The EPT Barcelona is underway for the first time in 2019

The EPT Barcelona is underway for the first time in 2019

The series will last until the 21st of August. Sixty-one events will be held at Casino Barcelona over the next two weeks. As part of their EPT and ESPT brands, these will all be run by PokerStars.

The European Poker Tour returned to Barcelona for the first time in over a year. Europe has taken the covid epidemic more seriously than the U.S., and most casinos spent the better part of 2020 and 2021, with blinds down and shutters shut.

Although Europe’s reopening has been delayed, several of the largest poker tournaments have returned this year, and the main poker clubs have also reopened.

There is more of a range of events because of the combined schedule. The higher stakes EPT events are supplemented nicely by the ESPT, a mid to low-stakes series.

There are some low-stakes games on the schedule. There are several satellites and mixed games that cater for stakes up to 5,300 for the main event. There are a number of high roller events, including a 10,300 High Roller event and a 100,000 EPT Super High Roller event.

Eight of the events will be live streamed on the PokerstarsLIVE website, with commentary from Joe Stapleton covering every single one of them.

The dress code for American visitors is casual, but shorts and sportswear will not be allowed. The players will need to show their photo ID at the casino.

There are plenty of hotels nearby for those visiting from out of town, and the Casino Barcelona is easily reached from Barcelona– El Prat Airport via shuttle bus or metro train.

Summary:

The European Poker Tour will return to Barcelona for the first time in over a year, with 61 events taking place at Casino Barcelona from August 8 to August 21. The higher stakes EPT events are supplemented nicely by the ESPT, a mid to low-stakes series. There are several satellites and mixed games that cater for stakes up to a 5,300 Main Event.