The finals of SPO 2019 are coming up in a few days! I'll be off to Portugal tomorrow before making my way to awesome Seville. The SPO finals Main Event prize pool has already +€25k added money coming from the various promotion over the year (Buy-in Plus). As a very special feature you also get a discount for every stop you've played. All details HERE.
Above, you'll find the last minute hotel promo SPO has just fired out on their social media pages.
Interested in joining? Get in touch via my POKER TRIPS page!
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!
The SPO is a recent project on the Spanish Poker map and it is a pretty pleasant one. Casino Admiral Sevilla is very fine and freshly renovated gambling establishment and it is located not far from the heart of wonderful Seville.
The #SPFpoker Main Event is on at Casino Gran Via and you can follow the full coverage on Poker Red!
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.
Just a few days to go until the 3rd leg of the SEVILLA POKER OPEN! Every year, the SPO animates the Admiral Casino Poker tables with a series of 4 festivals. This coming event is the last one before the finals in January.
The full schedule of the December event is available below and you can find more info about all the SPO festivals on your favourite social media network:
11/28/2019 0 Comments
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.
The Gran Casino Castellon will be the host of a massive SPF event very soon! Check out this insane schedule they just published on their Instagram profile!
11/20/2018 0 Comments
It's time to #punishthespanish again!! :D
I left Spa this morning after some photo reporting over the Roller Coaster Festival weekend days and I stayed one extra day to attend the Poker Room of Spa Monday Cash Game Night yesterday. I was able to book a positive session but my highlight of the weekend was my second place finish in the Chill Out event while I was still posting updates and shooting pictures of the final stages of the Main Event final table. Poker an easy game :)
I will be back in Spain next week to #punishthespanish because they still deserve it :D
After a stop at CNP Estoril recently, I am now attending the Poker Room Of Spa Roller Coaster Festival in Belgium before leaving to Madrid next Wednesday for the finals of the CNP GRAN FINAL.
The festival is already in full swing since the 16th of this month and you can follow the action on their Facebook page or on the Laroush Events page.
Less than a month to go before the return of the Spanish Poker Festival to Rozvadov with a Winter Edition from 28th January to 4th February but there is also a lot of action already announced in Spain by various Poker promoters.
CNP & LPS have announced most of their 2018 stops already with tournaments all over Iberia and GPS will also be back with Silver Poker Series in January and February before a Golden Poker Series stop at Casino Gran Madrid in March.
The promoters of the SPF at King's will also be active on home soil with a bunch of events scheduled for the beginning of the New Year like the Spanish Winter Series in Castellon until 7th January, the Levante Poker Challenge also taking place at Casino Gran Madrid in mid-January before the SPF at King's. Soon after, another event will take place at Casino de Mallorca and another Levante Poker Challenge stop is planned from 23rd to 25th February at the Gran Casino Extremadura.
Let's get our credit cards ready to book flights and accommodation :p
To kick-off the new year in an 'all over the place' manner, I found myself hesitating between these two destinations. Minsk, Belarus, for a Cash Game Weekend with furious Eastern chip throwers featuring a Belarus Poker Tour (BPT) stop or Madrid, Spain, for the Levante Poker Challenge including juicy OLE! cash games and not risking to freeze to death if I decide to go for a coffee around the corner.
Sunset between Lisbon and Madrid, June 2017
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Yesterday, I drove to chill in Luxembourg trying to take advantage of the coming summer days with old buddies and my brother ...
Yes, I know - stupid idea :) Long story short: I slept at a friend's place, my buddy's wife ended up turning on the heating this morning and it has been raining for most of the day on top of that.
That is why, I will be heading South again soon :) This weekend (9th > 11th June), I will probably be shooting some of my last Poker Belgique photos in Namur before the Monster Tournament in October, so join us for the ongoing Big Slick event that started on monday already with the first Day 1. The results of the first Day 1s are already available on pokerbelgique.be and I will be on the spot this weekend for a proper photo coverage of the finals until sunday night.
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> LIB > Life Is Beautiful
Everybody who follows me online must know by now how crazy in love I am with Portugal, so it was no big surprise to anyone when I suggested my Lisbon friends to join them (again) from 12th to 20th of June.
A little bit of chilling by the ocean, a couple of beers with the buddies, some cash games at the Estoril casino, cafezinhos with supercuties by the pool ... the plan seemed perfect :)
... until one of them showed up to ruin my relaxed vacation plans :) Holidays have been cancelled, it seems!
So now, we're thinking of leaving to Spain for the Golden Poker Series Madrid before moving on to the PokerStars Festival in Marbella from the 19th to 25th. See you on the road!
[first published on May 26th 2016]
The Circuito Nacional de Poker is planning a stop in Alicante again from June 8th to 12th with great valuable AND LIMITED packages including 'noches de alojamiento' (accommodation nights) in double rooms and the tournament buy-in.
Bookings are available on viajespoker.com and general information can be found on the CNP Facebook page and official website.
Sunny Costa Brava is waiting for you!! And some loose Spaniards too :D
DSO Lloret de Mar (19 > 22 June) offers you a 50k stack with 50' blinds for a genuine deepstack game.
Tournament info HERE.
Sebastien is going and willing to take care of your Main Event reservation. Just tell him.
A deal has been found with the ALBA SELEQTTA HOTEL near the casino:
* 55€/night for a single room
* 70€/night for a double room
You can get in touch directly with Vicky from the hotel in English, French or Spanish. Use the code 'Tournoi Texapoker / DSO' to get these special rates.
Ryanair has regular flights to Gerona (Barcelona) from Charleroi and to Reus (Barcelona) from Frankfurt-Hahn.
Need more info? Just ask Sebastien.
More Poker trips? Visit the POKER TRIPS page.
Back to school! But probably a bit better than we all remember:
- 6 days in a privatized Spanish hotel near the beach
- 7 tournaments
- coaching sessions & conferences
- nightlife recreation
After April 2012 the Arena Poker Camp is back for a promising fall edition. The lessons will be taught in Santa Susanna on the Spanish Costa Brava from October 28th to November 3rd. Entires are limited to 350.
Visual appetizer on YouTube.
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Before the summer of 2017, the page was animated by 2 blogs: the Poker tournament blog and the general blog. Today, only the former tournament blog remains active featuring all sorts of updates in one place only. Easier for you, easier for us ... :)
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