Massive big bucks awards and elite turn out anticipated for EPT’s Prague Poker Fetsival.
The European Poker Tour (EPT), one of the world’s most prestigious poker events, is hosting the Prague Poker Festival in the Czech capital starting on December 7, 2014. The one of a kind festival, highly advertised in the Czech gambling news, will hold 59 of the sixty events at the Hilton hotel as of December 8. The main attractions include the €50,000 Super High Roller and the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) awards ceremony.
Players from all over the world are expected to participate in the various big bucks competitions. They will feature cream-of-the-crop poker players such as Olivier Busquet, the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller champion, Fabian Quoss, winner, and Mike McDonald, runner up, of the Asia Championship. Also expected is Adrian Mateos, European Rookie of the Year, as well as Team Pro players Ike Haxton and Jason Mercier.
The EPT main event will feature 273 players, while 352 participants will have a go at the Eureka Main Event. The Prague Main Event will see the likes of Team PokerStars Pros Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Vanessa Selbst and Chris Moneymaker playing for the EUR 5,300 cash prize. Also hoping to get the big haul is three time WSOP winner and 2014 WSOP Player of the Year, George Danzer.
Millions of dollars’ worth of prize money
In last year’s Prague Poker festival more than 9,000 players from all over signed up for the tournament and, in keeping with the Czech gambling laws, almost EUR 3 million were awarded in cash prizes. There were over 1000 runner-ups for the EUR 5,300 Main Event and over 1, 300 players paid over EUR 1,100 to participate in the Eureka Main Event.
The Prague Festival is one of many in Europe that EPT has hosted. Over EUR 654 million in tournament prize pools over a ten-year period have been awarded. This year will be no exception. Top names are expected to get in on the huge cash gifts in the 2014 WCOOP awards ceremony. Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz will collect his $5,000 for winning the Main Event for 2014.
PCA finalist Shyam “G’s Zee” Srinivasan and Adam “Roothlus” Levy are also to be given huge cash prizes. Poker are among the lucky ones too as EPT Live will broadcast the EPT Main Event, as of December 8, right down to The Cards-Up final on December 17. It will also be aired on PokerStars Facebook page and PokerStars YouTube channel!