The 2022 European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague returned to King’s Casino from March 5-16 following a two-year hiatus. PokerStars officials hailed the series a success, with almost €30 million awarded during the series.
That included 16,503 players from 62 countries across 12 days of action. One online poker qualifier stood out among the field. Grzegorz Glowny, of Poland, won his way to his first EPT via a €530 online satellite.
That brought him an entry into the €5,300 buy-in Main Event. The tournament saw 1,190 entrants compete for a share of the €5.8 million prize pool.
Glowny ended up taking the top prize for almost €700,000, the biggest win of his career. According to Hendon Mob, he had only one previous tournament cash for €4,790. Here’s a look at some of the other action from EPT Prague.
Papo MC does it again
No stranger to success on the felt lately, PokerStars ambassador and Argentine rapper Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo took the title in the PokerStars Eureka €1,100 Main Event.
The event set an all-time PokerStars record for biggest stop in EPT history with 3,155 entries. That topped the previous record by 27%.
For his efforts, Lococo scooped €417,820 with runner-up Bartolomeo Tato, of Italy, taking home €249,000. He didn’t stop there however, and came out victorious again in the EPT National Main Event.
Lococo added another €88,560, bringing his total lifetime winnings at EPT Prague to a huge €506,380.
That winning moment. 🥳
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Robert Cowen wins high roller; Monte Carlo next stop for EPT
In other action from the festival, British player Robert Cowen took down the €10,300 High Roller event. The tournament drew in 271 entries for a €2.7 million prize pool. Cowen earned €475,410 for taking the title.
PokerStars officials were happy to see live action return and the results of the first series.
“We were so pleased to see so many of the PokerStars community come together again and are delighted at the positive reaction and feedback from the event,” Stars managing director and commercial officer Severin Rasset said. “EPT Prague was a great step back into the live space and we’re excited to offer our players even more memorable live experiences throughout the year.”
The EPT next heads to the Monte Carlo Casino, with 10 days of poker from April 28 to May 7. Players can again look for qualifying opportunities online at PokerStars.