European Poker Tour - Deauville
The EPT’s French stop in Deauville has proved to be one of the most popular stops of the circuit. Last year, it took place in the Casino de Deauville and it drew a starting field of 768, beating its own record from the previous year. The resulting prize-pool was a €3,686,400 one. The top prize of €847k landed in Jake Cody’s pockets.
Mike McDonald and Bertrand Grospellier were the top notables, finishing in 3rd and 9th places respectively.
This season, the EPT Deauville stop will take place in a different venue. Building on its own popularity, the stop has been transferred to the Deauville International Center, a purpose built conference-hall which is sure to accommodate all those who will turn up on January 25-31 to play some high buy-in, high prize-pool live poker. The Deauville International Center is right on the beach, close to pretty much all the “happening” spots.
If you’d like to rub shoulders with some of the best online and live poker pros, while playing for one of the most generous prize-pools in poker, you can go to Deauville and pay the €5,000+€300 buy-in directly. Just make sure you get there in time because the event is capped at 1,000 players and there will tons of online qualifiers.
Then again, it’s always a better idea to qualify at PokerStars, where for 100 FPPs or for €5.45, not only can you secure a €5.3k seat, you’ll get an entire package which includes the buy-in, as well as spending money and accommodation.
Signing up to PokerStars and opening an account makes perfect sense even if you do not plan to tinker around with sub-qualifiers. You’ll be able to secure your full-buy-in seat through PokerStars by paying for it with T€, well in advance.
Just download the PokerStars software now, install it and locate the online qualifiers under the EPT tab.