The iconic European Poker Tour is coming back to Barcelona after three-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions and we expect it to be a record-breaking event. And you can quote us on this!
In 2018 the €5,000 EPT Main Event had a massive field of 1,931 entries and a year later it beat its own record with 1,988 entries and €9,641,800 prize pool. Even the €1,100 EPT Nationals in 2019 had an incredible field of 4,682 entries. This year the Nationals is replaced by Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) Main Event and we wouldn’t be surprised if it draws a crowd of 5,000 players.
We can also have a quick look at 2022 WSOP Main Event, which was the second biggest event in history, following just the 2006 one, right in the middle of a poker boom. Therefore, if a three-year hiatus and WSOP numbers are any of indication, we can safely expect 2,000 entries and €10,000,000 prize pool.
PokerPro.cc Team will be in Barcelona as well, doing reports from the tournament where we’ll also follow players representing our PokerPro.cc team, namely Jon Kyte, who won his first EPT trophy in Prague this year and Johnny Lodden, who’s making a big comeback to poker scene.
Be sure to follow us on our social channels to get the latest news and updates from EPT Barcelona.
If you can’t join us in Barcelona, there’s always livestreams on Twitch and YouTube. You will be able to enjoy in 8 days of poker action from Spain.
History of EPT Barcelona
European Poker Tour story began in Barcelona 18 years ago in September 2004 with its first €1,000 Main Event that drew 229 players. Sweden’s Alexander Stevic was the first one lifting the EPT trophy, taking home €80,000.
In the next years the buy-ins were given a bump all the way to €8,000, but that didn’t scare players and Main Events were still breaking records. It only slowed down a bit when the event was moved to a later date in EPT calendar, but it picked right where it left off in 2010 when the buy-in was set to today’s €5,000.
EPT Barcelona Main Events
|2019||€ 5,000||1,988||€ 9,641,800||Simon Brandstrom||Sweden||€ 1,290,166|
|2018||€ 5,000||1,931||€ 9,365,350||Piotr Nurzynski||Poland||€ 1,037,109|
|2017||€ 5,000||1,682||€ 8,157,700||Sebastian Sorensson||Sweden||€ 987,043|
|2016||€ 5,000||1,785||€ 8,925,000||Sebastian Malec||Poland||€ 1,122,800|
|2015||€ 5,000||1,694||€ 8,215,900||John Juanda||Indonesia||€ 1,022,593|
|2014||€ 5,000||1,496||€ 7,255,600||Andre Lettau||Germany||€ 794,058|
|2013||€ 5,000||1,234||€ 5,984,900||Tom Middleton||UK||€ 942,000|
|2012||€ 5,000||1,082||€ 5,247,700||Mikalai Pobal||Belarus||€ 1,007,550|
|2011||€ 5,000||811||€ 4,055,000||Martin Schleich||Germany||€ 850,000|
|2010||€ 5,000||758||€ 3,790,000||Kent Lundmark||Sweden||€ 825,000|
|2009||€ 8,000||428||€ 3,382,000||Carter Phillips||USA||€ 850,000|
|2008||€ 8,000||619||€ 4,952,000||Sebastian Ruthenberg||Germany||€ 1,361,000|
|2007||€ 8,000||543||€ 4,181,100||Sander Lyloff||Denmark||€ 1,170,700|
|2006||€ 5,000||480||€ 2,304,000||Bjorn-Erik Glenne||Norway||€ 691,000|
|2005||€ 4,000||327||€ 1,309,200||Jan Boubli||France||€ 426,000|
|2004||€ 1,000||229||€ 229,000||Alexander Stevic||Sweden||€ 80,000|