Full PokerStars EPT Prague Schedule; Festival Just Three Weeks Away!

The European Poker Tour (EPT) finally returns to Prague next month, after nearly three years since its last visit to the Czech Republic capital. Running from March 5-16, poker players from all over the world will flock to the King’s Casino Prague, Hilton Prague Hotel to take part in the first instalment of the EPT 2022 season.

Originally set to run December 8-19 at King’s Casino at the Hilton Prague. PokerStars were forced to make the tough decision to postpone the event following the Czech Republic entering a State of Emergency on November 25 because of the pandemic. The new dates for the event were announced last December, with the live poker festival featuring tournaments with buy ins ranging from €330 all the way up to €50,000.

Thankfully, EPT Prague has had the green light and will run as currently scheduled as the first major PokerStars live event of 2022. However, there are some measures from the Czech Republic government that players must take to ensure they’re able to take their seat at the table.

The current situation is as follows:

  • Players DO NOT need a covid-certificate like proof of vaccination or a test to attend the EPT Prague event. However, please keep an eye on the most up to date travel to the Czech Republic conditions.
  • All persons entering the Hilton Prague casino must undergo a temperature scan.
  • A respirator face mask (e.g. KN95) wearing is compulsory when in the casino and when playing at the tables.

For players who have specific questions, they are advised to contact either [email protected] or [email protected].

Qualify for EPT Prague Online

Parker Talbot
PokerStars Ambassador Parker \”tonkaaaa\” Talbot

PokerStars is making sure as many people qualify for EPT Prague as possible. They’re doing this by running a plethora of online poker satellite tournaments to the European Poker Tour Main Event and EPT National.

Over 90 players have already secured their place in the Main Event for a fraction of the price. Some of the notable names on that shortlist include PokerStars ambassador Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot, Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford and the newly crowned World No. 1 Online MTT Player Patrick “pads1161” Leonard.

Direct satellites to the €5,300 Main Event take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday on PokerStars and all begin at 8:10 p.m. GMT (3:10 p.m. ET; 9:10 p.m. CET). Entry costs €530 and each EPT package won is worth €7,200.

Players with modest bankrolls can work their way up to get their hands on their EPT Main Event ticket by qualifying through a series of sub-satellite tournaments. There are freerolls from which you can pilot your way to the €22 qualifier. Those who get over this hurdle then find themselves in the €530 qualifier which is where you are playing for your EPT package.

The EPT National Main Event is another event online poker players can satellite into from the comfort of their own homes. This tournament comes with a buy-in of €1,100 and is often the most attended event.

Direct satellites for this event have a €162 buy-in with the prize being a €2,500 EPT Package. These tournaments also take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and have a slightly earlier start time of 7:35 p.m. GMT (2:35 p.m. ET; 8:35 p.m. CET). Like the Main Event, players can get to this qualifier by navigating through a series of sub-satellite events.

There will undoubtedly be live poker satellites for several events at the Hilton Prague during the European Poker Tour Prague festival.

To find all available satellites: Go to the main PokerStars client and click the following tabs:

Events > Live > Europe > EPT Prague > All satellites

EPT National Main Event Schedule

Date Time (CET) Buy-In Event
Sun, March 6 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/A
Sun, March 6 19:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/B
Mon, March 7 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/C
Mon, March 7 19:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 1/D
Tue, March 8 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 2
Wed, March 9 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Day 3
Thu, March 10 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Final

EPT Prague Main Event Schedule

Date Time (CET) Buy-In Event
Thu, March 10 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 1/A
Fri, March 11 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 1/B
Sat, March 12 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 2
Sun, March 13 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 3
Mon, March 14 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 4
Tue, March 15 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Day 5
Wed, March 16 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Final

Mystery Bounty Tournament Makes EPT Debut

Mystery Bounty

To help make EPT Prague an occasion to remember, PokerStars has scheduled a Mystery Bounty tournament to take place at the Hilton Prague during the festival.

Mystery Bounty tournaments have taken the MTT world by storm since its inception at the Wynn Summer Classic, but the Czech Republic will see the first event of its kind on the European Poker Tour.

The EPT Prague Mystery Bounty tournament has a €2,700 buy-in, with €1,925 going into the regular prize pool and €500 being allocated for the Mystery Bounty pool. The Mystery Bounty gimmick comes into play on Day 2, where each remaining player is given a bounty token.

If a player knocks an opponent out, they win their bounty token. The player will then hand in their newly won token to the cash desk where they will then randomly select an envelope containing a cash prize. The minimum a player can win is €500 but it could be much more than that. There is also the potential that one envelope will contain a €50,000 prize!

In October 2021, Donald Nimneh, a truck driver based in Omaha, Nebraska won €250,000 from the $2,200 Mystery Bounty at the 2021 Wynn Fall Classic.

