Full PokerStars EPT Prague Schedule; Festival Just Three Weeks Away!

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The European Poker Tour (EPT) finally returns to Prague next month, after nearly three years since its last visit to the Czech Republic capital. Running from March 5-16, poker players from all over the world will flock to the King’s Casino Prague, Hilton Prague Hotel to take part in the first instalment of the EPT 2022 season.

Originally set to run December 8-19 at King’s Casino at the Hilton Prague. PokerStars were forced to make the tough decision to postpone the event following the Czech Republic entering a State of Emergency on November 25 because of the pandemic. The new dates for the event were announced last December, with the live poker festival featuring tournaments with buy ins ranging from €330 all the way up to €50,000.

Thankfully, EPT Prague has had the green light and will run as currently scheduled as the first major PokerStars live event of 2022. However, there are some measures from the Czech Republic government that players must take to ensure they’re able to take their seat at the table.

The current situation is as follows:

Players DO NOT need a covid-certificate like proof of vaccination or a test to attend the EPT Prague event. However, please keep an eye on the most up to date travel to the Czech Republic conditions.All persons entering the Hilton Prague casino must undergo a temperature scan.A respirator face mask (e.g. KN95) wearing is compulsory when in the casino and when playing at the tables.

For players who have specific questions, they are advised to contact either [email protected] or [email protected].

Qualify for EPT Prague Online

Parker TalbotPokerStars Ambassador Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot

PokerStars is making sure as many people qualify for EPT Prague as possible. They’re doing this by running a plethora of online poker satellite tournaments to the European Poker Tour Main Event and EPT National.

Over 90 players have already secured their place in the Main Event for a fraction of the price. Some of the notable names on that shortlist include PokerStars ambassador Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot, Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford and the newly crowned World No. 1 Online MTT Player Patrick “pads1161” Leonard.

Direct satellites to the €5,300 Main Event take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday on PokerStars and all begin at 8:10 p.m. GMT (3:10 p.m. ET; 9:10 p.m. CET). Entry costs €530 and each EPT package won is worth €7,200.

Players with modest bankrolls can work their way up to get their hands on their EPT Main Event ticket by qualifying through a series of sub-satellite tournaments. There are freerolls from which you can pilot your way to the €22 qualifier. Those who get over this hurdle then find themselves in the €530 qualifier which is where you are playing for your EPT package.

The EPT National Main Event is another event online poker players can satellite into from the comfort of their own homes. This tournament comes with a buy-in of €1,100 and is often the most attended event.

Direct satellites for this event have a €162 buy-in with the prize being a €2,500 EPT Package. These tournaments also take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and have a slightly earlier start time of 7:35 p.m. GMT (2:35 p.m. ET; 8:35 p.m. CET). Like the Main Event, players can get to this qualifier by navigating through a series of sub-satellite events.

There will undoubtedly be live poker satellites for several events at the Hilton Prague during the European Poker Tour Prague festival.

To find all available satellites: Go to the main PokerStars client and click the following tabs:

Events > Live > Europe > EPT Prague > All satellites

EPT National Main Event Schedule

DateTime (CET)Buy-InEvent Sun, March 612:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/A Sun, March 619:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/B Mon, March 712:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/C Mon, March 719:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/D Tue, March 812:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 2 Wed, March 912:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 3 Thu, March 1012:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Final

EPT Prague Main Event Schedule

DateTime (CET)Buy-InEvent Thu, March 1012:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 1/A Fri, March 1112:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 1/B Sat, March 1212:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 2 Sun, March 1312:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 3 Mon, March 1412:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 4 Tue, March 1512:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 5 Wed, March 1612:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Final

Mystery Bounty Tournament Makes EPT Debut

Mystery Bounty

To help make EPT Prague an occasion to remember, PokerStars has scheduled a Mystery Bounty tournament to take place at the Hilton Prague during the festival.

Mystery Bounty tournaments have taken the MTT world by storm since its inception at the Wynn Summer Classic, but the Czech Republic will see the first event of its kind on the European Poker Tour.

The EPT Prague Mystery Bounty tournament has a €2,700 buy-in, with €1,925 going into the regular prize pool and €500 being allocated for the Mystery Bounty pool. The Mystery Bounty gimmick comes into play on Day 2, where each remaining player is given a bounty token.

