You know him from Full Contact Poker, now part of the Poker Stars crew – Kid Poker! Daniel Negreanu knows of what he speaks, and he speaks about the European Poker Tour in this excerpt from the official newsletter:
"For any serious poker player, the European Poker Tour represents one of the most important tournament series on the poker calendar. EPT Season 5 has travelled to some of Europe’s finest cities, awarding millions of dollars in winnings along the way. Yet, as with all good things in life, it must unfortunately come to an end. That end to EPT Season 5 is now in sight, as the Grand Final at EPT Monte Carlo, beginning on April 27, is on the horizon - but what an end it will be!
Last year’s EPT Grand Final saw the poker elite gather in Monte Carlo, all hoping to claim victory and millions of Euros in prize money. A record 842 players produced an €8.4 million prize pool to make it the richest poker tournament in Europe. This year, the schedule is expanding as we introduce a number of new side events in addition to the Main Event.
The ‘European High Roller Championship’, ‘European Pot Limit Omaha Championship’ and daily Battleship tournaments will all debut this year.
Add to this the introduction of a 2 day EPT Monte Carlo Poker Camp, and the new schedule will make EPT Monte Carlo a true festival of poker.
EPT Monte Carlo will get underway on April 27, and we’re giving you the chance to be a part of the action. Satellites are now under way for an $18,800 package which awards entry into the EPT Grand Final! The main event package will comprise your tournament buy-in, luxury accommodation, and $1,000 towards expenses. Qualifiers are running now starting from $2.22 or 111 FPP, and you can find them under the Events > EPT tab in the PokerStars.com lobby. For more information, visit the EPT Monte Carlo events page.
In addition, we will also be offering satellites to win an exclusive package for the ‘European Pot Limit Omaha Championship’. Satellites to win an $8,570 package are running now located under the Events > EPT tab in your PokerStars.com lobby.
This year you will also be able to buy-in directly to side events online through your PokerStars.com account, up until 3 hours before the event begins. Starting on April 20, you will be able to buy-in to your chosen side event by locating it under the Events > EPT tab in your PokerStars.com lobby. Onsite registration for all side events will not open until two hours before each event begins."
Thanks Daniel, and Poker Stars – you readers know what you have to do – sign up here and start qualifying!