It has been an amazing week at Banco Casino to say the least at the 2023 The Festival Series Bratislava with all guarantees met, side events booming, cash games running around the clock, and, of course, the €550 Main Event attracting a banner field of 1,025 entries to create a €486,785 prize pool.
Local Slovakian Peter Jesko leads the way with defending The Festival Series Bratislava Main Event champion Michel Molenaar still in the mix with hopes still alive with just 16 players remaining heading into the final day to become the first two-time The Festival Series Main Event winner.
The final day will be broadcasted at TheFestivalOG Twitch channel starting at 1:30 p.m. until a winner is crowned. So be sure to tune in.
Main Event Final Day Seat Draw
|23||2||Ilija Savevski||North Macedonia||2,650,000||53|
|23||4||Mohammed El Khatib||Denmark||1,180,000||24|
Franke & Kaljulaid Win The Festival Series Packages
Saturday was full of action with tons of side events. Before we get into the tournaments, congratulations are in order for The Festival Series founder Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk for winning the Cash Game Challenge for a second time in a row after his 1,239 big blind he won at a televised €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha Cash Game Challenge table proved to be enough to win the leaderboard. The package he won, valued at €1,600 to the next The Festival Series at a location to be announced soon from Feb. 25 to March 3, will be given away in a contest similar to what happened with The Festival Photo Competition after Franke won the same title in Malta.
Meanwhile, Keito Kaljulaid won 11 flips in the Franke’s Flip Flop challenge by Thursday night and this was enough to stay on top of the leaderboard to win the second The Festival Series package valued at €1,600. A third package will be given away for the player that wins the Player of the Series award with Lithuania’s Rinatas Suleimanovas and British poker streamer Scott “Pokerbrahs” Kenyon just one point apart heading into the final day.
Many other players had a day to remember on Saturday, including the aforementioned Suleimanovas who won one of the side events last evening. Check out yesterday’s winners below:
- Event #46: €250 PLO Freezeout – Andrew Hanak (United Kingdom) – €4,620
- Event #47: €250 NL Texas Freezeout – Henri Piironen (Finland) – €5,797
- Event #50: €125 Saturday Turbo PLO5 Midnight Madness – Rinatas Suleimanovas (Lithuania) – €2,915
- Event #52: €125 Saturday Turbo Texas Midnight Madness – Omer Yozgat (Germany) – €2,403
Day 8 Schedule (Dec. 3)
The final day boasts two new tournaments in the €60 Low Roller and the €1,100 OFC High Roller. The Low Roller won’t count towards the Player of the Series calculations while both the OFC High Roller and the two ongoing tournaments in tlhe Main Event and Mystery Bounty will count. Check out the schedule for the final day of the 2023 The Festival Series Bratislava at Banco Casino:
|12 p.m.||Event #53: €60 Low Roller (€1,600 TFS Package Added)|
|1 p.m.||Event #10: €500K GTD TFS Bratislava €550 Main Event Day 3|
|1:30 p.m.||Event #48: €250 Texas Mystery Bounty Day 2|
|4 p.m.||Event #54: €1,100 OFC High Roller|