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EPT Season 8

EPT Season 8

The EPT’s 8th season has kicked off with the Tallinn Stop. Next on the schedule is the Barcelona Stop, followed by the London stop.
Qualifying online is possible at PokerStars, the same way it was in seasons past.

The best thing about major live poker tours like the EPT is that they can and do quite literally improve from one season to another. Organizers analyze various events, attendance numbers, prize-pool sizes and only retain stops which prove successful enough. New stops are added each year too though, to continue to explore new territory.
For season 8 of the Series, all the best-yielding stops from the previous 7 seasons have been retained. There’s now a richer mix of stops available, and players will be offered more opportunities to take home some coveted EPT cash. Of course, the Main Events are still the flagships of each stop, and the large buy-ins this season will practically guarantee some monster prize-pools and payouts for those who make it past the money bubble.
The cheapest event is the one that kicks of the season: the Tallinn one. The Prague, the Deauville, the London, the Barcelona and the San Remo Events will all cost more than EUR 5k to enter.
The PCA will once again be one of the richest stops of the EPT. The Main Event costs $10,300 to buy into, which places it out of the reach of most regular players. Fortunately, it is still possible to qualify online for each of the Season 8 stops, earning a seat for much less than its face-value.

How can one get a seat online?
All one has to do is to download the PokerStars software, to create an account and to access the lobby, where the EPT qualifiers are featured under the Events tab. Having emerged as just about the only serious online poker operation that used to accept US players, PokerStars continue to deliver the best online poker experience to people in other areas of the world.
Winning an EPT seat through one of the online qualifiers is possible for only 75 FPPs. Players then get the opportunity to turn the handful of FPPs into fabulous prizes. The PCA Main Event for instance, capped at 1,600 players, is guaranteed to change the lives of those who finish in the top 10, for good.

Here is the schedule for the PokerStars European Poker Tour 8:

EVENT Location Dates Buy-In Cap Registration
EPT Tallinn, Estonia Swissôtel Tallinn 2.- 7. August 2011
4000 + 250 € 600 Register ept
EPT Barcelona, Spain Solverde Aug 27.- Sep 1. 2011 5000 + 300 € 1000 Register ept
EPT London, UK
Hilton London Metropole 30.September - 6. October 2011
5000 + 250 £ 1000 Register ept
EPT - San Remo, Italy Casino San Remo Oct 21 - 27, 2011 4,600 + 300 € 800 Register ept
EPT Prague, Czech Republic Hilton Prague Hotel 5.- 10. Dec 2011 5000 + 300 € 700 Register ept
PCA - Paradise Island The Bahamas Atlantis Resort & Casino 5- 15. Jan 2012 10. 000 + 300 $ 1600 Register ept
EPT Deauville, France Casino Barriere 31. Jan- 6. Feb 2012 5000 + 300 € 1000 Register ept