April 2023 is almost history, so it's time to take a look at the games I'll be attending in May. As the peasant's rule goes: A right May is the key to a right year. Let's see if that also applies to poker ...
Check out the complete PokerFirma intervention in German below or go on to the English version even further down.
Visiting Namur was a special experience this month. I used to be the house Poker photographer of the place between 2012 and 2018 and did not really return much since I left but a lot has been going on in the Belgian Poker scene over the the last years. Among the greatest changes in the live Poker landscape of Wallonia and of the whole country, is the recent mega-upgrade the Namur casino went through becoming the first and unique casino resort of the nation. The location has not changed but pretty much all the rest has. From the outside, the building was not visibly altered a lot since most parts of it are protected but the interior has been going through major transformations.
On 16th December, I traveled from Slovakia to Belgium for an #allin4ukraine charity Poker event we put in place together with Poker Belgique's Leandro Gaone and it's time to say a big thank you to the Soignies Poker community.
103 entries came together for a prize pool of more than 4k Eur and nice night of playing cards. 400 Eur have been donated by Poker Belgique and an additional 177 Eur have been collected among the players who attended.
Poker Belgique, en bonne partie grâce à qui le lancement du projet de grind house à Bratislava a été possible au cours de l'automne 2022, se joint activement à l'effort de collecte de dons en organisant un tournoi caritatif le 16 DECEMBRE 2022 à la Poker room de Soignies.
Recently, I spent a weekend in Brussels with friends. We've pet their cats, had some beers, played cards and I've been looking up quite a bit. There's a photo album in the PHOTOS & COVERAGES section if you care.
I spent the weekend in Brussels with old loved ones ... here on Earth but also in the sky :-) From there, I flew to Madrid and Bogota to make my way to the Circuito Latino de Poker launch in Bogota. More info under the BOGOTA tag of my blog and in the POKER TRIPS section.
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.
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.
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
After the Israel Poker Tour of early July, Cash Game Weekend is back with another cash game festival during the early August period so why not get back to Batumi on the Georgian Black Sea shores for some great live Poker action around the clock?!
Dates: 04-09 August, 2021 Location: Royal Casino & Hotel Batumi
Get in touch with me for complimentary service & accommodation offers for players. You can get your premium room for free for 7 hours of play per day or 35 hours of table time over the 5 days.
I arrived in Belgium yesterday following a blitz 20-hour stop in Luxembourg after I made my way up North from Portugal on Wednesday. After the #pbmasters Opening Event in the middle of the week, the Main Event of the series kicked off yesterday with a 72-entry Day 1A and less than 20 survivors. You'll find chip counts and results all over the weekend on the P.R.O.S. website and I will randomly post photos in my Flickr archive as I am jumping into Day 1B myself today. As usual, the less photos you see, the better I will be doing :)
I spent most of my November in Portugal playing cash games at Casino Estoril and enjoying what this awesome country has to offer. Still no tournaments for now but at least 2-3 Poker tables are running every day with blinds starting at NLH 1/3 and some PLO. The Omaha game is the local highrollers' playground but it's PLO4 only so not insane swingy ... I'll be back soon. For sure! But let's have a look at what's coming up for the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, you can have a look at my photo archive on Flickr.