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European Poker Tour Berlin Begins Tuesday

Follow along with the Action from Germany on the PokerStars Blog and EPT Live

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2010 EPT Berlin Champion Kevin MacPheeThe PokerStars European Poker Tour Berlin stop begins on Tuesday, April 5 at noon local time in the capital city of Germany. This is the second year for this tournament stop and the first edition was wildly popular with 945 players in attendance and a total prize pool worth $6,436,080. Last season Kevin MacPhee topped the large field to take home the top prize worth $1,362,264.

Players will begin with 30,000 in chips in the no-limit hold’em main event and blinds begin at 50-100. Levels will be 60 minutes long on day 1 and then they will increase to 75 minutes in length thereafter. The final table will crown a champion on Sunday, Apr. 10. You can follow along with all of the action from EPT Berlin on the PokerStars blog feed daily during the tournament, and you can watch everything from the final two days of the event on the EPT Live video feed. Check back at the end of play each night for a full recap of the day’s events from Card Player.

Here is a look at the full schedule for the event:

Tuesday, Apr. 5: Day 1A
Wednesday, Apr. 6: Day 1B
Thursday, Apr. 7: Day 2
Friday, Apr. 8: Day 3
Saturday, Apr. 9: Day 4
Sunday, Apr. 10: Final Table

2010 EPT Berlin:

Buy-in: $6,986 + $419
Number of Entries: 945
Total Prize Pool: $6,436,080
First-Place Prize: $608,426
Places Paid: 144

Final-Table Results:

1: Kevin MacPhee — $1,362,264
2: Ilari Tahkokallio — $817,417
3: Marc Inizan — $476,827
4: Artur Wasek — $381,461
5: Ketul Nathwani — $286,096
6: Marcel Koller — $224,790
7: Marko Neumann — $163,483
8: Nico Behling — $98,096