With EPT Prague just around the corner, poker players are preparing for the return of Europe’s richest and most historic poker tour. Whether you’re a professional poker player or an amateur looking to enter one of the smaller events, there’s something for everyone and PokerNews will be right there bringing you all the action from Prague.
Several players have already qualified for the Main Event, and one of them includes PokerStars Team Pros Parker Talbot. Having joined the team in April 2021, Talbot has been looking forward to the return of live poker, telling PokerNews in an interview last June that he “just wants to see [his] friends.”
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Talbot Feeling Great Ahead of EPT Main Event
Nine months later, Talbot will get the chance to do exactly that in the Czech capital after satelliting into the Main Event, which gets underway in just over a week’s time.
“It always feels good to satellite into an EPT,” said Talbot. “I don’t shy away from firing bullets into the satellites, so this one actually cost me more than the entry, but it still feels great. And it guarantees I’ll go!”
The current EPT Prague 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].
The Importance of Satellites
Satellites are a great opportunity for players to win their way into tournaments for less, whether they’re at the live felt or on one of PokerStars’ massive online festivals like SCOOP.
Even an experienced player like Talbot recognizes how important satellites are and had one big piece of advice for anyone looking to try them out.
“When playing satellites it’s important to remember it doesn’t matter how many chips you make it with as long as you make it. I’ve won so many satellites with under 1bb I can’t even count. For this to be the case you need there to be at least more than 1 seat of course.
“But in any satellite with 3+ seats it’s incredibly important just to play to survive instead of play to win.”
Excited for EPT Prague
EPT Prague will be one of the biggest events returning to the poker calendar after the pandemic, and Talbot says that he is looking forward to getting back to Europe and the live poker scene.
“It’s been over two years now since I’ve played an EPT or even been to Europe with the Covid-19 restrictions. I’m insanely excited to get to one of my favorite stops for not only the cards but the beverages, city, and seeing my euro-friends!”
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New depositing PokerStars customers can claim a welcome bonus worth up to $600. Download PokerStars via PokerNews, create your free online poker account, and decide how much you want to deposit. Your deposit is matched 100% up to $600 in the form of a bonus. Your first three deposits in the first 60-days after making your first deposit are matched up to a combined total of $600.
The bonus releases into your playable balance in $10 increments each time you generate 180 redemption points, which in turn are earned at a rate of five per $1 contributed to the cash game rake or spent on tournament fees (6.5 points per £1, 5.5 points per €1, and four points per CAD$).