Click me

WPT vs EPT: Which Poker Tour is Best?

World Poker Tour vs. HOW TO READ THIS INFOGRAPHIC European Poker Tour A HEAD TO HEAD HISTORY Peruse tour comparisons up top and follow the graph down the page for a side-by-side history ?) of the world's two biggest traveling poker tours. The first-place prize of every event on the WPT and EPT is plotted out on the graphs below. WORLD POKER TOUR notable moments WPT vs EPT: By the Numbers Gus Hansen defeats John Juanda to win the inaugural WPT event and $556,460. WPT EPT WORLD POKER TOUR EUROPEAN POKER TOUR Bellagio, Las Vegas - June 1, 2002 10 Seasons 8. SEASON 1 Total 153 76 Events Christer Johansson Total 60,969 Entrants 42,576 wins $538,213 at the WPT's first European event. Aviation Club, Paris - February 15, 2003. Average 1st Place $1,076,758 $1,057,912 Prize $550,472,328 Total $316,361,839 SEASON 2 Prizes Shana Hiatt hosted the first three seasons of the WPT. She was The Founding Fathers also Ms. Hawaiian Cigarette-smoking, lady-killing Tropic 1995 and EPT founder John Duthie made a name for himself directing TV shows like As If and Clocking Off before founding the European Poker Tour. was married to Vince Van Patten's brother James. Before Steve Lipscomb founded the WPT he was a documentary filmmaker, attorney and improv comedy player. SEASON 3 The WPT almost doubles its record for biggest first-place prize when Martin de Knijff wins $2.72M at the $25k buy-in WPT Championship. Bellagio, Las Vegas April 23, 2004 EUROPEAN POKER TOUR notable moments SEASON 4 SEASON 1 UK television presenter Caroline Flack was the EPT's first host. She was later joined by Natalie Pinkham, who is now the Formula 1 pitlane reporter for Sky Sports. Courtney Friel takes over as WPT hostess, lasting just one season before passing the mic to SEASON 2 Sabina Gadecki in Season 5. (Sabina pictured below) SEASON 5 Jeff Williams wins the EPT's first $1 million first-place prize. Monte Carlo Bay Hotel March 11, 2006 Carlos Mortensen SEASON 3 wins the biggest WPT prize ever, a record that still stands. He beat Kirk Morrison to take $3.97 million. Bellagio, Las Vegas - April 27, 2007 The EPT more than doubles SEASON 4 the previous first-place cash record when Gavin Griffin beats SEASON 6 Marc Karam to win $2.43M. Monte Carlo Bay Hotel April 2, 2007 Layla Kayleigh and Kimberly Lansing take over hosting. In an unrelated story PokerListings starts spending more time The biggest EPT prize ever is awarded on the WPT. Canadian Glen Chorny ($3.2M). Monte Carlo - April 17, 2008 SEASON 5 SEASON 7 PartyGaming buys WPT Enterprises for $12.3 million. Partygaming beat out Gamynia Limited and Mandalay Media, both of whom attempted to acquire The EPT posts two more $3M+ first place prizes, first at the PCA then at the WPT PARTY POKER the Grand Final. January 10 and May 3, 2009 FEEL IT SEASON 8 SEASON 6 Amanda Leatherman, Season 7 host, Kara Scott hosted the EPT in seasons four and five, and parts ways with WPT and becomes actually went on to host a few European WPT events in years to come. the host of the short-lived NAPT. Michelle Orp took over David Williams wins the WPT Championship for $1.53 million. Bellagio, Las Vegas - April 24, 2010 hosting in season six and has been doing it ever since. SEASON 9 EASON 7 Season 10 of the WPT sees the return At EPT of Kimberly Lansing, this time in a new anchor position, and the addition of the Royal Flush Girls and Tony Dunst's Raw Deal segment. Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten hold it down in the commentary Berlin four armed robbers stormed the event and made off with a portion of the High Roller event prize pool. Three days later they were caught and later sentenced to three years in prison. No one was seriously injured during the incident. Berlin, Germany -March 6, 2010 booth. WPTNPT SEASON 8 Tour founder John Duthie steps down as CEO of the EPT, and does not renew his Team PokerStars Pro contract. "It is time to move on and to leave the EPT in the capable hands of the existing management team," Duthie said on Two Plus Two - January, 2012 SEASON 10 POKERLISTINGS By Matt Showell @mattshowell 2012 2011 2010 6007 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 $4M- $3M- $2M- $1M $1M $2M $3M

WPT vs EPT: Which Poker Tour is Best?

shared by kcatoto on Mar 23
Apart from the WSOP, the big buy-in live tournament circuit is and always was dominated by two acronyms: WPT and EPT. In this poker infographic we take a closer look at the world's two biggest travel...


Unknown. Add a source


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size