The biggest and richest poker festival in Europe this year, the first-ever WSOP Europe in the Czech Republic, kicks off on Thursday, October 19th, at King’s Casino in Rozvadov!

The first scheduled tournament is the €1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em event.  The series runs non-stop through November 10,  including 11 official WSOP gold bracelet events and €18 million in prize pool guarantees.

Poker fans can follow all the bracelet event action via PokerNews.com  throughout the duration of the 22-day festival. You can also catch the series’s live streaming, with 14 total days of coverage! King’s and WSOP will offer free live  streaming coverage of the majority of the bracelet events.  Coverage begins when the official final tables are reached or that day’s play gets underway, all on a 30-minute delay with hole cards.  The live streaming schedule is as follows:

  1. Mon. Oct. 23Event #1€1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em2pm local/8am ET/5am PT
  2. Wed. Oct. 25Event #3€1,100 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em11pm local/5pm ET/2pm PT
  3. Thurs. Oct. 26Event #2€550 Pot-Limit Omaha2pm local/8am ET/5am PT
  4. Sat. Oct. 28Event #4€1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed2pm local/8am ET/5am PT
  5. Mon. Oct. 30Event #6€2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha2pm local/9am ET/6am PT
  6. Thurs. Nov. 2Event #9€25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller2pm local/9am ET/6am PT
  7. Fri. Nov. 3Event #10€111,111 High Roller for One Drop – Day 12pm local/9am ET/6am PT
  8. Sat. Nov. 4Event #10€111,111 High Roller for One Drop – Day 21pm local/8am ET/5am PT
  9. Sun. Nov. 5Event #10€111,111 High Roller for One Drop – Final Table2pm local/9am ET/6am PT
  10. Mon. Nov. 6Event #11€10,000 Main Event – Day 212 noon local/6am ET/3am PT
  11. Tues. Nov. 7Event #11€10,000 Main Event – Day 312 noon local/6am ET/3am PT
  12. Wed. Nov. 8 Event #11€10,000 Main Event – Day 412 noon local/6am ET/3am PT
  13. Thurs. Nov. 9Event #11€10,000 Main Event – Day 512 noon local/6am ET/3am PT
  14. Fri. Nov. 10Event #11€10,000 Main Event – Final Table12 noon local/6am ET/3am PT

In addition to live streaming, the Main Event and High Roller for One Drop are being taped for television. To aid on the social media front, the one and only Kevin Mathers, aka @KevMath will be on-site in Rozvadov for the duration to handle the Twitter feeds of both @WSOP and @PokerRoomKings.

We’re so excited for WSOP Europe to begin,” said King’s Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik.  “Our new hotel tower is up and running and we have more than 160 poker tables ready to be filled with poker players from all over the globe.  We look forward to showing poker players far and wide the exceptional service and value we offer.”

We are really set up to have the biggest WSOP Europe ever,” said WSOP director Gregory Chochon.  “With €18 million in guarantees, we expect to see the largest fields and prize pools for our European offshoot.”

The planned 2017 WSOP Europe bracelet schedule is as follows:

#

EVENT

Chip Stack

STARTING DATES

1

€1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em – €500,000 Guarantee – 3 starting flights – re-entry next flight

20,000

Oct. 19, 20, 21

2

€550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max – 2 starting flights –re-entry

10,000

Oct. 23, 24

3

€1,100 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (1-day event) Every player is €500 bounty – re-entry

20,000

Oct. 25

4

€1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed – single re-entry

30,000

Oct. 26

5

€550 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em – €2,000,000 Guarantee (10 starting flights) one re-entry per flight

10,000

Oct. 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

6

€2,200 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed – unlimited re-entry

40,000

Oct. 28

7

€1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better –re-entry

30,000

Oct. 31

8

€1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em – €500,000 Guarantee — 2 starting flights – re-entry

20,000

Nov. 1, 2

9

€25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller – re-entry

500,000

Nov. 1

10

€111,111 High Roller for One Drop – €10,000,000 Guarantee – re-entry (111 player cap)

2,000,000

Nov. 3

11

€10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event – €5,000,000 Guarantee – 2 starting flights – single re-entry

50,000

Nov. 4-5

King’s Casino Rozvadov is located in the Czech Republic, right near the German border, between Prague and Munich.  The location is right in Central Europe, giving all Europeans an easy travel destination to play poker.  Many of poker’s brightest young stars and international celebrities have made King’s their home in recent years.

How to get to King’s Casino. Rozvadov, Czech Republic 

By air: There are direct flights from just about every European capital to Prague (Czech Republic), Nuremberg airport (Germany) and Munich airport (Germany) – all around two hours’ drive from Rozvadov. Many budget airlines also operate regularly on these routes. US airlines commonly connect to Prague and Munich. If customers have trouble getting to King’s Casino directly, there is a special shuttle service available. If you are travelling by plane they can pick you up at Prague, Nuremburg or Munich Airport. Call +420 374 616 050 or email shuttle@kingscasino.eu for more information.

By car from Prague: Simply drive via D5/E50.

By car from Munich: Get on to A9, A93 and then A6 to D5/E50. King’s Casino has several parking areas under camera surveillance 24/7, and patrolled by a dedicated security team. 

By train: The closest train stations are Nuremberg, Weiden, Wernberg, Regensburg or Amberg. Call or email King’s Casino and they will arrange a shuttle service: +420 374 616 050 or shuttle@kingscasino.eu.

For hotel reservations at King’s, please visit: https://www.pokerroomkings.com/index.php/hotel-packages-en.html

For wire transfers and banking instructions, please visit: https://www.pokerroomkings.com/index.php/bank-transfer-en.html#top

For general information about King’s Casino and frequently asked questions, visit: https://www.pokerroomkings.com/index.php/form-en.html

A reminder for international travelers to have a passport on hand when entering the casino, and to make sure they have proper banking and residence identification for when they receive winnings.

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