PokerStars Announces Return Of EPT Prague In December After 2 Year Break
European poker players have been starved for live poker action ever since the pandemic broke out. While live poker rooms in the United States have gone back to normal, EU poker rooms are been a lot more cautious to get back to action.
It looks like things are going to get back to normal soon though as PokerStars has announced the return of the European Poker Tour (EPT) with the return of EPT Prague after a two year break with Stephen Chidwick winning the Super High Roller in 2019.
EPT Prague has been one of the more popular stops on the EPT circuit and poker players will be happy to see its return.
PokerStars hasn’t published the full schedule for EPT Prague as of now but has confirmed a number of exciting events including the €10K EPT High Roller and the return of the €1,100 EPT National.
EPT Prague will take place from Dec 8 to 18 and will be held at the Hilton Hotel Prague. The €5,300 Main Event will also make its return and will commence from Dec 13. Poker players who want a crack at the Main Event but don’t have the buy-in, can take part in the numerous satellite events that PokerStars has scheduled.
These satellite events will commence from October 2 and have very low buy-ins to enable all players to have a chance at the Main Event. The lowest buy-in for these satellite events start at €1. PokerStars is expecting a strong turnout at EPT Prague as this stop tends to attract poker players from all over Europe.
EPT Tournament Rules
Poker players are bound to have a number of questions regarding the rules at EPT Prague given the on-going concerns of the COVID-19 virus. The 2021 WSOP which is currently underway at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada has made it mandatory for all poker players to be fully vaccinated.
PokerStars has announced that it will not make it mandatory for poker players to be vaccinated for EPT Prague. Severin Rasset, Managing Director of Poker at PokerStars said poker players will have the option to either produce their vaccination certificate or a negative COVID test which will be enough for them to be allowed entry.
However, poker players will have to wear masks during EPT Prague and will need to go through a temperature scan. Rasset said these rules were in place in order to protect both players and staff at the tournament.