EPT Prague and Seidel's book offer

  • EPT Prague festival is nearing the end. Today is the Day 4 with 61 players remaining. Also, Tom McEvoy shared a story about an offer Erik Seidel made him almost 20 years ago.

  • Have you been following the events in Prague? What a festival it has been so far! Record-breaking Eureka Prague, charity event with world-class sports stars and 4-figure EPT Prague. Also, this year's WSOP Poker Hall of Fame shared a story about Erik Seidel offering him not to publish a poker book.

    EPT Prague Day 4

    So far, this has been a spectacular poker festival. It started with Eureka Prague festival followed by EPT Prague Main Event and side events. It started with a special EPT Charity Event featuring Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Daniel Negreanu, Andriy Shevchenko, Alberto and Tomba. Nadal, who played his first live poker tournament managed to go from shortstack, outlast poker pro Negreanu and Moreira De Melo (regular on EPT events) and win $50.000 to the charity of his choice.

    The time came for the big game. This year EPT Prague broke four-figures to make it 1007 becoming the largest ever poker event in Prague. Just now Day 4 has kicked off with 61 left including previous EPT champion Ludovic Lacay, Ole Shemion and last female standing - Ana Marquez.

    You can follow the live stream today from noon at Pokerstars Live.

    Yesterday, after the bubble burst 90 players were eliminated including Paul Volpe, Dominik Nitche, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, November Niner Amir Lehavot and just before the day ended, Johnathan Duhamel.

    Don’t forget that after EPT Prague concludes, the next EPT event is less than a month away. And it’s the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure 2014!

    Erik Seidel paid $25.000 not to publish a book

    One of this year’s Poker Hall of Fame inductees, Tom McEvoy has been in poker for 5 decades. He has written two books, one of which might been never published because of Erik Seidel.

    According to McEvoy, Seidel at the time was against any education on poker making public including revealing hole cards in televised events. So, when McEvoy wrote his second book, Championship No-Limit and Pot-Limit Hold’em: On The Road to the World Series of Poker, Seidel approached him with an offer. He suggested to give him $25,000 for the book to not be published. Luckily, 1983 WSOP Main Event winner refused the offer which probably was tempting having in mind the fact that his first book was not a big success.

    Currently McEvoy is working on an ebook about mental side of poker and general thoughts on life psychology.