Belgium Poker Championship 15-23/11/2008, Europe biggest event

    • KennyPI
      Joined: 22.10.2008 Posts: 128
      Hello, I am Kenny Hallaert, the poker representative for the Casino’s of Namur & Spa (Belgium)
      From 15 till 13 November the casino of Namur will host the Belgium Poker Championships.
      This is an open event so also people that don’t have the Belgian nationality can participate in the event.

      The event is already held for the 4th year in a row. Last year we were proud to have the biggest tournament ever held in Europe based on the numbers of players with a 1k+€ buy-in. The event was sold-out with 800 entrants. Results can be found here:
      In the meanwhile the EPT of Monte Carlo broke this record with 842 players but for this year we increased our capacity to 1000 players so we will have the record again for sure.

      The buy-in this year is 1550€+150€ (~$2050+$200) so the prizepool can go up to 1.500.000€

      4 times a week there are satellites to this tournament in our casino. Al those satellites are 55+15€ with unlimited rebuys the first hour + add-onn. Those satellites are held every Tuesday at 20h and every Saturday and Sunday at 14h30. The casino of Spa also host a weekly satellite on Thursday at 20h.

      Registration for one of the satellites or the main event is possible in the casino or online: The site is currently only in French but will be translated within the next weeks. If you have any problems or further questions, you can contact me and I will be happy to assist you. You’ll find my details on the bottom of this post.

      The minimum age for this tournament is 21 years.

      The main event will take place over 9 days. These are divided as follow:

      Saturday 15 November: Day 1A
      Sunday 16 November: Day 1B
      Monday 17 November: Day 1C
      Tuesday 18 November: Day 1D
      Wednesday 19 November: Day 2A (Remaining players from Day 1A + 1B)
      Thursday 20 November: Day 2B (Remaining players from Day 1C + 1D)
      Friday 21 November: Day 3 (Remaining players from Day 2A + 2B)
      Saturday 22 November: Day 4
      Sunday 23 November: Day 5 (Final Table)

      This means that the tournament will have a very slow structure.

      From now on Unibet, Winamax, T6-Poker, Poker770 and Chilipoker will host online satellites for this tournament

      The event will be televised.

      During the championship there will be a wide variety of NL- Hold’em and PL Omaha cashgames.

      We offer complete packages to the event.
      1 package costs 2500€ and includes:
      - 1 ticket for the Main event
      - 7 nights in the hotel wich is in the same building of the casino
      - 7 x breakfast
      - 7 x dinner + 1 bottle of wine
      - 70 drinkvouchers

      If you want to bring someone with you that stays in the same room, he/she pays 2200€ for the whole package which is identical to the package above.
      If you bring someone that does not play the tournament but stays in the same room, he/she pays 899€ and gets everything in the package above except the ticket for the tournament.

      Side event structure: Starts every day at 1pm (unless otherwise stated)

      15/11: 200+20€ freezeout (satellite for main event day 1B)

      16/11: 100+20€ + rebuys (satellite for main event day 1C)

      17/11: 300+20€ freezeout (satellite for main event day 1D)

      19/11: 200+10€ Freezeout Pot Limit Omaha

      20/11: 200+10€ 100+10€ + rebuys (satellite for 1050+80€ event on saturday 22/11)

      21/11: 300+10€ Freezeout

      22/11: 1050+80€ freezeout (2-day tournament)

      22/11: 100+10€ freezeout – Ladies only (start at 7pm)

      23/11: 500+10€ freezeout
      If you have any further questions you can always contact me at kh@ or via telephone: +32 (0) 476 80 65 35.

      Kind regards,
      Kenny Hallaert
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