4/30/2020 0 Comments
After the success of the winter edition in February 2020 and after moving the dates of the big #spfpoker summer Poker party to later in July/August in order to accommodate more players more comfortably, it's now time (with no big surprise) to announce the latest COVID-19 victim in our festival schedule.
Besides, Sevilla, Granada and San Roque, the SPF festivals of Madrid (May), Valencia (May), Bilbao (June) and now Rozvadov (July/August) are officially cancelled with all Al Anadlus events in between also suppressed from our calendars and there might be more following. Officially, we are trying to work out new dates and possible solutions for 2021 but the blow to the organising teams is significant.
Every online Poker traffic analyist site is going nuts these weeks! Spring has been amazing this year ... not necessarily the weather although it has been very nice here in Luxembourg over the duration of my already +six-week self-isolation (6 weeeeeeks?! - OMG!!).
As a non-stop traveling Poker player, photo reporter and film maker, this has been an experience I had not tested for 10-15 years. I cannot really tell but it has been longer than I can spontaneously remember since I stayed for so long in the same spot and I am not even mentioning the fact of staying in the same house. As a homeless rounder, the movement restrictions brought a lot of interrogations about myself. Not only was I (and I still am very much) worried about the future of my projects in the film and photo industry, I also had to face the prospect of not being able to go back to the live Poker tables ... potentially for months ...
So it's official now! There will be no Poker party in the Nevada desert this summer. The mother of all Poker festivals has folded yesterday. Officially, it is postponed to fall or winter 2020, talks and rumors about an online edition of the 51st annual World Series of Poker are being mentioned here and there but many believe that we are more probably heading towards a plain and simple cancellation of the world championship of our favorite game.
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