The Master Classics of Poker

The Master Classics of Poker

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

So proud are the Dutch of their first ever representative in the November Nine that they’ve decided to delay their flagship tournament, The Master Classics of Poker, by a week, so that players and fans can travel to support Michiel Brummelhuis on the Main Event final table.

The Master Classics has been a mainstay of the poker circuit since 1993, making it the second oldest poker festival in Europe, behind the Irish Open, despite never having had the backing or sponsorship of a major online site. A perennial favourite of big-name pros, previous winners have included Robert Mizrachi, Ram Vaswani and Surinder Sunar and, last year, German wizard Ole Schemion, who defeated local lad Pieter De Korver heads-up to claim a €286,200 first prize.

This year the festival comprises 11 events, culminating in a €4,000+€250 NLH Main Event. A four-day re-entry tournament kicking off on 12th November, the main event offers a starting stack of 30,000, with 60-minute blinds on Day 1, 75-minute on day 2, and 90-minute on Days 3 and 4. A €250 re-buy satellite to the main kicks off on 11th November.

Amongst the other picks on offer this year are two interesting deep-stack speed-tournament special events, to be played in the “MCOP Arena”. November 9th sees a €2,000 NLH second chance event, in which the winner will take 70% of the prize, with 30% going to second place. On 12th November there will be €1,000 winner-takes-all freezeout. Not for the faint of heart!

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