The popular King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic, is hosting one of the most exciting and rewarding live tournaments tailored to Germany poker players. Rozvadov is welcoming the German Poker Days Festival which comes with a €200,000 GTD Main Event and a host of side events, where prize pools tend to exceed the initially announced guarantees.
Starting May 27, the German Poker Days Festival attracts poker enthusiasts from all over Europe with great cash prizes and the perfect conditions to play good poker. The deep stack structure and the modest entry of only €175 (€155+€20) make the Main Event of the fest particularly tempting for all fans of the classic casino game. It comes as no surprise, then, that 214 players decided to ante up and try their luck and skills during Day 1A on Thursday, May 31. After 44 re-entries, the registration ended with a total of 258 entries in the first flight of the Main Event.
Players started with 50,000 chips and played 30-minute levels, during which German pro Uwe M. managed to extend his stack to 552,000. While he became the first chip leader in the Main Event, another 65 entrants had chips left at the end of the 15 thirty-minute levels. Along with Uwe M., several other Germans bagged larger stacks – Clemens Michaelmas (474,000), Robin Woebs (436,000), Cedric Francois (398,000), and Hudson Hawk (392,000).
On Friday, Day 1B will run with the same levels and starting stacks from 5:00 p.m. local time. Two more flights follow Saturday, while on Sunday, the Main Event culminates with its Final Day which will gather all survivors from the starting flights and offer them a share of the €200,000 guarantee. The prize pool is expected to explode to a much larger amount, the lion’s share of which will go to the champion.
Plenty of Side Events To Reward Huge Prizes
Although the Main Event continues for several days and will not crown a champion until Sunday, the German Poker Days Festival comes with many other side events. Many of them extend their prize pools easily as the low entry fees manage to attract many contenders for the title, both professionals and amateurs. Several tournaments already ended, the biggest one being the €110 NLH Warm Up which almost reached its guarantee of €100,000 (it was €98,610) and was won by Greece’s Loukas Kioutsoukis.
The €110 NLH Warm Up event started May 27 and ran for several days, attracting a field of 629 players. The top 111 entries made it to the money levels, taking home a minimum of €247. After more eliminations the final table was set, play started and a half of the participants busted with cash prizes of at least €1,400. When only four players remained in contention, a four-way deal was reached and current chip leader Loukas Kioutsoukis was crowned a champion, receiving €15,000. The second position was left for Tim Oechsle, who became the best ranking German player in the event and banked €11,328.
Friday will see a couple of more tourneys taking place in the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, including Day 1B of the Main Event, as well as the German Poker Days Deepstack + Vegas Bounty. Starting at 7:00 p.m. local time, the event features a buy-in of €115 and a guaranteed prize pool of €15,000. There will also be bounties attached to every player and the more players you remove from the tournament, the more bounties you collect. Those with the most bounties will win a trip to Las Vegas.