If a player knocks an opponent out, they win their bounty token. The player will then hand in their newly won token to the cash desk where they will then randomly select an envelope containing a cash prize. The minimum a player can win is €500 but it could be much more than that. There is also the potential that one envelope will contain a €50,000 prize!

In October 2021, Donald Nimneh, a truck driver based in Omaha, Nebraska won €250,000 from the $2,200 Mystery Bounty at the 2021 Wynn Fall Classic.

Mystery Bounty Tournament Schedule

DateTime (CET)Buy-InEvent Sat, March 1212:30€2,700#32 NL Hold’em – Mystery Bounty – Day 1 Sun, March 1312:30€2,700#32 NL Hold’em – Mystery Bounty – Day 2 Mon, March 1412:30€2,700#32 NL Hold’em – Mystery Bounty – Final

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PokerNews at EPT Prague

The PokerNews live reporting team will also be making their way to EPT Prague, providing live updates from 11 different events. Some of the marquee events on our schedule include the €1,100 EPT National, €5,300 EPT Main Event and €50,000 EPT Super High Roller

EPT Prague Live Reporting Hub

The PokerNews live reporting team are on the ground for the latest stop on the European Poker Tour. Be sure to check out the action as it happens.

EPT Prague History

YearEventEntrantsMain Event WinnerCountryPrize 2007EPT Prague555Arnaud MatternFrance€708,400 2008EPT Prague570Salvatore BonavenaItaly€774,000 2009EPT Prague506Jan SkampaCzech Republic€682,000 2010EPT Prague563Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom€640,000 2011EPT Prague722Martin FingerGermany€720,000 2012EPT Prague864Ramzi JelassiSweden€835,000 2013EPT Prague1,037Julian TrackGermany€725,700 2014EPT Prague1,107Stephen GranerUnited States€969,000 2015EPT Prague1,044Hossein EnsanIran€754,510 2016EPT Prague1,192Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands€699,300 2018EPT Prague1,174Paul MichaelisGermany€840,000 2019EPT Prague1,154Mikalai PobalBelarus€1,005,600
Mikalai Pobal wins the 2019 EPT Prague Main EventMikalai Pobal wins the 2019 EPT Prague Main Event

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Enjoy EPT Prague With a $600 Bonus

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The bonus releases into your playable balance in $10 increments each time you generate 180 redemption points, which in turn are earned at a rate of five per $1 contributed to the cash game rake or spent on tournament fees (6.5 points per £1, 5.5 points per €1, and four points per CAD$).

