The 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) which ran for a month and half just finished at the Rio in Las Vegas left thousands of poker players completely exhausted and fatigued but there seems to be no letup of new poker tournaments being launched. The 2016 Seneca Summer Slam is currently underway and the next big poker tournament will be the Celebrity Cash Kings Poker Tournament that will take place at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
The Celebrity Cash Kings tournament is scheduled to start from Aug 14 and finish on Aug 17 is expected to attract some of the top poker players in Europe. The King’s Casino has the biggest poker room in Europe and will host this high stakes cash game tournament which will feature a number of cash game running tables and one of the popular events will be streamed online.
As of now the event that is expected to be streamed online is the no-limit hold’em which has €50/€100 blinds but tournament organizers have kept their options open and could end up switching over to a pot-limit Omaha format or even increasing the blinds should all players involved come to an agreement. Some of the players who have confirmed their participation at the event include Jan Peter Jachtmann, Dan Cates, Jesper Hougaard, Roberto Romanello, Rob Yong and Tobias Reinkemeier.
However the biggest name at the Celebrity Cash Kings tournament will undoubtedly be that of Fedor Holz who has been on a massive roll in 2016 winning over $10 million in career prize money so far which includes winning the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop at the 2016 World Series of Poker. The King’s Casino is situated pretty close to the German border and a number of German poker pros usually travel across the border to play the big events.
In a statement, Leon Tsoukernik of King’s Casino said “This year’s line-up has a great feel with so many people returning plus others coming to Rozvadov for the very first time. The famous King hospitality is ready. We welcome all the players but it is particularly nice to see Fedor come back to his roots and a place where it all started for him — we are all very proud how he has risen so fast.”
Holz had stated at the 2016 WSOP that he was mentally and physically fatigued from playing so much poker and that he planned to take a much needed break.