During these days in April 2019, I had the immense pleasure to get invited by Frank Koopmann's to his Big Wrap festival, probably the coolest PLO event there has been so far. I played a ton but I also shot a lot of photos.
One of the event's ambassadors was Fernando 'JNandez' Habegger, the PLO MASTERMIND guru. We were meeting with his crew almost every day for breakfast and I spent a lot of time with his photographer, Lionel Ceccavara, who happens to be an awesome landscape photographer. Go check out his shots!
Shoutouts to Tom Smeets who runs a really cool Poker website called Poker Ecosystem and to Luuk Botter who runs a brilliant PLO Youtube channel of his own as a personal side show.
I am especially happy that the JNandez crew decided to purchase a set of photos of mine and that those are still displayed on the PLO MASTERMIND website today.
View all my Big Wrap shots in my Flickr archive.
9 stops have been announced last December when #spfpoker 2020 was launched. In the meanwhile, we have increased this number to 11 and it might not be over yet ... While we are preparing for the first stop of the year at King's Resort Rozvadov, watch out for new announcements in the POKER TRIPS section and find out about the upcoming stops below.
Get in touch if you need info or assistance to join us somewhere!
I left the Iberian peninsula last night and I am getting ready for month number 2!
February will kick off with the SPF King's Winter Edition and I am planning to make my way to Prague a bit before. Maybe to enjoy myself in one of my favourite cities in Europe and maybe to go play my favourite card game in Rozvadov ...
As a matter of fact, the Big Wrap will soon be back just before the Spanish Poker Festival. For the rest of the month, it looks like I'll be cruising around again quite a bit besides the Czech Republic with trips to Dublin (IE) and maybe to Scheveningen (NL). I have no accommodation options to share for Scheveningen for now but King's can offer you good deals for your rooms during the Big Wrap.
For the #spfpoker stop at King's, we have a few 5* packages left including airport shuttles from 3rd to 10th February. Also, don't hesitate to request offers for single nights.
Dublin is always a great place to be to play cards and I have hotel deals to share with you.
Scroll down for visuals and out more in the POKER TRIPS section.
The 3* and 4* hotel packages have sold out over the last days bringing the SPF packages to a total of more than 160 already. The first SPF King's edition of the year is building up!! In addition, a group of 100 T.I.P.S. Indians will be around for the High Roller events.
12/24/2019 0 Comments
For this coming new year, you can call me 'El Ambassador' ^^
As a matter of fact, after years of collaboration and of #nuncasuerte , I am very veeeery happy to be officially part of the Spanish Poker Festival crew as an ambassador for the brand.
We have lanched a completely new website this weekend under www.spfpoker.com with the announcement of the 11 SPF stops of 2020. There will be 9 cities on the tour map with two stops each in Madrid and in Rozvadov. Also, you will find some new spots on the map like the stop in Vigo for instance. Find out all there is to know about this upcoming #spfpoker year.
I can help you find all the info to make your way to the stops in case you are planning to drop by and you will always find the available packages in the POKER TRIPS section of this site.
See you on the Spanish roads!
8 days of Poker in Czech Republic with +400 confirmed Spaniards and a group of 100 Indian high rollers, that's the receipie of the upcoming SPANISH POKER FESTIVAL WINTER EDITION in collaboration with the 3rd season TIPS [The Indian Poker Series]!
13 tournaments will take place at King's Resort from 3rd to 10th February with over €600.000 GTD in prize pools.
The Main Event will be a €250 event with a guarantee of €300.000. What's more the festival will offer two HR events of €500-600 and one SHR of €1k for those who like it more spicy.
My favourite thing about Poker by far is the cultural mix overdose I get again and again! After a micro stop in Estoril, Lisbon last weekend, I made my way to southern Spain for the Sevilla Poker Open just before the Spanish Poker Festival National Finals in Madrid starting this weekend!
SEVILLA POKER OPEN info can be found all across the social media landscape:
My photos of my Seville stay are online in the photo section of this website.
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New image, new brand colors, new website, new buy-in for the Main Events [€250], new stops, better social media stuff, live coverages ... The SPANISH POKER FESTIVAL is still going strong. Every national stops features a guarantee of €25.000 except for the Madrid finals that are coming up in mid-December with a €50.000 guarantee!!
The festival promo usually comes with hotel packages and free airport shuttles for the Rozvadov legs in Czech Republic.
Find out more on their fully detailed website!
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.
Another big success for Roland Van de Linde's crew with the Dutch Classics in Rozvadov gathering more than 600 Dutchies and Belgians from 18th to 23rd September and there is more to come.
As a matter of fact, Pokerreis will be back at it at King's Resort with the 8th leg of the Dutch Classics in late January (from 22nd to 27th) and an even larger BENELUX CLASSICS is coming up for May 2020.
Save the dates for this festival from 20th to 25th May featuring a Main Event of €220.
In the meanwhile, as a Luxembourg-based player, I will be gathering interested players and Poker clubs from the Grand-Duchy through THE-ROUNDERdotnet.
I can help you:
- to organise your group trip
- to promote a ranking competition with your club
- to promote Pokerreis through your club and provide your members with a cool Poker trip opportunity
Room rates and more news to come soon in this blog!
