Tue, Jun 16, 8:09am by Noah Taylor
As the world struggles to adjust to the post-COVID19 world, the King’s Resort in Czech Republic is back with an exciting new calendar that promises to deliver the best live poker action in the coming months.
From a mind-blowing 100,000 euro buy-in two-day HIGHROLLER kicking off this Saturday, to an impressive line up of poker festivals, the largest poker room in Europe looks to distribute more than 1.2 million euros in guarantees in the next two months.
Poker News reports the new event-packed calendar arrived right as the country decided to relax its lockdown policies.
The Czech Republic now allows many European citizens to enter the country without the need for tests or quarantine.
This is the first time players from countries such as Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Hungary, France, the Netherlands and more can get back to enjoy King’s finest poker action since action was halted on March 3.
Since the pandemic took hold, players have been itching to the return to the poker tables.
While casinos halt their operations meant that players were kept busy online, the absence of top-level live poker action has been felt.
Accordingly, some of the biggest names in the game have already confirmed their intention to join the event at King’s this weekend.
Featuring a 2,500 euro buy-in and unlimited re-entries, this two-day tournament will heat up the action to get poker fans and players in the mood for the first of the many poker festivals on the schedule, the Balkan Poker Circuit.
And the line-up of names that are already confirmed is not one to be taken lightly.
Amongst the attendees that a representative from King’s confirm on Sunday are professional footballer Sergej Barbarez, 2019 World Series of Poker Europe bracelet winner Besim Hot, Slovakia’s second-largest tournament winner Marek Blasko, and Austria’s hero Harry Casagrande.
While it’s not yet confirmed if King’s patron Leon Tsoukernik will be there himself to join the field, it wouldn’t surprise if the man who turned a swap into one of the world’s top poker destinations decided to enter the fold.
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July heralds the start of the Balkan Poker Circuit, with a 200,000 euro guaranteed prize pool and a Main Event made affordable by an entry fee of only 150 euro.
The event takes place from July 1 to 6.
To make things more interesting, King’s decided to add two WSOPE tickets to the prize pool, hinting at a new, upcoming edition of the European leg of the WSOP that should take place in October.
The players at King’s will have six opportunities to qualify for the Day 2 and battle for the title, with a different Day 1 starting every day from Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5.
The series includes one 8,000 euro opening event on July 1 and one 8,000 euro closing event on July 5.
Both tournaments come with a 115 euro buy-in fee.
The Bounty Hunter Days Warm Up event will begin less than 48 hours after finding out the winner of the Balkan Poker Circuit.
With guaranteed cash prizes of 100,000 euro and one ESOPE entry up for grabs, the event revolves around a 115 euro buy-in Main Event, kicking off on Thursday, July 9.
Built around five different days, the event is the highlight of a week that offers regular games such as King’s Saturday Night Bounty on July 11 and the 5,000 euro King’s Big Wednesday on July 8.
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