Top weekend of poker all over Europe – and Canada!
Thursday 4th May, 2017

Top weekend of poker all over Europe – and Canada!

By Mad Harper

This weekend promises a load of top-notch poker action in places as far flung as Blackpool in the UK, WPT Amsterdam in the Netherlands, a Malaga stop for Super Stack Spain – plus the start of the mighty partypoker Million North America event in Montreal.


Super Stack Spain got underway in Malaga today and the fun carries on all weekend with Day 1b at 8pm tomorrow, 1c on Saturday at 2.30pm and a 1d flight at 10.50pm. Celebrated Spanish pro Ana Marquez is taking part and will be playing on home turf as Casino Torrequebrada is super-close to her native city of Malaga. MainEventTravel is Super Stack’s Official Travel partner and can arrange fantastic hotel deals for this, and every Super Stack event. Entry for Super Stack Spain costs just €150 + €20 and players get a 30,000 stack - with four re-entries permissible per Day 1.


One of the most exciting events of the month gets underway shortly  with WPT Amsterdam at Holland Casino from May 5-13. This the WPT’s third consecutive visit to the Netherlands with a €3,300 Main Event running May 9-13 and featuring two starting flights, with one re-entry per flight. The WPT Amsterdam festival kicks off tomorrow with the European debut for WPTDeepStacks. The WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam €1,500 Main Event  runs through to Monday, May 8.


In the UK, the popular Genting Poker Series is heading to Blackpool for a “Mini” event running through to Sunday. The GPS is a fantastic UK tour that uses local casinos to provide that 'big' tournament experience at affordable buy ins. Players are entitled to one reentry per Day 1 with buy-ins available until the end of Level 6 on each Day 1. MainEventTravel is the tour’s Official Travel Partner so check out our great hotel deals for the rest of the season. There are 18 events planned for 2017 taking place right across the UK.


The Hippodrome Casino in London plays host to PokerStars MEGASTACK London this weekend with a £25k guarantee Main Event running May 5-7. And don’t worry if you can’t make this stop as MEGASTACK will be back in London in June, September and October. There are numerous other stops on the newly-expanded MEGASTACk schedule including Leinster and Connacht in Ireland, Ulster in Northern Ireland,  Gujan-Mestras and Forges-les-Eaux in France and Namur in Belgium.


Following the phenomenal success of the partypoker MILLIONS event at Dusk Till Dawn in the UK, there’s another massive prize pool up for grabs at partypoker Million North America running May 6-11 at Montreal’s famous Playground Poker Club. The total prize pool is a guaranteed CAD$5 million, with a guaranteed $1m first prize for the winner. It’s a winning formula that had more than 7,000 players competing live and online for the partypoker MILLIONS Main Event in the UK which was won by Argentina’s Maria Lampropulos .


Other events this weekend include a WSOP International Circuit event in Estoril, Portugal, plus Grosvenor Casinos' 25/25 in Portsmouth.

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