partypoker Bratislava Grand Prix Main Event smashes €500,000 GTD

The partypoker Grand Prix has teamed up with the Bratislava Poker Festival powered by the Irish Poker Tour for six fantastic days of poker tournaments and cash games in one of Europe’s most spacious casinos at Card Casino Bratislava from July 18-23.

The festival was a huge hit with players eager for the revival of the partypoker LIVE tour. Not only is the atmosphere full of fun and energy, but partypoker’s €550 Grand Prix Main Event smashed its lofty guarantee of €500,000 with 1,113 entries creating a prize pool of €542,588.

Late registration for Day 1f recently concluded with Day 2 following at 4pm with blinds starting at 2,500/5,000 with a big blind bet of 5,000. Payouts will be announced shortly after play begins between the 239 players who survived any of the first five opening steals as well as players who find a bag in the last opening steal.

Day 1e chipleader Oliver Schulze clinched the chipleader Friday night to start the action with 865,000 (173 big blinds) with Day 1b chipleader Stanislav Tomov (785,000), Day 1c chipleader Kristian Saethre (675,000), Jasper van der Veen (600,500) and Daniel Nagy (509,500) completing the top five. Of course, it is possible that the top of the leaderboard will change before the start of Day 2 pending the outcome of the current Day 1f.

Meanwhile, four players lifted trophies on Friday with Bulgarian Boris Angelov giving a clinic in one of the biggest Omaha tournaments in European poker history after beating Jakub Koleckar (second – €26,000) one-on-one in the Omaha Euro Championship €2,500 for €40,000. To make it even more impressive, Angelov qualified for this event for just €360 in a live no-rake sit-and-go that took place hours before the event started.

Angelov appeared calm, cool and collected during the live table TV broadcast on the partypokerTV Twitch channel with partypoker commentator Jason Glatzer, PLO player George Sandford and general poker beast Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas entertaining the masses while providing unique insight into how to approach PLO tournaments. It was an impressive final table with cash game player Patrik “TheHammerCrusher” Jaros (third – €18,000), Ladislav Popisil (fourth – €13,400) and Irish Poker Tour and Bratislava Poker Festival founder Fintan Gavin (fifth – €10,240) all finishing in the money.

Serbian Ozren Cvijanovic also picked up his second-biggest live tournament win after winning the €1,000 One Dayer for €20,000. Marek Ohnisko of the Czech Republic won the €300 Omaha for €4,900, while England’s Roy Walker won the €150 NLH Turbo Freezeout for €3,200.

THE partypokertv Twitch channel offered a live broadcast all week with an entertaining mix of high-stakes cash games and a massive buy-in Omaha tournament. The final two days of live-streamed action will focus solely on Day 2 and the final day of the epic Partypoker Grand Prix Bratislava Main Event starting Saturday July 22 at 8pm local time. Jason Glatzer, poker media guru and partypoker commentator, will lead the way with many entertaining and informative guests appearing on the booth throughout the coverage.

  • July 19 (8:30 p.m.) – €5/€10 NLHE
  • July 20 (4:30 p.m.) – €50/€50 (optional €100 straddle) PLO
  • July 21 (6:00 p.m.) – €2,500 Omaha European Championship Final Table
  • July 22 (8 p.m.) – Grand Prize €550 Day 2
  • July 23 (2 p.m.) – €550 Grand Prix Final

If we haven’t already given you enough reasons to watch the stream, we have one more. We’re celebrating the return of the partypoker LIVE Tour with four amazing password-protected freerolls this week on partypoker for partypoker MILLIONS Malta at the luxurious Portomaso Casino from September 23rd to October 3rd. Each freeroll rewards the top 120 players and the top two players win a ticket to one of three online Day 1s for the guaranteed partypoker Grand Prize of €1 million to €550. Check out the prices below:

1st 2nd – 550 € Malta Online Day 1 Ticket
3rd – 12th – 22€ Ticket Malta Phase 2 online
13th – 54th – €4.40 Ticket Malta Phase 1 online
55th – 120th – €1.10 Malta Online Food Ticket

Be sure to tune into the stream not only for the amazing action, but also to participate in the lucrative freerolls with the passwords shared every day at partypokertv Twitch channel.

While the main focus will be on the partypoker Grand Prix Bratislava, there are plenty of other exciting events kicking off their action today. The Irish Poker Tour NLHE offers a guaranteed €40,000 buy-in for just €250, while the second of three one-day €300 Pot-Limit Omaha events will also offer action for four-card fans.

Meanwhile, the two-day €3,000 High Roller kicks off action today, with players having the option hours before getting in on the action with a guaranteed €330 satellite for five places.

Of course, gambling will continue to operate around the clock on a variety of games and stakes. Check out today’s tournament schedule below:

Time Event Membership Guarantee
11 a.m. partypoker Grand Prix 1f Rapid 550 € €500,000
3 p.m. High Roller Mega Satellite 330 € 5x seats
4 p.m. partypoker grand prix day 2
6 p.m. Irish Poker Tour NLHE 250 € €40,000
7 p.m. High Roller Day 1 €3,000 €200,000
8 p.m. Omaha 7-Max 300 €
9 p.m. The Bratislava Cup satellite 50€ 5x seat

Stay tuned for daily recaps of the partypoker Grand Prix and Bratislava Poker Festival all week here at partypoker.

Jason Glatzer

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