The Spanish Poker Tour, also known as the Estrellas Poker Tour (or ESPT for short) is a famous poker tour that is held in Spain every year. It is put on by PokerStars.es. It is among the best in both size and popularity as far as poker events go. It is held in cities such as Madrid and many other famous Spanish cities. There have been 4 successful Spanish poker tours thus far and the 5th installment is scheduled to take place this year.
PokerStars will be hosting a variety of satellite tournaments which will allow players to try to gain entry into this event. This tour has been generating a lot of hype and will be played by many of the top players in the game today. In the rest of this article, we will give you an introduction to Spanish poker tour
The ESPT and payer of the year award
The ESPT is being mirrored off of the hugely successful EPT event. One of the most popular facets of the EPT was its player of the year race. The ESPT has begun to track the events, both big and small to be able to award the player of the year at the end of the season. This is a huge draw for poker fans. Being able to track their favorite players throughout the events and tournaments of the ETSP is a great way to stay involved with poker and allow the owners of the ESPT to generate buzz for their players.
The award will be determined based on a points system that is calculated by the event coordinators. The prize for winning the ESPT player of the year awards will receive €18,000 to use for buy-ins at events that are held by PokerStars in Spain. They will also be awarded with a spade shaped trophy to take home with them as the top player of the year.
What will be played at the ESPT?
The game that will be played at the ESPT is No Limit Texas Hold’em. This is the most popular style of poker. This poker format is a large reason why it has become so popular. No limit hold’em will be sure to attract a wide variety of players.
Buy-in for the ESPT?
The buy-in for the main events will be €1,000. You will also be able to try to earn a spot in one of the main events by playing in one of the many satellite tournaments that PokerStars will be offering to tier players. All main event tournaments are freezeouts. There will not be any rebuy-ins or adding of chips allowed for these tournaments.
What is the minimum age?
The minimum age for the ESPT is 18, which is the same as most other poker tournaments and games that are held around the world.
What will I need to attend?
To attend the ESPT, you will need your normal travel documents. You will need your passport and a visa if you do not live in Europe. You will be required to show your passport to the officials that you meet when you arrive at the casino for registration.
Payment arrangements and winnings
Most payment methods will be accepted for the main events including all of the most popular forms. It is recommended that you check the individual tournament’s payment options to be sure that you will not have any issues when you arrive.
If you are able to win money in one of the tournaments you will be paid through the casino that the event was held in. The payment methods may vary based on the casino.
If you have won one of the prize packages through one of the satellite tournaments or elsewhere, you will be permitted to bring a guest. Your room will be upgraded to a double for free, but the remaining costs of your guest will have to be paid for you or them.
Most of the casinos that you could play at for this event have a casual dress code. Sneakers, ripped jeans etc… are not recommended for this event. You will not be permitted to wear any branded logos to any of the events. This will be heavily enforced.