Welcome back to the coverage of The Festival Series Bratislava by PokerListings. As will be the case the entire week, our coverage will focus on the Main Event will providing some highlights and information about the plethora of side events.
The first three opening flights attracted 585 entries with 181 players finding bags. This number will grow significantly today featuring the final two opening flights of the Main Event.
The poker highlight of The Festival Series Bratislava is, of course, The Festival Series Bratislava €550 Main Event from Oct. 11-16. The Main Event guarantees a whopping €500,000 but it appears based on yesterday’s Day 1a along with many more players still yet to arrive.
Players will have plenty of opportunities to build a big stack with five opening flights from Oct. 11-14 including Day 1d today starting at noon CEST. Not only can players re-enter if they lose all their chips twice per opening flight but also can re-enter (or register for the first time) during the first two blind levels of Saturday’s Day 2.
The first four opening flights will feature 40-minute blind levels with the final opening flight taking place tonight moving along twice as fast with 20-minute blind levels. Players will bag chips today on Day 1a after 12 blind levels are completed.
Attila Kuna is currently on top of the leaderboard after the first three opening flights after parlaying his 30,000 opening chip stack into a massive stack of 384,000 in chips during yesterday's Day 1c.
Today's Side Event
Here is a look at today's side event schedule. It is possible that some of the starting times will be pushed back to accommodate the insatiable demand by Main Event players.
|12:00||MAIN EVENT DAY 1D – 12 Levels|
|13:00||Open Face Chinese||€250|
|14:00||Heads Up Texas, CAP 32, Final 4 players||Closed|
|16:00||The Festival Queens||€125|
|19:00||NL Texas 15.000€ gtd.|
|20:00||Cash Game Challenge €5/5 Texas (*)||€500|
|20:00||MAIN EVENT DAY 1E Turbo – 12 Levels|
|23:00||Texas Turbo Midnight Madness||€125|
|22:30||Cash Game Challenge €5/5 PLO4 (*)||€500|
PokerListings will begin its coverage when cards are in the air at noon. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day.