WSOP Circuit New Year Edition 2022 Festival Underway at King's Resort, Rozvadov

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Following the conclusion of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe last month, the WSOP brand has swiftly returned to King's Resort, Rozvadov to play out their first batch of WSOP Circuit events of the new year.

The WSOP Circuit New Year Edition 2022 Festival runs from January 5-25 and has €3 million up for grabs in guarantees across 15 WSOPC Ring events. The poker festival is headlined by the €1,700 buy-in WSOPC NLH Main Event which comes with a €1 million guarantee.

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Antoine Vranken Wins First WSOPC Event

Antoine Vranken
Antoine Vranken won his first WSOP bracelet in November 2021

The Netherlands' Antoine Vranken claimed his maiden gold bracelet at the 2021 WSOPE after he triumphed in Event #6: €1,650 PLO/NLH Mixed for €113,000. He now has a WSOP ring to go along with his bracelet after he took down Ring #1: WSOPC NLH Senior Event 50+ which was the opening event of the circuit series.

The event saw 199 total entries and generated a final prizepool of €42,536, smashing the €20,000 guarantee. Vranken walked away with €10,206 and his first WSOPC ring after he defeated Vladimir Tamaskovic in heads-up play.

First Two Mini Main Event Flights Wrapped Up

Two of the seven starting flights for Ring #2: WSOPC Mini Main Event have also wrapped up with the likes of Predrag Bukovec (921,000) and Angelo Sisca (1,304,000) topping Day 1A and Day 1B respectively. The Mini Main Event has a €250 buy-in and comes with a massive €500,000 guarantee.

Day 1A saw 240 entries with 24 players progressing to Day 2. The second starting flight was better attended with 399 total entries and had a further 40 players progress to the next stage. Vranken was one of those to advance from Day 1B and has a healthy stack of 619,000. All players who make Day 2 guarantee themselves a payout of at least €400.

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Stay and Play at King's Resort

Food at King's Resort
Food at King's Resort

Poker players can take advantage of some special hotel deals at King's Resort for the WSOPC. The offer is only valid for the duration of the WSOPC and looks like:

  • 5* Superior Room - €135 per night
  • 4* Comfort Double Room - €90 per night
  • Long stays (five nights or more) get a 30% discount

WSOPC Rozvadov Schedule

DateEventBuy-in (EUR)Guarantee (EUR)
January 5Ring #1: WSOPC NLH Senior Event 50+€ 250€ 20,000
January 5-10Ring #2: WSOPC Mini Main Event€ 250€ 500,000
January 10Ring #3: WSOPC NLH Fiftystack€ 660€ 100,000
January 10Ring #4: WSOPC PLO Bounuty Hunter€ 550€ 50,000
January 11-12Ring #5: WSOPC Mixed PLO/NLH€ 550€ 50,000
January 12Ring #6: WSOPC Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo€ 550€ 50,000
January 13-17Ring #7: WSOPC NLH Monsterstack€ 550€ 500,000
January 14Ring #8: WSOPC NLH Ladies Event€ 250€ 5,000
January 15Ring #9: WSOPC 7-Card Stud€ 440€ 10,000
January 16Ring #10: WSOPC 5-Card PLO€ 1,100€ 50,000
January 17-18Ring #11: WSOPC PLO 6-Max€ 440€ 50,000
January 18-19Ring #12: WSOPC PLO 2K 8-Max€ 2,000€ 100,000
January 19-20Ring #13: WSOPC NLH 3K 8-Max€ 3,000€ 100,000
January 21-23Ring #14: WSOPC NLH Main Event€ 1,700€ 1,000,000
January 23Ring #15: WSOPC NLH Bounty Hunter€ 1,100€ 100,000
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