While the final table of the World Series of Poker is drawing all the buzz in Las Vegas, the next big WSOP event is already coming up fast.
The European edition of the WSOP is back after a two-year hiatus and will take place at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
There will be 11 gold bracelets to play for from Oct 19-Nov. 10 with over €20 million in guaranteed prize pools.
Around the clock cash games and free catering are just a few more of the incentives calling poker players to the middle of Europe.
Another enticement? Winning a $13,000 package to the $4 million GTD main event on official WSOP qualifier 888poker.
Will new home mean record #s?
Biggest WSOPE Ever?
After past visits to London, Paris and Berlin the WSOPE is now moving to Europe’s largest and most successful casino.
With the success King’s has had drawing players it should be a tournament series much larger than the previous ones.
The WSOPE 2017 will start with the opening Monster Stack event on Oct. 19 and end with the Main Event final table on Nov. 9. The lowest buy-in event will be €550 to play while the High Roller event on Nov. 1 has a €25,000 buy-in.
The much-anticipated High Roller for One Drop – which is re-locating to Rozvadov from its recent stop in Monaco – will be €111,111 to play.
The Main Event has two Day 1s on November 4/5 and it’ll be a six-day event with a €10,000+€350 buy-in.
Sub-Satellites as Low as 50 Cents!
With 888poker now the main sponsor of both the WSOP and the WSOPE it’s the only place to go for satellites and qualifiers.
As usual you can use the 888poker Steps System to get your ticket to the direct satellites. That means you can start as low as 1c buy-in to make it to the WSOPE Main Event.
888poker also offers sub-satellites for the WSOPE starting at 50c buy-in. These satellites are only for the WSOPE; you can use your steps tickets for other live and online tournaments.
The direct WSOPE qualifier will run 2-3 times a week. It’ll have a $1,050 buy-in and hand out $13,000 prize packages for the 2017 WSOPE including Main Event seat, accommodation and some travel expenses.
Most Underrated Tournament Series
The WSOP Europe is probably the most underrated tournament series on the continent. Often treated like the black sheep in the family, it’s expected the King’s Casino will give it more of the glory it deserves.
Annette’s dazzling win in 2007 still her biggest score.
If you look at the results of past events you’ll recognize that the WSOPE has produced some great moments in poker.
The first WSOPE main event in 2007 was won by Annette Obrestad. The Norwegian prodigy steamrolled the event and then went on to runner-up the EPT Dublin Main Event just six weeks later.
Other WSOPE winners include John Juanda, Elio Fox, Adrian Mateos, Kevin MacPhee and Phil Hellmuth — the only player to win the WSOP Main Event in Europe and in Las Vegas.
Phil Laak, Theo Jörgensen, Gus Hansen, Jeff Lisandro, Michael Mizrachi, Antonio Esfandiari, Noah Schwartz, Roger Hairabedian and Barny Boatman have all won bracelets at the WSOPE.
Daniel Negreanu won the High Roller event in 2013 and finished in 25th, 43rd, 5th and 2nd place in the Main Event, almost becoming the first player to win both the European and the Asia-Pacific WSOP.
Brand New Hotel & Casino Expansion
The disadvantage of the King’s Casino has hitherto been the lack of hotel rooms but that’s about to change with a new hotel next to the casino opening next month.
King’s Lounge High Roller area coming soon.
Along with the new hotel there’ll be an extension of the already vast poker area including a new high roller area – works that were already in full swing when PokerListings visited the King’s Casino in February.
“888poker works very hard to make big poker events like this accessible to all its players,” said Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, Itai Pazner, “giving them the chance to win big money and compete for a coveted bracelet.
“I’m confident that the Event will be a huge success with Kings Casino delivering a professional, fun and unmissable live poker experience for all.”
World Series of Poker Europe 2017 Schedule
Monster Stack NLHE
NLHE Super Turbo Bounty
The Colossus NLHE
Little One for One Drop NLHE
NLHE High Roller
High Roller for One Drop NLHE
NLHE Main Event
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