Poker players across Europe and around the world are set to descend on King’s Resort in Rozvodov, Czech Republic, for the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe festival. The 2023 WSOP Europe features 15 bracelet-awarding events with combined guaranteed prize pools tipping the scales at an impressive €15 million!
Players heading to King’s Resort will win not a cent less than €15 million, up from €12 million in 2022. However, if the European WSOP continues the trend of record-breaking attendances seen in Las Vegas this summer, there could be a lot more cash splashing around in Rozvadov between October 25 and November 14.
2023 World Series of Poker Europe Schedule
|Oct 25-30||#1 WSOPE 2023 NLH Opener||€350||€1,000,000|
|Oct 27-31||#2 WSOPE Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max||€550||€300,000|
|Oct 29-Nov 4||#3 WSOPE Mini Main Event||€1,350||€2,000,000|
|Oct 31-Nov 1||#4 WSOPE 2K Pot Limit Omaha||€2,000||€300,000|
|Nov 1-6||#5 WSOPE NLH Colossus||€550||€1,500,000|
|Nov 5-6||#6 WSOPE 5K Pot Limit Omaha||€5,000||€500,000|
|Nov 6-7||#7 WSOPE NLH 6-Max||€1,650||€300,000|
|Nov 6-7||#8 WSOPE NLHE GGMillion$||€25,000||€1,000,000|
|Nov 7-8||#9 WSOPE NLH 1K Mystery Bounty||€1,100||€300,000|
|Nov 8-9||#10 WSOPE 8-Game Mix||€2,000||€100,000|
|Nov 9||#11 WSOPE NLH Turbo Bounty Hunter||€1,100||€300,000|
|Nov 9-10||#12 WSOPE 50K NLH Diamond High Roller||€50,000||€1,000,000|
|Nov 10-15||#13 WSOPE Main Event NLH European Championship||€10,350||€5,000,000|
|Nov 12||#14 WSOPE NLH Turbo Freezeout||€1,000||€200,000|
|Nov 12-14||#15 WSOPE 2023 NLH Closer||€550||€200,000|
As with previous editions of the WSOPE, the 2023 series kicks off with the €350 Opener, which carries a €1 million guarantee. Last year, King’s guaranteed €500,000 yet paid iut €734,359 after 2,454 players bought in. Italian Fabio Peluso captured the event’s bracelet plus a €106,020 score. The first of several flights commences on October 25.
A trio of Pot-Limit Omaha events are scheduled. They cost €550, €2,000, and €5,000, with the latter promising at least €500,000 in the kitty. PLO is massively popular at King’s, so expect last year’s 223 attendance to be blown clean out of the water.
Two bounty tournaments, a €1,100 buy-in €300,000 guaranteed Mystery Bounty, and a €1,100 buy-in €300,000 Turbo Bounty Hunter add an element of surprise to the schedule, while €100,000 guaranteed 8-Game Mix event will surely attract the best mixed game specialists to the Czech Republic.
Those who love high stakes No-Limit Hold’em tournaments are also well-catered for. November 6 sees the €25,000 buy-in €1 million guaranteed GGMillion$ event shuffle up and deal. Last year, this event was named the Platinum High Roller, and saw Paul Phua come out on top of a 67-strong field to bank €482,433.
The €50,000 Diamond High Roller returns on November 9, hoping to surpass last year’s 45 entries. Turkish star Orpen Kisacikoglu defeated Sam Grafton heads-up in 2022, reeling in a €748,106 payout in the process.
Of course, the €10,350 buy-in 2023 WSOP Europe Main Event European Championship is the tournament every poker player dreams about winning. This year’s Main Event boasts a €5 million guarantee on its prize pool, but there will be far more money at stake, that is for sure.
The 2022 WSOPE Main Event attracted 763 entrants, who created a €7,248,500 prize pool that the top 115 finishers shared. All nine finalists saw at least €108,024 land in their bank accounts. Those finalists included Timothy Adams, Alexandre Reard, Barny Boatman, and a certain Shaun Deeb, who finished third for €607,531.
Sweden’s Omar Eljach got his hands on the Main Event’s bracelet and €1,380,129 in cash after defeating Frenchman Jonathan Pastore (€852,949) heads-up.
Plenty of WSOP Circuit Action For Europeans
There is a ton of WSOP Circuit action on European soil before the WSOP Europe festival gets underway. £7 million is guaranteed across 15 circuit ring-awarding events in London, United Kingdom, between July 27 and August 13, before King’s Resorts hosts another international circuit stop featuring 12 ring events and €3 million worth of guaranteed prize pools.
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