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Final Satellites to The Festival Rozvadov

Jonathan
08 May 2024
Jonathan Raab 08 May 2024
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  • The Festival Rozvadov runs from 31st May - 9th June, 2024
  • €550 Main Event with €500,000 Guaranteed
  • Last package satellites this weekend at Grosvenor Poker and Unibet Poker
  • PokerWired becomes Media Partner of The Festival
The Festival Rozvadov
Final Online Satellites to The Festival Rozvadov take place on Sunday 12th May

The Festival is perhaps the most innovative poker tour on the European live circuit, blending poker tournaments and cash games with a variety of other competitive gaming competitions and riotous off-the-felt activities. In its first three years in existence it has made a positive impact upon the live poker scene, creating strong links with many online poker sites who run online satellites to The Festival events.

From May 31st until June 9th, The Festival will take up residency at Kings Casino, Rozvadov in the Czech Republic for an entertaining ten days of competitive poker, casino gaming tournaments and parties. Online satellites to the €550 main event have been running all year on many sites, including an almost network wide promotion on iPoker. 

PokerWired Becomes Media Partner of The Festival

PokerWired has recently become a media partner of The Festival and we will be following the action closely with news and progress reports published frequently throughout the ten-day festival. PokerWired editor Jonathan Raab will be in attendance for the entire ten days and will also be helping to provide coverage on The Festival’s official website.

iPoker Online Qualification Final Week

Literally hundreds of players have already qualified in what is set to be another record setting event for The Festival, but there is still time to book your seat at the table. This week is the last full week of online qualifiers and it goes out with a bang on Sunday 12th May when the final mega satellite takes place, guaranteeing 8 packages, valued at €1,600 each, including 6 nights hotel at the Kings Casino Resort. This final network satellite is running on many online poker sites on the iPoker network including on Grosvenor Poker. It starts at 9pm (CET) and costs €100 to enter, but there are satellites running all week from €3 - €15 that enable players to qualify for less.

The iPoker €1,600 Full Package

The iPoker €1,600 full package includes:

  • Main Event Buy-In: €550
  • Hotel Accommodation: 6 nights (double room) at the 5* King's Hotel (New or Classic) check in: 4th June 2024 - Check out: 10th June, 2024
  • Buffet (once per day) in the Casino for you plus one guest
  • Hospitality & Marketing Package (for 1 person)

Unibet Poker Weekly Qualifier

Unibet Poker is another online poker site that is running satellites to The Festival every Sunday and these will continue for most of the year as the winners packages, valued at €1,500 give players the option to use the ticket to play at any of The Festival’s 2024 series, which include stops in Malta and Bratislava in the second half of the year.

Satellites take place at 8pm CET on Sunday evenings, costing €250 to enter, with 2 x €1,500 packages guaranteed every week. €250 might be quite a steep price to buy-in to directly for most players, but Unibet also runs a series of feeders to make it less costly on the wallet to participate. These start at €2, which feed into the next step, which costs €10 to enter, which in turn feeds into a €50 feeder which ultimately awards a €250 ticket that can be used to enter the €250 direct satellite on Sundays.

The Festival Rozvadov Highlights

The Festival Rozvadov features over 60 unique tournaments, cash games and a variety of fun events, including:

  • €550 Main Event featuring a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • €250 The Hendon Mob Championship with €200,000 guaranteed
  • €300 Mystery Bounty event with a €100,000 prize pool
  • Mixed game formats available in tournament and cash game settings
  • Live-streamed Cash Game Challenge on Twitch and YouTube
  • Hospitality events, open to all participants
  • Casino tournaments, including Franke's Flip Flops, Blackjack, Roulette, and Slots tournaments, poker highlights
  • Parties, karaoke, sports competitions, treasure hunts and much more

The Festival Event Coverage/Streaming

The Festival is best experienced in person, but if you can’t be there the next best thing is to follow the action on the the event’s live stream, which will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube. Event reports, news, interviews and more will be published daily on the Festival website.

Short history of The Festival

The Festival is a relatively new poker tour that arose soon after lockdown. It is the Phoenix from the flames of the Cash Game Festival that had been operation for a few years before lockdown. Cash games are still an important part of The Festival’s eclectic offering, which includes casino game tournaments and fun competitions as well as poker tournaments.

The Festival was started by Martin von Zweigbergk, a Swede who goes by the nickname ‘Franke’, who loves to party and play poker. Franke has made it his mission to inject his special brand of energy into the flourishing live poker market in Europe. He also loves to take part in the events and has won several side events at previous editions of the series. He enjoys all formats of the game of poker, with an extra special penchant for Omaha and Mixed Games. He is also a dab hand and the casino game tournaments, with several victories in the series’ blackjack, roulette and sportsbetting tournaments under his belt.

The Festival is still a work-in-progress, starting off with just one event in 2021, expanding to two events in 2022 and three in 2023. A further three are scheduled for 2024 and it would be no surprise to see further stops added in future years as the tour becomes more established within the live poker community.

The Festival 2024 Schedule

Rozvadov is the first outing for The Festival in 2024 but there are two further editions planned for later in the year, in Malta and Bratislava.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-InMain Event Guarantee
The Festival RozvadovMay 31- June 95-9 June€ 550€ 500,000
The Festival MaltaSeptember 8-15TBC€ 550TBC
The Festival BratislavaNovember 18-24TBC€ 550TBC

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