WSOP Europe Features €5 Million GTD Main Event
Poker players from around the world have descended on King's Casino, located on the border of Germany in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, for the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) in hopes to grabbing one of the 11 gold bracelets being awarded from Oct. 19 to Nov. 10. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor covering action from all 11 events.
Here's what to watch for in Rozvadov over the next three weeks.
Main Event Guarantees €5 Million
The highlight of the poker festival is, of course, the €10,350 WSOPE Main Event on Nov. 4-10. Originally the event guaranteed a €4 million prize pool. However, last month, this was bumped to €5 million with €1 million guaranteed to first place.
Players will be playing deep-stacked poker with 50,000 starting chips and blind levels increasing every 90 minutes. Players eliminated on Day 1a on Nov. 4 will be allowed to re-enter on Day 1b Nov. 5.
Additionally, players can late-register before the start of Day 2 on Nov. 6. This also includes re-entries for those that entered one bullet in Day 1b and didn't bag chips. The tournament then continues for four more days until a winner is declared on Nov. 10.
Other Bracelet Events
The WSOPE features bracelet events with buy-ins both low and high suitable to suit a wide range of bankrolls.
The event that features the biggest guaranteed prize pool — even bigger than the WSOPE Main Event — is the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop with a mouth-watering €10 million guaranteed prize pool on Nov. 3-5.
The event, which raises money for the One Drop Foundation, is capped at 111 players. Many big names have already confirmed their attendance including Phil Hellmuth, Fedor Holz, Patrik Antonius, Antonio Esfandiari, Gus Hansen, Liv Boeree and Tony G. King's Casino owner and high roller regular Leon Tsoukernik announced he will not be among the big names to participate in the High Roller event.
"The demand is strong and I have given up my own seat and will play host instead," Tsoukernik said. "My €11,000 deposit will go to One Drop."
Other bracelet events start at just €550 including €550 WSOPE The Colossus on Oct. 27 to Nov. 2. Players will have plenty of opportunities to grab a share of the at least €2 million guaranteed prize pool with 10 opening flights, each allowing one re-entry.
The schedule also features many affordable side events where official WSOP gold bracelets will not be awarded. And of course, there will also be cash games at buy-ins low and high running around the clock throughout the festival.
WSOP Europe Bracelet Event Schedule
|Oct. 19||2 p.m.||Event #1A: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack||€1,100||€500,000|
|Oct. 20||2 p.m.||Event #1B: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack||€1,100||€500,000|
|Oct. 21||2 p.m.||Event #1C: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack||€1,100||€500,000|
|Oct. 23||2 p.m.||Event #2A: Pot-Limit Omaha||€550|
|Oct. 24||2 p.m.||Event #2B: Pot-Limit Omaha||€550|
|Oct. 25||3 p.m.||Event #3: No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo BOUNTY||€1,100|
|Oct. 26||3 p.m.||Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||€1,650|
|Oct. 27||12 p.m.||Event #5A: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 27||6 p.m.||Event #5B: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 28||12 p.m.||Event #5C: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 28||2 p.m.||Event #6: Pot-Limit Omaha||€2,200|
|Oct. 28||6 p.m.||Event #5D: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 29||12 p.m.||Event #5E: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 29||6 p.m.||Event #5F: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 30||12 p.m.||Event #5G: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 30||12 p.m.||Event #5H: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 31||12 p.m.||Event #5I: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 31||2 p.m.||Event #7: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||€1,650|
|Oct. 31||6 p.m.||Event #5J: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000|
|Nov. 1||2 p.m.||Event 8A: Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em||€1,100||€500,000|
|Nov. 1||3 p.m.||Event #9: No-Limit Hold'em High Roller||€25,000|
|Nov. 2||2 p.m.||Event #8B: Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em||€1,100||€500,000|
|Nov. 3||2 p.m.||Event #10: High Roller for One Drop||€111,111||€10,000,000|
|Nov. 4||12 p.m.||Event #11A: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event||€10,300||€5,000,000|
|Nov. 5||12 p.m.||Event #11B: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event||€10,300||€5,000,000|