Monday October 26, 2020 at 8:59 pm

For the first time in its history, PokerStars will host an online version of the kind of tournament they'd run somewhere along the tour in Barcelona or London like the old days of the European Poker Tour. PokerStars will launch the EPT Online on November 8 and the virtual festival will run through November 18 with 20 unique events that come along with a $20 million guaranteed prize pool. There will also be 20 additional mini-events called the Mini-EPT.

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With the coronavirus pandemic reaching a third wave in some European countries, PokerStars migrated its European Poker Tour brand online. If you love the EPT, then you'll love the latest brainchild of PokerStars called the EPT Online festival. The virtual running of the EPT Online will mirror a real-life EPT (crazy chain-smoking Eastern Europeans on the rail not included!) with 20 different events. The champions of each event will win cash and a legitimate EPT winner's trophy, like the ones you've seen in winning recaps on PokerStars Blog.

So, what's this EPT Online festival all about? Starting November 8 and running through November 18, PokerStars will host 20 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $215 to $25,000.

But wait, there's more! PokerStars will run an additional EPT Online festival with 1/100th of the actual buy-ins. So beginners, noobs, and players with a limited bankroll can get a full EPT experience for a few bucks.

On Sunday November 8, the festivities will kick off with three events including a pair of High Rollers. EPT Online Event #1 will be the Arena Championship, which has a $1,050 buy-in and a $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool. EPT Online Event #2 will be a $10K PLO High Roller 6-max that has a $500,000 guarantee. The final event on the opening day is EPT Online Event #3 $5K NL High Roller, which also has a $500,000 guarantee.

The EPT Online has at least one High Roller almost every day in the first week with six days featuring a high balla affair. On Thursday November 12, the EPT Online will run a $25K Super Max High Roller, aka EPT Online Event #10, that has a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.

The EPT Online Main Event will run on Sunday November 15. The Main has a $5,200 buy-in with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool.

The final event will start on Tuesday November 17 with the Last Chance or Event #20 that comes with a $1,050 buy-in.

PokerStars will be giving away thousands of tickets to various events. There's also free satellites running where you can secure a EPT Online ticket.

The Mini-EPT was designed for players of all skill levels and bankrolls. The tournament schedule is similar but the Mini-EPT buy-ins are just 1% of the original buy-in. That means you can play for as little as $5.50 and the highest "high roller" in the Mini=EPT is only $215.

The Mini-EPT Main Event has a $55 buy-in and that event has a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Just a note... the EPT Online is open to players on the PokerStars dot COM site. So Southern Euros are sorta left out. But there's the EPT Cup running at the end of the month on November 22 for players in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal.

For a complete schedule, head over to PokerStars Blog.

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