Six weeks of Poker. Six weeks filled with more than 100 tournaments. The World Series Of Poker (WSOP) has arrived in Europe for good and King’s Casino has put a historical leg in the books. Some key figures: more than 30.000 tournament entries, almost €32.000.000 of prize money, 14 WSOP Circuit Rings and 11 WSOP Europe Bracelets awarded.
King’s had been aiming high for this WSOP Festival announcing prize pools with more than €20.000.000 guaranteed but the 2.085-entry strong Oktoberfest of the WSOP Circuit set the tone from the beginning and the high expectations were met in the end. Every single guarantee has been reached and exceeded. Even the Colossus, for which an overlay seemed inevitable until the last flights, made it to 4.115 entries to top the €2.000.000 guarantee mark for a buy-in of €550 after a memorable 31st of October with more than 2.000 entries in the two flights of the day.
There has also been new records. First, the 523-entry €550 Pot Limit Omaha (WSOPE Bracelet Event #2) scooped the title of the largest ever PLO field in the WSOPE History. What is more, the €111.111 High Roller for One Drop made King’s shine throughout the Poker world. The 88 registrations alone would have been enough to make it the biggest European 100k event but the 44 re-entries almost equalled the biggest Las Vegas edition (130 entries for the $111k One Drop High Roller 2017). As a result, a pretty cool €12.980.000 were up for grabs in the prize pool and Dominik Nitsche ended up being the big winner of this competition of high prestige.
The €10.350 ESOPE Main Event ranked second in size in its 10-year existence. With 529 entries, the Cannes score of 2011 (593 entries) could not be beaten but the €5.000.000 guarantee was easily reached and surpassed. Marti Roca de Torres was the one to walk away with the bracelet of the European bracelets after qualifying online on 888poker and he can now enjoy the end of the year with his €1.115.207 in winnings.
History has been written again by King’s with this phenomenal Poker festival and it is just the beginning. One thing is for sure: next year, the WSOP will be back in Rozvadov and all our players can already look forward to additional festivals, highlights and records.
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 ... :)
All Aachen (D) Alicante (E) Amnéville (F) Amsterdam (NL) April 2013 April 2014 April 2015 April 2016 April 2017 April 2018 April 2019 August 2012 August 2014 August 2015 August 2016 August 2017 August 2018 Austria Batumi (Ge) Belarus Belgium Belgrade (SRB) Berlin (D) Blankenberge (B) Breda (NL) Brussels (B) Bucharest (Ro) Bulgaria Campione (I) Cannes (F) Chaudfontaine (B) Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic December 2012 December 2013 December 2014 December 2015 December 2016 December 2017 December 2018 Divonne-Les-Bains (F) Dublin (IE) Estoril (Pt) February 2013 February 2014 February 2015 February 2016 February 2017 February 2018 February 2019 France Georgia Germany Gevgelija (MKD) Gibraltar Gibraltar (GIB) Grande-Motte (F) Gujan-Mestras (F) Interviews Ireland Italy January 2013 January 2014 January 2015 January 2016 January 2017 January 2018 January 2019 July 2012 July 2013 July 2015 July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 June 2012 June 2013 June 2014 June 2015 June 2016 June 2017 June 2018 Kayl (L) Kyrenia (Cy) Las Vegas (USA) Latvia Lille (F) Lisbon (Pt) Lloret De Mar (E) Luxembourg Luxembourg (L) Macedonia Madrid (E) Marbella (E) March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2016 March 2017 March 2018 March 2019 May 2013 May 2014 May 2015 May 2016 May 2017 May 2018 May 2019 Middelkerke (B) Minsk (BY) Morocco Namur (B) November 2012 November 2013 November 2014 November 2015 November 2016 November 2017 November 2018 October 2012 October 2013 October 2014 October 2015 October 2016 October 2017 October 2018 Online Poker Opatija (HR) Paris (F) Portugal Praha (CZ) Riga (LV) Romania Rozvadov (CZ) Sanremo (I) Santa Susanna (E) Seefeld (A) September 2012 September 2013 September 2014 September 2015 September 2016 September 2017 September 2018 Serbia Sousse (TN) Spa (B) Spain St. Amand Les Eaux (F) Tangier (MA) Tbilisi (Ge) The Netherlands Toulouse (F) Troia (Pt) Tunisia USA Utrecht (NL) Varna (BG) Vienna (A)