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The Pokerstars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) began in 2004 as part of the worldwide explosion in Texas Hold 'em popularity. It is a series of televised poker tournaments similar to those in the World Poker Tour (WPT).

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).[1] 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.

The EPT is sponsored by and part owned by PokerStars and taped by Sunset + Vine for television broadcast across Europe.

The tour was created by John Duthie, winner of the inaugural Poker Million tournament. Duthie commentates for the show, alongside Colin Murray and James Hartigan. The show was first hosted by Caroline Flack, then joined by Natalie Pinkham. Season 4 of the show is hosted by Kara Scott.

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Robbery

On March 6, 2010 4 masked men, armed with knifes and at least one hand gun robbed the EPT event in Berlin. According to the police, the robbers got away with € 240.000. 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 video before the camera cut away.

Winners table

Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6
Spain
Barcelona
Sweden Alexander Stevic France Jan Boubli Norway Bjørn-Erik Glenne Denmark Sander Lyloff Germany Sebastian Ruthenberg United States Carter Phillips
United Kingdom
London
England John Shipley England Mark Teltscher England Victoria Coren Lebanon Joseph Mouawad United States Michael Martin United States Aaron Gustavson
Hungary
Budapest
England Will Fry
Austria
Baden
Finland Patrik Antonius Germany Duc Thang Nguyen England Julian Thew
Republic of Ireland
Dublin
England Ram Vaswani Sweden Mats Gavatin England Roland De Wolfe United States Reuben Peters
Czech Republic
Prague
France Arnaud Mattern Italy Salvatore Bonavena Czech Republic Jan Škampa
The Bahamas
PCA
France Bertrand Grospellier Canada Poorya Nazari United States Harrison Gimbel
Denmark
Copenhagen
Netherlands Noah Boeken Denmark Mads Andersen Sweden Magnus Petersson United States Tim Vance Finland Jens Kyllönen Sweden Anton Wigg
Germany
Dortmund
Norway Andreas Høivold Canada Michael McDonald Germany Sandra Naujoks
France
Deauville
United States Brandon Schaefer Sweden Mats Iremark Germany Moritz Kranich England Jake Cody
Austria
Vienna
France Pascal Perrault
Poland
Warsaw
Denmark Peter Willers Jepsen Germany Michael Schulze Portugal João Barbosa France Christophe Benzimra
Italy
Sanremo
United States Jason Mercier Netherlands Constant Rijkenberg
Monaco
Monte Carlo
Netherlands Rob Hollink United States Jeff Williams United States Gavin Griffin Canada Glen Chorny Netherlands Pieter De Korver
Ukraine
Kiev
Russia Maxim Lykov
Portugal
Vilamoura
Portugal Antonio Matias
Austria
Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Winners by country

Place Country Times
1st United States United States 10
2nd England England 8
3rd Germany Germany 5
France France 5
5th Netherlands Netherlands 4
Sweden Sweden 4
7th Denmark Denmark 3
Canada Canada 3
9th Finland Finland 2
Norway Norway 2
Portugal Portugal 2
12th Lebanon Lebanon 1
Italy Italy 1
Russia Russia 1
Czech Republic Czech Republic 1

Up to Deauville 2010

See also

References

  1. ^ EPT4 launch press release

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