EPT Prague for High Rollers
High rollers are in Prague for the PokerStars European Poker Tour. With a buy-in at €50,000, the stakes in the game are high from the start. However, it has not limited the player numbers. On day 1 alone, there were 41 players who had paid the buy-in money.
EPT in Prague
Prague has never been a tournament location for the EPT high roller games. It may not have been able to replace WSOP in popularity, but the EPT is going strong since its inception in 2004. In the early years of the tournament, the buy-in amounts were quite low. It was a deliberate move as the organisers wanted to take the event off the ground. However, as it gained in popularity the buy-in amounts began to increase.
In 2013, Prague was the setting for a poker festival. It was a successful event with a buy-in of €10,300. The winner of the event, Ivan Soshnikov, created a lot of buzz on day 1 of the EPT Prague.
High rollers – high stakes
The EPT Prague started off with a bang as day 1 had plenty of excitement going on for it. The day 1 top player was Ivan Soshnikov, but a lot happened before the end of the day. Ivan Soshnikov had a lot on his plate as he was playing at another event in the same room. Once or twice, he mixed up the games and it seemed as if he didn’t know what he was doing. However, he still managed to play a good game as he ruled day 1 at the EPT Prague.
Ivan managed to flatten players like Isaac Haxton and Fedor Holz. However, the highlight of the day was when he was playing against Martin Jacobson who is the reigning star of the recently-concluded World Series of Poker. He won the WSOP Main Event amidst a lot of talk of his relatively unknown status in the poker world when he entered the WSOP Main Event.
All in all day 1 at EPT Prague was all that a day should be at a high rollers event.