2018 WSOP Europe To Kick-Off at King’s Casino Rozvadov on October 9th

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2018 WSOP Europe To Kick-Off at King’s Casino Rozvadov on October 9th

The King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic is currently playing host to the WSOP International Circuit, and features 14 WSOP bracelet events during its 19-day run through to October 8. There is to be no let up in the action following its conclusion, though, as the day after the much-anticipated WSOP Europe gets underway in the small Czech municipality situated on the border with Germany.

King’s Casino in Rozvadov

The King’s Casino in Rozvadov is owned by Leon Tsoukernik, an entrepreneur and high-stakes cash game pro who also has $3,217,816 in tournament winnings to his name. Over the years, Tsoukernik has transformed his casino into Europe’s largest poker room with over 160 poker tables, and in 2014 he was named the European Poker Awards ‘Industry Person of the Year’ in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to the poker industry.

Further honors were heaped upon Tsoukernik after his casino became the permanent home of the WSOP Europe in 2017, having previously been held in a number of other countries with strong poker foundations, including England, France and Germany. Gearing up for its second year at the venue, Tsoukernik recently stated:

“It was a dream to host WSOP Europe and I can’t wait to do it again. We hope everyone who came last year comes back for our warm hospitality and generous offerings, and for those who missed out, please join us for Europe’s biggest poker event of the year.”

WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino

The WSOP International Circuit rolled into the King’s Casino on September 20th, and features 14 events with buy-ins ranging from a low as €220 for its Ladies Event, and as high as €2,000 for its Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller 8-Handed event. During its run, there is more than €2.3 million in guaranteed prize money up for grabs, of which €1 million has been set aside for its €1,650 Main Event.

2018 WSOP Europe

From October 9 until November 2, the King’s Casino Rozvadov will subsequently host the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe, which this year features 10 gold bracelets. As WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart stated recently:

“King’s Casino does everything big and first class, so we can’t wait to return to Rozvadov for the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe. With €13 million in guarantees on bracelet events, plus a phenomenal cash game scene, we highly recommend you make plans to join us this fall in Europe’s best kept poker secret.”

The full list of bracelet events held at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe in October are as follows:

9/13th: Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS NLHE
14th: Event #2: €1,650 NLHE 6-Handed Deepstack (single re-entry)
15/16th: Event #3: €550 PLO 8-Handed (unlimited re-entry)
17th: Event #4: €1,100 NLHE Turbo Bounty Hunter ($300 bounties)
18/20th: Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK NLHE (1 entry/flight)
21st: Event #6: €1,650 PLO/NLHE Mix
22th: Event #7: €2,200 PLO 8-Handed (unlimited re-entry)
24th: Event #8: €25,000 NLHE Super High Roller (single re-entry)
26th: Event #9: €100,000 NLHE King’s Super High Roller (unlimited re-entry)
27/28th: Event #10: €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event (two entries allowed)

WSOPE Main Event

The highlight of the series will naturally be its €10,350 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, which like last year will come with a huge €5 million guarantee. The first of its three starting days will subsequently kick-off on Saturday, October 27, and eventually reach its conclusion on Friday, November 2, when its champion will be crowned. In 2017, the Main Event attracted 529 players, with Spain’s Marti Roca De Torres eventually claiming the coveted bracelet, as well as a top prize of €1,115,207 ($1,297,551).

Other pros winning events last year included Germany’s Dominik Nitsche, who took down €111,111 High Roller for One Drop NLHE for €3,487,463; and the USA’s Chris Ferguson, who won €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for €39,289, in the process clinching for him the 2017 WSOP Poker Player of the Year award. The series also saw a number of Czech players benefit from having a home advantage, including Martin Kabrhel who took down the €111,111 NLHE High Roller for One Drop for €53,557 ($ 62,990), Matous Skorepa who triumphed at the €550 The Colossus event for €270,015 ($317,269), and Lukas Zaskodny won the €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha event for €93,677 ($108,788).

2018 WSOP Player of the Year

The 2018 WSOP in Las Vegas handed out 78 bracelets this summer, and produced strong performances by numerous pros, including Shaun Deeb and Joe Cada who both won two bracelets apiece. Nevertheless, the race to the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year still remains tight, which should ensure that many of the game’s top pros will make the journey across the pond to participate in the competition, with their WSOP POY standings currently as follows:

1: Shaun Deeb 4,386.84
2: Ben Yu 3,746.04
3: John Hennigan 3,552.69
4: Joe Cada 3,531.86
5: Scott Bohlman 3,155.88
6: Paul Volpe 2,859.76
7: Eric Baldwin 2,516.30
8: Justin Liberto 2,459.84
9: Mike Leah 2,406.91
10: Anthony Zinno 2,330.37

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