The WSOPE starts today

11 bracelets are on offer and the big question is whether Chris Ferguson can hold on to his controversial POY lead?

Kings Casino WSOPE
The King's Casino

Bracelet fever is back and for the first time in the Czech Republic, as the World Series of Poker Europe starts today at the King's Casino in Rozvadov.

There are 11 bracelet events in total, including a €111,111 One Drop High Roller, a €25,000 High Roller and the €10,350 Main Event, which has a €5 million guarantee and for the first time is a re-entry.

The first event in the festival is the €1,100 Monster Stack which starts today. 

You can follow the live updates and watch the final table live streams at

A controversial Player of the Year race

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Chris Ferguson

The surprise story of the WSOP this year (and maybe the entire poker year) is disgraced former Full Tilt founder Chris Ferguson holding the lead in the Player of the Series race. Ferguson has cashed 17 times this year, which is the new record for number of cashes in a series, but in a year where David Bach won two bracelets it has called the scoring system into question. Were he to win, it would the first time a player did it in a year they didn't also win a bracelet. 

Ferguson leads the race narrowly with 898.46 points and right behind him are Ryan Hughes with 876.35, John Monnette with 865.21 and John Racener with 853.16. However, a good run by any one of a large number of players could see Ferguson get overtaken. 

The bigger question is perhaps whether Ferguson will be in attendance at all, given he has only really been spotted playing live in Las Vegas since the aftermath of the Full Tilt scandal.

Starting Date Event Buy-in Guarantee
Oct 19 €1,100 Monster Stack No-Limit  €1,100 €500,000
Oct 23 €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max €550 -
Oct 25 €1,100 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em €1,100 -
Oct 26 €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed €1,650 -
Oct. 27 €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em €550 €2,000,000
Oct 28 €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed €2,200 -
Oct 31 €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better €1,650 -
Nov 1 €1,100 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em €1,100 €500,000
Nov 1 €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller €25,000 -
Nov 3 €111,111 High Roller for One Drop €111,111 €10,000,000
Nov 4 €10,300 WSOP Europe Main Event €10,350 €5,000,000

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  • Kevmath


    Considering Ferguson won a WSOPE ME seat for leading WSOP POY in Vegas, he should at least be attending that event.
  • BarryCarter


    Yay KevMath ITT