Saturday, February 28, 2004

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the European Poker Tour?

The PokerStars European Poker Tour is a new series of major poker tournaments being conducted and televised throughout Europe. The EPT consists of events at some of the most beautiful casinos in some of Europe's most historic cities. Click here for a schedule.

How do I play on the European Poker Tour?

No matter where you live in the world, you still have an opportunity to play in the Grand Final event of the European Poker Tour in beautiful Monaco. Online satellite tournaments for the Grand Final event in Monaco will be played on Winners of those satellite events will receive their buy-in, hotel accomodations (where offered), and spending money which can be used for airfare and other travel incidentals. Players who wish to buy directly into an EPT event may do so, as well.

Where can I learn more about the EPT?

Click here for a FAQ about the EPT.

I'm playing on the EPT and want you to feature me on the blog.

Write an e-mail to Brad "Otis" Willis at and tell him about yourself. Once you arrive in the tournament area, ask someone where Brad is. Or ask them where Otis is. Or find the guy with the camera, notepad, and caffeine-brimming eyes. Then introduce yourself.

I want a chip-count. Now!

Many online players have become accustomed to clicking on the tournament lobby and finding immediate chip-count updates. However, until all chips are outfitted with radio transmitters, it's a little difficult (read: impossible) to have up-to-the-second chip counts for hundreds of players in a live tournament. Otis will strive to bring you updated chip counts as often and accurately as possible.

Who is Otis?

Brad "Otis" Willis is a long-time blogger and poker player. He spent nearly ten years as a broadcast journalist before taking on writing, blogging, and poker as full-time vocations. When he is not on the PokerStars' tournament circuit, you'll find him in such publications as 5th Street, ALL IN, and Casino Player.

Brad "Otis" Willis at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, January 2005

Brad "Otis" Willis at the World Poker Blogger Tour Holiday Classic, December 2004