I made my way to the Poker Belgique room in Soignies today after a meeting in Maastricht. A few drinks, a few photos and a few hours of sleep in the area before continuing to the Belgian coast tomorrow for Day 1B of the Unibet Belgium Poker Championship.
Info about the Unibet festival in one of my last posts.
Some photos of my stay in Soignies ara available below and the full album is online in my photo archive and on Facebook.
I did not get a chance to go back to Portugal since last March and I am genuinely missing it. The coffees in the morning by the ocean, the excellent food, the amazing bikinis ... :p
It's been a tough grind over the last months in the Belgian forests of Spa so I guess I deserve my beach time too! The UNIBET BELGIUM POKER CHAMPIONSHIP will soon be back on the Belgian Atlantic Coast with a €550 Main Event and a bunch of side events from the 29th of August to the 1st of September.
I will be playing the Main Event only and I'll probably be in for some terrasse side events with ocean view.
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!
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I will be at the Poker Room Of Spa next week during the Spa's Poker Feestje. I have repeatedly posed about it lately and you will find all information with useful links in my blogging section of this site. I will provide photo reports with daily recaps from the 14th to the end of the festival on the 18th. My production will include daily photo galleries of the Poker games and the casino surroundings with loads of Poker player portraits.
All my photography catalogue is available for this. Some exclusive shots will come in limited series but with almost 22.000 photos published and archived on my Flickr account, you should be fine :) For the vast majority of these photos, I still have an HD backup that we can work with for prints but I lost 2 very important backup drives in two photo bag thefts in Brussels (2014) and in Las Vegas (2016), so some photos might not be available ... Sorry in advance :/
For those who care, I will be available to talk about original prints of your favourite shots of mine during the Spa's Poker Feestje. The pictures can come in various styles and sizes.
Last weekend, I visited the Poker Room of Spa for a cash game session and I stopped by the tournament Poker room upstairs during the regular Friday event to shoot the trophies of the upcoming Spa's Poker Feestje in the middle of this month.
All festival details are online under www.pokerroomofspa.com.
Two weeks to go before the Spa's Poker Feestje at the Poker Room of Spa this mid-August! The detailed schedule including full structures in online under pokerroomofspa.com and you can use the flyer below as a nice recap of all that will be going beside the cash game action.
While the Spa's Poker Feestje mostly stands for a Poker tournaments, a fully detailed cash game planning has been released. Find all there is to know about the festival cash games openings in THIS ARTICLE.
What is more, another great August cash game spot will be the Tbilisi Cash Game Weekend for a second stop in Georgia this summer. You will find more information about this event in a former blog post.
Where will I see you?
After a series of one-day events during the July Ranking that ended last night, the Poker Room Of Spa will soon be back in the Poker festival business with the SPA's POKER FEESTJE. Find out the complete schedule of the festival and the results of the July Challenge under pokerroomofspa.com in the NEWS and CALENDAR sections.
I will be on the spot at least between 14th and 18th but probably a bit more in case someone cares to join us in Belgium.
The Poker action goes on in Georgia after the CASH GAME WEEKEND stop in Batumi earlier this month. There a cool recap video online and my photos are available in my Flick archive. There is a lot of Poker photography but it is also a photo report of my week spent in Georgia. You will also find additional shots of my journey from Belgium over Luxembourg and Dortmund on my Instagram feed.
To stay tuned, I suggest you use the Facebook group Poker in Georgia promoting games running both in Batumi or in the capital, Tbilisi, and there is a good opportunity to visit this glorious Caucasus city as the next big Poker thing in beautiful Georgia will be the CASH GAME WEEKEND Tbilisi in late August. More about it below in this post.
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.
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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!