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European Poker Tour
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European Poker Tour season 11 results
Sport Texas Hold 'em
Founded 2004
CEO

2004-2012 John Duthie (founder)

2012- Edgar Stuchly (PokerStars employee)
Continent Europe
TV partner(s) Sunset + Vine

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.

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.

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.

Winners

Season 1

Date City Event Winner Prize
18 September 2004 Barcelona Barcelona Open 2004 Alexander Stevic €80,000
9-10 October 2004 London European Poker Classics John Shipley £200,000
23 October 2004 Dublin The Irish Winter Tournament 2004 Ram Vaswani €93,000
29-30 January 2005 Copenhagen Scandinavian Open 2005 Noah Boeken kr1,098,340
16-19 February 2005 Deauville The French Open 2005 Brandon Schaefer €144,000
10-12 March 2005 Vienna 11th Vienna Spring Poker Festival Pascal Perrault €184,500
16-20 March 2005 Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Rob Hollink €635,000

Season 2

Date City Event Winner Prize
16-17 September 2005 Barcelona Barcelona Open 2005 Jan Boubli €416,000
30 Sep-2 Oct 2005 London The Grosvenor World Masters Mark Teltscher £280,000
4-6 October 2005 Baden Poker EM/EPT Baden Classic Patrik Antonius €288,180
29-30 October 2005 Dublin The Irish Winter Festival of Poker 2005 Mats Gavatin €317,000
19-22 January 2006 Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open Mads Andersen kr2,548,040
8-11 February 2006 Deauville EPT French Open Mats Iremark €480,000
7-11 March 2006 Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Jeff Williams €900,000

Season 3

Date City Event Winner Prize
13-16 September 2006 Barcelona 2006 Barcelona Open Bjørn-Erik Glenne €691,000
21-24 September 2006 London The European Poker Championships Victoria Coren £500,000
7-10 October 2006 Baden The Big Double 2006 Duc Thang Nguyen €487,397
26-29 October 2006 Dublin The Irish Masteres 2005 Roland De Wolfe €554,300
17-20 January 2007 Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open Magnus Petersson kr4,078,080
8-11 March 2007 Dortmund EPT Dortmund Andreas Høivold €672,000
14-17 March 2007 Warsaw EPT Warsaw Peter Willers Jepsen zł1,226,711
28 Mar-2 Apr 2007 Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Gavin Griffin €1,825,010

Season 4

Date City Event Winner Prize
28 Aug-2 Sep 2007 Barcelona Barcelona Open Sander Lyloff €1,170,700
25-29 September 2007 London The European Poker Championships Joseph Mouawad £611,520
7-10 October 2007 Baden EPT Baden Classic Julian Thew €670,800
30 Oct-3 Nov 2007 Dublin EPT Dublin Reuben Peters €532,620
10-14 December 2007 Prague EPT Prague Arnaud Mattern €708,400
5-10 January 2008 Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Bertrand Grospellier $2,000,000
29 Jan-2 Feb 2008 Dortmund EPT German Open Michael McDonald €933,600
19-23 February 2008 Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open Tim Vance kr6,220,488
11-15 March 2008 Warsaw EPT Polish Open Michael Schulze zł2,153,999
1-5 April 2008 Sanremo EPT Sanremo Jason Mercier €869,000
12-17 April 2008 Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Glen Chorny €2,020,000

Season 5

Date City Event Winner Prize
10-14 September 2008 Barcelona EPT Barcelona Open Sebastian Ruthenberg €1,361,000
1-5 October 2008 London 2008 European Poker Championships Michael Martin £1,000,000
28 Oct-1 Nov 2008 Budapest EPT Hungarian Open Will Fry €595,839
15-19 November 2008 Warsaw EPT Polish Open João Barbosa zł1,358,420
9-13 December 2008 Prague EPT Prague Salvatore Bonavena €774,000
5-10 January 2009 Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Poorya Nazari $3,000,000
20-24 January 2009 Deauville EPT Deauville Moritz Kranich €851,400
17-21 February 2009 Copenhagen EPT Scandinavian Open Jens Kyllönen kr6,542,208
10-14 March 2009 Dortmund EPT German Open Sandra Naujoks €917,000
18-23 April 2009 Sanremo EPT Sanremo Constant Rijkenberg €1,508,000
28 Apr-3 May 2009 Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Pieter De Korver €2,300,000

