EPT Barcelona starts on Monday, promising nearly two full weeks of terrific competition. Even if you’re not able to make the journey to Casino Barcelona (and there are still plenty of opportunities to book a last-minute trip), you can follow much of the action from home.
Your three destinations for EPT Barcelona coverage should be as follows:
POKERSTARS LIVE – for live streaming of the Main Event and more
POKER NEWS – for text and picture updates from across numerous tournaments
POKERSTARS BLOG – for feature coverage, player interviews, full festival results and PokerStars-related activities
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The European Poker Tour’s team of engineers and technicians is already on the ground in Barcelona, where one of their main tasks is the assembly of the television set ahead of eight days of peerless live broadcasts.
As usual, you can follow the broadcasts on PokerStars’ Twitch and YouTube channels (www.twitch.tv/pokerstars and https://www.youtube.com/pokerstars), where you should also be able to find commentary in Portuguese, French and Spanish, as well as English.
James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will anchor the English-language coverage, with a rotation of special guest commentators offering expert analysis. There will also, of course, be a ton of giveaways and promotions associated with the stream, so it will be well worth watching.
The €5,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event gets the full streaming treatment from Day 2 onwards (August 17-21), but those channels go live on August 14. That allows time to cover the final of the Estrellas Main Event (Aug 14), which is always enormous, and the €100,000 Super High Roller (Aug 16), which will be populated by the game’s biggest sharks.
In between, on August 15, PokerStars Live will also stream a special PSPC Women’s Platinum Pass tournament — an incredible event, open only to women players, where the prize includes a Platinum Pass to the PSPC. More details on that will be coming soon. There may well be other events added to the schedule too.
All in all, prepare for some exceptional coverage from August 14 through 21.
Full EPT Barcelona broadcast schedule:
CEST is one hour ahead of BST and six hours ahead of ET
POKER NEWS LIVE COVERAGE
As you no doubt know, the EPT Barcelona festival features many more events than just the flagship few that get to feature on PokerStars Live feature table. In fact, there are 61 tournaments this time, including satellites, under the joint EPT and Estrellas Poker Tour branding.
SEE THE FULL EPT BARCELONA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Many of them run for multiple days and will feature many thousands of players. EPT Barcelona is a simply enormous festival, with action going on more than 12 hours a day, every day.
Obviously, there’s simply no way you can follow action at every table in every tournament, but the closest you’ll get is with Poker News’ live tournament coverage.
There will be an army of live reporters in Barcelona swarming between the tables for every day of competition in 14 tournaments. These include the Mystery Bounty events, one of which has a Platinum Pass up for grabs, as well as all seven tournaments with a buy-in of €25,000 and above.
Remember, even though the Estrellas Main Event, the EPT Main Event and EPT Super High Roller will be streamed, cameras usually focus on only one table at a time. Live text reporters will be out and about around all the field, bringing coverage of all the pivotal hands happening elsewhere, as well as up-to-date chip counts.
Full Poker News live coverage schedule:
€10,200 Mystery Bounty – August 8-9, 2022
€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour – August 9-14, 2022
€25,000 No-Limit Hold’em – August 10-11, 2022
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller – August 12, 2022
€50,000 Single-Day High Roller – August 13, 2022
€2,200 Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller – August 14-15, 2022
€100,000 EPT Super High Roller – August 14-16, 2022
€5,300 EPT Main Event – August 15-21, 2022
€50,000 Single-Day High Roller – August 16, 2022
€3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship – August 17-19, 2022
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller – August 18, 2022
€1,650 Mystery Bounty – August 19-20, 2022
€10,300 EPT High Roller – August 19-21, 2022
€25,000 No-Limit Hold’em – August 20-21, 2022
POKERSTARS BLOG FEATURE COVERAGE
PokerStars Blog will also have reporters in Barcelona, giving a broader picture of what’s going on at the most popular event on the calendar.
We’ll be getting along to some of the many activities arranged for players, catching up with some of the PokerStars qualifiers taking their first steps in the world of live poker, and keeping tabs on the big stories as they break.
A number of PokerStars Ambassadors will also be in Barcelona, and we’ll endeavour to keep up with their progress and activities. At last roll-call, the following Ambassadors were due to be in attendance:
Guillermo Sanz Inclan, Alberto Perez Melendez, Steve Enriquez, David Gutierrez Gomez, Jennifer Shahade, Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye, Ramon Colillas, Sam Grafton, Alejandro Lococo, Lasse Jagd “Wistern” Lauritsen, Rafael Moraes, Ben “Spraggy” Spragg, Parker “tonkaaa” Talbot, Andre Akkari, Georgina “GJ Reggie” James, Nick Walsh, Lex Veldhuis and Sebastian “peace&loove” Huber.
We will also publish full results from all the tournaments taking place throughout the festival.