For info and conditions, you are welcome to get in touch!
Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Georgia and U.K. for some Poker and Rock'n'Roll :p
PLO fans, if you thought the Big Wrap that took place at King's Resort this April was a unique chance, think again. Frank Koopmann will be back indeed and the PLO party is announced for September already with cumulated prize pools of €2 Million Euro and tournament addition like the long awaited PLO Hi/Lo for instance.
The full schedule is available in the King's Poker section.
The second editions of the SPF is coming up for the summer. After the classic winter edition in January, the Spaniards will come back to Rozvadov for a week or two in July so maybe it's time to save the dates! The SPF Rozvadov Summer 2019 is taking place from 21st to 28th of July this year but there is a lot more events put on throughout the year by the iberic Poker organisation.
Find their annual dates in the flyer below and find out more on their website!
Une des règles fondamentale au Poker de tournoi est la suivante: Quand ça run, ça run! :D
Vladimer Gigolahvii a encore frappé!! Souvenez-vous, c'est lui qui empochait le plus gain lors du deal 4-way dans l'EPS Rozvadov Main Event ce lundi. Apparemment, il est resté coincé à Rozvadov, mais pas pour se reposer ... En effet, c'est lui qui ship le Big Wedensday d'hier. Deux wins sur le début de semaine. Easy!
Vous voulez faire comme-lui (bonne chance!), alors retrouvez le programme complet des tournois du King's Resort. Leur riche programme de MTTs live se trouve ICI.
Two weeks in Rozvadov from late April until yesterday for 2 weeks of King's madness during the EPS Rozvadov. More than 700 photos came together during my stay and all of them are available HERE.
The Poker action never stops at King's Resort and the next big event is already ready to go. From today, players will be able to take part to the live flights of the Party Poker Grand Prix fiesta after the online Day 1s.
The King's Resort offered their staff the opportunity to play a tournament today and as I am only travelling tomorrow morning after 2 weeks of #epsRozvadov, I couldn't resist the urge to shoot those who've been my colleagues so often by now in their raising mode :p
Enjoy the +700 E.P.S. shots in THIS FLICKR ALBUM.
The Staff Tournament photos are HERE.
This one was not listed in the regular tourneys, obviously, but you can view the full King's Resort Poker tournament schedule under in THEIR POKER AGENDA.
A few days of rest in Spa shooting architecture photos and enjoying the first signs of summer and I am almost ready for the 2-week hop to Czech Republic. I will spend the coming 2 weeks in Rozvadov for the E.P.S. shooting Poker photography and documenting the festival through a series of daily intervention on european-pokerseries.com.
Thinking of joining? Do yourself a favour and visit the E.P.S. hotel booking section. Great packaged hotel deals are waiting for you!
Almost 2 full weeks of action, 16 events and +€840.000 in prize pool guarantees!! See you where the Poker action is ;)
I will be on a flight to Prague very early on Wednesday morning and just in time for the Welcome Event of the European Poker Series Rozvadov at King's Resort. The first major event of the first weekend will be the Warm Up with more than €100.000 GTD. Check out the full 2-week schedule on the E.P.S. website and find my photos online there from the middle of this week.
Still need a hotel room? Visit the E.P.S. room booking section HERE for your best offers in partner hotels.
See you in Czech Republic!
Just a few days to go before the beginning of the #EPSrozvadov at King's Resort. I will be on the go with Belgian crew for the full length of the festival and will find my daily reports and photo galleries under european-pokerseries.com.
Secure your hotel deal HERE and view the special 3-nights promotion.
Here i am back in Belgium since Monday after a week of PLO madness at King's Resort for the Big Wrap that ended up being a great success. I spent the whole last week in Rozvadov playing the 4-card game and shooting the big boys in the â¬2.350 Main Event. More than 200 photos are online in my Rozvadov Big Wrap archive.
Next stop is the Casino de Spa again where I will attend the Belgian Poker Awards ceremony this weekend before a few quiet days followed by the big Rozvadov E.P.S.!!
One of the last European Poker Series hotel promotion has been launched yesterday and you have still time to join the ride for the 800.000+ Eur GTD festival.
I flew from Brussels to Prague yesterday morning for a full week of Pot Limit Omaha action at King's Resort and we are already looking back to a very decent Monday night with close to 100 entries in Day 1A of the Warm Up with a huge chipleader!
The E.P.S. Spa is over and you will find all reports on their website after 12 days of Poker at the Poker Room Of Spa. You will find a link to more than 600 festival photos in the PHOTOS & COVERAGES section of this site.
I am now off for a bit family and online Poker time in Luxembourg before leaving to Rozvadov for that awesome PLO event coming up in early April: the BIG WRAP ! The rooms are filling up buck Frank Koopmann might still be able to help. Visit the website for quick and easy room bookings!
It's March already and in the EPS calendar, March means BACK TO BUSINESS!
From 13th of March the European Poker Series will celebrate its return to the Poker Room Of Spa for almost two weeks of Poker action in the oldest functioning casino in the world!
€200.000 are guaranteed for this festival before the huge €800.000 stop in Rozvadov in April. Don't miss it!
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