The award-winning EPT London Poker Festival returns this autumn, running from October 8-18 at the spectacular Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden; the heart of London.
Last season it was Swedish superstar Robin Ylitalo who took down the EPT Main Event, playing through a field of 604 players to scoop a first place prize of £560,000. German pro Martin Finger was victorious in the Super High Roller, taking home £821,000 in cash. In total, over £10,000,000 was awarded in prize money and it’s no surprise the event was awarded ‘Best UK Tournament’ at the 2013 British Poker Awards.
Season 11's London stop will again be an extravaganza of poker, with a variety of events including the £4,000 + £250 Main Event and the £10,000 High Roller. EPT London also features the Grand Final of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour Season 4, highlighted by the £1,000 + £100 Main Event.
Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen Street
Casino dress code: smart casual (no shorts, sandals, sportswear or beach clothes, ripped jeans).
Minimum age: 18 years+.
Other information: You must bring your passport in order to gain entry.
EPT Travel is offering a wide range of accommodation options at special rates specifically for EPT players. Please visit www.ept-travel.com for all available options.
London has several airports within easy reach of the city centre. The main London airport is Heathrow which serves nearly all major international airlines as well as numerous budget airlines. Heathrow is 15 miles west of London (24km). The other London airports - Gatwick, Luton and Stansted - are slightly further out but enjoy easy train and bus links into the city centre.
Buy-in using funds from your PokerStars account by following these tabs on the PokerStars client: ‘Events’ > ‘EPT’ > ‘Qualifiers’.
All events are available now for registration. Registration via the client (‘Events’ > ‘EPT’ > ‘Qualifiers’) will be available up until 9:00am on the day of the tournament. After this time you can still buy-in using online funds in person at the event (see below).
PokerStars DBI (Direct Buy In), in the GCR (Grand Connaught Rooms)
This option is not available at the Grand Connaught Rooms, but see below for how to buy-in with cash at the Hippodrome Casino.
*Players can buy-in using their Friends of Hippodrome card, so long as it has been pre-loaded with funds. It can be pre-loaded at the Hippodrome Casino by using cash or debit card.
FROM OCTOBER 8 - At the cash desk inside the Heliot Lounge
BEFORE OCTOBER 8 - Go to the Hippodrome Cashier. Players buying in via this route should proceed to table and seat ticket collection in Grand Connaught Rooms (Empire room) one hour before start of tournament and need to bring their buy-in receipt.
Click for the full Tournament Schedule, including starting stacks and level times
|Daily||Cash Games Available||Various|
|October 7 - Tuesday|
|19:30||1||NL - Super Satellite to UKIPT Main Event - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap||£150 + £15|
|October 8 - Wednesday|
|12:00||2||UKIPT Main Event - Day 1A*||£700 + £70|
|18:00||3||NL - Super Satellite to UKIPT Main Event||£150 + £15|
|21:00||4||NL - Turbo - Win the Button!*||£200 + £20|
|October 9 - Thursday|
|12:00||2||UKIPT Main Event - Day 1B*||£700 + £70|
|17:00||5||NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to EPT Main Event
(Max Spend Allowed) - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap
|£500 + £50|
|19:00||6||NL - UKIPT London Cup 1A (Single Re-Entry Per Day)*||£300 + £30|
|October 10 - Friday|
|12:00||2||UKIPT Main Event - Day 2*||CLOSED|
|12:00||7||PLO - "8 Handed" - Day 1||£5,000 + £300|
|14:00||8||NL - Turbo Deepstack*||£200 + £20|
|17:00||9||NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to EPT Main Event (Max Spend Allowed) - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap||£500 + £50|
|18:00||6||NL - UKIPT London Cup 1B (Single Re-Entry Per Day)*||£300 + £30|
|21:00||10||NL - Super Satellite to EPT Main Event||£750 + £50|
|October 11 - Saturday|
|12:00||2||UKIPT Main Event - Day 3*||CLOSED|
|12:00||7||PLO - "8 Handed" - Final Day||CLOSED|
|12:00||6||NL - UKIPT London Cup - Final Day*||CLOSED|
|12:00||11||NL - UKIPT High Roller - Day 1 (Single Re-Entry)*||£2,000 + £200|
|14:00||12||NL - Hold’em Deepstack*||£300 + £30|
|17:00||13||NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to EPT Main Event (Max Spend Allowed) - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap||£500 + £50|
|19:00||14||PL 7 Card Stud - DeepStack Turbo||£300 + £30|
|21:00||15||NL - Super Satellite to EPT Main Event||£750 + £50|
|October 12 - Sunday|
|12:00||16||EPT Main Event - Day 1A||£4,000 + £250|
|12:30||2||UKIPT Main Event - Final Table*||CLOSED|
|12:30||17||NL - Senior's Event - Players must be 50 years or older to play||£200 + £20|
|12:30||18||NL - Hold’em - Women's Event||£200 + £20|
|14:00||19||PLO - Double Chance*||£300 + £30|
|14:00||11||NL - UKIPT High Roller - Final Day*||CLOSED|
