Team PokerStars pro Parker Talbot thrilled with EPT Prague return

With EPT Prague Just around the corner, poker players are gearing up for the return of Europe’s richest and most historic poker circuit. Whether you are a professional poker player or an amateur looking to take part in one of the smaller events, there is something for everyone and PokerNews will be there to bring you all the action from Prague.

Several players have already qualified for the Main Event, and one of them includes PokerStars Team Pros Parker Talbot. Having joined the team in April 2021, Talbot is looking forward to the return of live poker, telling PokerNews in an interview last June that he “just wants to see [his] friends.”

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Parker Talbot

Talbot feeling good ahead of EPT Main Event

Nine months later, Talbot will get the chance to do just that in the Czech capital after taking part in the Main Event, which kicks off in just over a week.

“It always feels good to be a satellite for an EPT,” Talbot said. “I don’t mind shooting satellites so this one cost me more than the entry, but it’s still great. And it guarantees I’ll go!”

The current status of EPT Prague is as follows:

  • Players DO NOT need covid certificate like proof of vaccination or test to attend EPT Prague event. However, please keep an eye out for the most recent travel to czech republic conditions.
  • All persons entering the Hilton Prague Casino must undergo a temperature scan.
  • A wearing a breathing mask (e.g. KN95) is mandatory at the casino and playing at the tables.

For players who have specific questions, they are advised to contact either [email protected] Where [email protected].

The importance of satellites

Satellites are a great opportunity for players to earn their place in tournaments for less, whether they’re live or at one of PokerStars’ huge online festivals like SCOOP.

Even an experienced player like Talbot recognizes the importance of satellites and has a big piece of advice for anyone looking to try them out.

“When playing satellites, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t matter how many chips you do it with, as long as you do it. I’ve won so many satellites with less than 1bb that I can’t even not count. For this to be the case there must be at least more than one seat of course.

“But in any satellite with more than 3 seats, it’s extremely important to play to survive instead of playing to win.”

Mikalai Pobal wins the Main Event of EPT Prague 2019

Excited for EPT Prague

The EPT Prague will be one of the biggest return events on the post-pandemic poker calendar, and Talbot says he’s looking forward to returning to Europe and the live poker scene.

“It’s been over two years now since I’ve played an EPT or even been to Europe with the Covid-19 restrictions. I’m incredibly excited to arrive at one of my favorite stops not only for the maps but also for drinks, the city, and seeing my European friends!”

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Will Shillibier is based in the UK. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a BA in German, then studied for an NCTJ degree in sports journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.

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