Multiple international Day 1s across Europe and a big Poker festival in Bratislava from 5th to 12th June 2023.
Teaming up with Banco Casino Bratislava came with a cool bonus. I get to fly a lot in and out via the Bratislava and Vienna airports and since I'm often coming from or heading to Spain or Portugal, I get to fly over the greatest mountain range of Europe a lot more often.
This usually results in pretty cool photos! Here some shots of yesterday's flight from Madrid to Vienna on a Lauda Air Airbus A320.
Torrelodones is a municipality located in the northwest of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, about 30 km from the city centre. Due to its location between the 'Sierra de Guadarrama' and the suburbs of the capital, Torrelodones has both an agricultural side and an urban metropolitan aspect with excellent connections to the centre for the seven small towns that make it up.
I'm shooting loads of photos for the Circuito Nacional de Poker Gran Final at the Casino Gran Madrid Torrelodones these days.
Head to the photo section for links to my pics.
Live updates are provided by Poker Red.
Official photos are taken care of by Gema Cristobal and published on the CNP Flickr.
There's also a streaming schedule starting from today. View it on Twitch.
Beat the Rake in Madrid
While the Spanish Poker Festival [ SPF ] Donosti is under way, only two stops remain on the SPF circuit for 2022: Rozvadov and Madrid.
It's still not likely that I will end up in the Czech Republic these weeks but Madrid is still in the race for my early December agenda planning and there's an opportunity to play the Main Event without rake.
The Poker Trips section is up to date. December is still a bit of a blur but I know more or less what I'll be up to during November. Beat the Rake promos and full schedules are online in the POKER TRIPS section.
Slovakia - Spain - Austria - Romania
... and the usual last minute randomness :-)
The biggest Poker room of Spain with its capacity of about 70 tables will be back in the spot light soon with the Circuito Nacional de Poker returning for its yearly Grand Final festival. This year, the occasion is super special since the festival is also the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the CNP project and of the 20th anniversary of the creation of one Poker’s biggest brands around: 888poker.
[ Original post in German on PokerFirma.com ]
In less than one month, we’ll be in Madrid for the CNP Season 10 Gran Final powered by 888poker. Many qualifiers are running on both .es and .com networks of the online Poker site and the event will be one of THE European Poker events of late 2022 since this Madrid festival will be celebrated as 888poker’s 20th anniversary featuring 16 live events and the crowning of the 2022 CNP national champion.
Among the existing Iberia Poker tours, SPF is the Spanish tour traveling to most places. No wonder I ended up becoming one of their live circuit ambassadors :-) Their yearly schedule features numerous events in all of Spain, in Portugal and they are running multiple stops in Rozvadov every year. I've posted an update in German with photos for the last stops of the year on PokerFirma. An English version is available below.
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.
[ CNP ] New Dates for Madrid
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.
CNP Updates via Twitter
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.
[ CNP Madrid ] My Festival Photos
The CNP Gran Final is on since today and I made my way to Torrelodones for the coming 10 days.
Busto in Madrid
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. 🙈
January Poker MTTs in Madrid
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.