The European Poker Tour confirmed the schedule for the EPT10 Deauville Festival in January 2014, with the GPI European Poker Awards as part of the 11-day festival.

From January 22 – February 1, 2014 the beautiful Casino Barriẻre will serve as the base for the French stop of the world’s richest poker tour, which will join forces with the France Poker Series (FPS) Season 3 Grand Final from January 22 – 26. The festival will feature the FPS €1,100 Main Event with a guaranteed €500,000 prize pool, a €2,500 FPS High Roller, a €10,300 EPT High Roller, plus a host of different game variants with buy-ins from €120. The flagship EPT €5,300 Main Event will take place from January 26. For the first time, at the Deauville stop, the international min-raise rule will be enforced allowing players to make smaller raises and have more pre-flop betting action.

This is the seventh time that the tour has headed to the French seaside resort – the first was back in Season 1 when American player Brandon Schaefer lifted the trophy and pocketed the €144,000 first prize. Last year Remi Castaignon took down the Main Event after besting a field of 782 players to pocket the €770,000 first prize, becoming the eighth French player to pick up an EPT title.

GPI European Poker Awards

The 12th edition of the GPI European Poker Awards will be held as part of the EPT Deauville festival on January 29. The event will once again bring together Europe’s top pros and those working in the industry to celebrate the best of European poker.

"The European Poker Awards are going to recognise the best performers in European poker over the last year.  It's a celebration of the players: their achievements, their contests, and their efforts throughout 2013," said Alexandre Dreyfus, President of the Global Poker Index.

"The event will be open to players, spectators and media, and it will be a great opportunity to showcase our sport to the public: whether you are a poker player or not, this event is an important part of showing that poker is a fun, safe and competitive game that anyone can play," said Dreyfus.

To view the full EPT Deauville schedule, visit:  http://www.europeanpokertour.com/tournaments/deauville/

About the European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour (EPT) is Europe’s richest and most popular poker tour. Since 2004, the EPT has paid out over €535 million in tournament prize pools, and hosted successful festivals across Europe. The EPT also operates the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), which takes place every January in the Bahamas and is the largest poker festival outside of Las Vegas.  

Season 10 of the EPT builds on the success of a decade of world-class live poker events, and major poker festivals will be held in Barcelona, London, Prague, Deauville, Berlin and Sanremo, with the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final to be held in Monaco. 

Further information on the EPT is available online at http://www.europeanpokertour.com/

And don't forget that you'll be able to wacth all the live stream action from EPT Deauville right here at PokerSchoolOnline.

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