Europe's low buy-in event scene is about to heat up again, as PokerNews officially announced the ninth edition of the PokerNews Cup.
Set to kick off on Nov. 18, 2015, at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, PokerNews' own live tournament series will keep the players busy until Nov. 23 in what promises to be an edition to remember.
Once again, the PokerNews Cup will offer recreational players and first-timers alike a great chance to see what a premium live poker event is all about, as the series features an exciting €200,000 Guaranteed Main Event, accessible for as low as €250.
"We are proud to announce that the PokerNews Cup will head back to a prestigious location like King's Casino in October," said iBus Media and PokerNews CEO Jon Squires. "After the success of the past edition, we are ready to continue to support our players by giving them the opportunity to get into some great poker action and enjoy a premium live event for the same low buy-in as always."
People want competition, professionalism, and value — and this is what everyone who works at the PokerNews Cup is committed to.
According to Squires, the small entry fee is a crucial aspect in the success of the PokerNews Cup, especially as it comes with a six-figure guaranteed prize pool.
"The fact that many players do not want to spend thousands of Euros to play at live events does not mean that they are ready to sit at any low buy-in tournament," Squires continued. "People want competition, professionalism, and value — and this is what everyone who works at the PokerNews Cup is committed to.
"We have learnt a lot from the past, and I can promise you that the feedback that we have received from our players, combined with the experience PokerNews has developed on the field, will make the PokerNews Cup once again one of the best low buy-in events of the season in Europe."
Squires' enthusiasm is shared by King's owner Leon Tsoukernik, who is also sure that the next PokerNews Cup will attract a great field of poker enthusiasts and exceed their expectations.
"I am extremely happy to continue working with PokerNews and it's an honour for the King's to host the PokerNews Cup for the second time in 2015," Tsoukernik told PokerNews. "King's and PokerNews are an ideal match because we both strive to make the poker industry grow through excellence. We have proven this in the past, and we have the knowledge and the experience to do even better in the future."
Tsoukernik, who's commitment to the growth of the game earned him an award as the Industry Person of the Year at the 2014 European Poker Awards organized by the Global Poker Index, explained that the next edition of the PokerNews Cup will offer an unprecedented experience that only a room like King's Casino can provide.
King's and PokerNews are an ideal match because we both strive to make the poker industry grow through excellence.
"We will have cash tables and casino games running round-the-clock, and our staff will take care of each and every one of our guests to make sure they enjoy every single minute they spend in Rozvadov," added Tsoukernik. "This, combined to the unique visibility that a media like PokerNews can give to the event, will make the PokerNews Cup an incredible moment to enjoy live poker at its finest."
Earlier this year, the PokerNews Cup headed to Rozvadov for the eight edition of the series. Running from Feb. 4–9, the event offered an action-packed schedule of tournaments highlighted by a €250 buy-in Main Event that attracted a field of 1,550 and crushed the €200,000 guarantee.
The tournament, which was won by Germany's Christian Krupp for €57,473, also attracted a good number of poker pros including World Series of Poker bracelet winner Jörg Peisert, Eureka Poker Tour regular Eusebiu-Niclae Jalba, and the Czech Republic's Michal Maryška, who currently sits 10th on his country's all-time money list (source: HendonMob).