Major Changes to be made for the European Poker Tour’s Ninth Season

The  (EPT) has announced some changes for their nine season schedule of events. For those, who have been ardent followers of the EPT, this will represent a significant change in the formats of the poker tournaments. EPT will scale down on the number of tournaments for this coming season down from the 13 tournaments featured in the 2011-2012 season.

According to the tour president, Edgar Stuchly, they periodically make such changes for the benefit of the players who according to him are what make this tournament what it is.

The biggest change in the poker tournament is that there will only be eight events on the EPT calendar. Despite the reduction of the number of tournaments, EPT will keep some of its major tournaments such as London, United Kingdom, San Remo, Italy, Berlin, Germany, and Barcelona, Spain. Previous tournament destinations such as Copenhagen, Denmark, Tallinn, Estonia, Loutraki, Greece, and Campione, Italy will be removed from the calendar of events.

More changes

As part of new tournament, EPT will offer more high-end tournaments and introduce a new €10,000 championship series which will start at Barcelona, Spain. Other introduction include a Pot Limit Omaha championship, and an eight game tournament this will be in addition to the usual “high-roller” offerings which will start with a €50,000 televised tournament in Barcelona. The reduced poker tournament format is meant to make it easy for EPT to work more closely with their counterparts in the selected countries. Season nine of the EPT is scheduled to commence on 15th August to 25th with the main event having a cash prize of €5000 scheduled to be held on August the 19th. The poker tournament will then head to San Remo, Italy from October 3rd to 11.

For more information on the poker tournaments, log in to EPT.com