King’s Resort Announces 2019 WSOP Europe Schedule
King’s Casino Rozvadov, the largest land-based poker room in Europe, announced the schedule for the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). The tournament takes place between October 13 and November 4 and includes 10 events which award a WSOP gold bracelet.
Two events loom large on the schedule. One is the €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event, which starts on October 25 and boasts a €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em event launches on October 28 and features a €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. The Colossus event attracts the largest entry field in the tournament, because of the low buy-in.
The WSOP Europe Main Event and the WSOP Colossus event are the equivalent of the World Series of Poker events in Las Vegas which receive the most buzz each year. (Though the US-based WSOP replaced Colossus this year.)
WSOP Europe High Roller Events
The schedule includes two high roller events, which draws the biggest names in European poker. The €25,500 Platinum High Roller begins on October 20 and features a guarnteed prize pool of €1,000,000.
The €100,000 Diamond High Roller starts three days later on October 23 and has a €5 million guaranteed prize pool. Both include far fewer players, so they’re considered prestige events.
Smaller WSOP Europe Poker Events
WSOP Europe includes six other events, which have entry fees ranging between €350 and €2,200. The six events comprise the earlier stages of the tournamment and launch between October 13 and October 21.
Three Pot-Limit Omaha events (one mixed with No-Limit Hold’em) happen in the early part of the schedule, when smaller events happen. The schedule includes a €350 No-Limit Hold’em event to start the tournament. It also includes a €1350 Mini-Main Event on October 17 and 18, which naturally is a No-Limit Hold’em event. It WSOP Europe Mini Main Event boasts a prize pool of €550,000.
Finally, the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty event starts on October 17. The prize pool sits at €200,000, like most of the smaller events.
King’s Casino Rozvadov Profile
This is the third year in a row King’s Caisno Rozvadov hosts the World Series of Poker: Europe. Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik and WSOP tournament officials now are calling King’s Casino the permanent home of the WSOP Europe.
King’s Casino is located halfway between Prague and Munich on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. It is perfectly situated to draw German poker players. Over the last few years, the Rozvadov casino became a hotbed of European poker. The flamboyant and colorful Leon Tsoukernik is now a top poker ambassador, as he plays in big events and cash games.
Leon Tsoukernik on WSOP Europe
When asked about the partnership, King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik said, “WSOP Europe has clearly become a can’t miss series for poker players and we’re delighted to once again serve as hosts.”
“We are relentless in providing incredible hospitality and will continue to roll out the red carpet for poker players worldwide who come visit.”
Gregory Chochon on King’s Resort
WSOP Director Gregory Chochon spared nothing in his praise of King’s Casino. Speaking on behalf of the World Series of Poker, Chochon said, “We are eager to return to King’s Resort in October for the 11th edition of WSOP Europe.”
“King’s Resort has become the centre of the poker world in Europe and they are once again bolstering this series with €14 million plus in guarantees to ensure players find plenty of value and opportunity.”