During these days in April 2019, I had the immense pleasure to get invited by Frank Koopmann's to his Big Wrap festival, probably the coolest PLO event there has been so far. I played a ton but I also shot a lot of photos.
One of the event's ambassadors was Fernando 'JNandez' Habegger, the PLO MASTERMIND guru. We were meeting with his crew almost every day for breakfast and I spent a lot of time with his photographer, Lionel Ceccavara, who happens to be an awesome landscape photographer. Go check out his shots!
Shoutouts to Tom Smeets who runs a really cool Poker website called Poker Ecosystem and to Luuk Botter who runs a brilliant PLO Youtube channel of his own as a personal side show.
I am especially happy that the JNandez crew decided to purchase a set of photos of mine and that those are still displayed on the PLO MASTERMIND website today.
View all my Big Wrap shots in my Flickr archive.
Two weeks in Rozvadov from late April until yesterday for 2 weeks of King's madness during the EPS Rozvadov. More than 700 photos came together during my stay and all of them are available HERE.
The Poker action never stops at King's Resort and the next big event is already ready to go. From today, players will be able to take part to the live flights of the Party Poker Grand Prix fiesta after the online Day 1s.
A few days of rest in Spa shooting architecture photos and enjoying the first signs of summer and I am almost ready for the 2-week hop to Czech Republic. I will spend the coming 2 weeks in Rozvadov for the E.P.S. shooting Poker photography and documenting the festival through a series of daily intervention on european-pokerseries.com.
Thinking of joining? Do yourself a favour and visit the E.P.S. hotel booking section. Great packaged hotel deals are waiting for you!
Almost 2 full weeks of action, 16 events and +€840.000 in prize pool guarantees!! See you where the Poker action is ;)
I will be on a flight to Prague very early on Wednesday morning and just in time for the Welcome Event of the European Poker Series Rozvadov at King's Resort. The first major event of the first weekend will be the Warm Up with more than €100.000 GTD. Check out the full 2-week schedule on the E.P.S. website and find my photos online there from the middle of this week.
Still need a hotel room? Visit the E.P.S. room booking section HERE for your best offers in partner hotels.
See you in Czech Republic!
Just a few days to go before the beginning of the #EPSrozvadov at King's Resort. I will be on the go with Belgian crew for the full length of the festival and will find my daily reports and photo galleries under european-pokerseries.com.
Secure your hotel deal HERE and view the special 3-nights promotion.
4/10/2019 0 Comments
This week, the Poker Room Of Spa is offering you the chance to play the Belgian pros and you don't even have to break your bankroll to be part of it. The B.P.A. 2019 ceremony is coming up this weekend in Spa with a prestigious €1.100 event but there are ways around the cashier. As a matter of fact, from tomorrow, Thursday 11th of April, daily Phase 1 events will be available for €120.
10% of the field will advance to the Super Star Championship on Saturday but it is not a proper satellite. The twist is that you will keep your stack for the weekend tournament no matter how high or low it is. That way, you might end up being short stacked or maybe start with more players than your opponents on Saturday but always for a reduced price of €120 instead of €1.100.
Find all details on the P.R.O.S. page!
Here i am back in Belgium since Monday after a week of PLO madness at King's Resort for the Big Wrap that ended up being a great success. I spent the whole last week in Rozvadov playing the 4-card game and shooting the big boys in the â¬2.350 Main Event. More than 200 photos are online in my Rozvadov Big Wrap archive.
Next stop is the Casino de Spa again where I will attend the Belgian Poker Awards ceremony this weekend before a few quiet days followed by the big Rozvadov E.P.S.!!
One of the last European Poker Series hotel promotion has been launched yesterday and you have still time to join the ride for the 800.000+ Eur GTD festival.
I flew from Brussels to Prague yesterday morning for a full week of Pot Limit Omaha action at King's Resort and we are already looking back to a very decent Monday night with close to 100 entries in Day 1A of the Warm Up with a huge chipleader!
The E.P.S. Spa is over and you will find all reports on their website after 12 days of Poker at the Poker Room Of Spa. You will find a link to more than 600 festival photos in the PHOTOS & COVERAGES section of this site.
I am now off for a bit family and online Poker time in Luxembourg before leaving to Rozvadov for that awesome PLO event coming up in early April: the BIG WRAP ! The rooms are filling up buck Frank Koopmann might still be able to help. Visit the website for quick and easy room bookings!
It's March already and in the EPS calendar, March means BACK TO BUSINESS!
From 13th of March the European Poker Series will celebrate its return to the Poker Room Of Spa for almost two weeks of Poker action in the oldest functioning casino in the world!
€200.000 are guaranteed for this festival before the huge €800.000 stop in Rozvadov in April. Don't miss it!
2/26/2019 0 Comments
Le Big Wrap monte en puissance. Doucement, mais sûrement! Depuis quelques semaines, le promo de ce qui est sur le point de devenir le plus grand tournoi PLO d'Europe si le pari osé de l'organisateur, Frank Koopmann, passe.
€200.00 garantis dans le Warm Up et €1.000.000 assurés dans le prize pool du Big Wrap Main Event pour le plus grand plaisirs des amateur de Pot Limit Omaha.
Ces derniers jours, la participation de plusieurs grand noms de la discipline a été annoncée comme, par exemple, le Boss himself, Leon, ElkY, Tony G ou encore Jnandez ... rien que ça ... et la liste va encore bien s'allonger ces prochaines semaines avec la tenue des WSOP Circuit à Rozvadov ce mois de mars.
Réservez vos chambres directement via le site du Big Wrap. Vous trouverez tous les liens utiles dans l'article de présentation de l'événement dans ce blog.
Over the coming weeks, the European Poker Series have guaranteed a million Euro featuring a 200.000-Euro stop at the Poker Room Of Spa from the 12th of March and an 800.000-Euro edition at King's Resort Rozvadov a bit later from late April.
Packages for your accommodation are already selling well so get busy booking yours for the best possible E.P.S. experience. I will be attending both stops shooting photos and reporting about counts and updates on a daily basis.
All info can be found on european-pokerseries.com and frequent updates and news are published on their Facebook page as well.
I still did not get the chance to fly home to Portugal over this early February. After the P.R.O.S. Benelux Championship, I decided to skip Dublin for personal and business reasons but only to stick to the Luxembourg and Spa area where I have been staying since my return from my 2-week Rozvadov stay for the Dutch Classic's and the Spanish Poker Festival.
This weekend, I will be back at the Poker Room Of Spa for the APAT Benelux Championship before finally finding my way back to the Portuguese Atlantic coast for late February and early March :)
En décembre dernier, Tony G fêtait son anniversaire au King's Casino de Rozvadov par un grand tournoi de Pot Limit Omaha organisé par Frank Koopmann connu depuis longtemps sur les lieux. Amateur de belles parties de cartes et surtout de PLO, Frank remet ça ce début avril 2018 avec une double attaque à 4 cartes dans le Big Wrap avec son Warm Up à €200.000 et son Main Event à €1.000.000 garantis!!
Du 1 au 8 avril 2019, c'est un rendez-vous incontournable qui se profile à l'horizon pour tous les amoureux de Pot Limit Omaha au King's Resort Rozvadov. En effet, Frank Koopmann récidive après son tournoi de décembre à l'occasion du tournoi d'anniversaire de Tony G pour un buy-in de €1.100 et une garantie de €200.000 et remporté par Brian Cornell pour presque €42.000.
Immédiatement après le Festival WSOP Circuit, ce seront deux événements PLO du Big Wrap qui se succèderont avec des satellites pendant toute la semaine.
>> Le WARM UP avec €200.000 Garantis
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