In conjunction with the European Poker Tour (EPT), PokerStars has been busy updating their poker tournament for this year. A stop planned to happen in Russia has been postponed indefinitely due to the heavy tension and war between Russia and Ukraine.
Instead of leaving the schedule open, PokerStars put on the EPT Monte Carlo. In addition to the Monaco stop, PokerStars has announced many EPT Regional Tour events. The events will take place during PokerStars’ calendar year.
The EPT Monte Carol will happen at the Monte Carlo Casino from April 28 to May 7. There are three primary EPT events from May 1 to May 7. The said events will make it the crème of the European poker circuit.
EPT Super High Roller tournament will start on May 1 with a $112,000 buy-in. This tournament was lastly held in 2019. Therefore, it is significant to all PokerStars fans worldwide. The tournament will end on May 3, when the Super High Roller final table will happen.
As the Super High Roller tournament is happening, the Main Event of the EPT will also be going on. The Main Event will start on May 3 with a buy-in of $5600. This event is expected to have stiff competition. Amateurs, qualifiers from the PokerStars site, and the best European pokers will participate in the Main Event. The EPT Monte Carlo Main Event will hold the final table on May 7.
EPT will give the poker players who will be eliminated from the Main Event a High Roller event from May 5 to May 7. The tournament will have a $28,000 buy-in. PokerStars has assured its players that it will provide satellites to the events. The EPT management has urged its supporters to keep their ears on the ground as they will keep making more announcements about the 2022 schedule.
Bringing Back the Regional Events
The EPT is bringing back events held over five years ago, and the poker players are here for it all. The European Poker Tour has announced seven events that will happen in 2022. Some of these new regional events are scheduled to occupy the empty spaces in this year's schedule.
The regional events include;
- Eureka Prague is happening from March 6 to March 10
- ESPT Madrid from March 28 to April 3
- UKIPT London from April 4 to April 10
- FPS Monte Carlo from April 28 to May 2
- Eureka Rozvadov to be held from May 20 to May 29
- FPS Divonne from October 4 to October 9
- FPS Aix-en-Province is happening from November 22 to November 27
Considering that last year was unpredictable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the events scheduled for 2022 face potential challenges. PokerStars management has said that they will put the health and safety of their staff and players before everything else.
According to Severin Rasset, PokerStars has had a great honor to share the announcement of the regional tour with the players and fans since live events have always been a considerable part of PokerStars, Severin Rasset is the Director for PokerStars. He is amongst the people seeing through this years’ tournaments and events.