The PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) stops off in the Czech capital, Prague, this December, and PokerNews’ live reporting team will be on the ground throughout the festival, relating all of the action from the schedule’s biggest and most-prestigious events.
Prague has long been one of the most popular stops on the EPT, and has grown in popularity since combining the EPT Prague events with the Eureka Poker Tour. Since 2013, each EPT Prague Main Event has attracted more than 1,000 entries, with a record 1,190 players turning out in force the last time the EPT dropped anchor in the picturesque Czech city.
The 2022 edition of EPT Prague runs from December 7-18, during which time a staggering 53 numbered tournaments are crammed into the bustling schedule. PokerNews is providing unrivaled coverage from ten of those tournaments, including atrio of €25,000 buy-in events, the €50,000 EPT Super High Roller, and, of course, the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event.
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|December 7-8||€10,200 Mystery Bounty|
|December 8-12||€1,100 Eureka Main Event|
|December 9||€25,000 NL Hold’em I|
|December 10||€25,000 NL Hold’em II|
|December 11-12||€2,200 Eureka High Roller|
|December 11-13||€50,000 EPT Super High Roller|
|December 12-18||€5,300 EPT Prague Main Event|
|December 14-16||€3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty|
|December 16-18||€10,300 EPT Prague High Roller|
|December 17-18||€25,000 NL Hold’em III|
PokerNews‘ EPT Prague coverage kicks off with the €10,200 Mystery Bounty event, the first such tournament at a Prague stop. From there, we’re bringing you all of the action from the €1,100 Eureka Main Event, which Alejandro Lococo won last time out for €417,820.
Two €25,000 NL Hold’em Single Day High Rollers follow, before we switch our attention to the €2,200 Eureka High Roller. Spain’s Jose Manuel Gonzalez outlasted 1,148 opponents, including Pedro Marques, at the last EPT Prague stop, capturing the €343,750 top prize.
Will Timothy Adams be in the Czech Republic to defend his €50,000 EPT Super High Roller title? Find out from December 11. A day later, our EPT Prague Main Event coverage begins, with the €3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty, €10,300 High Roller, and the third and final €25,000 High Roller running alongside the Main.
Online Qualifier Grzegorz Glowny Wins 2021 EPT Prague Main Event (€692,252)
Past EPT Prague Main Event Champions
|March 2022||€5,300||1,190||€5,771,500||Grzegorz Glowny||€692,252|
|December 2019||€5,300||1,154||€5,596,900||Mikalai Pobal||€1,005,600|
|December 2018||€5,300||1,174||€5,693,900||Paul Michaelis||€840,000|
|December 2016||€5,300||1,192||€5,781,200||Jasper Meijer van Putten||€669,300|
|December 2015||€5,300||1,044||€5,063,400||Hossein Ensan||€754,510|
|December 2014||€5,300||1,107||€5,368,950||Stephen Graner||€969,000|
|December 2013||€5,300||1,007||€4,883,950||Julian Track||€725,700|
|December 2012||€5,300||864||€4,190,400||Ramzi Jelassi||€835,000|
|December 2011||€5,300||722||€3,501,700||Martin Finger||€720,000|
|December 2010||€5,300||563||€2,730,550||Roberto Romanello||€640,000|
|December 2009||€5,250||586||€2,842,100||Jan Skampa||€682,000|
|December 2008||€5,250||570||€2,764,500||Salvatore Bonavena||€774,000|
|December 2007||€5,000||555||€2,530,240||Arnaud Mattern||€708,400|
The first EPT Prague Main Event took place in December 2007, which was the fourth season of the European Poker Tour. Popular Frenchman Arnaud Mattern emerged victoriously that day, and returned home with €708,400 in cold, hard cash.
Since Mattern’s victory, the likes of Roberto Romanello, Martin Finger, and World Series of Poker Main champion Hossein Ensan have got their hands on the winner’s trophy. It was in Prague that Mikalai Pobal became only the second two-time EPT Main Event champion.
Poland’s Grzegorz Glowny is the reigning EPT Prague Main Event champion, having triumphed in the delayed 2021 edition in March 2022. Glowny navigated his way through a record 1,190-strong field, and banked €692,252 after a four-way ICM deal involving Andrea Cortellazzi, Symeon Alexandridis, and Gab Yong Kim.
Stay tuned to PokerNews as we bring you all of the action, as it happens, from the 2022 PokerStars EPT Prague festival.