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2017 PokerNews Cup

Amateurs dreaming to become pros, breath-taking bad beats, and shameless fish are about to get back at Europe’s largest poker room as the twelfth edition of the PokerNews Cup warms up the engines at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

Running from August 16 - 21, the poker festival organized by our sister site features a guaranteed prize pool of €255,000 spread across eight different events including, for the first time in the Cup’s recent history, a live open-face Chinese poker tournament sponsored by TonyBet.

Right on the heals of the uber-successful partypoker live - German Poker Championship that have seen Russia’s heroes Arsenii Karmatckii and Anatoly Filatov triumph in the Main Event and High Roller respectively, the new edition of the PokerNews Cup is set to be once again one of the hottest festivals for recreational players and amateurs thanks to a formula that combines low buy-ins, an international field, and King’s usual impeccable professionalism.

"This is a great event for a location like the King’s," 2015 Opening Event champ, Germany’s Timothy Weltner told CasinoSmash.

"The King’s Casino attracts a crowd of players that like to have fun and to play for affordable buy-ins. The PokerNews Cup is exactly what these players want."

The €200,000 GTD. Main Event Kicks Off Tomorrow

The cards will be up in the air already today, with the PokerNews Cup Opening NLH event kicking off at 8pm local time with a juicy €8,000 GTD. prize pool up for grabs for a buy-in as low as €80.

Things will get more serious on Thursday, when the poker room will host the first of the four starting flights of the €250 Main Event featuring a staggering €200,000 guarantee.

Other marquee events in the schedule include the 15,000€ GTD. King's Friday Adventure Challenge on Friday, the 5,000€ PokerNews Pot Limit Omaha and the €20,000 King's Local Championship on Saturday, and the 5.000€ TonyBet OFC Progressive Pineapple on Sunday.

Should you not make it to be at the King’s Casino this week, you will be able to follow all the different events on, as Christian Zetzsche, William Shillibier, and George Steiner from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor to report on the action.

Besides the events in the schedule, the PokerNews Cup is also a great opportunity to explore the all-new casino and poker area inaugurated earlier this month and to enjoy the King’s famous cash game action that Unibet Poker pro Quentin Lecomte once called "one of the best casinos in Europe."

CasinoSmash to Join the Battle on Thursday!

While the official live coverage of the festival is left in the hands of PokerNews' world-class live reporting team, you can follow the event also on CasinoSmash, as our editor Sarah Hamid will join the Main Event on Thursday.

"I'm truly excited to compete with some great players in my very first PokerNews Cup," Hamid said. "I’ve been preparing for the next few days over the last couple of months, hopefully I can turn those hours of study and practice into some cash!"

At her debut in Rozvadov, Hamid was spotted yesterday trying to put some of our tips to win at slots to a test. "I’ve been pleasantly surprised by King’s Casino and the small town charm of Rozvadov," Hamid continued.

"The new wing is beautifully designed and filled with some great high stakes tables. It’s tough to stay focused on the tournament with all the entertainment and bustle, but being used to lavish casino lobbies I am up for the challenge."

2017 PokerNews Cup: The Full Schedule

Here is a look at the entire schedule of the 2017 PokerNews Cup.

Wed, 16.08.  20:00 PokerNews Cup Opening NLH8.000€70€10€15.0002x Re-entry30/20
Thu, 17.08.  17:00 Mega Satellite to ME 1a10 Seats40€5€5.000Unltd Reentry15
Thu, 17.08.  19:00 PokerNews Cup Main Event Day 1a200.000€225€25€30.000yes30
Fri, 18.08.  12:00 PokerNews Deepstack Noon Turbo-50€10€30.000no15
Fri, 18.08.  15:00 Turbo Satellite to ME 1b10 Seats40€5€5.000Unltd Reentry10
Fri, 18.08.  17:00 PokerNews Cup Main Event Day 1b200.000€225€25€30.000yes30
Fri, 18.08.  20:00 King's Friday Adventure Challenge15.000€90€10€20.0002x Re-entry30/20
Sat, 19.08.  11:00 Turbo Satellite to ME 1c10 Seats40€5€5.000Unltd Reentry10
Sat, 19.08.  13:00 PokerNews Cup Main Event Day 1c200.000€225€25€30.000yes30
Sat, 19.08.  15:00 PokerNews Pot Limit Omaha 1x Rebuy5.000€100€10€10k/10k50€ Rebuy25
Sat, 19.08.  17:00 PokerNews Cup Main Event Day 1d200.000€225€25€30.000yes30
Sat, 19.08.  19:00 King's Local Championship20.000€90€10€20.0002x Re-entry30/20
Sun, 20.08.  13:00 PokerNews Cup Main Event Day 2200.000€----45
Sun, 20.08.  15:00 TonyBet OFC Progressive Pineapple5.000€200€30€yes
Sun, 20.08.  17:00 NLH Holdem  7.000 € GTD7.000€65€10€15.0002x Re-entry20
Mon, 21.08.  TBA PokerNews Cup Main Event Final Day200.000€----60

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