Mystery Bounty Tournament Schedule

Date Time (CET) Buy-In Event
Sat, March 12 12:30 €2,700 #32 NL Hold’em – Mystery Bounty – Day 1
Sun, March 13 12:30 €2,700 #32 NL Hold’em – Mystery Bounty – Day 2
Mon, March 14 12:30 €2,700 #32 NL Hold’em – Mystery Bounty – Final

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PokerNews at EPT Prague

The PokerNews live reporting team will also be making their way to EPT Prague, providing live updates from 11 different events. Some of the marquee events on our schedule include the €1,100 EPT National, €5,300 EPT Main Event and €50,000 EPT Super High Roller

EPT Prague Live Reporting Hub

The PokerNews live reporting team are on the ground for the latest stop on the European Poker Tour. Be sure to check out the action as it happens.

EPT Prague History

Year Event Entrants Main Event Winner Country Prize
2007 EPT Prague 555 Arnaud Mattern France €708,400
2008 EPT Prague 570 Salvatore Bonavena Italy €774,000
2009 EPT Prague 506 Jan Skampa Czech Republic €682,000
2010 EPT Prague 563 Roberto Romanello United Kingdom €640,000
2011 EPT Prague 722 Martin Finger Germany €720,000
2012 EPT Prague 864 Ramzi Jelassi Sweden €835,000
2013 EPT Prague 1,037 Julian Track Germany €725,700
2014 EPT Prague 1,107 Stephen Graner United States €969,000
2015 EPT Prague 1,044 Hossein Ensan Iran €754,510
2016 EPT Prague 1,192 Jasper Meijer van Putten Netherlands €699,300
2018 EPT Prague 1,174 Paul Michaelis Germany €840,000
2019 EPT Prague 1,154 Mikalai Pobal Belarus €1,005,600
Mikalai Pobal wins the 2019 EPT Prague Main Event
Mikalai Pobal wins the 2019 EPT Prague Main Event

