It's been an intense Poker week at the Grand Casino Aš Poker room in the Czech Republic.
I arrived last Wednesday, on the 27th October for a Poker Belgique photo documentary throughout the week and to play some cash games.
I left Madrid yesterday morning, flew to Brussels, spent the night with the Poker Belgique gang at their headquarters in Soignies (Belgium) where I shot their Tuesday 50k, packed again, drove all night to reach Aš (Czech Republic) and went to sleep for a few hours after a 30-hour trip across Europe. Here I am now until Monday at the Grand Casino Aš!
I spent most of my lockdown months in Cascais, Portugal where I ended up walking the mental full tilt away on the local beaches and shooting photography. In spring 2021, I presented the result as a series of 15 selected black and white photos printed on Portuguese tiles and framed with local cork.
I am leaving Madrid tomorrow morning on a flight to Brussels where I will stay less than 12 hours before moving on to the Czech Republic.
The Grand Casino de Namur has launched its satellite campaign for the BPC Namur Main Event yesterday! Below, you will find a list of all available satellites to the 1k Main Event and I also posted the BPC structures at the end of this post.
Countdown before the Poker Belgique Masters at Grand Casino As next week!
I'm spending my last days in Spain for while before hopping on a plane from Madrid to Brussels early next week. From there, I will join the Belgian convoy to the Czech Republic for this last week of October.
I am still enjoying the Casino Gran Via Poker action together with Alex Rotenberg these days. The Golden Poker festival is still in full swing and I am really stoked to meet again with people from all over Europe. We are shooting a lot of photography these days and we're compiling our favourite shots in a common album. Find the Madrid Flickr archive just below and you might also visit THE-ROUNDER.net Facebook page.
There's more coming since the festival will be on for another full 2 days.
You will also find plenty of updates and shares in INSTAGRAM stories and TWITTER.
Buenos dias and greetings from Madrid! Today is already the 4th day of the Golden Poker comeback to Casino Gran Via! Last night was a busy Wednesday with more than 200 entries in 1B the Main Event after 137 entries in Day 1A. Poker Red is providing the official coverage of the festival (links below) with photo and video illustrations by David Piriz.
I am here for the cash games basically ... ;) but I am also super pleased to spend some time with Alex 'Brutally Honest' Rotenberg who is teaming up with me this week to provide images and updates here on THE-ROUNDER.NET.
The Madrid Golden Poker Championship starts today for a full week of Poker in the heart of the Spanish capital.
I will be in Madrid from Wednesday. Check out the full schedule below and see you there!!
The lovely SISSOS are back on the road and I caught up with them last night at Belval's MK Bar in Luxembourg. Enjoy some photos of the Berlin-based sister duo in the album below.
With already more than 1000 entries in the Main Event, the Golden Poker Championship is starting to sell out. Yesterday, the management announced a few modifications in the schedule with a new opening event and two extra Main Event Day 1s in an attempt to dilute the incoming flow of reservations.
The Melia Innside hotel is also sold out for now but NH still has a few rooms close by. Get busy now through the POKER TRIPS section if you're still intending to join the gathering in Madrid next week!
The Poker Belgique Masters at Grand Casino As is around the corner. I posted a link to complete info about the festival in the POKER TRIPS section. Around 60 PB members have already booked their trip and it's not too late for you to join the gathering. Check out the package offers in the links.
I am still in the process of trying to twist my agenda around the right way to be able to attend the event with a camera or two and a bit of cash but I am drawing thin for this one at the moment ^^ Updates soon ...
SPF is off to places again! After a successful comeback festival in their home casino in Castellon this summer, the brand is on the move again with an upcoming festival in Murcia. Find all details in the tweet below and check out the POKER TRIPS section for more updates about Poker events this fall and winter.
The initial plans was to spend 2-3 months straight in Portugal during autumn but then ... life ... :) Plans would be half the thrill if they would not change, so here we go. I'm flying to Luxembourg for a quick pit stop before taking another trip to Madrid for the GOLDEN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP : to grind the juicy cash games, maybe play some tournament Poker (Damian, please don't!), meet los amigos and to ...
... SHOOT SOME POKER PHOTOGRAPHY !! :D
The Golden Poker Championship Madrid is closing in and there is some good news: the capacity of the event could be increased a bit thanks to the efforts of the Casino Gran Via staff.
It's still a good idea to book your tournament seats online in advance ...
âDetails below - see you in Madrid!
It's gonna be goodbye Portugal for a while from early October for me. Looks like I am going to spend most of my October in Spain. First, I will be heading to Madrid for the Golden Poker Championship event before moving on to SPF Murcia for the end of the month.
Find these events and more coming up in the POKER TRIPS section of this site.
It looks more and more like the live Poker scene is coming back to life these weeks and months. Honestly, I still don't know what to do with my Poker photography career since work in the industry is still kinda scarce but, at least, I am getting enough opportunities to play these days.
Spain seems to be back in business for good when it comes to live Poker. SPF, CNP, Golden ... some of the major actors of Iberian Poker are back! While the SPF Castellon is on at the moment, some Covid curfews are still in place on the Mediterranean coast which is not a great thing in terms of cash game profitability. That's why I decided to skip the festival and I am now back in Madrid for a week of Gran Via cash game action in the heart of the capital where the local government is very relaxed about sanit(ar)y measures and opening times. We play with masks but the plexiglass separations are mostly gone here. Finally!