partypoker LIVE is hosting the first ever Nordic Poker Championships that boasts a €1 million guarantee and will take place in stunning Prague, in the Czech Republic 14th-18th December.
The Nordic Poker Championships will take place during December at the luxurious Grandior Hotel Prague. Only players who have Nordic passports (or residential status in a Nordic country) will be eligible to compete, and have the chance to win their €2,200 buy-in – and even a free flight – via a wealth of online qualifiers on partypoker.
The first 50 players to qualify online for the Nordic Poker Championships will win a free return flight to Prague from the main airport of their home country. Outbound flights to Prague will be on 14th December (Day 1a) with return flights booked for 19th December (the day after the final). The designated airports are Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm’s Arlanda airport and Keflavik International in Iceland.*
The Nordic Poker Championships features two starting flights – Day 1A on Thursday, 14th December and Day 1B on Friday 15th December. Day 2 then follows on Saturday 16th, Day 3 on Sunday 17th and the final taking place on Monday 18th December.
partypoker will be offering a wide range of online satellites in the lead-up to the event, enabling players of all bankrolls the chance to compete in Prague. These will be available for partypoker players on 2nd October.
The Grandior Hotel Prague is a fantastic venue, well-accustomed to hosting world-class poker events. The hotel is centrally located and within easy reach of Prague’s stunning Old Town and its famous Christmas markets. There are tons of great coffee shops, bars, restaurants and night clubs in Prague making this a perfect destination for a Yuletide poker holiday.
For full details, please visit the official Nordic Poker Championships webpage.
partypoker sponsored pro Johnny Lodden said he’s looking forward to the event and sees it as a chance to prove Norwegians have the edge among Nordic players. The 32-year-old poker pro, who has earned more than $2.6 million in live cashes since he started playing live in 2004, said: “This is a great opportunity for players right across the Nordic region to qualify online for a huge event. A €1 million guarantee is amazing so this is very exciting.
“It’s fair to say that Nordic players are among the best in the world so this will certainly be a challenge but I’m looking forward to it.”
partypoker LIVE President John Duthie said: “Prague is such a great place to be in December – great festive atmosphere – and the influx of hundreds of Nordic players is certainly going to add to that. Nordic players are not just excellent at poker, but are also pretty good at partying so this will certainly be a fun event. I imagine it will be a tough field though – I’m not sure how I’d fancy my chances if I found myself sitting at a table full of Nordics! I expect we’ll see a lot of the big names coming along, but this also is a great opportunity for recreational Nordic players to compete for a very big prize pool in a great location.”
The Nordic Poker Championships is one of a series of regional Championship events being hosted by partypoker LIVE. Next month is the €1 million guaranteed German Poker Championships taking place at Kings Casino in Rozvadov from 6th August. The CAD $2 million guaranteed Canadian Poker Championships is scheduled for 8th September.
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