Mikalai Pobal Makes History; Becomes Second EPT Two-Time Champion

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EPT Prague Full Schedule

Date Time (CET) Buy-In Event
Sat, March 5 19:00 €10,200 #1 NL Hold’em – Knockout (€5,000 Bounty) – Single Re-Entry Day 1
Sat, March 5 19:00 €1,100 #2 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Day 1
Sat, March 5 19:00 €125 #3 NL Hold’em – €1,100 Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sat, March 5 22:00 €550 #4 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout
Sun, March 6 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/A
Sun, March 6 12:00 €240 #6 NL Hold’em – €1,100 Qualifier (€100 Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sun, March 6 12:30 €10,200 #1 NL Hold’em – Knockout (€5,000 Bounty) – Single Re-Entry Final
Sun, March 6 12:30 €1,100 #2 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Final
Sun, March 6 16:00 €250 #7 NL Hold’em – €1,100 Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – Freezeout
Sun, March 6 19:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/B
Sun, March 6 22:00 €1,100 #8 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout
Mon, March 7 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/C
Mon, March 7 12:30 €10,200 #9 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry
Mon, March 7 19:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 1/D
Mon, March 7 21:00 €1,200 #10 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Freezeout
Tue, March 8 12:00 €330 #12 NL Hold’em – National Cup – Single Re-Entry Per Flight – Play to 5% Day 1/A
Tue, March 8 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 2
Tue, March 8 12:30 €25,000 #11 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry
Tue, March 8 15:00 €1,150 #13 EPT Main Event Qualifier (€500 Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Tue, March 8 18:00 €330 #12 NL Hold’em – National Cup – Single Re-Entry Per Flight – Play to 5% Day 1/B
Tue, March 8 22:00 €2,150 #14 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€1,000) – Freezeout
Wed, March 9 12:00 €250 #15 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #16 – ‘Win your seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Wed, March 9 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Day 3
Wed, March 9 12:30 €2,200 #16 NL Hold’em – National High Roller – Single Re-Entry Day 1
Wed, March 9 12:30 €50,000 #17 NL Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1
Wed, March 9 12:30 €330 #12 NL Hold’em – National Cup – Single Re-Entry Per Flight – Play to 5% Final
Wed, March 9 18:00 €2,300 #18 EPT Main Event Qualifier (€1,000 Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Freezeout
Wed, March 9 21:00 €600 #19 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY- Unlimited Re-Entry
Thu, March 10 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 1/A
Thu, March 10 12:00 €550 #21 8-Game – Single Re-Entry
Thu, March 10 12:00 €1,100 #5 NL Hold’em – EPT National Main Event – Single Re-Entry Per Flight Final
Thu, March 10 12:30 €2,200 #16 NL Hold’em – National High Roller – Single Re-Entry Final
Thu, March 10 12:30 €50,000 #17 NL Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 2
Thu, March 10 14:00 €1,200 #22 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Freezeout
Thu, March 10 17:00 €600 #23 EPT Main Event Qualifier – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Thu, March 10 22:00 €2,650 #24 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #26, #37 or #52 (any €25,000) – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Thu, March 10 22:00 €1,100 #25 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout
Fri, March 11 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 1/B
Fri, March 11 12:30 €25,000 #26 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry
Fri, March 11 12:30 €1,100 #27 PL Omaha – Single Re-Entry Day 1
Fri, March 11 12:30 €50,000 #17 NL Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry Final
Fri, March 11 20:00 €2,150 #28 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry
Fri, March 11 22:00 €550 #29 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout
Sat, March 12 10:00 €300 #30 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #32 (Mystery Bounty) – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sat, March 12 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 2
Sat, March 12 12:30 €25,000 #31 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sat, March 12 12:30 €2,700 #32 NL Hold’em – Second Chance – Mystery Bounty (€500 Mystery Bounty) – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1
Sat, March 12 12:30 €1,100 #27 PL Omaha – Single Re-Entry Final
Sat, March 12 13:00 €5,200 #33 PL Omaha – Single Re-Entry
Sat, March 12 20:00 €1,100 #34 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout
Sat, March 12 22:00 €2,650 #35 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #37 or #52 (any €25,000) – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sun, March 13 12:00 €2,150 #36 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€1,000) – Freezeout
Sun, March 13 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 3
Sun, March 13 12:30 €25,000 #37 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sun, March 13 12:30 €2,700 #32 NL Hold’em – Second Chance – Mystery Bounty (€500 Mystery Bounty) – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 2
Sun, March 13 14:00 €1,100 #38 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry Day 1
Sun, March 13 16:00 €1,150 #39 EPT High Roller Qualifier #46, – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sun, March 13 18:00 €1,100 #40 NL Hold’em – Short Deck 6+ Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1
Sun, March 13 20:00 €1,150 #41 EPT High Roller Qualifier #46, – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Sun, March 13 22:00 €1,100 #42 NL NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€500) – Freezeout
Mon, March 14 12:00 €1,150 #43 EPT High Roller Qualifier #46, – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Mon, March 14 12:00 €550 #44 H-O-R-S-E – Single Re-Entry
Mon, March 14 12:00 €250 #45 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #47 – ‘Win Your Seat @ 50,000 chips’ – Freezeout
Mon, March 14 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 4
Mon, March 14 12:30 €10,300 #46 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague High Roller – Single Re-Entry Day 1
Mon, March 14 12:30 €1,100 #38 NL Hold’em – Single Re-Entry Final
Mon, March 14 12:30 €2,700 #32 NL Hold’em – Second Chance – Mystery Bounty (€500 Mystery Bounty) – Unlimited Re-Entry Final
Mon, March 14 14:00 €1,100 #47 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Day 1
Mon, March 14 14:00 €1,100 #40 NL Hold’em – Short Deck 6+ Unlimited Re-Entry Final
Mon, March 14 18:00 €330 #48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Day 1/A
Mon, March 14 22:00 €2,150 #49 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Knockout (€1,000) – Freezeout
Tue, March 15 12:00 €250 #50 NL Hold’em – Qualifier to #51 – ‘Win Your Seat @ 100,000 chips’ – SEAT ONLY – Unlimited Re-Entry
Tue, March 15 12:00 €330 #48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Day 1/B
Tue, March 15 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Day 5
Tue, March 15 12:30 €1,100 #47 NL Hold’em – Freezeout Final
Tue, March 15 12:30 €10,300 #46 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague High Roller – Single Re-Entry Day 2
Tue, March 15 14:00 €2,200 #51 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Single Re-Entry Day 1
Tue, March 15 17:00 €330 #48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Day 1/C
Tue, March 15 20:00 €25,000 #52 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Day 1
Tue, March 15 22:00 €1,100 #53 NL Hold’em – Hyper Turbo – Freezeout
Wed, March 16 12:00 €2,200 #51 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Single Re-Entry Final
Wed, March 16 12:00 €330 #48 NL Hold’em – Deep Stack – Unlimited Re-Entry – Play to 5% Final
Wed, March 16 12:00 €5,300 #20 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague Main Event – Single Re-Entry Final
Wed, March 16 12:30 €220 #54 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry
Wed, March 16 12:30 €10,300 #46 NL Hold’em – EPT Prague High Roller – Single Re-Entry Final
Wed, March 16 13:00 €25,000 #52 NL Hold’em – Unlimited Re-Entry Final
Wed, March 16 14:00 €2,150 #55 NL Hold’em – 6 Handed – Unlimited Re-Entry
Wed, March 16 16:00 €5,200 #56 NL Hold’em – 6 Handed – Unlimited Re-Entry
Wed, March 16 18:00 €1,100 #57 NL Hold’em – Super Hyper Turbo – Freezeout
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Calum Grant

Editor & Live Reporter

Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum’s proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.