European Poker Tour

european poker tour The now defunct European Poker Tour (EPT) was sponsored exclusively by PokerStars, which was once the world’s largest online poker site. After starting in 2004, with seven Texas Hold’em No Limit poker tournaments broadcast on television across Europe, the EPT has grown to become Europe’s richest and most popular poker tournament series. The tour now rivals the top events in America and attracts some of the biggest poker names from across the world. The EPT’s star has risen in unison with the rapidly increasing popularity of poker as a game. The first ever event in Barcelona was €1,000 to enter, had 211 players and a total prize pool of just €229,000. By comparison, the EPT Season 3 Grand Final had a buy-in of €10,000, and attracted 706 players, creating a prize pool of €6,600,000. This made it the richest poker tournament ever held outside of Las Vegas. Season 3 of the EPT also saw sell-out €5,000 tournaments in Barcelona, London, Copenhagen, Dortmund and Warsaw.


EPT Main Event Winners

Season Date Event and location Main Event winner Prize
1 18–19 September 2004  EPT Barcelona Open  Alexander Stevic €80,000
9–10 October 2004  EPT London  John Shipley £200,000
23–24 October 2004 EPT Dublin  Ram Vaswani €93,000
29–30 January 2005  EPT Scandinavian Open, Copenhagen  Noah Boeken DKr1,098,340
15–19 February 2005  EPT French Open, Deauville  Brandon Schaefer €144,000
10–11 March 2005  EPT Vienna  Pascal Perrault €184,500
15–19 March 2005  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo  Rob Hollink €635,000
2 16–17 September 2005  EPT Barcelona Open  Jan Boubli €426,000
30 September–2 October 2005  EPT London  Mark Teltscher €280,000
4–6 October 2005  EPT Baden Classic  Patrik Antonius €288,180
29–30 October 2005  EPT Dublin  Mats Gavatin €317,000
19–22 January 2006  EPT Scandinavian Open, Copenhagen  Mads Andersen DKr2,548,040
8–11 February 2006  EPT French Open, Deauville  Mats Iremark €480,000
7–11 March 2006  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo  Jeff Williams €900,000
3 13–16 September 2006  EPT Barcelona Open  Bjørn-Erik Glenne €691,000
21–24 September 2006  EPT London  Victoria Coren £500,000
7–10 October 2006  EPT Baden Classic  Duc Thang Nguyen €487,397
16–29 October 2006  EPT Dublin  Roland de Wolfe €554,300
17–20 January 2007  EPT Scandinavian Open, Copenhagen  Magnus Petersson DKr4,078,080
8–11 March 2007  EPT German Open, Dortmund  Andreas Høivold €672,000
14–17 March 2007  EPT Warsaw Open  Peter Jepsen zł1,226,711
28 March–2 April 2007  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo  Gavin Griffin €1,825,010
4 28 August–1 September 2007  EPT Barcelona Open  Sander Lylloff €1,170,700
25–29 September 2007  EPT London Joseph Mouawad £611,520
7–10 October 2007  EPT Baden Classic  Julian Thew €670,800
30 October–3 November 2007  EPT Dublin  Reuben Peters €532,620
10–14 December 2007  EPT Prague France Arnaud Mattern €708,400
5–10 January 2008  PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island France Bertrand Grospellier $2,000,000
29 January–2 February 2008  EPT German Open, Dortmund Canada Mike McDonald €933,600
19–23 February 2008 Denmark EPT Scandinavian Open, Copenhagen United States Tim Vance DKr6,220,488
11–15 March 2008 Poland EPT Warsaw Open Germany Michael Schulze zł2,153,999
1–5 April 2008 Italy EPT Sanremo United States Jason Mercier €869,000
12–17 April 2008 Monaco EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo Canada Glen Chorny €2,020,000
5 10–14 September 2008 Spain EPT Barcelona Open Germany Sebastian Ruthenberg €1,361,000
