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WSOP Europe gears up to begin in Rozvadov, Czech Republic

21 September 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The first ever WSOP Europe in the Czech Republic kicks off four weeks today at King's Casino in Rozvadov with 11 official WSOP gold bracelet events and €18 million in prize pool guarantees.

The biggest and richest poker festival in Europe this year is set to kick off on Thursday, 19 October with the €1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em event. The series runs nonstop through 10 November.

The entire gold bracelet schedule and structures can be viewed online.

In a week, the WSOP Circuit stops in Rozvadov, with 14 official gold ring events and more than €3 million in guarantees. So from 28 September through 10 November, nonstop WSOP action comes to central Europe. The WSOP Circuit schedule for King's Casino can be found online.

A lot of great content is planned from WSOP Europe as well. PokerNews has signed on to be the official live reporting outlet for the event. So fans can follow all the bracelet event action via PokerNews and/or WSOP throughout the duration of the 22-day festival.

Robust live streaming is planned as well, with 14 total days of coverage. Both King's and WSOP will offer free live streaming coverage of the majority of the bracelet events. Coverage begins when the official final tables are reached or that day's play gets underway, all on a 30-minute delay with hole cards. The live streaming schedule is as follows:

1. 23 October – Event #1 - €1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em – 2 p.m. local, 8 a.m. ET, 5 a.m. PT
2. 25 October – Event #3 - €1,100 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em – 11 p.m. local, 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT
3. 26 October – Event #2 - €550 Pot-Limit Omaha – 2 p.m. local, 8 a.m. ET, 5 a.m. PT
4. 28 October – Event #4 - €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed -- 2 p.m. local, 8 a.m. ET, 5 a.m. PT
5. 30 October – Event #6 - €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha -- 2 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET, 6 a.m. PT
6. 2 November – Event #9 - €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller -- 2 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET, 6 a.m. PT
7. 3 November – Event #10 - €111,111 High Roller for One Drop – Day 1 -- 2 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET, 6 a.m. PT
8. 4 November – Event #10 - €111,111 High Roller for One Drop – Day 2 -- 1 p.m. local, 8 a.m. ET, 5 a.m. PT
9. 5 November – Event #10 - €111,111 High Roller for One Drop – Final Table -- 2 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET, 6 a.m. PT
10. 6 November – Event #11 - €10,000 Main Event – Day 2 – noon local, 6 a.m. ET, 3 a.m. PT
11. 7 November – Event #11 - €10,000 Main Event – Day 3 – noon local, 6 a.m. ET, 3 a.m. PT
12. 8 November – Event #11 - €10,000 Main Event – Day 4 – noon local, 6 a.m. ET, 3 a.m. PT
13. 9 November – Event #11 - €10,000 Main Event – Day 5 – noon local, 6 a.m. ET, 3 a.m. PT
14. 10 November – Event #11 - €10,000 Main Event – Final Table – noon local, 6 a.m. ET, 3 a.m. PT

In addition to live streaming, the Main Event and High Roller for One Drop are being taped for television.

To aid on the social media front, the one and only Kevin Mathers, aka @KevMath, will be on-site in Rozvadov for the duration to handle the Twitter feeds of both @WSOP and @PokerRoomKings.

"We're so excited for WSOP Europe to begin," said King's Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik. "Our new hotel tower is up and running, and we have more than 160 poker tables ready to be filled with poker players from all over the globe. We look forward to showing poker players far and wide the exceptional service and value we offer."

A reminder that the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year race is still ongoing, with all 11 WSOP Europe gold bracelet events still factoring in the outcome. The current POY standings can be found online.

"We are really set up to have the biggest WSOP Europe ever," said WSOP director Gregory Chochon. "With €18 million in guarantees, we expect to see the largest fields and prize pools for our European offshoot."

A reminder for international travelers to have a passport on hand when entering the casino and to make sure they have proper banking and residence identification for when they receive winnings.

King's Casino Rozvadov is located in the Czech Republic, right near the German border, between Prague and Munich. The location is right in Central Europe, giving all Europeans an easy travel destination to play poker. Many of poker's brightest young stars and international celebrities have made King's their home in recent years.

The planned 2017 WSOP Europe bracelet schedule is as follows:

1. €1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em - €500,000 Guarantee, three starting flights, re-entry next flight. 19, 20, 21 October.
2. €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max, two starting flights, re-entry. 23, 24 October.
3. €1,100 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (one-day event), every player is €300 bounty, re-entry. 25 October.
4. €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed, single re-entry. 26 October.
5. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em - €2,000,000 Guarantee (10 starting flights), one re-entry per flight. 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 October.
6. €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha Eight-Handed, unlimited re-entry. 28 October.
7. €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, re-entry. 31 October.
8. €1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em - €500,000 Guarantee, two starting flights, re-entry. 1, 2 November.
9. €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller, re-entry. 1 November.
10. €111,111 High Roller for One Drop - €10,000,000 Guarantee, re-entry (111 player cap). 3 November.
11. €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event - €5,000,000 Guarantee, two starting flights, single re-entry. 4-5 November.

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