Definition of EPT
Like the World Poker Tour (WPT), the European Poker Tour (EPT) is a series of high-profile poker tournaments.
In 2004, after having won the inaugural Poker Million tournament, professional poker player John Duthie created the EPT as a Eurocentric version of the WPT. The Main Event is Texas Hold 'em, but the series includes many variants.
The EPT has been highly successful. All events take place in Europe, and the EPT broadcasts the final table and other important aspects of the series in Europe and in other parts of the world, including Australia and North America.
PokerStars, one of the most successful poker rooms online, has been a sponsor since the series inception. Recently, it became a partial owner of the tour, and the align=right alt="Definition of EPT in online poker">official name of the EPT is now the PokerStars European Poker Tour.
During the first several years of the EPT, the buy-in was about half of the WPT buy-in. Recently, however, the EPT has become so popular that the buy-in rose to 8,000, which is approximately equal to the WPT buy-in of $10,000.
PokerStars EPT Grand Final Winners:
Season 1 2005 Rob Hollink, Netherlands 635,000
Season 2 2006 Jeff Williams, USA 900,000
Season 3 2007 Gavin Griffin, USA 1,825,010
Season 4 2008 Glen Chorny, Canada 2,020,000
Season 5 2009 Pieter De Korver, Netherlands 2,300,000
Season 6 2010 Nicola Chouity, Lebanon 1,700,000
Season 7 2011 Ivan Freitez, Venezuela 1,500,000
Counting all EPT events, the UK has the most winners with 13, followed by the US with 12 and Germany with 8.
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