For many poker players, the first stop on the European Poker Tour signifies a return to what they do for a living. Many have had a good month off from the felt since the World Series of Poker, knowing that many of the poker tours would not be kicking for a little while.
The European Poker Tour is rightly one of the most prestigious poker tours around, with players loving the opportunity to not only get back to their poker but also to start travelling to beautiful cities all over Europe.
The first stop on the European Poker Tour is that of Barcelona, with many players already heading over for the start of both the Super High Roller and the Main Event. Take a look at some player tweets of people either already on their way or getting prepared to fly over.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 29, 2013
Up at 5am to fly to Barcelona! #EPT
— Christopher Brammer (@BrammPoker) August 29, 2013
Flying to Barcelona for Estrellas and EPT! Weeeeee! — Marcin Horecki (@MarcinHorecki) August 28, 2013
Whilst the larger events will not be starting for a good few days yet, the Estrellas Poker Tour which plays out directly before it has been underway since yesterday. This means that some players are already in Barcelona taking part in some poker action.
— Mickey Petersen (@mickeydp) August 29, 2013
Decided to play the Estrellas €1,100 main event in Barcelona. Last year they had about 1000 entrants and this year over 1500. Huge success!
— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) August 29, 2013
The next 8 days are gonna be Crazy, just arrived in our appartment! Barcelona, you rock! Tomorrow; day 1b Estrellas!
— Van brabander (@Sjlot) August 28, 2013
Some big names are obviously champing at the bit to get involved in some highly competitive poker tournaments with the EPT Barcelona being the ideal place to start. We will bring you each report on the events as and when they play out, so keep in touch!