ESPT Series Returns With Five PokerStars Live Events Across Spain, Online Qualifiers Included

PokerStars announced on Monday the return of the Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) with five stops planned for this year. The tour brings major tournaments across Spain, featuring major prize pools and plenty of side events.

The first event is set for Madrid, kicking off March 23. All events feature online qualifiers available for players looking to win a tournament package.

At each stop on the schedule, tour organizers promise “the electric atmosphere and experience that comes with a live event.”

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Details on the PokerStars ESPT schedule

The Madrid series is set to play out at Gran Madrid Casino Torrelodones from March 23 – April 2. Summer then brings the ESPT Castellón at Orenes Gran Casino Castellón from June 29 – July 9.

The tournament action then heats up at Casino Barcelona from Aug. 21-27. The fall then brings a pair of events to close out the schedule. ESPT Málaga hits Casino De Juego De Torrequebrada from Sept. 14-24.

That’s followed by Casino Admiral Sevilla from Nov. 2-12. Each stop includes a €1,100 Main Event and €2,200 High Roller.

Qualifying online, new partnership announced

Players around the world looking to grab a seat can qualify via the .COM, .FR and .ES platforms. Online satellites feature two types of prizes up for grabs:

  • Tournament seat only – valued at €1,100
  • Tournament seat plus expenses package – valued at €1,500

A key ESPT highlight is the announcement of a new partnership with Campeonato de España de Poker (CEP), Spain’s major tournament series.

CEP tournaments will open each festival for the first few days before the ESPT events commence. Organizers believe the agreement adds significantly to the live poker scene in Spain.

PokerStars announced on Monday the return of the Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) with five stops planned for this year. T

 “We are delighted with this agreement,” CEP manager Salvador Suriol said in a news release. “For years, the organization has been working to consolidate the deal for the Spanish circuits as a leader and benchmark in poker.

“In 2018, we were the circuit with the highest number of total participants. In 2019 we were the circuit with the highest number of participants, both total and on average of all the stops. For sure this new collaboration will allow the CEP to take another leap in quality and we hope that the players are as excited as we are.”

PokerStars has announced more and more live events for 2023. That recently included the announcement that the Latin American Poker Tour would also be revived.

The PokerStars Eureka series also heads to King’s Casino in Czech Republic from March 13-20. That series features a €1,100 Main Event from March 16-20 with a €1 million guarantee.

Spain now becomes a major part of PokerStars Live schedule as well. Here’s a look at the complete series.

PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour 2023

CityLocationDates
MadridGran Madrid Casino TorrelodonesMarch 23 – April 2
CastellónOrenes Gran Casino CastellónJune 29 – July 9
BarcelonaCasino BarcelonaAug. 21-27
MálagaCasino De Juego De TorrequebradaSept. 14-24
SevillaCasino Admiral SevillaNov. 2-12

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