Greetings from Austria! The Casinos Austria Poker Tour is stopping in awesome Salzburg this week.
Info on the CAPT website.
Updates via PokerFirma.
Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and back to Slovakia.
These will be my Poker stops during the fourth month of this year. Details are always up to date under POKER TRIPS.
My Poker Spring starts in Slovakia this year.
I'm making a blitz Bratislava comeback during late March. First visit since my January stop. I've resumed traveling A LOT lately. You can support my trips by donating at the PLO cash game tables :-p In exchange, I'm shooting random documentation photos on the go. Those who enjoy watching photos, will maybe enjoy visiting the photo archive with progressively Bratislava updates these days until I leave Slovakia for the Casino Austria Poker Tour stop in epic Salzburg.
If I have the choice between a day time flight and one taking off just before sunset, guess which one I choose ...
Another contribution on the go for PokerFirma.com and I have added an English text version below. Photos and info links can be found in the German article.
After my visit of Seville for the first CNP of the year (photos HERE), I briefly stopped in Faro in the far southern part of Portugal to catch some amazing Algarve light. Spring is coming!
When the Poles storm the Banco Casinos in Slovakia, it's a state of emergency. But why is that?
And also: Why are they always so thirsty?
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Namur pics are online in the photo section of the website.
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I'll be off to Namur to shoot the new casino resort for CasinoCityGuide.eu and to take money form the old Wallonia fishes :-)
The Namur Classics will be back in late March and early April.
I'm going to be in the Slovak capital this spring. Not sure exactly when, not sure exactly for how long, not sure exactly how often ... but given the packed Poker calendar, I guess it is not really important :-)
I'll get what I am looking for: rich Poker games and plenty of photo opportunities in a city a truly love.
Leaving the Austrian Tyrol region after a memorable stay in Seefeld.
I started the-rounder.net blog as a private calendar to share my Poker trips with my brother around 2010. Later, it became a modest database for a group of Poker friends and gradually evolved into an archive of my trip documentations everywhere I traveled to play cards and cover live events. After teaming up with one of Europe's Poker media giants, PokerFirma.com around 2015/2016, we kept nursing the idea of building an ambitious project aiming to provide Poker info as well as tips and hints for traveling Poker players.
Update 12th March:
There is now also a German version of my contribution online. Feel free to share with the comic geeks among your buddies.
Poker is a lot about patience, hard work and dedication. I got a lot of coaching over my 15-year career as a player. I got trained by fellow players, I have been looking over the shoulder of sharks while taking photos at international tournaments, I learned about the power and the weaknesses of the mind but I never expected I would learn useful lessons about perseverance from a comic book designer :-) In order to set the stage, I am not into comics myself - at all. Not that I have something against this form of art - it is just not spontaneously appealing to me. I'm into a lot of various things: photography, astronomy, history, aviation, boarding on asphalt or on water in various states and environmental or social activism. What I am also into (A LOT) on the other hand, is documenting how and why interesting people do intriguing things - especially those I know little or nothing about.
So here I am today, publishing this post about a comic book. Fair enough, the book is about Poker but there is significantly more to say about Anish Patel and his FINAL NINE comic book project.
The last time I visited Salzburg dates back to ages ago. Back then, I did not know (nor did I care) that there was a casino in town. I was more into the UNESCO world heritage aspect featuring the Baroque architecture of the gorgeous city, the Christmas markets and being in the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Phil Ivey of classical music.
It has been over a year since the war started and since we first decided to travel to Ukraine and try to assist the weakest among the civilian population. Our early chaotic independent evacuation missions and first-aid delivery efforts have turned into a massive collective endeavour.
It bends our mind when we look back at what has been achieved and it breaks our heart to realise how much will is still needed. Yet, this is a shout out to every body who has helped and still does. This reminds me of my personal favourite quote of Mahatma Gandhi:
'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.'
This week, another 6 rescue vehicles were sent to Ukraine bringing the total count to 38 vehicles out of the planned 112 for our international UKRAINE IS CALLING fundraising campaign.
I am shooting the Casinos Austria Poker Tour stop in Seefeld for PokerFirma.com.
We go live every day HERE.
Updates and photos on Facebook HERE.
My first visit at the Dusk Till Dawn Club has been a good experience during THE FESTIVAL. One of the only unpleasant things about the Poker room is its location in Nottingham. The city as such is a very nice place but no big international airport connects it to Europe. The Birmingham or East Midlands airport are not too far away but don't offer many international travel options.
Sevilla is the spot where I got stuck when the pandemic hit Europe. It's actually one of the cities I love after visiting more than half a dozen times in total but I somehow did not make it back since then. Maybe it's time to break the spell. The first leg of CNP Season 11 will be played in beautiful Seville between 6th and 12th March.