The WSOP International Circuit has returned to King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic for its Spring Edition. The festival kicked off on March 1st and will conclude on March 19th, over which time Europe’s biggest cardroom will host no fewer than 30 different tournaments.
The schedule includes a ladies event, a seniors event, a variety of mixed games (including Pot-Limit Omaha, Seven Card Stud and Omaha Hi/Lo) and two high-roller events, as well as the €1,650 Main Event, which boasts a massive €1 million guaranteed prizepool.
A total of 14 circuit rings are also up for grabs across the festival, in the following events:
|1st - 5th March||Opening 2018||€299||€300,000|
|7th - 12th March||Monster Stack||€550||€200,000|
|8th March||Senior's Event (Over 50s)||€250||-|
|10th March||Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo||€300||-|
|10th - 13th March||Mini Event||€850||-|
|12th March||Limit Seven Card Stud||€330||-|
|14th March||Bounty Hunter (€200 KO)||€660||-|
|14th - 15th March||PLO High Roller 8-Max||€2,000||€100,000|
|15th March||No Limit Hold'em Freezeout||€440||-|
|15th - 16th March||High Roller||€5,300||-|
|16th - 19th March||Main Event||€1,650||€1,000,000|
|16th March||Mixed NLH/PLO||€550||-|
|16th March||Ladies Event||€220||-|
|17th March||No Limit Hold'em 6-Max||€660||-|
Alternatively, you can view the entire WSOP Circuit Spring Edition schedule here, including finished events.
The Story So Far
Since the festival began, three of the 14 available WSOP Circuit Rings have already been claimed.
The first player to lock up some World Series silverware was Czech Republic's Jan Cerny. He set a new personal best, outlasting a huge field of 984 players to take down the €299 buy-in Opening 2018 Event for €53,942. Amongst those left in Cerny's dust was fellow countryman and Czech Republic all-time number two Martin Kabrhel, who continued his success at King's Casino finishing 15th for €2,708.
Impressively, this is Cerny's second WSOP Circuit Ring, the first of which came in October 2015. This win earns him his fifth five-figure score to date, four of which have come in the last 10 months, and the other of which he picked up during the aforementioned WSOP Circuit win. He has now amassed tournament winnings in excess of $200,000 since he first appeared on the Global Poker Index in July 2010.
The second Circuit Ring went to 54 year old Jörg Peisert, after he took down the €250 buy-in Senior's Event for €4,746, bagging his first tournament score of 2018 with an emphatic win. This is Peisert's second piece of WSOP silverware, his first coming nine years prior when he won the $3,000 Triple Chance event for $506,800 and, of course, a World Series bracelet in June of 2009.
While Peisert hasn't picked up a single score anywhere near the half-million mark since, he's been steadily adding results to his impressive poker tournament portfolio. In July last year, according to the Global Poker Index, he finally cleared $1,000,000 in total live earnings. However, his recent success in Rozvadov suggests the Garman poker millionaire isn't ready to hang up his boots just yet.
The third Circuit Ring went to Germany's Thorsten Schuler. He was the last man standing in the €300 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Event, picking up €7,561 for his efforts.
There's More To Come
The tournaments are coming thick and fast, with two more players guaranteed to land themselves a WSOP Circuit Ring by this time tomorrow, and this festival's warm-up event – the €850 buy-in Mini Event – concluding a day later, on Tuesday. After that, the first of two high roller events – the €2,000 buy-in PLO High Roller 8-Max Event – is set to start on Wednesday, with the other – the €5,300 buy-in High Roller Event – starting on Thursday.
The festival builds to its crescendo on Friday, as Day 1A of the $1 milllion guaranteed €1,650 buy-in Main Event gets underway. Day 1B will take place the following day, with all survivors from both Day 1's coming back for Day 2 on the Sunday, before playing down to a winner on Day 3 on the Monday.
Who's Got The Golden Ticket?
If you’re considering playing the Main Event, here’s an additional incentive from partypoker. We’re offering a MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona package worth $16,000! Here’s how you can get your hands on it:
First, you'll need to qualify for the WSOP Circuit Spring Edition Main Event via satellites on partypoker. Satellites are running daily over the next four days, with a total of 150 x €1,650 seats guaranteed.
All players that qualify for the Main Event through the $215 WSOP-C Germany Satellite running on partypoker each day at 9pm CET will receive a Golden Chip. The last player standing with a Golden Chip in the Main Event will win the $16,000 package, as well as their share of the massive $1 million guaranteed prizepool of course!
You can see the full overview of the WSOP Circuit Spring Edition Main Event satellites on partypoker here, including feeders starting from as little as $8.80.
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