Massive Turnout For EPT Barcelona Main Event

Published on August 30th, 2018 1:49 am EST

The European Poker Tour - EPT - Barcelona 2018 - Tournament main graphic.The European Poker Tour Barcelona main event, which is one of the most popular stops on the live poker tournament circuit, ended up with a total of 1,931 entries, making it the largest main event in the history of the EPT.

The field was filled with familiar names, as the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Patrik Antonius elected to play in the event.

The presence of these superstar players, coupled with the marketing might of Pokerstars, helped swell the field size to nearly 2,000 entries.

After 15 years of the European Poker Tour, through all of the ups and downs that the game of poker has endured, this main event turned out to be the largest in the history of the European Poker Tour. That speaks not only to the continued popularity of poker, 15 years following the start of the online poker boom, but also to the continued domination of the Pokerstars brand.


The massive field size means that the tournament has a prize pool of nearly 10 million Euros.

The eventual winner of the event will walk away with €1,611,500, while the runner-up will take home €859,050.


Between the recent successes of the World Series of Poker, partypoker LIVE tour and now the European Poker Tour Barcelona, poker has shown that it is as healthy as ever.