EPT Tournament Structures

The game is No Limit Texas Hold Em, the time is right throughout the 2007/2008 annual poker season and the place varies from centre to centre, covering huge distances from the elite Victoria Casino in London to the glitz and glamour of the Paradise Island Resort and Casino in the Bahamas. It is the European Poker Tour, so head for the online poker rooms to qualify – at least for one of the eleven scheduled events!

The structure of the majority of the tournaments has been regulated and all but the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the Grand Final in Monaco have the structure below.

Regular Structure

Level

Small Blind

Big Blind

Ante

Minutes

1

25

50

60

2

50

100

60

3

75

150

60

4

100

200

60

5

150

300

60

6

150

300

25

60

7

200

400

50

60

8

300

600

75

60 Chip Race 25

9

400

800

100

60

10

500

1000

100

60

11

600

1200

100

60

12

800

1600

200

60

13

1000

2000

200

60

14

1200

2400

300

60

15

1500

3000

300

60

16

2000

4000

400

60 Chip Race 100

17

2500

5000

500

60

18

3000

6000

500

60 Chip Race 500

19

4000

8000

1000

60

20

5000

10 000

1000

60

21

6000

12 000

1000

60

22

8000

16 000

2000

60

23

10 000

20 000

2000

60

24

15 000

30 000

3000

60

25

20 000

40 000

4000

60

26

25 000

50 000

5000

60

Schedule of Play

Day 1A & 1B – Levels 1 – 8

Day 2 – Levels 9 – 16

Day 3 – Levels down to Final Table

Day 4 – Final Table

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Structure

Level

Blinds in $

Ante in $

Minutes

1

50/100

75

2

100/200

75

3

100/200

25

75

4

200/400

50

75

5

300/600

75

75

6

400/800

100

75

7

500/1000

100

75

8

600/1200

150

75

           Remove $25 Chips

9

800/1600

200

75

10

1000/2000

300

75

11

1200/2400

300

75

12

1500/3000

400

75

13

2000/4000

400

75

           Remove $100 Chips

14

2500/5000

500

75

15

3000/6000

500

75

           Remove $500 Chips

16

4000/8000

1000

75

17

5000/10 000

1000

75

18

6000/12 000

2000

75

19

8000/16 000

2000

75

20

10 000/20 000

3000

75

21

12 000/24 000

3000

75

22

15 000/30 000

4000

75

23

20 000/40 000

4000

75

           Remove $1000 Chips

24

25 000/50 000

5000

75

25

30 000/60 000

5000

75

26

40 000/80 000

10 000

75

27

60 000/120 000

15 000

75

           Remove $5000 chips

 28+

*

* Blinds, Ante and Times are at the discretion of the Tournament Director

Schedule of Play

Day 1A – A minimum of six levels to be played and play is scheduled to end at 20h45, but play will continue until the filed is reduced to 290 players.

Day 1B – As above

Day 2 – Six Levels and play concludes at 20h45 

Day 3 – Play down to 36 players

Day 4 – Play down to 8 players

Day 5 – The Final Table

Grand Final Structure

Level

Small Blind

Big Blind

Ante

Minutes

           Start of Day 1A & 1B

1

50

100

90

2

75

150

90

3

100

200

90

4

150

300

90

5

150

300

25

90

6

200

400

50

90

7

300

600

75

90    CR25

           Start of Day 2

8

400

800

100

90

9

500

1000

100

90

10

600

1200

100

90

11

800

1600

200

90

12

1000

2000

200

90

13

1200

2400

300

90

14

1500

3000

300

90

           Start of Day 3

15

2000

4000

400

90

16

2500

5000

500

90

17

3000

6000

600

90

18

4000

8000

800

90    CR100 & 500

19

5000

10 000

1000

90

20

6000

12 000

1000

90

           Start of Day 4

21

8000

16 000

2000

90

22

10 000

20 000

2000

90

23

15 000

30 000

3000

90

24

20 000

40 000

4000

90

25

25 000

50 000

5000

90

26

30 000

60 000

6000

90

27

40 000

80 000

8000

90

28

50 000

100 000

10 000

90

Players start with 15 000 chips

Schedule of Play

Day 1 – Level 1-7

Day 2 – Level 8 – 14

Day 3 – Level 15 – 20

Day 4 – down to Final Table

Day 5 – Final Table