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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> LIB > Life Is Beautiful
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.
ON THE ROAD
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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