Coolbet Open Great Success, Winamax Poker Open Up Next!
The Coolbet Open held at the Banco Casino in Bratislava was an outstanding success. The Main Event, which had a guaranteed prize pool of €300,000, attracted a significant number of participants, making it a true poker festival. Players worldwide flocked to the sunny city in Slovakia to participate in this thrilling event. Ville Hakala, hailing from Finland, was on a remarkable winning streak throughout the entire tournament, ultimately clinching the Main Event title and a substantial cash prize of €60,000.
For a detailed account of the event, you can find comprehensive coverage in our live blog section on PokerListings. Looking ahead, the Winamax Poker Open is set to commence on September 18 and will run for an entire week, concluding on September 24. Last year's edition of the Winamax Poker Open surpassed all expectations, boasting a record-breaking 3,193 entries in the Main Event. This incredible turnout resulted in an astonishing prize pool of €977,240!
Winamax Poker Open Ready to Set New Records
Last year, the Winamax Poker Open was being held for the first time in history at the Banco Casino in Bratislava. Already from 2014, the live poker series was being held in Ireland, but after the Covid period, they decided it was time for something different. Madrid was the first trip abroad from the ‘home town’ of Dublin, Ireland. The total entries of the Main Event went through the roof, and there were a lot of expectations that in Bratislava it would become the same outcome. Eventually, 3,193 entries were made and Deividas Daubaris from Lithuania beat the whole field and collected €120,000, alongside the first prize and the honourable trophy.
Highlights WPO 2022:
Among this immense amount of entries throughout the whole event last year, there were plenty of big names who made an appearance at Banco Casino:
Names like Brian Hastings, Nacho Barbero, Davidi Kitai, Ole Schemion, Joao Vieira, Niko Koop, Guillaume Diaz, and Mustapha Kanit, all showed their faces in a tournament series where you wouldn’t necessarily expect them to be. Let’s see who will turn up this year for the Winamax Poker Open, who is mostly known of its 6-max-only tournaments.
Schedule Highlights 2023:
- €750 Battle Royale – September 19-20
- €500 Main Event – September 20-24
- €300 Monster Stack – September 23-24
- €1,000 High Roller – September 23-24
- €200 Mystery KO – September 24
Alongside festive tournaments at the poker tables, there is plenty of action outside the tables such as beer pong, player parties, darts, and many more hospitality events. The full tournament schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.
It’s still possible to book your flights towards Bratislava. Vienna is also a decent option travel to by plane, on which you can take a shuttle bus to the lovely Banco Casino in Bratislava.