Multiple international Day 1s across Europe and a big Poker festival in Bratislava from 5th to 12th June 2023.
[ POKER TRIPS ] Another Banco Masters coming up in Bratislava - FREEROLL the Warm Up
Banco Masters number 34 is coming up. I'm leaving Slovakia for Luxembourg before making my way to The Festival in Malta but we're leaving a little gift here before I go.
There are two Warm Up tickets up for grabs together with PokerFirma.com. Learn more in the article below.
June will bring a wave of Scandinavian players to Bratislava.
I will not be able to attend this one but you can check out the schedule for this upcoming festival below and BOOK YOUR STAY now.
After the Vamos Poker Tour stop at Card Casino, I have decided to put the #allineverywhere machine on hold for a bit and I'll stay in Slovakia for one or two more weeks.
[ Bratislava ] Vamos!
After the February stop in Romania, the VAMOS POKER TOUR 'equipazo' is back in the Slovak capital this spring.
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.
English version below
After my Namur visit in Belgium and a short stop in Luxembourg, I'm off to some Portugal Poker and photo grind with Alexandre Brutally Honest Rotenberg. Drones, cameras, stacks of cash for the Estoril and Vilamoura games... We are all set for a few days of cash games in Estoril followed by the Solverde Poker Series Main Event in Vilamoura!
From the very south of Portugal, I will then beam myself to Central Europe for a photo mission during the Vamos Poker Tour stop in the Slovak capital.
Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and back to Slovakia.
These will be my Poker stops during the fourth month of this year. Details are always up to date under POKER TRIPS.
My Poker Spring starts in Slovakia this year.
I'm making a blitz Bratislava comeback during late March. First visit since my January stop. I've resumed traveling A LOT lately. You can support my trips by donating at the PLO cash game tables :-p In exchange, I'm shooting random documentation photos on the go. Those who enjoy watching photos, will maybe enjoy visiting the photo archive with progressively Bratislava updates these days until I leave Slovakia for the Casino Austria Poker Tour stop in epic Salzburg.
If I have the choice between a day time flight and one taking off just before sunset, guess which one I choose ...
When the Poles storm the Banco Casinos in Slovakia, it's a state of emergency. But why is that?
And also: Why are they always so thirsty?
I'm going to be in the Slovak capital this spring. Not sure exactly when, not sure exactly for how long, not sure exactly how often ... but given the packed Poker calendar, I guess it is not really important :-)
I'll get what I am looking for: rich Poker games and plenty of photo opportunities in a city a truly love.
Pics of my winter months in Bratislava are available in my photo archive. Late January comes with a Portuguese interlude and here are aerial photography shots of a recent flight between Vienna and Lisbon.
A new set of photos is online featuring shots of the last weeks. I'm about to leave Bratislava for a while from next week. The Banco Masters is on this week and we'll provide updates via PokerFirma as usual in addition to Denis' & Dominik's coverage.
I've been skipping live Poker for almost a month since mid-December. After averaging at roughly 70 hours of Poker per month, I barely made it through what for sure has been my toughest year in terms of Poker results. I've played a lot in 2022 and I've lost heaps - a significant break was needed and some fresh air.
I'm not turning my back to Poker (yet :-p) but I've been busy with many other things over the last weeks and there were a few fun winter thingies on my bucket list. Getting my feet back onto some sort of board was one of them.
My latest intervention on PokerFirma is about a trip I decided to take to the High Tatras mountain range with Poker buddies. We had such a good time that we had not one Poker discussion over the whole stay :-)
Germknödel is a fluffy yeast dough dumpling. It's often filled with plum jam, comes with a melted butter or vanilla cream topping and a mix of poppy seeds, sugar or cacao powder can be added on top. It mainly is a culinary specialty of Austria and Bavaria but it's also served in the Slovak High Tatras as we've found out this week :-)
[ Poker Trips ] Slovakia, Portugal, Romania & the U.K. to kick off the new year
The first two months of my new year are more or less taken care of when it comes to #allineverywhere. I'll start the year in Slovakia before a hop to Portugal for the end of January and I'll be visiting Romania and the U.K. in February.
Poker Solidarity HQ in Bratislava
The original idea was to count all my cash game hours anywhere I play and to encourage fellow players to join me on the road to make donations for my #allin4ukraine solidarity actions but then came the opportunity to set up a grind house in the Slovak capital.
It's been a rough Poker grind in Madrid and Bratislava over the last weeks! Matija Sinković from Croatia was the first player to join me for this #pokersolidarity idea. He's one of the most hardcore grinders of the Banco Poker room and and great company with a big heart on top of it, so it was a pleasure to have him on board for this first boot camp in the Slovak capital.
171.5 hours of cash games & 15 tournaments
Once the enormous Polish Poker Championship has passed, Banco Casino still have a bunch of one-day events up their sleeve for the end of the year. The GRAND WEEK x-mas edition is coming up!
Visit my photo archive to browse through tens of thousands of photos from everywhere in the world. These winter weeks, I'm spending a lot of time in Bratislava until the end of January 2023.
Since November 2022, I set up a charity grind house in the Slovak capital. The project was initiated with the precious help of Banco Casino together with Poker Belgique and is called ' #allin4ukraine Bratislava Poker Boot Camp '.
It aims to regroup players willing to make a generous contribution to our global fundraising project targeting to raise 10 million Euro in order to buy and restore 112 rescue vehicles for Ukraine.
Details about it are available in a recent post.
[ The Hendonmob Championship ] All my photos of the Bratislava Grand Final week
Check out my shots of this late November week in Bratislava. I've been playing quite a bit myself for the ongoing #allin4ukraine Poker Boor Camp but there are always at least a few dozens of photos piling up in my archive at the end of a week of Poker...