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  1. [caption width="640"] King's Casion in Rozvadov, Czech is the next stop for 888Live[/caption] In October, 888poker held its first ever 888Live Festival in London’s Aspers Casino, drawing players from across the globe for a 10-day live poker tournament experience. Now, the site is gearing up to visit the second destination on the series’ schedule, Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and this time promises players even more guaranteed cash. The festivities begin January 26 at Europe’s biggest card room, Kings Casino Rozvadov, and culminate with the €300,000 guaranteed Main Event on February 6. Players will vie for a total of €600,000 in prizes and have their choice of 13 total events, with entries starting from just €60. 888 will kick things off with a bang on Thursday with a €225 buy-in, €150,000 guaranteed Opening Event. Players will receive 30,000 starting chip stacks and will be allowed two re-entries, with late registration staying open for 11 levels. On Wednesday, February 1, the €5,300 buy-in High Roller tournament begins. Participants start with 100,000 chips and will battle for at least €100,000 in guaranteed cash over two days. That event allows for late registration up until the beginning of Day 2. The 888Live Main Event is slated to start on February 2, and is comprised of three starting flights. Players begin with starting stacks of 30,000 chips and can also register late up until the start of Day 2. Hosting duties will be split between 888 Ambassadors Kara Scott and Natalie Hof, with the latter taking over the German language content. 888 pros Chris Moorman, Dominik Nitsche, and Sofia Lövgren will also make appearances, and will each have an $888 bounty on their head. Those who can’t make the trip can still catch a glimpse of greatness, as 888 will livestream feature tables throughout the series. 888Live London Festival Main Event Is a Big SuccessFestival qualifiers are already up and running on 888poker, with entries starting at just $0.01. Players can try and win their way to the Czech Republic the hard way in 24/7 satellites, or win Opening Event and Main Event entries in $30 and $109 tournaments respectively. Kings Casino, which only permits players 18 years of age and up, is located just five minutes from the German border at Waidhaus and offers more tournaments and cash games than any other card room in Europe. 888Live Festival concept After recognizing the popularity of recent live poker festivals, 888poker went back to the drawing board to revamp its own live offerings. As a result, the company created 888Live Festivals, which feature longer structures, a larger variety of tournaments and buy-ins, and bigger guarantees. The upcoming Kings Casino event will be the site’s second Live Festival, and is just one of three planned for 2017. Take a look at the full Kings Casino Festival schedule below: TOURNAMENTBUY-INGUARANTEE Opening Event€ 225€ 150,000 The Breeze€ 100€ 10,000 The Hurricane€ 115€ 15,000 High Roller€ 5,300€ 100,000 The Main Event€ 888€ 300,000 The Monsoon€ 100€ 6,000 The Swordfish€ 100€ 7,000 The Whale€ 110€ 15,000 The Thunder€ 60€ 5,000 The Mega Knockout€ 170€ 15,000 Turbo Deepstack€ 80-- Pot Limit Omaha€ 150-- The Lightning Six Max€ 110€ 6,666
  2. Another opportunity to capture a gold bracelet arrives when the World Series of Poker Europe returns to the King’s Casino in Rozvadov from October 9 - November 2. The three-week festival includes 10 bracelet events, including the €5 million guaranteed Main Event, and €13 million guaranteed over the span of the series. Streamlined Schedule The schedule of events in 2018 is slightly trimmer, down to 10 events from 12 a year ago. But the loss of the One Drop charitable events doesn’t stop the schedule from offering a slate of tournaments that will appeal to everyone from the recreational bracelet hunter to the Super High Roller. In addition to the €10,350 Main Event with a €5,000,000 guarantee, there are two high rollers, including a €100,000 Super High Roller. Pot-Limit Omaha specialists have plenty to play as the game makes three appearances over the three weeks at three different buy-in levels. Also, two of the summer’s most popular branded tournaments, the Colossus and Monster Stack, have European counterparts again this year. A Look Back 2018 marks the 11th year of the WSOPE. In previous years, the event was held all over Europe from London to France to Germany. For the second time in as many years, this year, it takes place at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Last year, 888poker online qualifier Marti Roca de Torres turned his satellite investment into a 1.1 million Main Event victory. One that he parlayed into a sponsorship from the site. The only thing that overshadowed the Spaniard’s Main Event win was the attention paid to the WSOP Player of the Year race. That was