Earlier this week, the bigwigs at PokerStars combined with the team running the European Poker Tour announced that schedule for the tenth season of the massively popular tour series.

With the action taking place in seven European cities, and  the PCA in the Bahamas, the calendar is packed to bursting.

EPT President, Edgar Stuchly has been quoted as saying ”

“During a successful Season 9 where we decided to host fewer and bigger events incorporating the national tours, we listened to an enormous amount of player feedback who valued less time spent travelling, and more time spent playing. Since the San Remo tournament will be held immediately before the EPT Grand Final in April, it will mean players can spend the whole month of April on the beautiful Riviera,”

The live streaming of the Main Events from Day 1a is also confirmed until at least the end of the year, and we are expecting this really popular development in the broadcasting of these event to continue going forward.

The other development from Season 9 that’s also being kept is the integration with the national tours including the Estrellas Poker Tour and the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). This synergy between the EPT and these smaller local tours has brought more players to these poker festivals, and the Barcelona EPT smashed previous records for both players and prize pool. It seems the experiment has worked, and we can expect to see this formula repeated throughout Europe, as the EPT goes from strength to strength.

The planned event schedule looks like this:

Barcelona: 28 August, 2013 – 7 September, 2013
London: 2-12 October, 2013
Prague: 8-18 December, 2013
PCA: 4-13 January, 2014
Deauville: 22 January, 2014 – 1 February, 2014
Berlin: 12-22 March, 2014
Sanremo: 6-16 April, 2014
Monte Carlo: 23 April, 2014 – 2 May, 2014

The events in Barcelona, London, Prague, Deauville, Berlin and San Remo will all be having £/€10,000 High Roller events, with Barcelona and London also seeing £/€50,000 Super High Roller Events

The PCA and the Grand Final in Monte Carlo will both see €/$25,000 High Roller events, and €/$100,000 Super High Roller Events.

You can check out the full information released about the EPT here, or just keep an eye on FTR, as we’ll be bringing you all the big news.