2017 WSOP Europe Schedule Includes 11 Events, €17M Guaranteed


The World Series of Poker is making its return to Europe with a trip to King’s Casino in October of this year. (WSOP file photo)

The long-awaited return of World Series of Poker Europe hits King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic this October and features 11 bracelet events and €17,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools. The official schedule, which starts October 19 and wraps up on November 10 with the final table of the €10,300 buy in €4,000,000 guaranteed Main Event, was announced on Wednesday.

In total, there is €17,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools up for grabs starting with the always popular Monster Stack event. The three starting flight tournament carries a €500,000 guarantee for a €1,100 buy in and boasts a 20,000 starting stack, 5,000 more than its Las Vegas counterpart, along with a single re-entry.

Among the other events on the WSOPE schedule is the €550 buy-in Colossus, €1,650 single re-entry Six Max, €25,000 re-entry High Roller, and the €111,111 buy in €10,000,000 guaranteed High Roller for One Drop.

King’s Casino is owned and operated by Leon Tsoukernik and has grown to worldwide prominence since opening in 2003. With the capacity to fit 160 tables, King’s Casino is more than capable of performing on the game’s biggest stage and Tsoukernik is excited to host the biggest series in the game.

“I’m so proud that that the WSOP Europe is coming to King’s,” said Tsoukernik. “I started off with a dream and my dream has come true and I hope poker players have their dreams come true too when they see the sheer size and facilities of King’s. With the awarding of WSOP gold bracelets, we have brought a huge piece of Las Vegas to Europe and we aim to deliver Vegas standards with this event too.”

More than just a businessman, Tsoukernik is an avid poker player himself and will be participating in this summer’s Super High Roller Bowlat the Aria.

The “Fall Festival” at King’s Casino officially starts on September 28, with the World Series of Poker Circuit making a European stop. In total 84 events will be played out over the course of 44 consecutive days, making this stop a can’t miss for any player.

The WSOPE Main Event boasts two Day 1s on November 4 and 5 and features a single re-entry option along with a 50,000 starting stack.

The Colossus has ten starting flights, a €550 buy in and a €2 million guarantee, making it very likely that the field will eclipse 4,000 entrants and become the largest tournament in European history. The first flight for the Colossus kicks off on October 27.

The anticipation is already starting to grow and the Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, Ty Stewart, expects this series to be the best European one yet.

“WSOP Europe has struggled to find a permanent home since debuting in 2007 because we could never really find the venue or partner to replicate what we have in Las Vegas,” said Stewart. “But I truly believe in Leon’s vision, his passion and King’s Casino to execute the best WSOP Europe to date. We are bullish in this becoming the European equivalent of the WSOP in Las Vegas, something we have always dreamed of doing when we first began our foray into Europe a decade ago.”

1 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em (re-entry next flight) €1,100 €500,000 Oct. 19, 20, 21 Three starting flights
2 Pot Limit Omaha (Eight Max, re-entry) €550 Oct. 23, 24 Two starting flights
3 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em (re-entry) €1,100 Oct. 25 Two starting flights, €500 bounty on each player
4 Six Max No Limit Hold’em (single re-entry) €1,650 Oct. 26 *
5 Colossus (one re-entry per flight) €550 €2,000,000 Oct. 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 10 starting flights
6 Pot Limit Omaha (Eight Max, unlimited re-entry) €2,200 Oct. 28 *
7 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (re-entry) €1,650 Oct. 31 *
8 Little One for One Drop No Limit Hold’em (re-entry) €1,100 €500,000 Nov. 1, 2 2 starting flights
9 No Limit Hold’em High Roller (re-entry) €25,000 Nov. 1 *
10 High Roller for One Drop (re-entry) €111,111 €10,000,000 Nov. 3 (111 player cap)
11 WSOP Europe Main Event (single re-entry) €10,300 €4,000,000 Nov. 4-5 2 starting flights


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