Off to the Czech Republic for partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker!

By Mark Valentine

Prague is set to become the poker capital of Europe next month with the partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker kicking off in less than three weeks. This year’s Festival has a packed schedule at its new home, Grandior Hotel Prague, in the heart of the city.

Prague is famous for its stunning architecture; the piece-de-resistance is Old Town Square which, with its beautiful medieval buildings and magnificent churches, is one of the most impressive sights in Europe. The run-up to Christmas means you can also enjoy Prague’s famed Yuletide markets with gingerbread and hot wine stalls helping create a super-festive atmosphere. There are dozens of bars, café and restaurants in the Old Town - and no shortage of nightclubs either so you can party well in to the small hours.

The partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker features eight events plus numerous satellites. The €3,300 Main Event offers a single re-entry per flight and is running December 2 to 6. Late registration will remain open until Day 2 (Level 10) and every player will get a starting stack of 30,000 with 60 minute levels. Also on the schedule are a €5k High Roller with unlimited re-entries, a €675 Deepstack event, a €600 NL event and two €225 NL Turbos. There’s also plenty of action for PLO fans – a one-day €500 re-entry event on December 2 and a €1k PLO re-entry tourney on the final day – December 6.

Last year’s Main Event attracted 256 entries and was won by Spanish pro Javier Gomez Zapatero for €175,000. Gomez originally hails from the Spanish university town of Salamanca but now lives in London.

WPT Travel has a ton of great hotel options in Prague including the chance to stay at the official Grandior Hotel Prague venue. We also have fantastic value apartments on offer in the heart of this beautiful city.