On Thursday, the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe festival will kick off in Berlin, Germany. It's the first time WSOP Europe will take place from the country, and there will be 10 gold bracelet events held on from Oct. 8-24, culminating with the prestigious €10,450 Main Event.
PokerNews will have a reporting presence at the tournament and you can find dedicated coverage on our WSOP mini site. With the help from our friends at 888Poker, PokerNews will have daily recaps, feature stories, interviews, a special "888 Hand of the Day" piece, podcasts, and more surrounding all of the action in Berlin.
Spielbank Casino will play host to the events. Kicking off the festivities will be the €2,200 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event on Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. local time. On Friday, Oct. 9, the highly-anticipated "Oktoberfest" No-Limit Hold'em will begin, featuring four starting flights — two on Friday and two on Saturday — and an affordable buy-in of €550. Players in the Oktoberfest event will begin with 5,000 starting chips and attempt to fight through 15 30-minute levels on Day 1. Reentries are allowed, with each player allowed one entry per flight. On Day 2 and Day 3, level duration will be extended to 60 minutes.
Here is the full schedule for the 2015 WSOP Europe:
|Thursday, Oct. 8||2 p.m.||Event #1: Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em||€2,200|
|Friday, Oct. 9||10 a.m.||Event #2: "The Oktoberfest" No-Limit Hold'em 1a||€550|
|Friday, Oct. 9||7 p.m.||Event #2: "The Oktoberfest" No-Limit Hold'em 1b||€550|
|Saturday, Oct. 10||10 a.m.||Event #2: "The Oktoberfest" No-Limit Hold'em 1c||€550|
|Saturday, Oct. 10||7 p.m.||Event #2: "The Oktoberfest" No-Limit Hold'em 1d||€550|
|Sunday, Oct. 11||4 p.m.||Event #3: Eight-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha||€3,250|
|Monday, Oct. 12||4 p.m.||Event #4: "Monster Stack" No-Limit Hold'em||€1,650|
|Tuesday, Oct. 13||4 p.m.||Event #5: Mixed Event||€2,200|
|Wednesday, Oct. 14||4 p.m.||Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em||€3,250|
|Thursday, Oct. 15||4 p.m.||Event #7: Pot-Limit Omaha||€550|
|Friday, Oct. 16||4 p.m.||Event #8: Turbo No-Limit Hold'em w/ Reentry 1a||€1,100|
|Saturday, Oct. 17||12 p.m.||Event #8: Turbo No-Limit Hold'em w/ Reentry 1b||€1,100|
|Sunday, Oct. 18||12 p.m.||Event #9: WSOP Europe Main Event 1a||€10,450|
|Monday, Oct. 19||12 p.m.||Event #9: WSOP Europe Main Event 1b||€10,450|
|Wednesday, Oct. 21||4 p.m.||Event #10: High Roller||€25,600|
|Thursday, Oct. 22||12 p.m.||WSOP Europe Main Event Day 4 (play to final table)||--|
|Friday, Oct. 23||12 p.m.||High Roller Final Table||--|
|Saturday, Oct. 24||12 p.m.||WSOP Europe Main Event Final Table||--|
The WSOP will be adding live-streaming coverage of the events on Twitch starting on Oct. 10 and running through Oct. 22. Esteemed poker commentator David Tuchman will be the voice calling the action. Seven of the 10 gold bracelets events will be available for the viewing audience featuring hole cards on a 30-minute delay. The other three events will be able to be seen without hole cards with "above the table action" on a five-minute delay.
For live updates of the event, we recommend checking the live reporting section of WSOP.com. All events will be covered, and the €10,450 Main Event and €25,600 High Roller will have additional television coverage. Those two marquee events will have cameras filming the action for future programming to be aired in Europe and the U.S. on Sport1 and ESPN, respectively
With the event only a few days away, be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com for more news and information regarding the 2015 WSOP Europe.