13 stops. The first stop will kick off at the Casino Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain on August 16 and will run thru August 28, 2016. The EPT 13 will also be a joint-venture with Estrellas Poker Tour.

At the present moment at least 290 players already qualified online for the EPT Bracelona €5,300 buy-in Main Event. Also, over 420 players qualified for the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event. Last week, PokerStars launched Spin&Go satellites in which you could win a €9,000 Main Event prize package for as low as €10.

The EPT 12 Barcelona Main Event in 2015 drew in 1,694 runners (plus 502 online qualifiers), which made it the largest EPT event in history. Can those numbers be topped this year? John Juanda shipped the Main Event for a €1 million score.

Edgar Stuchly, PokerStars' Live Events director

Last season's EPT Barcelona attracted a phenomenal number of players and we are expecting this season's event to be another huge success. This is the first time that online Spin & Go satellites have been held for Barcelona and this will have a big impact, giving players the chance to attend one of the biggest poker festivals in the world for an investment of just €10. With 64 events on the schedule as well as numerous fun activities away from the poker tables, we are looking forward to a sensational start to Season 13 in August.

There will be plenty of extra-curricular activities at the EPT Bracelona including tons of #STARSFUN including a special players' lounge and the raging party at the posh Pacha club. The EPT Charity Event takes place on August 22 with the EPT's partner Right To Play.

In addition, there will be plenty of Aqua Fun action, or water sports activities like jet skiing and paragliding.


Due to the huge popularity of the EPT Barcelona, the start times for each day have been pushed to 10am local time. They also added a series of special events: three-day €10,300 event, a two-day €10,300 PLO event, and the donkolicious €220 PokerStars Open. There's also a €2,200 Estrellas High Roller for locals. Also, there's some crazy events going on during the closing days including a €5,200 6-Max Turbo and the €1,050 Super Hyper-turbo.


  • NL - Hold'em (August 17-19, 2016) - €10,000 + €300
  • Estrellas Main Event (August 17-22, 2016) - €1,000 + €100
  • PokerStars Cup (August 17-22, 2016) - €400 + €40
  • Super High Roller (August 20-22, 2016) - €48,500 + €1,500
  • Estrellas High Roller (August 21-23, 2016) - €2,000 + €200
  • EPT Main Event (August 22-28, 2016) - €5,000 + €300
  • NL - Hold'em - Single Day (August 23, 2016) - €25,000 + €500
  • EPT High Roller (August 26-28, 2016) - €10,000 + €300
  • PokerStars Open (August 26-28, 2016) - €200 + €20

For a full schedule of events, head over to the EPT website.


And here's John Juanda and his special luckbox powers in full effect at last year's EPT 12 Barcelona.

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