So in both of the above instances, the EP stat will increase.
Now, given all of the above, there are two similar situations at full-ring that need to be clarified.
1. When at a full-ring table, and the first three players fold and then the fourth player opens with a raise, his MP stat increases.
2. When at a full-ring table, and the first three players are sitting out and the first player to act opens with a raise, his EP stat increases.
Are both 1 and 2 correct?