Tuesday 22nd November, 2016

All about Prague this December!

By Mad Harper

Prague is all set to become the poker capital of Europe next month with the partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker kicking off next Tuesday (through to December 8), followed by the very last EPT which is running December 8-19. Prague is famous for its stunning architecture and the run-up to Christmas means you can also enjoy Prague’s famed Yuletide markets with gingerbread and hot wine stalls helping create a super-festive atmosphere. There are dozens of bars, café and restaurants in the Old Town - and no shortage of nightclubs either so you can party well in to the small hours. Check out all the MainEventTravel accommodation options here.

 

The partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker features eight events plus numerous satellites. The €3,300 Main Event offers a single re-entry per flight and is running December 2 to 6. Late registration will remain open until Day 2 (Level 10) and every player will get a starting stack of 30,000 with 60 minute levels. Also on the schedule are a €5k High Roller with unlimited re-entries, a €675 Deepstack event, a €600 NL event and two €225 NL Turbos. There’s also plenty of action for PLO fans – a one-day €500 re-entry event on December 2 and a €1k PLO re-entry tourney on the final day – December 6.

 

Last year’s Main Event attracted 256 entries and was won by Spanish pro Javier Gomez Zapatero for €175,000. Gomez originally hails from the Spanish university town of Salamanca but now lives in London.

 

The last ever European Poker Tour event is taking place at the Hilton Prague from December 8-19, 2016.  EPT Prague always provides plenty of highlights – and this is your very last chance to get your hands on a coveted EPT Trophy.  It is also the last chance for any previous winners to emulate Vicky Coren’s success as the EPT’s only two-time champion.

MainEventTravel has a ton of fantastic hotel options for the EPT as well as apartments. The event will feature 100 events including the €1,000 Eureka Main Event, €300 PokerStars Cup, €50k Super High Roller, €2k Eureka High Roller, €10k EPT High Roller and €5,300 EPT Main Event. Check out the EPT YouTube video to see what’s in store. Last year, German player Hossein Ensan beat a field of 1,044 players to take down the Main Event for €754,510 while Steve O’Dwyer won the Super High Roller and Rainer Kempe won the €25k High Roller.