EU Poker Players Have Till Oct 16th To Taste ‘The Festival in Bratislava’

Last Updated on October 12, 2022 Author:Dusan Jovanovic

The Festival in BratislavaSummary

  • The poker festival kicked off on October 10 – 16th
  • The festival is headlined by a €550 buy-in, €500K GTD Main Event
  • The player who earns the highest points throughout the series will be crowned “Player of the Festival”

The second edition of “The Festival in Bratislava” is currently taking place and giving poker players in Europe an opportunity at some exciting action.

The series just got underway at Banco Casino on October 10, the same venue which recently played host to the hugely successful Winamax Poker Open (WPO) Bratislava. The schedule features a record-breaking €500,000-guaranteed Main Event, along with some exciting side events. The festival runs until October 16.

The Festival in Bratislava takes place as part of The Festival Series which was launched in February 2021. It is not the typical poker tournament series as it also features casino and sports events. The Festival Series, which was founded by Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk, hosted its inaugural event in Bratislava in September 2021. It was followed by The Festival in Tallinn in June 2022.

The Festival in Bratislava 2022

The Festival in Bratislava” has plenty of tournaments in store for players, including a €1,100 NLH High Roller (October 13), €125 Texas Turbo Midnight Madness (October 14), €250 PLO Freezeout (October 15), €250 NL Texas Freezeout (October 15) and €250 Texas Shortdeck/6+ Hold’em (October 16).


The Festival in Bratislava is not only limited to poker tournaments as the series also features multiple Cash Game Challenges as well as a Roulette Championship for fans of casino table games.

The festival culminates in the Main Event which costs €550 to enter and offers €500,000 in guarantees, the largest guarantee for any €550 buy-in tournament in Slovakian history. The Main Event has five starting flights which kicked off on October 11. Day 2 is scheduled for October 15, with the winner to be crowned on October 16.

Players can win their way into the tournament by taking part in the Franke’s Flip Flops competition where they only need to win flip challenges for a chance to enter the Main Event for free. The competition will also award tickets to other upcoming tournaments.

Player of the Festival

Apart from the regular prizes on offer at the series, players also get the chance to win the “Player of the Festival” title which will be awarded to the player who collects the highest points overall. Points will be awarded based on the buy-in, the number of entries, and the player’s finishing position. The winner will receive a €1,600 package for the next stop of The Festival Series, plus automatic €1,000 entry into the next Charity Event.

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