Although I am not working at the Spa Casino anymore as such, I am always welcome to shoot a set of photos over there. This past weekend, the Dutch organisation of Deaf Poker was hosting the Spa DEAF POKER FESTIVAL at the Poker Room Of Spa and I decided to show up on Sunday during the bubble of the Main Event :)
You'll find the full set of photos below and on Flickr or Facebook. Enjoy! :)
Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Georgia and U.K. for some Poker and Rock'n'Roll :p
As some may already know, I have left the Poker Room of Spa as a co-worker in early May this spring but the action goes on with regular weekend events and occasional festivals to come. There are loads of promotions coming up for July and a nice Poker festival will be held in the middle of August. Find out more in the NEWS section of the P.R.O.S. website.
I will still be there from time to time for the occasional cash game round and I guess I will make my way down from Bristol where I am shooting a music festival in early August to take part to the Spa's Poker Feestje.
6/6/2019 0 Comments
I've been taking it easy lately. Picked up running and hiking again and got back to playing quite some online Poker too for a change. My mission at the Poker Room Of Spa came to an end in early May and I am now taking some time to try to shape the rest of the year.
I am super available at the moment if someone care to come up with a brilliant project to work on :)
I am thinking of leaving my base in Spa by late August but it is still not clear where to for now. Suggestions are also welcome for that! I basically don't need a lot: a bed, a bathroom, a kitchen - vamos! But I guess I need to figure out first what I will be doing before I chose where to go. Or maybe it does also work the other way around... On my list: Lisbon (yes, again) or somewhere sunny, Prague (always loved it or Eastern Europe generally speaking) or something more remote like Thailand (wish list) or Uruguay (a friend moved there and loves it).
The idea of buying a new mobile home has also crossed my mind a few times lately ...
To my old buddies of Luxembourg: I will be amongst you on a few occasions over this coming summer between my stops in Belgium, Slovakia, Georgia and England so let's meet up if you care!
After 6 months of promotion for the launch of the Poker Room Of Spa, it's already time to step back and to move on to other destinations.
This does not mean that I will not be around at all anymore but I am definitely planning to spend less time in Belgium again over the coming months. That does not make the cash game tables less juicy in Spa though :D So I am for sure planning to come back from time to time like for instance for their upcoming bounty hunt for next weekend from the 16th to the 19th May.
The event is a €250 buy-in tournament played in two days with three Day 1s. The starting stack will be 50k in 30/40-minute levels. View the complete structure HERE.
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 ;)
4/10/2019 0 Comments
This week, the Poker Room Of Spa is offering you the chance to play the Belgian pros and you don't even have to break your bankroll to be part of it. The B.P.A. 2019 ceremony is coming up this weekend in Spa with a prestigious €1.100 event but there are ways around the cashier. As a matter of fact, from tomorrow, Thursday 11th of April, daily Phase 1 events will be available for €120.
10% of the field will advance to the Super Star Championship on Saturday but it is not a proper satellite. The twist is that you will keep your stack for the weekend tournament no matter how high or low it is. That way, you might end up being short stacked or maybe start with more players than your opponents on Saturday but always for a reduced price of €120 instead of €1.100.
Find all details on the P.R.O.S. page!
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.
It's always nice to see him around, not so nice to have him at the table though :p Davidi Kitai, THE Belgian Poker star will be taking part to the Belgian Poker Award festivities in mid-March at the Poker Room Of Spa.
Find out about the ceremony, the prestigious €1.100 put in place by the P.R.O.S. and the Phase 1 qualifiers just before the B.P.A. weekend on the pokerroomofspa.com page.
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!
Over the coming weeks, the European Poker Series have guaranteed a million Euro featuring a 200.000-Euro stop at the Poker Room Of Spa from the 12th of March and an 800.000-Euro edition at King's Resort Rozvadov a bit later from late April.
Packages for your accommodation are already selling well so get busy booking yours for the best possible E.P.S. experience. I will be attending both stops shooting photos and reporting about counts and updates on a daily basis.
All info can be found on european-pokerseries.com and frequent updates and news are published on their Facebook page as well.
I still did not get the chance to fly home to Portugal over this early February. After the P.R.O.S. Benelux Championship, I decided to skip Dublin for personal and business reasons but only to stick to the Luxembourg and Spa area where I have been staying since my return from my 2-week Rozvadov stay for the Dutch Classic's and the Spanish Poker Festival.
