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WSOP Europe Begins Thursday With Monster Stack Event

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  • Chris Ferguson, Jeff Lisandro and John Racener among the players in the field in the Monster Stack.

The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) began Thursday afternoon at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The series, featuring 11 bracelet events which factor into the WSOP Player of the Year standings, will run from Oct. 19 to Nov. 10.

WSOPE Begins With the Monster Stack

The series kicked off its first of 11 WSOP gold bracelet events Thursday, Oct. 19, with the first opening flight of the WSOPE €1,100 Monster Stack. The tournament, which features a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool, has two additional opening flights are scheduled for Oct. 20-21.

As the name of the event suggests, the tournament is a deep-stacked affair with players beginning the opening flights with 20,000 in chips and blinds increase every 40 minutes.

John Racener
John Racener

Players bagging chips will compete for two more days on Oct. 22-23 with blinds increasing every 60 minutes until a winner is declared. Thus far, the tournament has attracted big names including Chris Ferguson, Jeff Lisandro and John Racener.

PokerNews will be on hand to cover all of the WSOPE gold-bracelet events. You can follow the coverage of the Monster Stack as it unfolds here.

Main Event Caps Off the Festival

The final gold bracelet to be awarded will be to the winner of the WSOPE €10,350 Main Event, which features a generous €5 million guaranteed prize pool.

Players start off with 50,000 in chips with blinds increasing every 90 minutes on each of the two opening flights on Nov. 4-5. Players will have plenty of chances to bag a big stack thanks to both the deep structure as well as being allowed to re-enter once on Day 1b if eliminated.

In addition, players that entered for the first time on Day 1b can re-enter until late registration closes before play begins on Day 2. Players bagging chips on Day 2 on Nov. 6 will compete for four more days from Nov. 7-10 until someone wins the coveted bracelet.

Other Big Events

Two other big events on the schedule with huge guarantees include the WSOPE €550 The Collussus from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2 with a €2 million guaranteed prize pool, and the WSOPE €111,111 High Roller for One Drop from Nov. 3-5 with a ginormous €10 million guarantee.

WSOP Europe Bracelet Event Schedule

DateTimeEventBuy-inGuarantee
Oct. 192 p.m.Event #1A: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack€1,100€500,000
Oct. 202 p.m.Event #1B: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack€1,100€500,000
Oct. 212 p.m.Event #1C: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack€1,100€500,000
Oct. 232 p.m.Event #2A: Pot-Limit Omaha€550 
Oct. 242 p.m.Event #2B: Pot-Limit Omaha€550 
Oct. 253 p.m.Event #3: No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo BOUNTY€1,100 
Oct. 263 p.m.Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed€1,650 
Oct. 2712 p.m.Event #5A: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 276 p.m.Event #5B: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 2812 p.m.Event #5C: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 282 p.m.Event #6: Pot-Limit Omaha€2,200 
Oct. 286 p.m.Event #5D: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 2912 p.m.Event #5E: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 296 p.m.Event #5F: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 3012 p.m.Event #5G: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 3012 p.m.Event #5H: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 3112 p.m.Event #5I: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Oct. 312 p.m.Event #7: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better€1,650 
Oct. 316 p.m.Event #5J: The Colossus No-Limit Hold'em€550€2,000,000
Nov. 12 p.m.Event 8A: Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em€1,100€500,000
Nov. 13 p.m.Event #9: No-Limit Hold'em High Roller€25,000 
Nov. 22 p.m.Event #8B: Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em€1,100€500,000
Nov. 32 p.m.Event #10: High Roller for One Drop€111,111€10,000,000
Nov. 412 p.m.Event #11A: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event€10,300€5,000,000
Nov. 512 p.m.Event #11B: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event€10,300€5,000,000

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