The Master Classics of Poker

The Master Classics of Poker

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

10-event festival starts 21 Nov.

For the second year running, the Dutch have defied the odds and landed one of their own on the final table of the WSOP Main Event. While last year's contender Michiel Brummelhuis might have fallen short of the trophy, this year's Holland-born hopeful Jorryt Van Hoof is the November Nine's chip leader, putting him in a very strong position on his return.


Van Hoof's success couldn't be better news for the Netherland's flagship tournament, the Master Classics of Poker (MCOP). Not only have they delayed their event by a week so that everyone is free to support their fellow countryman at the WSOP on November 10th, but they have also snapped up pro player Van Hoof as an official ambassador for the Master Classics, citing him as “the top player in the Netherlands” currently.

The Master Classics has been a major European tournament stop for over twenty years, never failing to attract crowds of poker's biggest names. Last year's trophy was claimed by Dutch pro Noah Boeken, who took home €306,821 along with a generous helping of glory, while the year before was won by German superstar Ole Schemion, who has gone from strength to strength since his victory.

MCOP Boeken

This year the Amsterdam-based festival will offer 10 events, taking place between November 21st – 29th. The €4,000+€250 Main Event is the cherry on the cake, beginning with a 30,000 starting stack, allowing re-entries, and following the same popular blind structure as in previous years (60 minute blinds on Day 1, 75 minute on Day 2, and 90 minute on Day 3 and Day 4). Players hoping to get in for a cheaper price have the option of entering a €250+€25 satellite to the Main, which takes place the day before it starts (24th November).

Aside from the Main, there is a variety of events to get your teeth into, including a selection of bounty and 'Speed' offerings starting at buy-ins of €200+€20. For the more flush attendees, the €10,000+€250 High Roller event will be a highlight of the schedule, and is sure to draw in a plethora of top pros.

To check out the full tournament schedule, see

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