|17:00||20||NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to EPT Main Event (Max Spend Allowed) - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap||£500 + £50|
|18:00||21||NL - Hold’em*||£300 + £30|
|20:00||22||NL - Last Chance Turbo Super Satellite to EPT Main Event Day 1B||£750 + £50|
|October 13 - Monday|
|12:00||16||EPT Main Event - Day 1B||£4,000 + £250|
|17:00||23||NL - Super Satellite to EPT 2K #26 - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap||£300 + £30|
|20:00||24||NL - Turbo = 8 Handed||£2,000 + £150|
|October 14 - Tuesday|
|12:00||16||EPT Main Event - Day 2||£4,000 + £250|
|16:00||25||NL - Hold’em - Day 1||£2,000 + £200|
|17:00||26||NL - Super Satellite to EPT 1K Re-Entry #28 - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap||£150 + £15|
|21:00||27||NL - Turbo - Win the Button!*||£200 + £20|
|October 15 - Wednesday|
|12:00||16||EPT Main Event - Day 3||CLOSED|
|12:00||25||NL - Hold’em - Final Day||CLOSED|
|12:00||28||NL - Hold’em - Single Re-Entry - Flight 1A||£1,000 + £100|
|15:00||29||EPT 8 Game - Championships||£1,000 + £100|
|17:00||30||NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to EPT High Roller (Max Spend Allowed) - Hippodrome Event - 130 Hard Cap||£500 + £50|
|19:00||28||NL - Hold’em - Single Re-Entry - Flight 1B||£1,000 + £100|
|20:00||31||PLO - Turbo*||£200 + £20|
|October 16 - Thursday|
|12:00||16||EPT Main Event - Day 4||CLOSED|
|12:00||32||NL - Hold’em - High Roller - Single Re-Entry - 8 Handed - Day 1||£10,000 + £300|
|12:00||28||NL - Hold’em - Single Re-Entry - Final Day||CLOSED|
|13:00||33||PLO - 8 Handed - Day 1||£1,000 + £100|
|15:00||34||EPT Horse - Championships||£1,000 + £100|
|19:00||35||NL - Turbo||£1,000 + £100|
|21:00||36||NL - Turbo - Deepstack - Deuces Wild*||£200 + £20|
|October 17 - Friday|
|12:00||16||EPT Main Event - Day 5||CLOSED|
|12:00||32||NL - Hold’em - High Roller - Single Re-Entry - 8 handed - Day 2||£10,000 + £300|
|12:00||33||PLO - 8 Handed - Final Day||CLOSED|
|12:00||37||NL - Hold’em - 30 Minute Levels - 8 Handed*||£500 + £50|
|15:00||38||EPT 10 Game - Championships||£1,000 + £100|
|17:00||39||NL - Deepstack - 8 Handed - Day 1 *||£1,500 + £150|
|19:00||40||NL - Grasel Sweets SuperStack - Day 1*||£200 + £20|
|21:00||41||PL - Turbo Deepstack- Omaha Hi/Lo*||£300 + £30|
|October 18 - Saturday|
|12:00||32||NL - Hold’em - High Roller - Single Re-Entry - "8 handed" - Final Day||CLOSED|
|12:00||37||NL - Hold’em - 30 Minute Levels - 8 Handed - Final Day*||CLOSED|
|12:00||39||NL - Deepstack - 8 Handed - Final Day*||CLOSED|
|12:00||40||NL - Grasel Sweets SuperStack - Final Day*||CLOSED|
|12:00||42||NL - Hold’em Turbo - Super Deepstack - EPT Edition*||£300 + £30|
|12:00||43||NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"||£5,000 + £200|
|13:00||16||EPT Main Event Day 6 - Final Table||CLOSED|
|16:00||44||NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"||£2,000 + £150|
|17:00||45||NL - Hyper Turbo*||£200 + £20|
All tournaments taking place in the Hippodrome (Events 1, 5, 9, 13, 20, 23, 26 and 30) have a hard cap of 130.
All tournaments will have 3% of the tournament prize pool withheld to cover the costs of floor staff and dealers, with the exception of event 32 which has a 2% withholding.
We reserve the right to change, amend or alter any portion of the above schedule.
Events with an asterisk (*) are ALSO part of the UKIPT and qualify for the UKIPT Player of the Year Award.
All Events that get 21 or more players, with the exception of Super Satellites or Entry Exclusive Events, qualify for the EPT Player of the Year Leaderboard Points.
All tournaments may have a day added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion.
Payment will be made within 48 hours, and can only be made to the winning player’s account.
This option is not available.
Payment can only be made to a bank account in the name of the winning player. All bank details (including IBAN and SWIFT CODE) must be provided to complete the process.
IMPORTANT: All players registered via a PokerStars account (Qualifiers or Direct Buy-Ins, for example) are subject to PokerStars payout conditions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
|£1/£2 DS||5%||£10||£150||NO MAX|
|£2/£5||5%||# of players||£250||£2,500|
|£2/£5 DS||5%||# of players||£500||NO MAX|
|£5/£10||£8 per half hour||£750||£7,500|
|£10/£25||£8 per half hour||£1,000||£10,000|
|£25/£50||£10 per half hour||£2,500||£15,000|
|£50/£100||£10 per half hour||£5,000||NO MAX|
|PLO & OTHER GAMES|
|£2/£5||£7 per half hour||£500||NO MAX|
|£5/£10||£8 per half hour||£750||NO MAX|
|£10/£25||£8 per half hour||£1,000||NO MAX|
|£25/£50||£10 per half hour||£2,500||NO MAX|
|£50/£100||£10 per half hour||£5,000||NO MAX|
All cash games will run at The Hippodrome Casino
Higher limits available at £20 per hour session fee
DS = Deepstack
Most poker variants available; mixed games spread upon request
At peak times, 25+ tables will be available
PokerStars run a wide range of online satellites for the EPT London Main Event. A package worth £5,000 consists of the following:
‘Seat Only’ satellites are also available.