European Poker Tour

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European Poker Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
European Poker Tour season 11 results
European Poker Tour Logo.svg
Sport Texas Hold 'em
Founded 2004
CEO Edgar Stuchly
Continent Europe
TV partner(s) Sunset + Vine
Official website

europeanpokertour.com

The Rational Group www.rationalgroup.com

The Pokerstars European Poker Tour (EPT) is a series of poker tournaments similar to those in the World Poker Tour (WPT), created by John Duthie, winner of the inaugural Poker Million tournament. It began in 2004 as part of the worldwide explosion in Texas Hold 'em popularity. The EPT is sponsored by and part owned by PokerStars and taped by Sunset + Vine for television broadcast across Europe.

In seasons 1-3, the most significant difference between the competing poker tours was the buy-in and its effect on the prize pool, with the EPT featuring buy-ins about half the size of the WPT. This changed in season 4 when the buy-in for most EPT events was increased to 8,000. (Due to increased popularity and lack of space in participating casinos). At 2007 exchange rates, this is approximately equal to the US$10,000 which is the buy-in for most WPT events.

Furthermore, the final table is made up of 8 players, as opposed to the 6 player final tables popularised by the WPT.

For the first couple of seasons, Duthie commentated for the show alongside Colin Murray. Since the middle of Season 3, James Hartigan has been the lead commentator, with professional players Greg Raymer, Daniel Negreanu and Victoria Coren providing analysis. Hartigan also presents the live webcast[1] from each event. The TV show was first hosted by Caroline Flack, then joined by Natalie Pinkham. Seasons 4 and 5 were hosted by Kara Scott, while Seasons 6 and 7 were fronted by Michelle Orpe. Since Season 8, there have been four different presenters with Kristy Arnett, Sarah Grant, Laura Cornelius and Lynn Gilmartin, with commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton presenting the TV shows.

EPT Berlin robbery[edit]

On March 6, 2010 four masked men, armed with knives and at least one hand gun robbed the EPT event in Berlin. According to the police, the robbers got away with €242,000. No one was seriously injured, only one guard got a minor cut while trying to detain one of the robbers. The panic which gripped the crowd was briefly captured on the live webcast before the camera cut away. The attackers were caught several days after the robbery and later convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.[2]

Winners[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
18 September 2004 Spain Barcelona Barcelona Open 2004 Sweden Alexander Stevic €80,000
9–10 October 2004 United Kingdom London European Poker Classics United Kingdom John Shipley £200,000
23 October 2004 Republic of Ireland Dublin The Irish Winter Tournament 2004 United Kingdom Ram Vaswani €93,000
29–30 January 2005 Denmark Copenhagen Scandinavian Open 2005 Netherlands Noah Boeken kr1,098,340
16–19 February 2005 France Deauville The French Open 2005 United States Brandon Schaefer €144,000
10–12 March 2005 Austria Vienna 11th Vienna Spring Poker Festival France Pascal Perrault €184,500
16–20 March 2005 Monaco Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Netherlands Rob Hollink €635,000

Season 2[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
16–17 September 2005 Spain Barcelona Barcelona Open 2005 France Jan Boubli €416,000
30 Sep–2 Oct 2005 United Kingdom London The Grosvenor World Masters United Kingdom Mark Teltscher £280,000
4–6 October 2005 Austria Baden Poker EM/EPT Baden Classic Finland Patrik Antonius €288,180
29–30 October 2005 Republic of Ireland Dublin The Irish Winter Festival of Poker 2005 Sweden Mats Gavatin €317,000
19–22 January 2006 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open Denmark Mads Andersen kr2,548,040
8–11 February 2006 France Deauville EPT French Open Sweden Mats Iremark €480,000
7–11 March 2006 Monaco Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final United States Jeff Williams €900,000