This weekend, I will be back at the Poker Room Of Spa for the APAT Benelux Championship before finally finding my way back to the Portuguese Atlantic coast for late February and early March :)
I will be back in Spa from tonight with a photo and cash game plan but I don't think I will get away these days without registering at least one tournament :)
The one-day tournament weekend starts tonight with the Thursday Night Fever (€1.500 GTD) as a warm up before the big action kicks off from tomorrow.
The D4 Events Dublin Poker Festival (DPF) has begun last weekend and will be going on until the end of this week with the EDSPC Main Event coming up but I gotta skip this one unfortunately. Some business is keeping stuck in Luxembourg for a few days, so I will probably be back in Spa for the weekend where Leandro Gaone has put together a schedule of 4 1-day tournaments from Thursday to Sunday with a total of more than €20.000 GTD!!
Not sure I am going to play the small ones but, for sure, I am going to be more than happy to sit the Friday PLO cash game tables :) Also, watch out for a new tournament on Saturday with a bigger buy-in and a deeper structure and for a €10.000 guarantee in the Sunday special event of this week.
All P.R.O.S. Poker info is available under pokerroomofspa.com. See you in Belgium again soon!
Back in Belgium last week with a stop at the Poker Room Of Spa for their first festival of the year. 200 entries came together for the Main Event and almost as many photos are available online. All P.R.O.S. Poker info is displayed under pokerroomofspa.com.
You'll find my photos there as well as in my Flickr archive or on THE-ROUNDERdotnet Facebook page.
I have been skipping the 2018 edition because somehow I got stuck in Portugal so I organised things differently this year. I'll travel to Portugal AFTER the Dublin Poker Festival :)
I will miss the first weekend featuring the smaller ACOP Event taking place while I will be attending the Benelux Festival at the Poker Room Of Spa after a long January stay in Rozvadov and before moving on to Ireland for the second part of the DPF 2019.
While working on new communication development plans and playing cash games at the Poker Room Of Spa, I am obviously also shooting some photography recurrently.
You can find them on the P.R.O.S. website, on their Facebook page and on THE-ROUNDERdotnet Facebook HQ.
My complete recent photo archive is hosted on Flickr if you like would to browse 20k photos from over the last 3 years ;)
Not a lot of action at the Poker lately for me. I have hardly played since the days before Christmas. Just a bit of online mtting and some live cash games and, so far, I am up this year :D
I'm back in Spa at the PROS for a bit this month and might hop around here for a while between in the BeNeLux area. Still have to make up my mind about SPF Rozvadov and the Dublin Poker Festival for later this month and February.
12/19/2018 0 Comments
I am about to leave my Estoril home to step on a taxi to Lisbon Airport. Tonight, I will be in Luxembourg for a few hours before moving on to Spa in Belgium to join the ranks of the PROS crew at the Casino de Spa.
A nice Main Event with a €25.000 GTD is awaiting for a buy-in of €250! All info you need is online HERE and find out about the PROS cash games under THIS ARTICLE we recently published.
Photos of my last stops in Spa are online on my Flickr. Enjoy and see you soon in Belgium!
The 777 Kings Festival is over and we are back to business as usual at the Poker Room Of Spa with a bunch of regular events coming up until the Christmas Poker Festival. All Poker info is available under pokerroomofspa.com. We have set up a really nice new website with a complete calendar and I am providing a lot of photos too. Go have a look!
The photos archive of this festival is online HERE.
Also, save the date for the next festival taking place just before Christmas. I will be back in Belgium for that one. See you in Spa!
Two more days to go before the 777Kings Festival kicks off at the P.R.O.S. with a total of 7 Poker tournaments over the coming week featuring a €170 Main Event. All Info is available in the dedicated THE-ROUNDERdotnet article an on pokerroomofspa.com.
What's more, we will have the pleasure to welcome two special ambassadors for the occasion: Joselito Nalinnes coming to represent EPS & Poker Belgique and the winner of the last online contest with European Poker Series, Julien Michoel.
After Madrid, I am enjoying the Portuguese November sun for a few days before making the first of my two December trips to Belgium. The destination is the Poker Room of Spa where two major Poker events will take place before the holidays. The first is the 777Kings Festival with 7 events on the menu featuring a €170 Main Event over 2 days.
Just before Christmas, the X-Mss festival will provide another 4-tournament event for the end of the year.
All details are listed on the Poker Room of Spa website and will also find a full calendar with all regular events and cash game rendez-vous.
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 :)
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