The European Poker Tour is the biggest poker tournament series running in Europe, traveling to several major destionations across Europe to let locals and professionals play poker. One of the most popular stops in recent times was the Malta stop in March and now the EPT are back again on the tiny rock in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.
The EPT starts today and will run for a total of 12 days, where the players will be able to participate in a total of 76 tournaments. As always the schedule involves several different poker games and formats, providing games for all types of players.
The EPT has teamed up with the Italian Poker Tour (IPT) who will be celebrating their 50th event, by hosting their €1,100 buy-in main event. It is expected that many Italians will arrive in Malta due to the close location to Italy.
Edgar Stuchly, PokerStars Director of Live Events, said: “We’re thrilled to be heading back to Malta for the second time this year. The debut EPT here in March was a big success and our players relished the opportunity to experience high quality poker in a great tourist location. We have a great tournament schedule planned, as well as a fantastic cash game offering, so it’s truly appealing for every kind of player.”
Luca Pagano, IPT Service CEO, said: “I’m proud to have witnessed how the Italian Poker Tour has evolved during all these years and the strong impact it has had on player and media perception about poker in Italy. With the IPT celebrating its 50th in Malta, this is going to be one memorable stop! Malta is so geographically and culturally close to Italy that it feels like home. I’m looking forward to seeing the IPT thrive in Malta, confirming once again that the IPT is one of the best poker tours in the world.”
Pokerstars will also be streaming live from the EPT, from October 27th, where they will be showing the Main Event day 2. We will be linking to the streams once they are online.