Polish Poker Championship launches today at Banco Casino Bratislava
Published by Giselle
December 4, 2019 1:03 pm
Today the Polish Poker Championship starts at 5 pm at Banco Casino Bratislava.
For the three-day Main Event, there will be 5 starting days from 4th to 7th December, before on 8th December day 2 and on 9th December the grand finale with livestream will take place. With a guaranteed prize pool of €200,000, this is the biggest poker tournament Slovakia has ever seen – and with a moderate entry fee of €100.
Bracelet awarded for the first time
For the winner, there will be a bracelet for the first time, which will be awarded together with the trophy for the tournament victory and of course the prize money for place 1. The decisive tournament phase will then be streamed through the Banco Casino’s Youtube channel on Monday.
Venues Bratislava and Kosice
As usual at the big Banco festivals, 4 starting days (including 1 turbo flight with halved blind times) will be played at the headquarters in Bratislava, day 1B will be reserved for Banco Casino Kosice as usual. Day 2 and the final day will be played for all qualifiers from any casino location in Bratislava.
5 times 10% of the participants qualify each time
The mode of the tournament is easy to understand. On every single starting day, the tournament is played down until only 10% of the players of the flight are still in the competition. Then the chips are bagged. At the start of the tournament the players receive 50,000 chips for €100 entry fee, the blind levels are 30 minutes on day 1, 35 minutes on day 2 and 40 minutes on day 3. Late registration and the option to Unlimited Re-Entries is available for 12 levels, i.e. up to 6 hours into the tournament.
All players who are allowed to fill a bag with chips and label are already in the money on day 2. On Sunday, the last survivors for the final day will be searched. On Monday the blinds will only be increased if the average chip stack is larger than 25 BB; otherwise, they will be frozen.
Side Event: Legalny Poker Championship
Besides the Main Event, there is still the invitation Side Event of the sponsor Legalny Poker.PL, which starts on Thursday, 5 December, at 5 pm and on Friday starting from 2 pm into its final goes. The starting money amounts to here €30, for which the participants can play in the Freezeout with 30.000 Starting Stack in 30-min Levels. Late registration is possible for 4 levels until 7 pm. If only 20% of the participants are left in the tournament, the chips will be bagged for the final.