As the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final gears up for its season-ending tournament in Monte Carlo, PokerStars continues to offer seats through numerous qualifying events. But with less than two weeks remaining until the start of the tournament on April 12th, poker players are taking advantage of every opportunity to win their way into the 10,600 Euro buy-in event.
Last year’s winner, Gavin Griffin, won his seat from his home in Southern California. “I was playing online at PokerStars,” he recalled in a recent interview. “I was in a satellite for a tournament in the Bahamas, and there was another satellite starting – a shootout – for the Monte Carlo event. There were like 30 people registered with a guaranteed seat, so I registered. There ended up being like 60 players, and they needed 77 to have the full money for the seat, so there was a nice overlay. I ended up winning a seat to both tournaments that day.”
With that singular effort, Griffin was on his way to luxurious Monaco, and several days later, he left with $2,434,061 and one of the most prestigious titles in all of poker.
PokerStars is giving all of its customers the chance to walk in Griffin’s footsteps and play in one of the most prestigious events in the world, the EPT Grand Final. Winners of the prize packages worth $19,250 each receive the tournament buy-in, seven nights accommodation at a nearby hotel, access to nightly dinner buffets, and $1500 spending money. And needless to say, each player entering the main event in Monte Carlo has the chance to parlay that prize package into an exponentially larger sum of money!
The steps qualifiers on PokerStars continue to run and start at only $7.50. There are other qualifying tournaments – and satellites into those events – ongoing as April 12th nears. Buy-ins for those satellites start as low as $5.50.
Download PokerStars now for your chance to fly to Monte Carlo in less than two weeks. Follow the instructions upon download, and enter the bonus code “First2008” to receive a $25 free along with a 100% bonus up to the first $50 deposited.