PokerStars announced their 2023 live tournament events schedule for the European Poker Tour which includes five stops including two first-time destinations. The EPT kicks off in February 2023 with their EPT Paris debut. In the fall, the EPT heads to the EPT Cyprus for the first time. There's also usual stops at the EPT Monte-Carlo, EPT Barcelona, and the EPT Prague.
Get ready for the triumphant return of the European Poker Tour. PokerStars HQ got the word out that there will be two first-time stops during the 2023 EPT. Yes, the Red Spade touches down in two unique spots. So, get ready to make poker history in two amazing venues and locations.
Three usual suspects are on the European Poker Tour schedule for 2023. That includes popular destination stops in Spain, Monte Carlo, and the Czech Republic. But the EPT will set up shop in Paris for the inaugural EPT Paris. There's also the first-ever EPT Cyprus, which has become a hotbed for high-stakes poker over the last few years.
All of these stops include the usual Main Event plus a High Roller affair (at least with a €10,300 buy-in), plus other fun tournaments.
The EPT used to spend time in Deauville, but the tour heads to Paris for the first time. The EPT Paris will take place at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile in conjunction with the Le Club Barriere Paris starting on February 15 and running for almost two weeks. The Main Event at the EPT Paris has a €5,300 buy-in and online satellites are already underway. Win your coveted prize package – valued at €7,400 – which includes eight nights of accommodations in opulent Paris.
Starting on October 11 and running through October 22, PokerStars makes their live tournament debut in Cyprus with the EPT Cyprus hosted a the posh Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Casino & Spa.
"We're incredibly excited to announce our schedule for The European Poker Tour 2023," said Cedric Billot, Head of Global Live Event Operations. "The schedule includes our players' firm favourites, the first time in the glamorous French capital and another exciting new addition to the tour. Cyprus is the perfect location to add to our schedule and we look forward to bringing all that an EPT has to offer to this new location. We will continue to improve player experience both for online qualifications and at our live events."
The EPT Monte Carlo has been a main stay on the tour so its inception, so it's no surprise to see the poker circus touchdown in the epicenter of gambling in Europe at the Casino Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo once again. Save the dates for late April and early May where the top players in the world will slug it out for poker excellence, glory, and a suitcase full of Euros.
Barcelona is one of the most epic cities in Europe, and the Barcelona Casino will host one of the coolest stops on the international tournament circuit. Book your holiday to Spain at the end of the summer with the EPT Barcelona starting on August 21 and running through September 3.
The poker tour road warriors will cap off 2023 with a sojourn to the Czech Republic in December for the EPT Prague at the Prague Hilton for a pre-Christmas poker throwdown.
Head over to PokerStars Blog for full details on the EPT in 2023.
2023 EPT Schedule
- EPT Paris – February 15-26, 2023
- EPT Monte-Carlo – April 26-May 6, 2023
- EPT Barcelona – August 21-September 3, 2023
- EPT Cyprus – October 11-22, 2023
- EPT Prague – December 6-17, 2023