Here's How to Win a €4,500 Master Classics of Poker 2023 Package at Bet365

Bet365 Poker MCOP Satellites

The Master Classics of Poker (MCOP) has been a must-play live poker event ever since it first ran in 2000. Apart from in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic saw live poker events canceled globally, the MCOP has run in Amsterdam annually, attracting players from far and wide to its fantastically run tournaments. The 2023 MCOP is scheduled to run from November 10 through November 18, including a €3,000 buy-in Main Event, which you can win your way into from only €2 online at Bet365 Poker.

There are several €150 buy-in Master Classics Day 1 satellites running every day a Bet365 Poker. Each concludes when only one player remains or the completion of the 17th eight-minute level, whichever comes first. Surviving players take their stacks through to next available Day 2, on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. UK time. These Day 2s are where one or two MCOP 2023 Main Event packages worth €4,500 are guaranteed to be won.

Each package awards its delighted winner a €3,000 seat for the MCOP Main Event plus €1,500 paid into their Bet365 Poker account for travel and accommodation expenses.

Past Five Master Classics of Poker (MCOP) Main Event Champions

Julien Sitbon
Julien Sitbon
YearBuy-inEntrantsPrize PoolChampionCountryPrize
2022€3,000498€1,355,805Julien SitbonFrance€237,808
2021€2,200340€666,400Bas de LaatNetherlands€126,883
2019€4,300346€1,370,155Kevin PaqueNetherlands€260,878
2018€4,300294€1,164,240Alberto StegemanNetherlands€240,183
2017€4,300285€1,128,594Claas SegebrechtGermany€235,087

The MCOP Main Event is a fantastic event taking place at the Holland Casino in Amsterdam that attracts a predominately Dutch crowd.

Julien Sitbon of France is the reigning champion. The Frenchman came out on top of a 498-strong crowd in 2022, turning €3,000 into a cool €237,808. It is highly likely that Sitbon will head to Amsterdam in an attempt to become the tournament's first-ever two-time champion.

Other recent champions include Bas de Laat (€126,883), Kevin Paque (€260,878), Alberto Stegeman (€240,183), and Claas Segebrecht (€235,087). Will your name be joining the long list of MCOP Main Event champions?

2023 Master Classics of Poker (MCOP) Schedule

MCOP poker chips

As you can see, the 2023 MCOP is not only about the €3,000 buy-in Main Event, but also several side events, including a €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry, a €4,300 Mystery Bounty, and a handful of Pot-Limit Omaha events.

Fri 10 Nov12:30 p.m.€1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Day 1
 7:00 p.m.€330 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo
Sat 11 Nov12:30 p.m.€565 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
 1:00 p.m.€1,650 NLHE Re-Entry Day 2
 7:00 p.m.€330 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo
Sun 12 Nov12:30 p.m.€565 No-Limit Hold'em Single Re-Entry
 2:00 p.m.€1,650 NLHE Re-Entry Final Day
 3:00 p.m.€675 Satellite High Roller Mystery Bounty
 8:00 p.m.€4,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Mystery Bounty Day 1
Mon 13 Nov12:30 p.m.€455 Satellite Main Event Day 1A
 1:00 p.m.€4,300 NLHE High Roller Mystery Bounty Day 2
 7:00 p.m.€1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Hyper Turbo
Tue 14 Nov1:00 p.m.€3,000 No-Limit Hold'em MCOP Main Event Day 1A
 7:00 p.m.€440 Satellite Main Event Day 1B
Wed 15 Nov1:00 p.m.€3,000 No-Limit Hold'em MCOP Main Event Day 1B
 7:00 p.m.€3,000 No-Limit Hold'em MCOP Main Event Day 1C Turbo
Thu 16 Nov1:00 p.m.€3,000 NLHE MCOP Main Event Day 2
 4:00 p.m.€1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max Day 1
 7:00 p.m.€550 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo
Fri 17 Nov12:30 p.m.€840 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Day 1
 1:00 p.m.€3,000 NLHE MCOP Main Event Day 3
 1:00 p.m.€1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max Day 2
 7:00 p.m.€440 No-Limit Hold'em Team Event Hyper Turbo
Sat 18 Nov12:30 p.m.€565 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
 1:00 p.m.€840 NLHE Re-Entry Day 2
 7:00 p.m.€3,000 NLHE MCOP Main Event Final Day

Start Your Bet365 Career With a €365 Welcome Bonus

You need a Bet365 Poker account to get involved in the 2023 MCOP satellites. Those with an account can fire up the Bet365 Poker software, and start grinding those satellites. Anyone reading this without an account can download Bet365 Poker via PokerNews and become eligible for a sizable welcome package.

Regardless of your initial deposit size, new Bet365 Poker customers receive a €365 redeemable bonus that releases into your account as you play real money cash games and tournaments. You receive 10 Status Points for every €1 or £1 you contribute to the cash game rake or pay in tournament fees.

The first two €2.50 bonus payments will be released into your playable balance once you earn 25 and 50 Status Points, respectively. The following 24 increments land in your account each time you earn 100 Status Points, with the remaining instalments redeeming after every 250 Status Points earned.

In addition to the €365 bonus, you also reel in a €1 Twister ticket, a free spin on the Welcome Prize Wheel, and some special welcome missions where you earn one-off prizes

  • Here is how you can win your way to the 2023 MCOP Main Event in Amsterdam at Bet365 Poker.

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