Season 6

Date City Event Winner Prize
18-23 August 2009 Kiev EPT Kyiv Sports Poker Championship Maxim Lykov €330,000
4-9 September 2009 Barcelona EPT Barcelona Carter Phillips €850,000
2-7 October 2009 London EPT London Aaron Gustavson £850,000
20-25 October 2009 Warsaw EPT Warsaw Christophe Benzimra zł1,493,170
17-22 November 2009 Vilamoura EPT Vilamoura António Matias €404,793
1-6 December 2009 Prague EPT Prague Jan Skampa €682,000
5-11 January 2010 Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Harrison Gimbel $2,200,000
20-25 January 2010 Deauville EPT Deauville Jake Cody €847,000
16-21 February 2010 Copenhagen EPT Copenhagen Anton Wigg kr3,675,000
2-7 March 2010 Berlin EPT Germany Kevin MacPhee €1,000,000
21-16 March 2010 Salzburg EPT Snowfest Allan Bække €445,000
15-21 April 2010 Sanremo EPT Sanremo Liv Boeree €1,250,000
25-30 April 2010 Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Nicolas Chouity €1,700,000

Season 7

Date City Event Winner Prize
11-16 August 2010 Tallinn EPT Tallinn Kevin Stani €400,000
28 Aug-2 Sep 2010 Vilamoura EPT Vilamoura Toby Lewis €467,835
29 Sep-4 Oct 2010 London EPT London David Vamplew £900,000
26-31 October 2010 Vienna EPT Vienna Michael Eiler €700,000
22-27 November 2010 Barcelona EPT Barcelona Kent Lundmark €825,000
13-18 December 2010 Prague EPT Prague Roberto Romanello €640,000
8-15 January 2011 Paradise Island EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Galen Hall $2,300,000
25-31 January 2011 Deauville EPT Deauville Lucien Cohen €880,000
21-26 February 2011 Copenhagen EPT Copenhagen Michael Tureniec kr3,700,000
20-25 March 2011 Salzburg EPT Snowfest Vladimir Geshkenbein €390,000
5-10 April 2011 Berlin EPT Berlin Ben Wilinofsky €825,000
27 Apr-3 May 2011 Sanremo EPT Sanremo Rupert Elder €930,000
7-12 May 2011 Madrid European Poker Tour Grand Final Ivan Freitez €1,500,000

Season 8

Date City Event Winner Prize
2-7 August 2011 Tallinn EPT Tallinn Ronny Kaiser €275,000
27 Aug-1 Sep 2011 Barcelona EPT Barcelona Martin Schleich €850,000
30 Sep-6 Oct 2011 London EPT London Benny Spindler £750,000
21-27 October 2011 Sanremo EPT Sanremo Andrey Pateychuk €800,000
15-20 November 2011 Loutraki EPT Loutraki Zimnan Ziyard €347,000
5-10 December 2011 Prague EPT Prague Martin Finger €720,000
5-15 January 2012 Paradise Island 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure John Dibella $1,775,000
31 Jan-6 Feb 2012 Deauville EPT Deauville Vadzim Kursevich €875,000
20-25 February 2012 Copenhagen EPT Copenhagen Mickey Petersen DKK 2,515,000
12-17 March 2012 Madrid EPT Madrid Frederik Jensen €435,000
26-31 March 2012 Campione EPT Campione Jannick Wrang €640,000
16-21 April 2012 Berlin EPT Berlin Davidi Kitai €712,000
25-30 April 2012 Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Mohsin Charania €1,350,000

Season 9

Date City Event Winner Prize
19-25 August 2012 Barcelona EPT Barcelona Mikalai Pobal €1,007,550
5-11 October 2012 Sanremo EPT Sanremo Ludovic Lacay €744,910
9-15 December 2012 Prague EPT Prague Ramzi Jelassi €835,000
7-13 January 2013 Paradise Island 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000
3-9 February 2013 Deauville EPT Deauville Remi Castaignon €770,000
10-16 March 2013 London EPT London Ruben Visser £595,000
21-27 April 2013 Berlin EPT Berlin Daniel Pidun €880,000
6-12 May 2013 Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Steve O'Dwyer €1,224,000

