Fresh off the back of the record breaking WPO Bratislavamore poker action takes place at the wonderful Bank Casino this month with the highly anticipated The Festival in Bratislava.
From October 10-16, the live poker series takes place and features a huge €550 buy-in €500,000 guaranteed Main Eventwhich is the largest guarantee in Slovakian history for that buy-in level.
In addition to the Main Event, a plethora of events are on the schedule which will satisfy Mixed games aficionados and those who like to enjoy casino table games. Poker cash games will also be running around the clock as 19 dedicated cash game tables will be open at all times.
Player of the festival
One exciting new feature that will be present at The Festival in Bratislava is the Player of the festival.
Any player who takes in part in the series will be eligible to participate in the competition and big rewards are up for grabs for finishing in the top spot. Along with the bragging rights of you being able to call yourself the player of the series, the eventual winner will bag a package worth €1,600 for the next stop of The Festival Series. Furthermore, the champion will also secure a seat for the next charity event, which comes with a €1,000 buy-in.
The following tournaments are excluded from the ranking:
- Ladies Event
- Coolbet Club Championship
- charity events
- Satellite tournaments
- Staff tournaments
To find out how the rankings systems work, check out the series’ webpage.
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Flip your way into the main event
After entertaining the players at The Festival in Tallinn, Franke’s flip flops will return for the Bratislava leg.
Players who enter the Franke’s Flip Flops competition enter flip challenges and those who perform best will receive prizes which could possibly include €550 tickets for the €500,000 GTD Main Event. However, all eyes will be on the grand prize which is a €1,600 package for the next edition of the Series!
Special flip tables will be set up and each evening throughout the series, players can flip their way to win tickets. The buy-ins vary depending on what winner’s prizes are up for grabs. In addition to Main Event seats, tickets to other events on the schedule as well as upcoming tournaments will be awarded.
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More Than Just Poker
While poker tournaments and cash games dominate The Festival in Bratislava schedule, there are plenty of opportunities to take part in other casino games.
Tournaments for games like blackjack, roulette, slots all feature and there is even a sportsbook tourney planned as well!
Make sure to check out the full schedule below to find out about all the of the events.
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What is The Festival Series?
Launched in February 2021, The Festival Series is a “revolutionary” new live event series that would combine poker, casino and sports event all in one scene. The festival is the brainchild of Cash game festival co-founder Martin “Franke” by Zweigbergk who teamed up with the Swedish media powerhouse acroud to revolutionize the approach to casino festivals.
The Festival plans to have several stops across various cities around the world, starting in Europe.
Keep up to date with all the The Festival Series Live Poker events
The Festival in Bratislava Schedule
|dates||Time (CEST)||buy in||events|
|Every day||21:00 & 23:00||Various||Stand’n’Gos – Franke’s flip flops|
|October 10||16:00||€250||Sviten Special Day 1|
|October 10||18:00||€250||The HendonMob Championship Day 1|
|October 10||19:00||€60||Super satellite to main event|
|October 10||20:00||€250||Cash Game Challenge €2/2 Texas|
|October 10||22:00||€125||Texas Knockout (bounty €50)|
|October 10||10:30 p.m||€250||Cash Game Challenge €2/2 PLO4|
|October 11||12:00 p.m||€550||MAIN EVENT DAY 1A|
|October 11||13:00||€250||The HendonMob Championship Day 2|
|October 11||14:00 & 22:00||€250||Roulette Championship Day 1A+B+C|
|October 11||17:00||€250||PLO Masters|
|October 11||19:00||€60||Satellite to main event|
|October 11||19:00||closed||Sviten Special Day 2/FT|
|October 11||21:00||€1,000||Across Charity Invitational|
|October 11||21:00||€150||Turbo Sat to PLO HR|
|October 11||22:00||€125||Win the Button, Texas|
|October 12||12:00 p.m||€550||MAIN EVENT DAY 1B|
|October 12||14:00||€125||8 game|
|October 12||14:00 & 22:00||€250||Blackjack Championship Day 1A+B+C|
|October 12||17:00||€1,100||PLO high rollers|
|October 12||17:00||€60||Gambling Cabin Sportsbook Tourney|
|October 12||19:00||€60||Satellite to main event|
|October 12||20:00||€250||Cash Game Challenge €2/2 Texas|
|October 12||21:00||€150||Turbo Sat to NL HR|
|October 12||22:00||closed||Roulette Championship Day 2|
|October 12||22:00||€250||Texas progressive knockout|
|October 12||10:30 p.m||€250||Cash Game Challenge €2/2 PLO4|
|October 12||00:00||closed||Blackjack Championship Day 2|
|October 13||12:00 p.m||€550||MAIN EVENT DAY 1C|
|October 13||13:00||€250||Heads Up Texas, CAP 32, Day 1|
|October 13||17:00||€125||Half’n’Half (Texas & PLO)|
|October 13||17:00||€1,100||NLH High Roller|
|October 13||19:00||€60||Satellite to main event|
|October 13||20:00||€250||PLO 4/5/6 Cards (7 Max)|
|October 13||21:00||€250||Matching Visions Slots Tournament|
|October 13||21:00||€250||NL Surprise|
|October 13||22:00||closed||Roulette Championship Final|
|October 13||00:00||closed||Blackjack Championship Final|
|October 14||12:00 p.m||€550||MAIN EVENT DAY 1D|
|October 14||13:00||€250||Poker Listings Championship|
|October 14||13:00||€250||Open Face Chinese|
|October 14||14:00||closed||Heads Up Texas, CAP 32, Final 4 players|
|October 14||16:00||€125||The Festival Queens|
|October 14||19:00||€125||NL Texas|
|October 14||20:00||€500||Cash Game Challenge €5/5 Texas|
|October 14||20:00||€550||MAIN EVENT DAY 1E Turbo|
|October 14||23:00||€125||Texas Turbo Midnight Madness|
|October 14||10:30 p.m||€500||Cash Game Challenge €5/5 PLO4|
|October 15||12:00 p.m||€550||MAIN EVENT DAY 2|
|October 15||13:00||€250||Gambling Cabin Sportsbook Tourney|
|October 15||14:00||€250||PLO freezeout|
|October 15||15:00||€250||NL Texas Freezeout|
|October 15||17:00||€125||NL Texas|
|October 15||20:00||closed||Coolbet Club Championship Norway|
|October 15||20:00||€1,000||Cash Game Challenge €10/10 Texas|
|October 15||23:00||€125||PLO Turbo Midnight Madness|
|October 15||10:30 p.m||€1,000||Cash Game Challenge €10/10 PLO4|
|October 16||13:00||€60||Texas low roller|
|October 16||13:00||€250||Texas Short Deck/ 6+ Hold’em|
|October 16||14:00||closed||MAIN EVENT DAY 3|
|October 16||16:00||€1,100||OFC High Roller|
|October 16||17:00||€10||Staff Tournament|
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