The PokerStars European Poker Tour is world's richest and most popular poker tour. Since 2004 the EPT has staged nine hugely successful seasons that have spanned the continent.
Season 10 builds on the success of a decade of world-class live poker events. The schedule again takes in the best destinations around the continent, and features two exciting adjustments. The London stop moves back to an Autumn/Fall spot, while Sanremo returns to a slot in the Spring, right before the Grand Final in nearby Monte-Carlo. Each of the eight events will deliver a true poker festival to the respective locations, with 40+ different poker tournaments and the high standards of production EPT players have come to expect. From Barcelona to Monte-Carlo, and all points in between, EPT 10 will be massive.
Season 9 saw the world’s best poker tour focus on bigger festivals and more events. There were eight stops including the 2013 PCA, and every stop featured more poker, more variety and more buy-in levels. All of the events took place at premium destinations and Season 9 kicked off in style with a massive event in Barcelona that attracted more than 1,000 players to the Main Event, before moving on to Sanremo, Prague, Deauville, London, Berlin and the Grand Final in Monte-Carlo in May 2013. Each stop was unforgettable, and provided the highest level of experience for all players.
Many EPT events are filmed for television and the show is broadcast throughout the world. The final table of Season 7's Grand Final made TV history, being filmed 'as live' with hole cards revealed and shown in simultaneous broadcasts on TV channels across Europe as well as in Russia and Canada.
Edgar Stuchly - President
Edgar Stuchly became the President of the European Poker Tour at the start of Season 8 and since then has guided the EPT to its present format, with every stop a true festival of poker. Stuchly, who hails from Austria, has helped refine the vision for the EPT and overseen numerous improvements - all designed to enrich the player experience and provide players with an unparalleled offering both at and away from the poker tables. Stuchly was previously Head of Poker at Casinos Austria and has more than 22 years experience in the poker industry. In 2009, he won the ‘Poker Staff Person of the Year’ Award for his contribution to live poker in Europe.
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PokerStars.com stages some of the biggest online poker tournaments in the world, including the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), and is the official sponsor of some of the biggest live poker tournaments in the world, including the European Poker Tour (EPT), the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT).
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EPT theme tune
The theme music for the European Poker Tour television show was written by composer Simon Darlow. Download "EPT Theme" (.mp3 format, 2.79MB).