Season 10

Date City Event Winner Prize
1-7 September 2013 Barcelona EPT Barcelona Tom Middleton €942,000
6-12 October 2013 London EPT London Robin Ylitalo £560,980
12-18 December 2013 Prague EPT Prague Julian Track €725,700
7-13 January 2014 Paradise Island 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Dominik Panka $1,423,096
26 Jan-1 Feb 2014 Deauville EPT Deauville Sotirios Koutoupas €614,000
23-29 March 2014 Vienna EPT Vienna Oleksii Khoroshenin €578,392
14-20 April 2014 Sanremo EPT Sanremo Victoria Coren €476,100
26 Apr-2 May 2014 Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Antonio Buonanno €1,200,000

Season 11

Date City Event Winner Prize
16-27 August 2014 Barcelona EPT Barcelona Andre Lettau €794,058
8-18 October 2014 London EPT London Sebastian Pauli £499,700
7-17 December 2014 Prague EPT Prague Stephen Graner €969,000
6-14 January 2015 Paradise Island 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Kevin Schulz $1,491,580
28 Jan-7 Feb 2015 Deauville EPT Deauville Ognyan Dimov €543,700
22-28 March 2015 St. Julian's EPT Malta Jean Montury €687,400
29 Apr-8 May 2015 Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Adrian Mateos €1,082,000

Season 12

Date City Event Winner Prize
19-30 August 2015 Barcelona EPT Barcelona John Juanda €1,022,593
21-31 October 2015 St. Julian's EPT Malta Niall Farrell €534,300
6-16 December 2015 Prague EPT Prague Hossein Ensan €754,510
6-14 January 2016 Paradise Island 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
10-20 February 2016 Dublin EPT Dublin
26 Apr-6 May 2016 Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final

Winners by country

Place Country Times
1st United Kingdom 17
2nd United States 16
3rd Germany 14
4th France 9
Sweden 9
6th Denmark 7
7th Netherlands 5
8th Canada 4
9th Norway 3
Russia 3
11th Belarus 2
Bulgaria 2
Finland 2
Italy 2
Lebanon 2
Portugal 2
17th Belgium 1
Czech Republic 1
Greece 1
Indonesia 1
Ireland 1
Poland 1
Spain 1
Switzerland 1
Ukraine 1
Venezuela 1

Seats at Final Tables by country

Place Country Times
1st United States 82
2nd United Kingdom 74
3rd France 64
4th Germany 61
5th Sweden 59
6th Italy 44
7th Denmark 40
8th Canada 37
9th Norway 31
10th Russia 28
11th Netherlands 27
12th Spain 20
13th Finland 19
14th Ireland 17
15th Belgium 12
16th Poland 10
17th Romania 9
18th Austria - Hungary - Lebanon - Portugal - Ukraine 8
23rd Belarus - Greece 6
25th Bulgaria - Czech Republic 5
26th Australia - Slovakia - Switzerland 4
30th Brazil - Israel - Lithuania 3
33rd Argentina - Cyprus - Turkey 2
34th Azerbaijan - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Estonia - Indonesia - Japan - Latvia - Montenegro - - New Zealand - Senegal - South Africa - Taiwan - Venezuela 1

Top 10 prizes

Rank Event Place Name Prize
1st EPT4 Monte Carlo 1st Glen Chorny $3,196,354
2nd EPT5 Monte Carlo 1st Pieter de Korver $3,056,255
3rd EPT5 Caribbean Adventure 1st Poorya Nazari $3,000,000
4th EPT3 Monte Carlo 1st Gavin Griffin $2,434,061
5th EPT7 Caribbean Adventure 1st Galen Hall $2,300,000
6th EPT6 Monte Carlo 1st Nicolas Chouity $2,261,000
7th EPT6 Caribbean Adventure 1st Harrison Gimbel $2,200,000
8th EPT7 Madrid 1st Ivan Freitez $2,151,600
9th EPT4 Caribbean Adventure 1st Bertrand Grospellier $2,000,000
10th EPT5 Sanremo 1st Constant Rijkenberg $1,967,819

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