1–5 October 2008 United Kingdom EPT London United States Michael Martin £1,000,000
28 October–1 November 2008 Hungary EPT Hungarian Open, Budapest United Kingdom Will Fry €595,840
15–19 November 2008 Poland EPT Warsaw Open Portugal João Barbosa €367,140
9–13 December 2008 Czech Republic EPT Prague Italy Salvatore Bonavena €774,000
5–10 January 2009 The Bahamas PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island Canada Poorya Nazari $3,000,000
20–24 January 2009 France EPT French Open, Deauville Germany Moritz Kranich €851,400
17–21 February 2009 Denmark EPT Scandinavian Open, Copenhagen Finland Jens Kyllönen DKr6,542,208
10–14 March 2009 Germany EPT German Open, Dortmund Germany Sandra Naujoks €917,000
18–23 April 2009 Italy EPT Sanremo Netherlands Constant Rijkenberg €1,508,000
28 April–3 May 2009 Monaco EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo Netherlands Pieter de Korver €2,300,000
6 18–23 August 2009 Ukraine EPT Kiev Russia Maxim Lykov €330,000
4–9 September 2009 Spain EPT Barcelona United States Carter Phillips €850,000
2–7 October 2009 United Kingdom EPT London United States Aaron Gustavson £850,000
20–25 October 2009 Poland EPT Warsaw France Christophe Benzimra zł1,493,170
17–22 November 2009 Portugal EPT Vilamoura Portugal António Matias €404,793
1–6 December 2009 Czech Republic EPT Prague Czech Republic Jan Skampa €682,000
5–11 January 2010 The Bahamas PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island United States Harrison Gimbel $2,200,000
20–25 January 2010 France EPT Deauville United Kingdom Jake Cody €847,000
16–21 February 2010 Denmark EPT Copenhagen Sweden Anton Wigg DKr3,675,000
2–7 March 2010 Germany EPT Berlin United States Kevin MacPhee €1,000,000
21–26 March 2010 Austria EPT Snowfest, Salzburg Denmark Allan Bække €445,000
15–21 April 2010 Italy EPT Sanremo United Kingdom Liv Boeree €1,250,000
25–30 April 2010 Monaco EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo Lebanon Nicolas Chouity €1,700,000
7 11–16 August 2010 Estonia EPT Tallinn Norway Kevin Stani €400,000
28 August–2 September 2010 Portugal EPT Vilamoura United Kingdom Toby Lewis €467,836
29 September–4 October 2010 United Kingdom EPT London United Kingdom David Vamplew £900,000
26–31 October 2010 Austria EPT Vienna Germany Michael Eiler €700,000
22–27 November 2010 Spain EPT Barcelona Sweden Kent Lundmark €825,000
13–18 December 2010 Czech Republic EPT Prague United Kingdom Roberto Romanello €640,000
8–15 January 2011 The Bahamas PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island United States Galen Hall $2,300,000
25–31 January 2011 France EPT Deauville France Lucien Cohen €880,000
21–26 February 2011 Denmark EPT Copenhagen Sweden Michael Tureniec DKr3,700,000
20–25 March 2011 Austria EPT Snowfest, Salzburg Russia Vladimir Geshkenbein €390,000
5–10 April 2011 Germany EPT Berlin Canada Ben Wilinofsky €825,000
27 April–3 May 2011 Italy EPT Sanremo United Kingdom Rupert Elder €930,000
7–12 May 2011 Spain EPT Grand Final, Madrid Venezuela Ivan Freitez €1,500,000
8 2–7 August 2011 Estonia EPT Tallinn Switzerland Ronny Kaiser €275,000
27 August–1 September 2011 Spain EPT Barcelona Germany Martin Schleich €850,000
20 September–6 October 2011 United Kingdom EPT London Germany Benny Spindler £750,000
21–27 October 2011 Italy EPT Sanremo Russia Andrey Pateychuk €680,000
15–20 November 2011 Greece EPT Loutraki United Kingdom Zimnan Ziyard €347,000
5–10 December 2011 Czech Republic EPT Prague Germany Martin Finger €720,000
