Sunday February 10, 2019 at 10:11 pm

PokerStars lowered the buy-in for their EPT Monte Carlo qualifier from €5 to €1. Starting February 10, you can win a seat and package to the EPT Monte Carlo on PokerStars.fr and PokerStars.es. The online qualifiers at PokerStars.com kicks off next week.

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How about going to Monte Carlo for only a single Euro? It's always been my dream to win a seat into the EPT grand finale in swanky Monte Carlo. I mean there's rich and then there's redonkulously wealthy. I through I knew some ballers in Vegas, but Monte Carlo put those fat cats to shame. The streets were spotless. Even the stray dogs were well fed. Monte Carlo has always been the crossroads for high-stakes gamblers for centuries. These days, they'll let the riff raff wander in to play poker. And if you don't have cash? No problemo! You can win a seat for almost nothing.

Back in my day, you could parlay a seat and ticket to opulence for as low as €5. Sure, those qualifying satellites to the EPT Monte Carlo were a kamakazie-donkfest, but if you could navigate the various levels and actually win a seat, then you pulled off a miraculous feat.

These days in 2019, you can qualify for the EPT Monte Carlo for €1. Yes, that's not a typo. It's like Crazy Eddie going insane and slashing prices on VCRs back in the 1980s. Right now, over at PokerStars.fr and Pokerstars.es (that's French and Spanish Stars), players can get in on the action for a mere €1.

Next week, everyone else gets on normal PokerStars gets a crack at those juicy €1 qualifiers. For now, players in France and Spain have a chance to get a jump on winning their seat to the EPT Monte Carlo.

The EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 buy-in Main Event kicks off April 29 and runs until May 4. Prize packages are worth €8,220 and that includes the buy-in to the €5K Main Event.

If you didn't know, the EPT Monte Carlo is hosted at the Casino Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It's a short drive away from Nice, France. You can access it via helicopter, if you're baller enough to afford the ride.

Oh and this year's EPT Monte Carlo also includes the €1,100 buy-in French National Championship. That begins on April 26 with a final table schedule for April 29. Online qualifiers to the tournament are running now on France/Spain sites. Those French National Championship packages are worth a cool €2,000 which includes the buy-in for €1,100.

If you're slick enough, you can win seats into both the French National and the Main Event.

Nicolas Dumont faded 777 runners and shipped the 2018 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event for €712K. His final table included David Peters, Patrik Antonius, and Ole Schemion. The buy-in last year was €5,300 and the prize pool topped over €3.7 million. Dumont also snagged a Platinum Pass to the PSPC in the Bahamas. Davidi Kitai went deep, but he busted in 11th place.

By the way, if you want more info on the EPT Monte Carlo, head over to PokerStars LIVE home page for all the details.

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