Latest news: EPT Prague postponed
EPT Prague, which was scheduled to take place December 8-19 at the King’s Casino at the Hilton Prague, has been postponed until next year. The decision was made by PokerStars due to recent restrictions put in place by the government of the Czech Republic. The restrictions have been put in place again due to growing coronavirus problems in the country, which is facing a rapid increase in the number of cases similar to other European countries.
the European Tour of Poker (EPT) The event, which was scheduled to start on Wednesday, December 8, will now continue at a later date, when it is safe to do so. PokerStars has said it must follow government guidelines and make the safety of its staff and players a top priority.
Details regarding player refunds can be found on the PokerStars blog, which released the statement.
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The announcement came just hours after PokerStars LIVE tweeted that they were reviewing the current situation.
Government of the Czech Republic announces state of emergency
On Thursday, November 25, the government of the Czech Republic announced a state of emergency due to the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country. It was reported that there were over 25,000 new cases as of Wednesday, November 24.
It follows similar patterns and comes at the expense of neighboring countries Austria and Slovakia, imposing their own blockages.
Cultural, sporting and educational events have been imposed with a cap of 1,000 people while restaurants and bars will operate under a 10pm curfew.
Postponement marks two years without EPT
It was not until around September 2021 that PokerStars confirmed that the European Poker Tour reportedly returns to Prague after two-year hiatus. Longtime poker series fans will have to wait a little longer for their favorite series to return, with 2020 and 2021 going unabated.
EPT Prague was to host several events, the main attractions being the 1,100 € EPT National, 5.300 € EPT Main Event and 10,300 € EPT High Roller.
EPT Prague History
EPT Prague has a rich and storied history dating back to December 2007. Since then, the festival has grown into one of the most popular stages of the European Poker Tour.
|Dated||Event||Participants||Main event winner||Country||Price|
|Dec-07||EPT Prague||555||Arnaud Mattern||France||€ 708,400|
|Dec-08||EPT Prague||570||Salvatore Bonavena||Italy||€ 774,000|
|Dec-09||EPT Prague||506||Jan Skampa||Czech Republic||€ 682,000|
|Dec-10||EPT Prague||563||Roberto Romanello||UK||640,000 €|
|Dec-11||EPT Prague||722||Martin finger||Germany||€ 720,000|
|December 12||EPT Prague||864||Ramzi jelassi||Sweden||€ 835,000|
|Dec 13||EPT Prague||1,037||Julien track||Germany||€ 725,700|
|Dec-14||EPT Prague||1,107||Stephen graner||United States||€ 969,000|
|Dec 15||EPT Prague||1,044||Hossein Ensan||Iran||€ 754,510|
|Dec-16||EPT Prague||1 192||Jasper meijer van putten||Netherlands||€ 699,300|
|Dec-18||EPT Prague||1,174||Paul michaelis||Germany||€ 840,000|
|Dec-19||EPT Prague||1,154||Mikalai Pobal||Belarus||€ 1,005,600|