7–13 January 2012 The Bahamas PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island United States John Dibella $1,775,000
31 January–6 February 2012 France EPT Deauville Belarus Vadim Kursevich €875,000
20–25 February 2012 Denmark EPT Copenhagen Denmark Mickey Petersen DKr2,515,000
12–17 March 2012 Spain EPT Madrid Denmark Frederik Jensen €495,000
26–31 March 2012  EPT Campione  Jannick Wrang €640,000
16–21 April 2012 EPT Berlin  Davidi Kitai €712,000
25–30 April 2012  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo Mohsin Charania €1,350,000
9 15–25 August 2012  EPT Barcelona Mikalai Pobal €1,007,550
5–11 October 2012  EPT Sanremo  Ludovic Lacay €744,910
9–15 December 2012  EPT Prague  Ramzi Jelassi €835,000
7–13 January 2013  PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island  Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000
3–9 February 2013  EPT Deauville  Remi Castaignon €770,000
10–16 March 2013  EPT London  Ruben Visser £595,000
21–27 April 2013  EPT Berlin  Daniel Pidun €880,000
6–12 May 2013  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo  Steve O’Dwyer €1,224,000
10 26 August–7 September 2013 EPT Barcelona  Tom Middleton €924,000
2–12 October 2013  EPT London  Robin Ylitalo £560,980
12–18 December 2013  EPT Prague  Julian Track €725,700
7–13 January 2014  PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island  Dominik Panka $1,423,096
26 January–1 February 2014  EPT Deauville  Sotirios Koutoupas €614,000
23–29 March 2014  EPT Vienna  Oleksii Khoroshenin €578,392
14–20 April 2014  EPT Sanremo  Victoria Coren €476,100
26 April–2 May 2014  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo  Antonio Buonanno €1,240,000
11 16–27 August 2014  EPT Barcelona  Andre Lettau €794,058
8–18 October 2014 EPT London  Sebastian Pauli £499,700
7–17 December 2014  EPT Prague  Stephen Graner €969,000
8–14 January 2015  PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island  Kevin Schulz $1,491,580
27 January–7 February 2015  EPT Deauville  Ognyan Dimov €543,700
17–28 March 2015  EPT Malta, St. Julian’s, Portomaso  Jean Montury €687,400
28 April–8 May 2015  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo  Adrian Mateos €1,082,000
12 18–30 August 2015  EPT Barcelona  John Juanda €1,022,593
20–31 October 2015  EPT Malta, Portomaso  Niall Farrell €534,330
5–16 December 2015  EPT Prague  Hossein Ensan €754,510
6–14 January 2016  PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island  Mike Watson $728,325
9–20 February 2016  EPT Dublin  Dzmitry Urbanovich €561,900
26 April–6 May 2016  EPT Grand Final, Monte Carlo  Jan Bendik €961,800
13 16–28 August 2016  EPT Barcelona  Sebastian Malec €1,122,800
18–29 October 2016  EPT Malta, Portomaso  Aliaksei Boika €355,700
8–19 December 2016  EPT Prague  Jasper Meijer van Putten €699,300
see PokerStars Championship for winners of the seven events in 2017
14 6–14 January 2018 The Bahamas PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island  Maria Lampropulos $1,081,100
23–29 March 2018  EPT Sochi  Arsenii Karmatckii RUB 27,300,000
28 April–4 May 2018  EPT Monte Carlo  Nicolas Dumont €712,000
27 August–2 September 2018  EPT Barcelona Piotr Nurzynski €1,037,109
11–18 December 2018  EPT Prague  Paul Michaelis €840,000
15 5–16 January 2019  PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Paradise Island  David Rheem $1,567,100
25 April–4 May 2019  PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT  Manig Loeser €603,777
20 August–1 September 2019  EPT Barcelona  Simon Brandstrom €1,290,166
11–17 December 2019  EPT Prague  Mikalai Pobal €1,005,600