The Spanish Poker Festival still have a bunch of events up their sleeve for this year, so get your agenda ready and get set for one or the other mtt in Spain or Rozvadov during the end of 2022 ...
Most of my personal upcoming stops are listed in the POKER TRIPS section and I'll try to throw in another dead bullet or two to support the Spanish Poker community :-p
Season 10 of the CNP season is coming to an end after the last Gran Final in January 2022. Back then, we were still all wearing life saving masks on the inside in Spain but it seems we are all safe now :-)
With less than two weeks to go before the start of the CNP Bogota leg, the local preparations have begun.
This first stop in Bogota is only the tip of the iceberg. As a matter of fact, the CNP team have announced plans put together a Latin American live Poker tour: the Circuito Latino de Poker.
Two more stops are scheduled for the end of the 10th year of the Spanish CNP agenda: Alicante in early September (see tweet below) and the Grand Final in Madrid in November. What's more, there will be another stop in Bogota in October.
Check out the POKER TRIPS section for details.
In case I decide not to spent my winter months in Vegas (spoiler alert), maybe we should talk about the Circuito Nacional de Poker November stop in Madrid ...
El gran final dates have been announced!
View photos of my 2021 visit HERE.
The dates for the CNP Season 10 stop in Madrid have changed. The correct dates are on this new visual.
The 10th Spanish National Poker Circuit enters Season 10 with a first stop to come in a few weeks time in Malaga.
The 6th day of the CNP Gran Final Madrid is here and the Main Event starts today with Day 1A from this afternoon and Day 2 of the +200-entry strong High Roller.
Twitter is much less a thing over here in Europe than it is in the U.S. for instance but I still use the network specifically to follow Poker and Blockchain updates.
In Spain, however, Twitter is one of THE networks the Poker community uses to spread news.
The CNP Gran Final is on since today and I made my way to Torrelodones for the coming 10 days.
I got busted in Spain! I did not blow away my roll on high stakes Poker tables. Nor did I get robbed in a dodgy underground card club. I got caught flying my drone. 🙈
Two tournament series await in the Spanish capital this month!
Beside the announcement of the CNP 2022 schedule, SPF, one of the other relevant Spanish Poker promoters, is also announcing its year plan.
The CNP 2021 Gran Final Madrid is coming up at the end of this month and their 2022 Poker tour in Spain is already looking great.
'Third party country', 'high risk' and 'very high risk' is the classification of countries by the Spanish central government.
Today in one week, I'll be off to Madrid for almost a month.
With the new COVID-19 situation, the Spanish government has decided to extend the entry ban on non-essential trips imposed on the majority of third countries residents until late January.
This week, the CNP Madrid Gran Final partner, Hotel Pax, sold out but the organisation snap-found a deal with another place nearby.
I am planning to enter Spain soon in the middle of the latest Covid wave that visits Europe for the holiday. Entering Spain as such does not seem too tricky for now depending on where you are coming from.
I must admit, I am pretty speechless about what is happening again in Europe in terms of complications when it comes to travel restrictions, curfews and lockdowns. After spending the last 2 months in the U.S. , I had almost forgotten what the European Covid circus was about. One spot on the old continent seems to be ok though: the weather is nice, restrictions don't seem to be too bad and Poker promoters are still holding on their plans for now. How about spending the winter weeks in Spain?
I am leaving Madrid tomorrow morning on a flight to Brussels where I will stay less than 12 hours before moving on to the Czech Republic.
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!!
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!