Five Things to Know About The 2016 PokerNews Cup

  • Giovanni AngioniGiovanni Angioni
2016 PokerNews Cup

The 10th edition of the PokerNews Cup kicks off at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic in less than two months. It's time you learn why this poker festival should be on your schedule.

With €260,000 in guarantees and the highest buy-in on the schedule set for €250, this edition of PokerNews' own live tournament series is a steal. To help you make your decision and to convince you to join us in Rozvadov for the tenth chapter of an adventure that started in Melbourne back in 2007, we've put together a list of some of the reasons why the PokerNews Cup is truly a special series.

Big Guarantees, Low Buy-ins

This formula has long been the key to the series' success, and it's not going away in 2016. As you can see from the official program of the PokerNews Cup, the festival running August 10-15 features 11 events with guaranteed prize pools totaling €260,000.

While it's safe to assume that the €250 buy-in €200,000 Guaranteed Main Event will have the largest field, the other tourneys on the schedule promise a lot of action, too, with juicy guarantees and affordable buy-ins.

Based on what happened in 2015, we promise that tournaments like the €100 King's Hold'Em Championship (with a €15,000 guarantee), the €200 PokerNews Hunt Bounty (€10,000 gtd.), and the €115 PokerNews Pot Limit Omaha (€10,000 gtd.) are all going to draw large fields of recreational players, making the events fun and lucrative for those who know how to play their cards right.

The Best Way To Jump In The Live Poker World

The main reason why players like Hungary's Attila Toth-Madi keep coming back to every edition of the series is that the PokerNews Cup is not your regular poker tournament.

Created to make recreational players and beginners feel welcome at the table, the PokerNews Cup is often referred to as the best way for players to discover the world of live poker in Europe.

Last year, Germany's online player Timothy Weltner came to Rozvadov from Berlin to play his first live poker tournament ever. As a result, Weltner not only won the opening event for €2,607, but he also played nearly every event on the schedule and promised to join us this year, too!

"I am extremely happy about my result," Weltner told PokerNews. "The opening event was my first live tournament ever, and it's hard to believe I won it. I loved the atmosphere at the PokerNews Cup, and I really enjoyed playing in the event."

The King's Casino Is Changing

Known to be Europe's largest poker room, the King's Casino is getting ready to add even more wow-factors to live up to its "Rozvegas" nickname.

During the PokerNews Cup, the casino will run cash games around-the-clock with an action that Unibet Poker pro Quentin Lecomte once called "one of the best in Europe."

"The King's is a good spot for cash game players. If you come during the weekend you can find a lot of people who are there to have a good time and grab some drinks. They want to gamble and play so, as one can imagine, this translates into many soft tables and easy money."

Also, the King's just added 55 more rooms to their hotel, so don't miss the opportunity to check that out!

Meet the PokerNews Live Reporting Team!

Who said that low buy-in events should not be treated as the Main Event of a premium circuit like the European Poker Tour (EPT) or the World Poker Tour?

For the second consecutive year, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be in Rozvadov to help you experience live poker at its finest.

Would you like to know how it feels to get to the final table of an EPT, but you don't have the bankroll to do that? Join us at the PokerNews Cup, download the MyStack app, and follow the live blog in English, German, Czech, and Polish!

"Rozvegas" Is More Than Just Poker

While the majority of the players tend to spend their time between the walls of the King's Casino, Rozvadov is not only about poker.

The small town on the border of Czech Republic and Germany can be an ideal retreat for those looking for a spot to chill, spend some time in the nature, and enjoy some fine dining at the King's exclusive à-la-carte restaurant. Check out this page to learn more about what to do in Rozvadov during the PokerNews Cup.

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