The Grand Casino de Namur has launched its satellite campaign for the BPC Namur Main Event yesterday! Below, you will find a list of all available satellites to the 1k Main Event and I also posted the BPC structures at the end of this post.
Countdown before the Poker Belgique Masters at Grand Casino As next week!
I'm spending my last days in Spain for while before hopping on a plane from Madrid to Brussels early next week. From there, I will join the Belgian convoy to the Czech Republic for this last week of October.
Long story short: I'm going back to Vegas for the first time since 2016 from 8th to 29th November this year. Vamos!
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I am still enjoying the Casino Gran Via Poker action together with Alex Rotenberg these days. The Golden Poker festival is still in full swing and I am really stoked to meet again with people from all over Europe. We are shooting a lot of photography these days and we're compiling our favourite shots in a common album. Find the Madrid Flickr archive just below and you might also visit THE-ROUNDER.net Facebook page.
There's more coming since the festival will be on for another full 2 days.
You will also find plenty of updates and shares in INSTAGRAM stories and TWITTER.
Buenos dias and greetings from Madrid! Today is already the 4th day of the Golden Poker comeback to Casino Gran Via! Last night was a busy Wednesday with more than 200 entries in 1B the Main Event after 137 entries in Day 1A. Poker Red is providing the official coverage of the festival (links below) with photo and video illustrations by David Piriz.
I am here for the cash games basically ... ;) but I am also super pleased to spend some time with Alex 'Brutally Honest' Rotenberg who is teaming up with me this week to provide images and updates here on THE-ROUNDER.NET.
The Madrid Golden Poker Championship starts today for a full week of Poker in the heart of the Spanish capital.
I will be in Madrid from Wednesday. Check out the full schedule below and see you there!!
September was a lot about Portugal for me altering between almost daily live Poker and study sessions in Estoril, walks along the coast, food and photography.
After an online leg for 2020, the BPC will be back at the Grand Casino de Namur with some live Poker tournaments. Since I spent years there as the in-house Poker photographer and as a cash game regulars, this would be a cool occasion to meet up with tons of buddies after these weird pandemic times.
Find the full schedule below in this post!
Stay tuned in the BLOG and in the POKER TRIPS section.
With already more than 1000 entries in the Main Event, the Golden Poker Championship is starting to sell out. Yesterday, the management announced a few modifications in the schedule with a new opening event and two extra Main Event Day 1s in an attempt to dilute the incoming flow of reservations.
The Melia Innside hotel is also sold out for now but NH still has a few rooms close by. Get busy now through the POKER TRIPS section if you're still intending to join the gathering in Madrid next week!
The Poker Belgique Masters at Grand Casino As is around the corner. I posted a link to complete info about the festival in the POKER TRIPS section. Around 60 PB members have already booked their trip and it's not too late for you to join the gathering. Check out the package offers in the links.
I am still in the process of trying to twist my agenda around the right way to be able to attend the event with a camera or two and a bit of cash but I am drawing thin for this one at the moment ^^ Updates soon ...
The SPF train is stopping in Madrid at Casino Gran Via in late November for one week. The official schedule has just been released on Twitter!
SPF is off to places again! After a successful comeback festival in their home casino in Castellon this summer, the brand is on the move again with an upcoming festival in Murcia. Find all details in the tweet below and check out the POKER TRIPS section for more updates about Poker events this fall and winter.
The initial plans was to spend 2-3 months straight in Portugal during autumn but then ... life ... :) Plans would be half the thrill if they would not change, so here we go. I'm flying to Luxembourg for a quick pit stop before taking another trip to Madrid for the GOLDEN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP : to grind the juicy cash games, maybe play some tournament Poker (Damian, please don't!), meet los amigos and to ...
... SHOOT SOME POKER PHOTOGRAPHY !! :D
The Golden Poker Championship Madrid is closing in and there is some good news: the capacity of the event could be increased a bit thanks to the efforts of the Casino Gran Via staff.
It's still a good idea to book your tournament seats online in advance ...
âDetails below - see you in Madrid!
It's gonna be goodbye Portugal for a while from early October for me. Looks like I am going to spend most of my October in Spain. First, I will be heading to Madrid for the Golden Poker Championship event before moving on to SPF Murcia for the end of the month.
Find these events and more coming up in the POKER TRIPS section of this site.
Quick follow up about what I am up to these weeks. I stopped in Namur in late August before returning once more for a few days to Luxembourg and making my way back to Portugal for most of the rest of September. Not sure about what my October will look like but there's a lot coming up soon in the POKER TRIPS section!
They quit their job, sold and gave away all their non-essential belongings and off they went! After years of patiently watching me move around the world, my sister in law and my brother are taking their revenge :-)
From this month, they are off to tour the world. We are a family of rounders it seems!
Only dates so far but that's already exciting enough to share the news :-) Updates incoming soon for the next Spanish Poker Festival in Spain and we're off to Casino Gran Via in the heart of the Spanish capital. Vamos!
Stay tuned on spfpoker.com and in the POKER TRIPS section of my site.
View galleries further down or view more of my PHOTOS here.
Masks are still sticking in everybody's face but since many of the travel bans and restrictions are being lifted, I am doing some catching up in terms of traveling. After spending most of my summer in Portugal, I made a stop in Madrid this week for the plentiful Casino Gran Via cash games and I am now off to Luxembourg for some short family and buddy time before making my way to where summer never really started: Wallonia :-D
It looks more and more like the live Poker scene is coming back to life these weeks and months. Honestly, I still don't know what to do with my Poker photography career since work in the industry is still kinda scarce but, at least, I am getting enough opportunities to play these days.
I arrived in Madrid 4 days ago and all I have done so far, is spending time with my buddy, Alex 'Brutally Honest' Rotenberg, and I tried to make new Asian friends at the Casino Gran Via live Poker tables :-) Some 30 hours of cash game later, I have new friends ... and foes. Games are running scorching hot like the Madrid weather over here these days. NLH 1/3 and 2/5 for the sane, PLO 2/5 up to 5/10 for the insane. I have been insane :-D
We played until very late last night and, on my way home, I suddenly remembered that something very special was going on up there...
Spain seems to be back in business for good when it comes to live Poker. SPF, CNP, Golden ... some of the major actors of Iberian Poker are back! While the SPF Castellon is on at the moment, some Covid curfews are still in place on the Mediterranean coast which is not a great thing in terms of cash game profitability. That's why I decided to skip the festival and I am now back in Madrid for a week of Gran Via cash game action in the heart of the capital where the local government is very relaxed about sanit(ar)y measures and opening times. We play with masks but the plexiglass separations are mostly gone here. Finally!
#allineverywhere is back with a nice summer tour in Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Slovakia. The hashtag has not been around too much on social media though since I am on a sort of screen detox for a few weeks. Still, I enjoy sharing some updates here with you guys especially since it becomes more and more reasonable to travel. I have not completely disappeared from social media and I keep enjoying the feedback I get. Yet, I am looking forward to meeting more and more people IRL that are getting back on the circuit also and I prefer to dedicate my self-imposed reduced screen time to studying and to other more productive activities.
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