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.

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.


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Postponement marks two years without EPT

Prague

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.

DatedEventParticipantsMain event winnerCountryPrice
Dec-07EPT Prague555Arnaud MatternFrance€ 708,400
Dec-08EPT Prague570Salvatore BonavenaItaly€ 774,000
Dec-09EPT Prague506Jan SkampaCzech Republic€ 682,000
Dec-10EPT Prague563Roberto RomanelloUK640,000 €
Dec-11EPT Prague722Martin fingerGermany€ 720,000
December 12EPT Prague864Ramzi jelassiSweden€ 835,000
Dec 13EPT Prague1,037Julien trackGermany€ 725,700
Dec-14EPT Prague1,107Stephen granerUnited States€ 969,000
Dec 15EPT Prague1,044Hossein EnsanIran€ 754,510
Dec-16EPT Prague1 192Jasper meijer van puttenNetherlands€ 699,300
Dec-18EPT Prague1,174Paul michaelisGermany€ 840,000
Dec-19EPT Prague1,154Mikalai PobalBelarus€ 1,005,600
Mikalai Pobal wins EPT Prague 2019 Main Event
Mikalai Pobal wins EPT Prague 2019 Main Event

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