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The appraisal after 10 years of existence - European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour (EPT) is the best known live poker circuit in Europe. The tour will celebrate its 10th anniversary and its 100th Main Event during the EPT Barcelona. During these 10 years, more than € 617 million, including € 357 million in the Main Event were distributed to players. Compared to other series, the EPT can be distinguished by its final table composed of 8 players against 9 for the WSOP and 6 for the WPT. Victoria Coren-Mitchell is the only woman player who won two EPT bracelets, during the Season 3 Season in London and 10 in Warsaw. Since the launching of the European Poker Tour, 60,450 players participated in the tournament. The season 6 registered the highest attendance with 9,157 players while the Season 1 had the lowest attendance with only 1,468 participants.



The EPT has allowed several players to become real stars in the world of live poker tournament. Among the players who qualified repeatedly in the ITM, there is Luca Pagano (20 times), Jonny Lodden (17), Alexander Kravchenko (15), Bertrand Grospellier (15) and Roberto Romanello (13) closing the Top 5. The circuit was also a platform that offered the opportunity for many players to amass a seven-digit gain in a single season; it is the case of Pieter de Korver, who won the biggest gain of EPT history in a season. He pocketed € 2.3 million during the EPT Monte Carlo Season 5; the Canadian Mike McDonald who won $ 3,309,772 during the EPT, so he is ranked in the first place of the EPT All Time Money list. UK’s native players won the most EPT tournament with 16 victories against 14 for the USA, 11 for Germany, 8 respectively for France and Sweden.

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