All you need to know about the Eureka Rozvadov festival, running March 13-20
The PokerStars’ Eureka 2023 season kicks off in March with a return to Europe’s largest poker room: King’s Casino in Rozvadov.
Running from March 13 to 20, the Eureka festival features the three staples of the tour that make it so popular with poker players across Europe and further afield: the €330 buy-in Eureka Cup, a €2,200 buy-in High Roller event, and a massive €1 million guaranteed Main Event.
But that’s not all. While the full schedule is yet to be finalised, there will also be a range of side events running alongside the big three, headlined by a €440 buy-in PLO Eureka Championship. Plus, as one of the continent’s premier poker venues, you’ll find cash games running around the clock.
Recent turnouts at PokerStars Live events have far surpassed expectations and if last year’s event in Rozvadov is anything to go by, this festival is going to be huge.
Want to be there? Read on for full details of how you could win a full package (seat plus expenses) online.
KEY FESTIVAL DATES
Eureka Rozvadov Cup
Dates: March 13-17
Eureka Rozvadov Main Event (€1M Gtd)
Dates: March 16-20
Guarantee: €1 million
PLO Eureka Championship
Dates: March 17-18
Eureka Rozvadov High Roller
Dates: March 19-20
Satellites for Eureka Rozvadov are running right now on PokerStars, giving you the opportunity to win not only your Main Event entry but a full package with hotel and expenses too, from as little as €0.27.
Yep, you read that right.
That’s the most ambitious route, of course: a €0.27 hyper turbo with one rebuy and one add-on available. From there you can win a seat in a €7.50 qualifier with at least one €162 seat guaranteed.
A step up from that are the €1.10 satellites into the €16.50 satellites, which also lead you to the €162 qualifiers.
The €162 direct satellites have seat-plus-expenses packages guaranteed, taking care of everything you’ll need to make your way to Rozvadov.
If you don’t have time to win your way through those steps, players can buy directly into any of the satellites. They’re running every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday in the lead up to the Main Event.
To find satellites for Eureka Rozvadov, open your PokerStars client and click on the Events tab. On the left, you’ll see Eureka Rozvadov and from there you can open the satellite lobby.
GETTING TO ROZVADOV
Rozvadov sits on the German border with the Czech Republic.
The nearest airports to Rozvadov are:
- Nuremberg (1.5-hour drive)
- Prague (1.5-hour drive)
- Munich (2-hour drive)
- Stuttgart (3-hour drive)
If you’re looking to book a transfer from your airport straight to the King’s Casino, get in touch with the King’s Transport Service at +420 777 281 804.
Alternatively, if you’d rather make your own way there:
- From Prague, you can drive 90 minutes via D5/E50
- From Munich, get on to A9, A93 and then A6 to D5/E50
Or you can get the train. The closest train stations are Nuremberg, Weiden, Wernberg, Regensburg and Amberg. Contact the King’s Transport Service and they can arrange transit to the resort.
ABOUT KINGS CASINO
Here’s all you need to know:
Ph.: +420 605 000 888
Dress code: Casual, but no sportswear
Minimum age: 18
NB: You must bring a photo ID or your passport to enter the casino
The fields at Eureka events in Rozvadov increased in size for five straight years. With a million euros guaranteed this time around, chances are 2023’s edition will be even bigger still.
2013: 421 players, €500,000 prize pool, Bart Lybaert (Belgium) for €115,000
2014: 493 players, €500,000 prize pool, Martin Meciar (Slovakia) for €87,600
2015: 664 entries, €644,080 prize pool, Raphael Wimmer (Austria) for €99,695
2016: 682 entries, €661,540 prize pool, Ivan Luca (Argentina) for €106,186
2017: 1,126 entries, €1,089,310 prize pool, Petr Svoboda (Czech Rep.) for €124,346
* held as PokerStars Festival in 2017