The European Poker Tour, which recently awarded its first main event champion since the Covid pandemic emerged, is set to run an online version this November 8th up until the 18th. With major series such as the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) receiving a successful turnout in the past few months, many players are looking forward to scooping up an actual EPT trophy this time around.
The EPT is going online.
🏆 Win a real trophy.
📅 November 8-18th .
💰 20 trophy tournaments and $20M GTD. pic.twitter.com/usVPnvxF9B
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) October 26, 2020
A $5 million guaranteed Main Event
The festival will feature a total of 20 scheduled events for the EPT Online series, boasting a combined $20 million in prize pool guarantees. Buy-ins range from as low as $215 for the EPT Online Cup to as high as $25,000 for the Super High Roller event.
While most of the guarantees for the numbered events fall more or less in the $500,000 range, all eyes will certainly be on the Main Event happening on the 15th. Unlike other Main Events, the EPT Main Event will only have a single day starting flight wherein players are capped to two re-entries for the duration of its registration period. The $5,200 tournament will run through four days of play following the structure shown below. Having a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million, the field is expected to be huge with players of all bankroll levels to be included in the mix. Multiple satellites and daily freebuy feeder tournaments are available and currently running for players short of covering the buy-in.
|Day 1||November 15th||18:05||End of Level 15|
|Day 2||November 16th||18:10||When 72 players are remaining|
|Day 3||November 17th||18:05||When 9 players are remaining|
|Day 4||November 18th||18:05||Down to a winner|
Aside from the highlighting Main Event, three other tournaments will likewise guarantee seven-digit prize pools. The opener event Arena Championship, along with the High Roller and Super High Roller events will cover $1.5 million, $1 million and $2 million in prizes respectively.
EPT Online mini
With buy-ins of the EPT Online series being on the heftier side, lower stakes players can take advantage of its mini version running alongside the prime series. The EPT Online Mini will similarly run 20 events, posting a combined total of $3.3 million in guarantees. While the prizes may only be a fraction of the main festival’s $20 million in prizes, buy-ins for the mini will set back players only $2.20 with the biggest buy-in set to $215 for the Super High Roller event. A Mini Main Event for an affordable price of $55 will also be running for a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000 on the 16th.
EPT Online schedule
|November 8th||18:05||EPT Online 01 [Arena Championship]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$1,500,000|
|November 8th||19:05||EPT Online 02 [PLO High Roller]||6-Max PLO||$10,300||$500,000|
|November 8th||20:05||EPT Online 03 [High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$5,200||$500,000|
|November 9th||18:05||EPT Online 04||9-Max NLHE||$530||$350,000|
|November 9th||19:05||EPT Online 05 [Win the Button]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$200,000|
|November 10th||18:05||EPT Online 06 [High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$10,300||$1,000,000|
|November 10th||19:05||EPT Online 07||8-Max NLHE PKO||$2,100||$500,000|
|November 11th||18:05||EPT Online 08||8-Max NLHE||$2,100||$500,000|
|November 11th||19:05||EPT Online 09 [High Roller]||6-Max 8-Game||$5,200||$250,000|
|November 12th||18:05||EPT Online 10 [Super High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$25,000||$2,000,000|
|November 12th||19:05||EPT Online 11 [Deep Stacks]||8-Max NLHE||$1,050||$500,000|
|November 13th||18:05||EPT Online 12||6-Max NLHE PKO||$1,050||$500,000|
|November 13th||19:05||EPT Online 13 [High Roller]||6-Max NLHE 6+||$10,300||$400,000|
|November 14th||18:05||EPT Online 14 [EPT Online Cup]||9-Max NLHE||$215||$500,000|
|November 14th||19:05||EPT Online 15 [High Roller]||6-Max NLHE||$10,300||$500,000|
|November 15th||18:05||EPT Online 16 [Main Event]||8-Max NLHE||$5,200||$5,000,000|
|November 15th||19:05||EPT Online 17||6-Max PLO||$2,100||$500,000|
|November 15th||20:05||EPT Online 18||8-Max NLHE PKO||$1,050||$500,000|
|November 16th||19:05||EPT Online 19||8-Max NLHE PKO||$530||$500,000|
|November 17th||18:05||EPT Online 20 [Last Chance]||9-Max NLHE||$1,050||$500,000|