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Battle Of The Fishes

Battle Of The Fishes

Once you are involved in the poker environment and been in the scene for quite a while, you have to be familiar with side bets (so called probets). The Festival Series is going into its third year in the scene, but founder Martin ‘Franke’ von Zweigbergk is a true dinosaur of the industry. In all his career he was involved in trying to make unique poker events which are not only for players, but also made by players. Of course, Franke can’t do this alone and for decades he has a true companion in Mauritz Altikardes. The Head of Poker from PokerListings always tries to keep up with his fellow Swedish friend, which results of plenty of Battle of the Fishes. This time everyone is invited to join the ride!

Let’s get Ready to Rumble!

The tournament is available to all players of online poker operators Paf and Coolbet and for just a bargain price you can make your way to The Festival Series Bratislava later this month! An exclusive package worth € 1935 is on the line, and both Martin ‘Franke’ von Zweigbergk as Mauritz Altikardes are not only going head-to-head for a last longer battle, they are more hungry as ever before to try and scoop this amazing package!

Tournament Name: Battle of the Fishes

Poker operators: Coolbet + Paf

Date: Thursday November 7, 2023

Time: 19:00 CET

Buy-in: € 20 + R + A

Prize Pool: 1x € 1935 The Festival Series package GTD!

The Festival Series is down to its third stop this year and the last one of 2023. Familiar ground has been chosen as destination as the Banco Casino in Bratislava hosted this mixed games festival already two times before. The expectation is that with this event all records will be broken when it comes to total entries of the Main Event and at the event all together. From November 26th until December 3rd, poker players from all around the glove can experience a true ode to poker as the event is once again fully-packed with over 50 events. This time two new tournaments are on the schedule with the Mixed Games Main Event, and the Crazy Pineapple Tournament.

Let’s Introduce the Candidates:

If you have been around at previous events at The Festival Series, or have been following the escapades of PokerListings, the names and presence of both candidates are undisputed. On poker events in the past and the presence they are often to be found in the poker area, the registration desk, or at the bar. If they are not around, they have distanced themselves from society to be able to play their favourite heads-up cards game ‘Chicago’ in utter silence. Let’s have a closed look to these two Heavyweights of the Dolphin Division of the Battle of the Fishes:

If you would like to know what the Champion Belt includes of this Battle of the Fishes, we would kindly recommend you to have a look on our Online Qualifying webpage of The Festival Series.

Martin 'Franke' Von Zweigbergk - Founder of The Festival Series

Record: 51 Total live cashes - 14 Wins

Length+Weight: 183 CM and 109 KG

Nationality: Swedish

Residence: Tallinn, Estonia

Age: 49

Favourite Poker Game: Open Face Chinese

Biggest Live Score: € 9,525 – Paf Sviten Special Cruise 2008

All-Time Idol: Ingrid Weigel

Mauritz Altikardes - Head of Poker at PokerListings

Record: 5 Total live cashes – 0 Wins

Length+Weight: 175 CM and 82 KG

Nationality: Swedish

Residence: Stockholm, Sweden

Age: 49

Favourite Poker Game: Chicago

Biggest Live Score: € 1,560 – European Masters of Poker II, Barcelona.

All-Time Idol: Chuck Norris