Polish Open Warsaw European Poker Tournaments

Dates

Season Four – 11 – 15 March 2008

Venue

Casinos Poland is located in the Hyatt Regency Warsaw Hotel, and boasts the largest poker room in the whole of Poland. There are 8 tables, five of which are in an exclusive room for the high stakes players.

Getting there

The Hotel is approximately 6 miles from the Okecie International Airport and the easiest way to get to the casino is by bus. Catch the 175 bus which goes from the airport down Zwirki i Wisguny Street for about 2 miles to the Wawelska Street and Raszynska Street traffic circle. Once the bus turns right into Wawelska Street, disembark at the ‘Skar Stadium’ bus stop. From there catch the 167 bus which goes directly to the hotel which is situated at the intersection of Gagarina and Spacerowa streets. The trip will take you about half and hour.

Contact Details

Casinos Poland at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 23 Belwederska Avenue, Warsaw, Poland

Telephone – +48 22 559 1440

Fax – +48 22 559 1450

Email – ekwiatkowska@casinospoland.pl

Structure

For the structure of EPT Warsaw please go to our ‘Structures of the European Poker Tour’ page.

Results

Records tumbled at the Fourth season of the Polish Open in Warsaw – the field increased by eighty players from last year, setting a record prize pool of over €2 million and Final Table combatant, Trond Erik Eidsvig, broke an EPT record by steaming though to his third Final Table in a single season.

It was, however, the big moment for Germany’s Michael Schulze. After eleven long hours at the Final Table the 40 year old stock broker finally won though and claimed his first prize of €609 782 from Portugal’s Ricardo Sousa.

Schulze must have been overwhelmed by his win as he never favoured himself for the main prize, or any prize for that matter. He was so convinced that he would not win big in Warsaw that he continually had to rebook his flights and accommodation as the tournament progressed!

Sousa, on the other hand, must have been thrilled by his first big tournament cash, he only started playing poker professionally in 2007, and the €343 779 must have been a real confidence booster for the 30 year old from Oporto.

Three hundred and thirty nine poker champion hopefuls, 103 of which were online qualifiers, contested the event.

Final Table

  1. Michael Schulze (Germany) – €609 782
  2. Ricardo Sousa (Portugal) – €345 543
  3. Mathias Viberg (Switzerland) – €203 261
  4. Mehdi Ouakhir (France) – €152 445
  5. Christian Oman (Switzerland) – €123 986
  6. Juan Maceiras (Spain) – €97 565
  7. Niclas Svensson (Sweden) – €77 239
  8. Trond Erik Eidsvig (Norway) – €56 913
  9. Dan Woolson (USA) – €34 554