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Mauritz Altikardes - "It’s going to be a lot of fun"

Mauritz Altikardes, newly appointed social media star for The Festival Series, starts by reeling off his credentials. He’s racked up over a decade of experience at every level of the game, and is nothing short of evangelical about poker as a life skill. 10+ years experience with live events “I’ve…

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Martin Trang: "Roulette is a combination of skills"

It is the very crack of lunchtime in London, but it’s already 9pm for Martin Trang, who is speaking to me from his home in the Philippines. He is telling me about how he ended up halfway across the world from his birthplace in Norway. From Sweden to Finland to…

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“I Believe!” Casino Game Twitch Streamer Teukka Announces Partnership With CasinoRoom & The Festival Series

“I do streaming on Twitch, I stream online, casino games overall - and I am starting to work together with The Festival and we will have this partnership with CasinoRoom. With their help, we are able to give away big packages to my audience.” So Teukka, one of the most…

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Meet Martin ’Franke’ von Zweigbergk – the driving force behind The Festival Series

Entrepreneur, poker player, beer connoisseur. Alleged farmer, loudest man in any given card room, and all-round force of nature. Whatever you choose to call him, there is only one Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk - creator and driving force behind The Festival Series. For Franke, it’s all about the live experience…

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More Partners join The Festival Series

Only a week since the official The Festival Series announcement and there has already been an overwhelming response from the community on social channels. Many have already declared this “great news” and are now ensuring they can make it to the event, and still more claiming they “need to start practising” - no doubt…

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CasinoRoom’s Announces Dates for The Festival In Tallinn Qualifiers

Mery Blomqvist, recently appointed CMO of Ellmount Group, introduces herself over the phone from her home in Stockholm.“Main reasons I joined Ellmount Group as CMO in Jan this year was due to several facts. CasinoRoom.com was a true pioneer when they launched early in 1999 as one of the first…

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Jeff Sarwer Weighs In On Corona, The Queen’s Gambit Effect & Life After Lockdown

Jeff Sarwer sounds as though his last year was quite pleasant overall, if a little quiet. “Oh, you know, just keeping things simple, a little bit of online chess and poker, nothing much,” is his response to my now-standard ‘how’s lockdown treating you?’ opener. “Not much live or anything.” I…

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Meet The Partners: Olybet’s Head Of Poker, Herli Olop

We are delighted this week to welcome Olybet to The Festival family as an online partner. We spoke to Olybet’s head of poker Herli Olop about working with us to deliver live events after what’s been an exceptionally grim year for the bricks-and-mortar industry. “As you know, the Olympic Entertainment…

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Jesper Hougaard Looks Forward To Live Poker Returning

We caught up with the two-time bracelet winner, Jesper “Kipster” Hougaard, who is currently escaping European lockdown in Dubai. He is excited to hear about The Festival. “I have been told that the organizers will be setting up some big PLO cash games in Tallinn, so in that case I…

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Juha Helppi: “I’m looking forward to playing live poker.”

Juha Helppi, on the phone at home in Finland, is summing up his plague year in characteristically understated style. After two decades of A-list prominence on the international tournament circuit, it took a global pandemic to push Helppi back to playing online, and his results have been impressive. He racked…

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