Laczkovich Wins PPC – The Festival Series Back in Town
The Polish Poker Championship, which reached its pinnacle on November 13 will go in the history books as the biggest ever live poker tournament in Slovakia in terms of entries with a total of 5,061! Hungarian player Peter Laczkovich took down the event and turned his €125 into a stunning €71.150! The bar has been set extremely high for future events, and with The Festival Series coming up it might just be yet another record-breaking event after they scooped the record of highest-ever first prize in a live poker tournament in Slovakia last year!
Banco Casino had the Polish Poker Championship (PPC) as a guest in their casino until the 13th of November and they were absolutely flooded with poker fanatics from all across Europe, and of course Poland itself. With four starting flights left on the schedule, the guaranteed prize pool was already reached and from there onwards it would only become more massive. A total of 5,061 entries is something truly unique and unheard of in Bratislava. There were tournaments coming close to 4,000, but this? Impressive result by the players, but also a big congratulations to all the staff of Banco Casino who have been running around the entire event left, right, and centre.
Final Day Polish Poker Championship
At the official final table, there were just two Polish players remaining. Unfortunately, they had to leave the last table of the tournament quite early. The Hungarians however, Laczkovich (1st) and Matyasi (4th), managed to take more pay jumps and even win the whole event. Here are the full results:
- Buy-in: €125
- Entries: 5,061
- Prize Pool: €537,730
The Festival Series Bratislava (November 26 – December 3)
It is time for the 3rd stop of The Festival Series of 2023, this time being held at the beloved Banco Casino. They may even call it their home as the very first edition in 2021 was also held in the capital city of Slovakia. This live event is mainly focused on volume in regard to poker and in regard to entertainment. The tournament schedule consists of 54 tournaments, divided over 8 days. With this time not one, but two Main Events. As per usual the Main Event has got a buy-in of €550 and a guaranteed prize pool of €500.000. The other Main Event called the Mixed Main Event, will have no guarantee yet. It will be the first time such an event is named a Main Event and will be played in the style of H.O.R.S.E.S (The last ‘S’ stands for Sviten Special).
Besides the flagship tournaments which are known to all players who have visited The Festival Series before, there are also a couple of new events added such as the Pineapple tournament. Besides all the poker action in competition form, there will be plenty of cash games running 24/7 in all shapes, casino games tournaments being held, and the remarkable Franke’s Flip ‘n Go games will be back as well where you can get yourself tournament credit in a matter of minutes.
Let’s give you the highlights of the event, so that whenever you are going to Bratislava, or are planning to make the trip abroad, you will be fully prepared for maximum value!
|November 26-27-28||€550 H.O.R.S.E.S Main Event|
|November 26-27-28-29||€250 Deepstack|
|November 28 – December 3||€550 Main Event (€500.000 GTD)|
|November 29||€1100 PLO High Roller (€30.000 GTD)|
|November 30||€1100 NLHE High Roller (€30.000 GTD)|
|November 30-31||€250 HendonMob Championship|
|December 1||€125 NL Texas (€15.000 GTD)|
|December 2-3||€250 Mystery Bounty (€50.000 GTD)|
There are 54 events in total, so there is plenty to play for everyone. Above mentioned tournaments are the ones which we expect to have the highest attendance rates. And if you like casino games, mixed games, or turbo tournaments; Make sure to check out the full schedule which we have added at the bottom of this page.
Everything that comes with live poker is very demanding and straightforward. To give a couple of examples such as; travelling, spending a lot of time in the casino, not eating properly, long days, short sleeps. Take in mind that such a poker week can have a big impact on the physical and mental health.
With this being said, we strongly believe that the hospitality package of The Festival Series is something extremely valuable for poker players, especially the ones who are travelling alone or with a friend. There are plenty of sports activities scheduled and dinners to be attended, there is no better method to meet other fanatic poker players than here.
Banco Casino is known for its excellent service towards poker players, and for showing relentless effort to make every live poker festival a great place to be.
We wish everyone good luck out there!