With 783 players the opening event of the 888poker Festival is the largest of its kind in Rozvadov ever.
After just the first few days of the festival it’s already clear that this will become a major event for now and for future editions.
The first side events are already running with massive fields and, to spice things up as the festival progress, there’s the grudge match between Will Kassouf and Stacy Matuson, a Ladies’ Tag Team event and plenty more international poker stars added to the mix.
Poker Celebrities Abound
As you might expect 888poker ambassadors Kara Scott, Sofia Lövgren, Natalie Hof, Dominik Nitsche and Chris Moorman are all at the King’s Casino representing the second largest poker room in the world.
And much like the first “Make It Big” festival in London last October, 888poker has invited some international stars to complement them.
Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi will be at King’s Casino, too, as will EPT Malta winner Niall Farrell and Girl Got Game star Joanna Kwak.
On February 2 all eyes will be on the heads-up grudge match when Kassouf and Matuson face off to settle the “Who’s the Real Boss?” issue.
Ladies Tag Team Event
Another high-profile event added to the calendar is a 3 vs. 3 Tag Team event matching up some of the most talented female players on the continent.
Oanh Bui, Joanna Kwak and Anna Wegscheider will take on 888poker ambassadors Scott, Lövgren and Hof for the right to represent 888poker at the 2017 WSOP Ladies Championship.
They’ll play a best-of-three match with 15 minute levels and a 5,000 starting stack. Four team decisions will be allowed so that each player can consult her teammates during her match.
Daily Action Until Feb. 6
With 783 players registered for the opening event there’s no shortage of players around to keep the action flowing.
There’ll be at least one event each day until February 6 with buy-ins ranging from very low to €5,300 for the High Roller Event.
PokerListings will be on location for the High Roller and the Main Event and alongside for both the tag team event and grudge match to bring you highlights.
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