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Founded  2004
TV partner(s)  Sunset + Vine
5.8/10 IMDb

Sport  Texas Hold 'em
Continent  Europe
First episode date  2005
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CEO  2004-2012 John Duthie (founder) 2012- Edgar Stuchly (PokerStars employee)
Official website  europeanpokertour.com The Rational Group www.rationalgroup.com
Similar  World Poker Tour, National Heads‑Up Poker Ch, North American Poker Tour, Professional Poker Tour, Poker After Dark

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The European Poker Tour (EPT) is a series of poker tournaments similar to those in the World Poker Tour (WPT), created by John Duthie, winner of the inaugural Poker Million tournament. It began in 2004 as part of the worldwide explosion in Texas Hold 'em popularity. Since 2011 the EPT has been sponsored and wholly owned and controlled by PokerStars the online casino and taped by Sunset + Vine for television broadcast across Europe.

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In seasons 1-3, the most significant difference between the competing poker tours was the buy-in and its effect on the prize pool, with the EPT featuring buy-ins about half the size of the WPT. This changed in season 4 when the buy-in for most EPT events was increased to €8,000. (Due to increased popularity and lack of space in participating casinos). At 2007 exchange rates, this is approximately equal to the US$10,000 which is the buy-in for most WPT events.

Furthermore, the final table is made up of 8 players, as opposed to the 6 player final tables popularised by the WPT.

For the first couple of seasons, Duthie commentated for the show alongside Colin Murray. Since the middle of Season 3, James Hartigan has been the lead commentator, with professional players Greg Raymer, Daniel Negreanu and Victoria Coren providing analysis. Hartigan also presents the live webcast from each event. The TV show was first hosted by Caroline Flack, then joined by Natalie Pinkham. Seasons 4 and 5 were hosted by Kara Scott, while Seasons 6 and 7 were fronted by Michelle Orpe. Since Season 8, there have been four different presenters with Kristy Arnett, Sarah Grant, Laura Cornelius and Lynn Gilmartin, with commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton presenting the TV shows.

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EPT Berlin robbery

On March 6, 2010 four masked men, armed with knives and at least one hand gun robbed the EPT event in Berlin. According to the police, the robbers got away with €242,000. No one was seriously injured, only one guard got a minor cut while trying to detain one of the robbers. The panic which gripped the crowd was briefly captured on the live webcast before the camera cut away. The attackers were caught several days after the robbery and later convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.

Tournament results by season

  • European Poker Tour season 1 results
  • European Poker Tour season 2 results
  • European Poker Tour season 3 results
  • European Poker Tour season 4 results
  • European Poker Tour season 5 results
  • European Poker Tour season 6 results
  • European Poker Tour season 7 results
  • European Poker Tour season 8 results
  • European Poker Tour season 9 results
  • European Poker Tour season 10 results
  • European Poker Tour season 11 results
  • European Poker Tour season 12 results
  • European Poker Tour season 13 results
  • References

    European Poker Tour Wikipedia