EPT Prague Full Schedule

DateTime (CET)Buy-InEvent Sat, March 519:00€10,200#1 NL Hold’em – Knockout (€5,000 Bounty) – Single Re-Entry Day 1 Sat, March 519:00€1,100#2 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Day 1 Sat, March 519:00€125#3 NL Hold’em – €1,100 Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry Sat, March 522:00€550#4 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout Sun, March 612:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/A Sun, March 612:00€240#6 NL Hold’em – €1,100 Qualifier (€100 Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry Sun, March 612:30€10,200#1 NL Hold’em – Knockout (€5,000 Bounty) – Single Re-Entry Final Sun, March 612:30€1,100#2 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Final Sun, March 616:00€250#7 NL Hold’em – €1,100 Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – Freezeout Sun, March 619:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/B Sun, March 622:00€1,100#8 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout Mon, March 712:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/C Mon, March 712:30€10,200#9 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry Mon, March 719:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/D Mon, March 721:00€1,200#10 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Freezeout Tue, March 812:00€330#12 NL Hold’em – National Cup – Single Re-Entry Per Flight – Play to 5% Day 1/A Tue, March 812:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 2 Tue, March 812:30€25,000#11 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Tue, March 815:00€1,150#13 EPT Main Event Qualifier (€500 Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Tue, March 818:00€330#12 NL Hold’em – National Cup – Single Re-Entry Per Flight – Play to 5% Day 1/B Tue, March 822:00€2,150#14 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€1,000) – Freezeout Wed, March 912:00€250#15 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #16 – ‘Win your seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Wed, March 912:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 3 Wed, March 912:30€2,200#16 NL Hold’em – National High Roller – Single Re-Entry Day 1 Wed, March 912:30€50,000#17 NL Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1 Wed, March 912:30€330#12 NL Hold’em – National Cup – Single Re-Entry Per Flight – Play to 5% Final Wed, March 918:00€2,300#18 EPT Main Event Qualifier (€1,000 Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Freezeout Wed, March 921:00€600#19 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY- Unlimited Re-Entry Thu, March 1012:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 1/A Thu, March 1012:00€550#21 8-Game – Single Re-Entry Thu, March 1012:00€1,100#5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Final Thu, March 1012:30€2,200#16 NL Hold’em – National High Roller – Single Re-Entry Final Thu, March 1012:30€50,000#17 NL Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 2 Thu, March 1014:00€1,200#22 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Freezeout Thu, March 1017:00€600#23 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Thu, March 1022:00€2,650#24 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #26, #37 or #52 (any €25,000) – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Thu, March 1022:00€1,100#25 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout Fri, March 1112:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 1/B Fri, March 1112:30€25,000#26 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Fri, March 1112:30€1,100#27 PL Omaha – Single Re-Entry Day 1 Fri, March 1112:30€50,000#17 NL Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Final Fri, March 1120:00€2,150#28 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry Fri, March 1122:00€550#29 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout Sat, March 1210:00€300#30 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #32 (Mystery Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Sat, March 1212:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 2 Sat, March 1212:30€25,000#31 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Sat, March 1212:30€2,700#32 NL Hold’em – Second Chance – Mystery Bounty (€500 Mystery Bounty) – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1 Sat, March 1212:30€1,100#27 PL Omaha – Single Re-Entry Final Sat, March 1213:00€5,200#33 PL Omaha – Single Re-Entry Sat, March 1220:00€1,100#34 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout Sat, March 1222:00€2,650#35 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #37 or #52 (any €25,000) – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Sun, March 1312:00€2,150#36 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€1,000) – Freezeout Sun, March 1312:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 3 Sun, March 1312:30€25,000#37 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Sun, March 1312:30€2,700#32 NL Hold’em – Second Chance – Mystery Bounty (€500 Mystery Bounty) – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 2 Sun, March 1314:00€1,100#38 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry Day 1 Sun, March 1316:00€1,150#39 EPT High Roller Qualifier #46, – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Sun, March 1318:00€1,100#40 NL Hold’em – Short Deck 6+ Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1 Sun, March 1320:00€1,150#41 EPT High Roller Qualifier #46, – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Sun, March 1322:00€1,100#42 NL NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€500) – Freezeout Mon, March 1412:00€1,150#43 EPT High Roller Qualifier #46, – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Mon, March 1412:00€550#44 H-O-R-S-E – Single Re-Entry Mon, March 1412:00€250#45 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #47 – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – Freezeout Mon, March 1412:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 4 Mon, March 1412:30€10,300#46 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague High Roller – Single Re-Entry Day 1 Mon, March 1412:30€1,100#38 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry Final Mon, March 1412:30€2,700#32 NL Hold’em – Second Chance – Mystery Bounty (€500 Mystery Bounty) – Unlimited Re-Entry Final Mon, March 1414:00€1,100#47 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Day 1 Mon, March 1414:00€1,100#40 NL Hold’em – Short Deck 6+ Unlimited Re-Entry Final Mon, March 1418:00€330#48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Day 1/A Mon, March 1422:00€2,150#49 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€1,000) – Freezeout Tue, March 1512:00€250#50 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #51 – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry Tue, March 1512:00€330#48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Day 1/B Tue, March 1512:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 5 Tue, March 1512:30€1,100#47 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Final Tue, March 1512:30€10,300#46 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague High Roller – Single Re-Entry Day 2 Tue, March 1514:00€2,200#51 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Single Re-Entry Day 1 Tue, March 1517:00€330#48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Day 1/C Tue, March 1520:00€25,000#52 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1 Tue, March 1522:00€1,100#53 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout Wed, March 1612:00€2,200#51 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Single Re-Entry Final Wed, March 1612:00€330#48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Final Wed, March 1612:00€5,300#20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Final Wed, March 1612:30€220#54 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Wed, March 1612:30€10,300#46 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague High Roller – Single Re-Entry Final Wed, March 1613:00€25,000#52 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Final Wed, March 1614:00€2,150#55 NL Hold’em – 6 Handed – Unlimited Re-Entry Wed, March 1616:00€5,200#56 NL Hold’em – 6 Handed – Unlimited Re-Entry Wed, March 1618:00€1,100#57 NL Hold’em – Super Hyper Turbo – Freezeout

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Calum Grant

Editor & Live Reporter

Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum’s proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.

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