Get Ready For the €1M Gtd Bratislava Poker Festival 2023
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The brains behind the increasingly popular Irish Poker Tour are bringing an action-packed six-day schedule to the Slovakian capital Bratislava. The 2023 Bratislava Poker Festival's schedule is not only crammed full of events, but those tournaments come with combined guaranteed prize pools of €1 million.
The 2023 Bratislava Poker Festival takes place at The Card Casino in Bratislava, Slovakia, from July 18 through July 23. Situated one minute's drive from Bratislava airport along the Danube River, The Card Casino is Slovakia's largest casino, and it will need to be to accommodate the upcoming Bratislava Poker Festival.
Fintan Gavin, the CEO of the Irish Poker Tour, said, "We're ready to bring the magic of Irish Poker to the heart of Europe. We know what players want, and we're ready to give it to them."
Full 2023 Bratislava Poker Festival Schedule
|Tue 18 Jul||4:00 p.m.||Mystery Bounty 1A||€400||€50,000|
|8:00 p.m.||Bratislava Festival Opener||€150||€10,000|
|Wed 19 Jul||2:00 p.m.||Mystery Bounty 1B||€400||€50,000|
|2:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Super Satellite||€80||5x Seats|
|6:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Day 1A||€550||€500,000|
|7:00 p.m.||Euro Omaha Championship Satellite||€220||3x Seats|
|8:00 p.m.||NLHE Freezeout||€150|
|Thu 20 Jul||11:00 a.m.||Euro Omaha Championship Satellite||€220|
|12:00 p.m.||Mystery Bounty Final||€50,000|
|12:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Super Satellite||€80||5x Seats|
|1:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Day 1B||€550||€500,000|
|3:00 p.m.||Euro Omaha Championship 7-Max Day 1||€2,500||€100,000|
|4:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Super Satellite||€80||5x Seats|
|6:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Day 1C||€550||€500,000|
|8:00 p.m.||€1K One Day Satellite Turbo||€100||3x Seats|
|Fri 21 Jul||11:00 a.m.||€1K One Day Satellite Turbo||€100||3x Seats|
|12:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Day 1D||€550||€500,000|
|1:00 p.m.||Euro Omaha Championship 7-Max Final Day||€100,000|
|1:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Super Satellite||€80||5x Seats|
|2:00 p.m.||€1K One Dayer||€1,000||€50,000|
|4:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Day 1E||€550||€500,000|
|6:00 p.m.||Omaha 7-Max||€300|
|8:00 p.m.||NLHE Turbo Freezeout||€150|
|9:00 p.m.||High Roller Satellite||€330||2x Seats|
|Sat 22 Jul||11:00 a.m.||Grand Prix Day 1F Fast||€550||€500,000|
|3:00 p.m.||High Roller Mega Satellite||€330||5x Seats|
|4:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Day 2||€500,000|
|6:00 p.m.||Irish Poker Tour NLHE||€250||€40,000|
|7:00 p.m.||High Roller||€3,000||€200,000|
|8:00 p.m.||Omaha 7-Max||€300|
|9:00 p.m.||Bratislava Cup Super Satellite||€50||5x Seats|
|Sun 23 Jul||11:00 a.m.||Bratislava Cup Super Satellite||€50||5x Seats|
|12:00 p.m.||Grand Prix Final Day||€500,000|
|1:00 p.m.||High Roller Final Day||€3,000||€200,000|
|2:00 p.m.||Bratislava Poker Cup||€350||€50,000|
|7:00 p.m.||Omaha 7-Max||€300|
|8:00 p.m.||Last Chance Turbo||€150|
The Irish Poker Tour's influence becomes apparent when you look at the exciting schedule. Although No-Limit Hold'em events dominate proceedings, as they tend to do with every online and live poker festival, there are plenty of Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments adorning the schedule.
One such event, the Euro Omaha Championship 7-Max, is nothing short of massive. Commanding a €3,000 buy-in, unless you win your way in via one of the live satellites at The Card Casino, this event comes with a €200,000 guaranteed prize pool, which is almost unheard of in PLO circles.
Euro Omaha Championship players sit down with a generous 30,000 starting stack, and play to 40-minute levels where the blinds start at 100/100 with a 100 big blind ante. Re-entries are unlimited for the first nine levels, so expect the action to be fast and furious.
The piece de resistance, if you will, is the €500,000 guaranteed Grand Prix, in association with PartyPoker LIVE. Entering the Grand Prix costs €550 unless you win your way into it via the live satellites or online satellites at PartyPoker; more on those soon.
Every Grand Prix player receives a 40,000-chip starting stack and plays to blinds starting at 100/100 with a 100 big blind ante. Late registration remains open for nine levels, and those levels are 30 minutes long for Levels 1-12 and 25 minutes long for Levels 13-14, after which each flight ends. Only one re-entry per flight is permitted.
Day 2 of the Grand Prix sees the blind levels extended to 45 minutes, and 12 levels are scheduled. The third and final day plays to a 60-minute clock until a champion is crowned.
Win a €1,500 Grand Prix Bratislava Package for Only €0.01
As the Irish Poker Tour is working with PartyPoker LIVE, it is possible to win a Bratislava Poker Festival package online at PartyPoker from as little a €0.01.
PartyPoker's famous centrolls feed into €0.22 buy-in sub-feeders, then €1.10 feeders. Win your way through a €1.10 buy-in feeder to compete in the €5.50 GP Bratislava Festival Main Event at Phase 1 games. These pay tickets to the €22 Phase 2 satellites, which then put you into the €109 Phase Final that has three €1,500 packages guaranteed. Capture such a package to receive:
- €550 Grand Prix Bratislava Main Event buy-in
- €250 spending money to put towards travel expenses
- Five night's accommodation at the four-star NH Gate One Hotel worth €700
You can download PartyPoker here if you do not already have an account. Making a deposit rewards you with a bunch of tickets plus a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus!
PartyPoker also has a special freeroll on July 2 that awards one €1,500 package to the Grand Prix Bratislava festival. Hurry, or you may miss out!
Opitbet.lv is also running online satellites, but this online poker room is restricted to players located in Latvia, while Highstakes.com, part of the TonyBet Network, has some exciting promotions, too.