eventually secured during the WSOPE by the controversial Chris Ferguson. Roca de Torres is just one of an extensive list of notable names that have taken down the WSOP Europe Championship bracelet in years past. At the first WSOPE in London in 2007, a young Annette Obrestad became the youngest WSOP bracelet winner and the first WSOPE champion winning £1,000,000 at just 18 years old. The years after saw a string of high profile players capture the title including John Juanda, Barry Shulman, James Bord and Elio Fox. In 2012, the leader in all-time WSOP bracelets won, Phil Hellmuth earned his 13th by taking down the Main Event in Cannes, France. Joining him in the years after, both Adrian Mateos and Kevin McPhee joined the WSOPE Main Event winner’s club. What To Watch For Of course, there will be a spotlight on who will become the next European Main Event Champion. At the same time, all eyes will be on the current WSOP Player of the Year race. At the top of the leaderboard is former top-ranked PocketFiver Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb. Deeb had a phenomenal summer campaign in Las Vegas. He accumulated 16 total cashes, earning more than $2.4 million. He also picked up two new WSOP bracelets bringing his career total to four. Deeb has a healthy points lead and will likely make the trip to Rozvadov to earn more. However, there are a couple players within striking distance that could change the face of the POY race if they attend the series and book a win or two. Deeb’s closest competition is Ben Yu. Like Deeb, Yu also had a magnificent 2018 WSOP. He cashed in 15 events and took home the bracelet in Event #77: $50,000 NLHE High Roller for $1.65 million. Both Yu and Deeb have had plenty of recent success in Pot Limit Omaha events. So, if we see the pair in Rozvadov, look for fireworks in the PLO tournaments if they both go deep. Joe ‘jcada99’ Cada and recent Poker Hall of Fame inductee John Hennigan are third and fourth on the WSOP leaderboard respectively. Neither player is well-known for traveling the circuit to play. So, it would be a surprise to see either of them on the other side of the world racking up points in this race. The World Series of Poker Europe beings on October 9 with the start of the €550 Colossus and will come to an end when the 12th WSOPE Main Event Champion is crowned on November 2. WSOP Europe Schedule of Events Date Event # Event 10/9 1a €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em - €1,000,000 Guarantee 10/10 1b 10/11 1c 10/12 1d 10/13 1e 10/14 2 €1,650 6-Handed Deepstack NLHE -- €200,000 Guarantee 10/15 3A €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed -- €100,000 Guarantee 10/16 3B 10/17 4 €1,100 Turbo Special Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'em -- €200,000 Guarantee 10/18 5A €1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em -- €1,000,000 Guarantee 10/19 5B 10/20 5C 10/21 6 €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha/NLHE Mix -- €200,000 Guarantee 10/22 7 €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed -- €200,000 Guarantee 10/24 8 €25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em - €1,000,000 Guarantee 10/26 9 €100,000 Super High Roller - €5,000,000 Guarantee 10/27 10A €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event - €5,000,000 Guarantee 10/28 10B
  3. On Thursday, the World Series of Poker continued with its steady flow of announcements regarding its 2019 events by announcing the dates for WSOP Europe. The festival returns to King's Resort Rozvadov in the Czech Republic October 15 and runs through November 4, 2019. The 2019 WSOP Europe schedule features 10 gold bracelet events, highlighted by the €10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event. The WSOP Europe Main Event is scheduled for October 25-30. Last year's WSOP Europe Main Event attracted a field of 534 entries for a prize pool of €5,073,000. The UK's Jack Sinclair bested them all to win the €1.122 million first-place prize and coveted gold bracelet. "We love hosting WSOP Europe and treating the game's best players with our one-of-a-kind hospitality," King's Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik said in the press release. "We hope players who have participated in WSOPE come back this year, and for those yet to make it out to King's, we strongly encourage you to make plans to join us for Europe's richest annual live poker festival." The 2018 WSOP Europe festival drew 6,028 entries across its 10 gold bracelet events. Those entries generated just shy of €21 million in prize money. Although the 2019 WSOP Europe schedule of events has yet to be announced, players can likely expect a similar slate to last year's offering, which included a €550 Colossus, €1,100 Monster Stack, and €25,500 High Roller. Stay tuned to PocketFives.com for more news from the World Series of Poker.
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