City Lights - First Night in Vegas
I spent almost all November and December 2021 in Las Vegas shooting or writing content for PokerFirma and playing a bunch of Poker myself.
The grind of the year
Thanks to the support of PokerFirma and of Alexandre Rotenberg Photography, I was able to pull off a pretty cool +40 days in Las Vegas during this fall. If you think I went only to enjoy myself, think again :-)
Leaving Las Vegas
I left Vegas early this morning after more than 40 days of Sin City action. A first 4.5-hour flight to Montreal, more than 3 hours of layover and another 5.5-hour flight to Brussels followed by a 3-hour train ride to Luxembourg. Let's put it that way: I've had enough time to edit and upload the last photos of my 2021 U.S. trip :-)
Venice instead of Namur
I present to you, the place where I spend most of my time in Las Vegas. I've not taken a gondola ride yet but I've taken a few of my opponents on a ride to Value City already on The Venetian cash game tables. Looks like I'll spend another month in Vegas so I might as well try to ship one of their MTTs.
R.I.P. BPC 2021 and European live Poker scene - see you next year!
Check out the DeepStack Extravaganza schedule until early January below and go visit my PHOTOS & COVERAGES section for all my Vegas & WSOP photos for PokerFirma since I arrived in early November.
The Covid bad beat is back
On this Friday, November 26th, the Dutch and Belgian governments announced new Covid measures that effectively render impossible the organisation of Poker festivals (mandatory distancing even with masks, early curfews...). This will stop ounce again the Holland Casino activities and, most importantly for my plans, the Belgian Poker Challenge Namur got in danger. No official announcement coming from the Grand Casino de Namur until today but we knew what was coming ...
The roads to Namur
New Covid regulations come and go in Belgium but the BPC is still on course with a lot of live and online satellites going on.
It's been an intense Poker week at the Grand Casino Aš Poker room in the Czech Republic.
I arrived last Wednesday, on the 27th October for a Poker Belgique photo documentary throughout the week and to play some cash games.
BPC Namur :: Satellites & Structures
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.
Find the full schedule below in this post!
Stay tuned in the BLOG and in the POKER TRIPS section.
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!
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.
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