Season 3[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
13–16 September 2006 Spain Barcelona 2006 Barcelona Open Norway Bjørn-Erik Glenne €691,000
21–24 September 2006 United Kingdom London The European Poker Championships United Kingdom Victoria Coren £500,000
7–10 October 2006 Austria Baden The Big Double 2006 Germany Duc Thang Nguyen €487,397
26–29 October 2006 Republic of Ireland Dublin The Irish Masteres 2005 United Kingdom Roland De Wolfe €554,300
17–20 January 2007 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open Sweden Magnus Petersson kr4,078,080
8–11 March 2007 Germany Dortmund EPT Dortmund Norway Andreas Høivold €672,000
14–17 March 2007 Poland Warsaw EPT Warsaw Denmark Peter Willers Jepsen 1,226,711
28 Mar–2 Apr 2007 Monaco Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final United States Gavin Griffin €1,825,010

Season 4[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
28 Aug–2 Sep 2007 Spain Barcelona Barcelona Open Denmark Sander Lyloff €1,170,700
25–29 September 2007 United Kingdom London The European Poker Championships Lebanon Joseph Mouawad £611,520
7–10 October 2007 Austria Baden EPT Baden Classic United Kingdom Julian Thew €670,800
30 Oct–3 Nov 2007 Republic of Ireland Dublin EPT Dublin United States Reuben Peters €532,620
10–14 December 2007 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague France Arnaud Mattern €708,400
5–10 January 2008 The Bahamas Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure France Bertrand Grospellier $2,000,000
29 Jan–2 Feb 2008 Germany Dortmund EPT German Open Canada Michael McDonald €933,600
19–23 February 2008 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open United States Tim Vance kr6,220,488
11–15 March 2008 Poland Warsaw EPT Polish Open Germany Michael Schulze zł2,153,999
1–5 April 2008 Italy Sanremo EPT Sanremo United States Jason Mercier €869,000
12–17 April 2008 Monaco Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Canada Glen Chorny €2,020,000

Season 5[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
10–14 September 2008 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona Open Germany Sebastian Ruthenberg €1,361,000
1–5 October 2008 United Kingdom London 2008 European Poker Championships United States Michael Martin £1,000,000
28 Oct–1 Nov 2008 Hungary Budapest EPT Hungarian Open United Kingdom Will Fry €595,839
15–19 November 2008 Poland Warsaw EPT Polish Open Portugal João Barbosa zł1,358,420
9–13 December 2008 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague Italy Salvatore Bonavena €774,000
5–10 January 2009 The Bahamas Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Canada Poorya Nazari $3,000,000
20–24 January 2009 France Deauville EPT Deauville Germany Moritz Kranich €851,400
17–21 February 2009 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open Finland Jens Kyllönen kr6,542,208
10–14 March 2009 Germany Dortmund EPT German Open Germany Sandra Naujoks €917,000
18–23 April 2009 Italy Sanremo EPT Sanremo Netherlands Constant Rijkenberg €1,508,000
28 Apr–3 May 2009 Monaco Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Netherlands Pieter De Korver €2,300,000

Season 6[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
18–23 August 2009 Ukraine Kiev EPT Kyiv Sports Poker Championship Russia Maxim Lykov €330,000
4–9 September 2009 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona United States Carter Phillips €850,000
2–7 October 2009 United Kingdom London EPT London United States Aaron Gustavson £850,000
20–25 October 2009 Poland Warsaw EPT Warsaw France Christophe Benzimra zł1,493,170
17–22 November 2009 Portugal Vilamoura EPT Vilamoura Portugal António Matias €404,793
1–6 December 2009 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague Czech Republic Jan Skampa €682,000
5–11 January 2010 The Bahamas Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure United States Harrison Gimbel $2,200,000
20–25 January 2010 France Deauville EPT Deauville United Kingdom Jake Cody €847,000
16–21 February 2010 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Copenhagen Sweden Anton Wigg kr3,675,000
2–7 March 2010 Germany Berlin EPT Germany United States Kevin MacPhee €1,000,000
21–16 March 2010 Austria Salzburg EPT Snowfest Denmark Allan Bække €445,000
15–21 April 2010 Italy Sanremo EPT Sanremo United Kingdom Liv Boeree €1,250,000
25–30 April 2010 Monaco Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Lebanon Nicolas Chouity €1,700,000

