This weekend is going to be magical for poker players from Eastern Europe, particularly those who reside in Belarus.
The Russian poker tour stops here for 10 days and it all starts on Thursday afternoon when some of the biggest celebrities of this part of the world come together.
They had plenty of options for choosing their location, but Minsk appeared to be the best choice and it will continue the tradition of a very promising poker tour.
The previous stops were held in Montenegro and Cyprus, so fans of the genre also have the chance to see the neighboring countries. It is a win-win situation for all those who are not particularly excited about wagering over the Internet and prefer to bet on the spot.
Competition is every bit as intense, but at least you get to exercise your poker face and practice your read on savvy opponents.
It goes without saying that this tournament will be well attended and there will be poker pros from all over Europe coming to Minsk this weekend. The event will take 10 days, so there will be plenty of opportunities to win a significant amount, with the highlight of the series being the $1100 grand final event.
This is scheduled to take place on September 23 and concludes three days later, while the main event will only set players back $550 and to start on September 17.
The guaranteed prize pool will exceed $1.5 million and in addition to Texas hold ‘em, poker players will have the chance to try other games such as Omaha. While there are fewer tournaments dedicated to this type of poker, it provides the diversity that many players expect from such a prominent competition.
The $300 Open-Face Chinese Poker Heads-Up Championship is by far the most exotic game you can play here and the prizes are expected to make the effort worthwhile.
Under Pressure Knockout tournaments are also included in this series and they have the particularity of running from start to finish without any breaks. Just as the name suggests, many players will be unable to handle the pressure and as a result they will suffer an untimely elimination.
Those who can make it in this type of competition have what it takes to play at any tables, so in addition to the prizes won, players will also have the chance to brag about their achievement.