If you like poker, either to play or watch, there are many tournaments throughout the year that can get your attention. However, the most popular competition of all is certainly the World Series of Poker. This time, we are covering the World Series of Poker Europe 2019.
WSOP Europe 2019 — When and Where
The start of the World Series of Poker Europe 2019 is scheduled for Sunday, October 13, and will be held in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, at a place called King’s Resort. It is planned to last for three weeks, the last day being November the 5th.
The Main Event worth $11,400 is set for Friday, October 25, and the full schedule regarding the WSOP Europe 2019 is available on their website.
The location is already well-known since this is the third year in a row King’s Resort opens its doors to this exciting competition. The owner of King’s Resort, Leon Tsoukernik, shared a few words on the topic:
“We heard the feedback and are happy to add some mixed games and some bigger buy-in tournaments in order to encourage more players to make the trip. After hosting some big events here at King’s recently, players insisted to me they would come back to WSOP Europe if we added a few additional tournaments. So, we have now done so and we look forward to welcoming them with this revised WSOP Europe schedule in October.”
Before this, WSOP Europe was hosted in the UK, France, and Germany, but it looks like this venue in the Czech Republic offers perfect conditions for the event.
WSOP Europe 2019 Beats Its Own Record
Compared to the previous years, WSOP Europe surpassed everyone’s expectations with 15 bracelets, which was never the case before. Also, the guaranteed prize pools equal $24,749,802. King’s Resort also added to the improvement by increasing the poker tables number from 160 to 200.
The majority of the events will be No-Limit Hold’em and will differ in the buy-in amount. The range will go from the basic ones starting at $385 up to the Super High Roller event worth $275,362.
You Can’t Go Average with WSOP
However, the buy-ins will be either low ($606 or lower) or high ($28,000 or greater), with not so many possibilities in between. An interesting fact is that this $385 event will be the least expensive tournament in the history of the World Series of Poker.
When it comes to re-entries, several of the events will allow unlimited re-entries, while there will be no less than one re-entry for every other event.
Who Will Get “Player of the Year” Title?
Although the primary goal will be winning a great amount of money together with at least some of the possible 15 gold bracelets, there is one more thing everyone desires. Yes, we are talking about the WSOP Player of the Year title for which players can still get points at WSOP Europe.
There is a full list of previous winners and this year’s contenders out of which we’ve chosen the ones most likely to win the title.
Among the players with more than 3,000 points, we’ve got Daniel Zack with 3,126.13, Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu with 3,166.24, as well as Shaun Deeb who has 3,280.13. Yet, the best one at the moment is Robert Campbell who is, with 3,418.78 points, slightly better of them all.
The current standings are in favor of Robert Campbell but that doesn’t mean things cannot change. The competition is harsh, especially if we take into account Deep’s wish to win back-to-back Player of the Year title and be the first one who has ever done that.
While Deep is driven by this great motivation, some other facts can halt his mission, such as Campbell’s complete domination at the World Series of Poker during the summer. Campbell succeeded in making four final tables, winning two bracelets, and cashing nine times. These facts speak for themselves.