Season 7[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
11–16 August 2010 Estonia Tallinn EPT Tallinn Norway Kevin Stani €400,000
28 Aug–2 Sep 2010 Portugal Vilamoura EPT Vilamoura United Kingdom Toby Lewis €467,835
29 Sep–4 Oct 2010 United Kingdom London EPT London United Kingdom David Vamplew £900,000
26–31 October 2010 Austria Vienna EPT Vienna Germany Michael Eiler €700,000
22–27 November 2010 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona Sweden Kent Lundmark €825,000
13–18 December 2010 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague United Kingdom Roberto Romanello €640,000
8-15 January 2011 The Bahamas Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure United States Galen Hall $2,300,000
25–31 January 2011 France Deauville EPT Deauville France Lucien Cohen €880,000
21–26 February 2011 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Copenhagen Sweden Michael Tureniec kr3,700,000
20–25 March 2011 Austria Salzburg EPT Snowfest Russia Vladimir Geshkenbein €390,000
5–10 April 2011 Germany Berlin EPT Berlin Canada Ben Wilinofsky €825,000
27 Apr–3 May 2011 Italy Sanremo EPT Sanremo United Kingdom Rupert Elder €930,000
7–12 May 2011 Spain Madrid European Poker Tour Grand Final Venezuela Ivan Freitez €1,500,000

Season 8[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
2–7 August 2011 Estonia Tallinn EPT Tallinn Switzerland Ronny Kaiser €275,000
27 Aug–1 Sep 2011 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona Germany Martin Schleich €850,000
30 Sep–6 Oct 2011 United Kingdom London EPT London Germany Benny Spindler £750,000
21–27 October 2011 Italy Sanremo EPT Sanremo Russia Andrey Pateychuk €800,000
15–20 November 2011 Greece Loutraki EPT Loutraki United Kingdom Zimnan Ziyard €347,000
5–10 December 2011 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague Germany Martin Finger €720,000
5–15 January 2012 The Bahamas Paradise Island 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure United States John Dibella $1,775,000
31 Jan–6 Feb 2012 France Deauville EPT Deauville Belarus Vadzim Kursevich €875,000
20–25 February 2012 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Copenhagen Denmark Mickey Petersen DKK 2,515,000
12–17 March 2012 Spain Madrid EPT Madrid Denmark Frederik Jensen €435,000
26–31 March 2012 Italy Campione EPT Campione Denmark Jannick Wrang €640,000
16–21 April 2012 Germany Berlin EPT Berlin Belgium Davidi Kitai €712,000
25–30 April 2012 Monaco Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final United States Mohsin Charania €1,350,000

Season 9[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
19-25 August 2012 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona Belarus Mikalai Pobal €1,007,550
5-11 October 2012 Italy Sanremo EPT Sanremo France Ludovic Lacay €744,910
9-15 December 2012 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague Sweden Ramzi Jelassi €835,000
7-13 January 2013 The Bahamas Paradise Island 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Bulgaria Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000
3-9 February 2013 France Deauville EPT Deauville France Remi Castaignon €770,000
10-16 March 2013 United Kingdom London EPT London Netherlands Ruben Visser £595,000
21-27 April 2013 Germany Berlin EPT Berlin Germany Daniel Pidun €880,000
6-12 May 2013 Monaco Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Republic of Ireland Steve O'Dwyer €1,224,000

Season 10[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
1-7 September 2013 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona England Tom Middleton €942,000
6-12 October 2013 United Kingdom London EPT London Sweden Robin Ylitalo £560,980
12-18 December 2013 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague Germany Julian Track €725,700
7-13 January 2014 The Bahamas Paradise Island 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Poland Dominik Panka $1,423,096
26 Jan-1 Feb 2014 France Deauville EPT Deauville Greece Sotirios Koutoupas €614,000
23-29 March 2014 Austria Vienna EPT Vienna Ukraine Oleksii Khoroshenin €578,392
14-20 April 2014 Italy Sanremo EPT Sanremo United Kingdom Victoria Coren €476,100
26 Apr-2 May 2014 Monaco Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Italy Antonio Buonanno €1,200,000

