It was revealed yesterday by PokerStars that due to Season 10 of the European Poker Tour bringing us a landmark 100th Main Event, that it would be celebrating it in style by making it the biggest ever poker festival ever held in Europe.
Since the European Poker Tour’s first ever Main Event was held in Barcelona, they have decided to go back there for the 100th and make it an event to remember. It will kick off on the 16th of August and run until the 27th at the Casino Barcelona.
Edgar Stuchly who is the EPT President stated yesterday: “The EPT was born in Barcelona so it’s very fitting to celebrate EPT’s 100th event in true style and with unforgettable poker, EPT Barcelona is one of the most popular tour stops and attracts players from all over the world for the fantastic mix of beaches, iconic architecture, party atmosphere and world class poker”.
It was in 2004 in the month of September that the first European Poker Tour Main Event was held and since then the tour has had events in 16 countries in Europe and generated more than €535 million in payouts for the players taking part.
They are almost certain that this event will be even bigger than the record breaking action in Barcelona last year. The Main Event last year attracted 1,234 registrations to make it the largest EPT Main Event ever held in Spain. It was Britain’s Tom Middleton that took down the title last year along with the first place payout of €942,000.
Despite the size of last year’s field, the EPT will be bringing additional tables this year in expectation of a simply massive field.
This event will not only mark the 100th EPT Main Event but also the first event in Season 11 of the tour. As usual the event will see the EPT partner with the Estrellas Poker Tour which will run right before the start of its bigger brother. The Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event last year also broke records and made it the largest field in a poker event in Spain when there were 1,798 entries.
We have to admit, 2014 is already looking like it is a going to be a great year for poker, especially after such a great start at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.