Season 11[edit]

Date City Event Winner Prize
16-27 August 2014 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona Germany Andre Lettau €794,058
8-18 October 2014 United Kingdom London EPT London Germany Sebastian Pauli £499,700
7-17 December 2014 Czech Republic Prague EPT Prague
6-14 January 2015 The Bahamas Paradise Island 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
28 Jan-7 Feb 2015 France Deauville EPT Deauville
22-28 March 2015 Malta Malta EPT Malta
29 Apr-8 May 2014 Monaco Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final

Winners by country[edit]

Place Country Times
1st United Kingdom United Kingdom 16
2nd United States United States 14
3rd Germany Germany 13
4th Sweden Sweden 9
5th France France 8
6th Denmark Denmark 7
7th Netherlands Netherlands 5
8th Canada Canada 4
9th Norway Norway 3
Russia Russia 3
11th Finland Finland 2
Portugal Portugal 2
Lebanon Lebanon 2
Belarus Belarus 2
Italy Italy 2
16th Czech Republic Czech Republic 1
Venezuela Venezuela 1
Switzerland Switzerland 1
Belgium Belgium 1
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1
Republic of Ireland Ireland 1
Poland Poland 1
Ukraine Ukraine 1
Greece Greece 1

Seats at Final Tables by country[edit]

Place Country Times
1st United States United States 82
2nd United Kingdom United Kingdom 72
3rd France France 63
4th Sweden Sweden 58
5th Germany Germany 56
6th Italy Italy 43
7th Denmark Denmark 39
8th Canada Canada 35
9th Norway Norway 30
10th Netherlands Netherlands - Russia Russia 27
12th Finland Finland 19
13th Republic of Ireland Ireland - Spain Spain 17
15th Belgium Belgium 12
16th Romania Romania 9
17th Hungary Hungary - Poland Poland - Portugal Portugal 8
20th Austria Austria - Ukraine Ukraine 7
21st Greece Greece - Lebanon Lebanon - Belarus Belarus 6
25th Czech Republic Czech Republic 5
26th Switzerland Switzerland - Slovakia Slovakia - Bulgaria Bulgaria - Australia Australia 4
30th Israel Israel - Brazil Brazil - Lithuania Lithuania 3
33rd Cyprus Cyprus 2
34th Taiwan Taiwan - Venezuela Venezuela - South Africa South Africa - Estonia Estonia
Turkey Turkey - Croatia Croatia - New Zealand New Zealand - Latvia Latvia
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Top 10 prizes[edit]

Rank Event Place Name Prize
1st Monaco EPT4 Monte Carlo 1st Canada Glen Chorny $3,196,354
2nd Monaco EPT5 Monte Carlo 1st Netherlands Pieter de Korver $3,056,255
3rd The Bahamas EPT5 Caribbean Adventure 1st Canada Poorya Nazari $3,000,000
4th Monaco EPT3 Monte Carlo 1st United States Gavin Griffin $2,434,061
5th Monaco EPT6 Monte Carlo 1st Lebanon Nicolas Chouity $2,261,000
6th The Bahamas EPT6 Caribbean Adventure 1st United States Harrison Gimbel $2,200,000
7th The Bahamas EPT4 Caribbean Adventure 1st France Bertrand Grospellier $2,000,000
8th Italy EPT5 Sanremo 1st Netherlands Constant Rijkenberg $1,967,819
9th Spain EPT5 Barcelona 1st Germany Sebastian Ruthenberg $1,941,401
10th Monaco EPT4 Monte Carlo 2nd Hungary Dénes Kaló $1,865,595

Up to Monte Carlo 2010

Tournament results by season[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]