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Qualify Online for Belgium Open Poker Championships

Online Satellites Start at $2 for Upcoming Belgium Open Poker Championships


Belgium Open Poker ChampionshipsThe sixth €1,500 + €200 buy-in Belgium Open Poker Championships will be held in Casino de Namur in Belgium from Nov. 21 to 29. The main event will play out over nine days (including four starting days, and two day 2’s), and will be streamed live on the Internet and filmed for broadcast.

Time is now of the essence and the cheapest road to a seat in the Championships appears to be by qualifying online. There are satellites beginning at $5 + $0.50 at, the sit ‘n’ go steps at begin at $2, and bwin are even holding a freeroll for players from Belgium.

As far as live satellites are concerned, €50 + €10 unlimited rebuy live satellites for the main event are held every Tuesday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. (CET) and Sundays at 3 p.m.(CET) at the Namur Casino in Belgium, and on Thursday at 8 p.m. (CET) at its sister Spa Casino. There will also be a €100 + 10 buy-in event (plus rebuy and add-on) on Nov. 21, a €200 + €20 buy-in freezeout on Nov. 22, and a €300 + €30 freezeout on Nov. 23 at the casino.

Attracting players this year also is a new addition to the schedule – the €10,000 + €500 buy-in (per team of four) heads-up team event. This will be played across three days (including day 1A and 1B) starting on Nov. 23. There will also be many side events.

The main event is hoping to attract up to 1,000 players, meaning hopefuls could be looking at a €1.5 million prize pool. Those who have their name down already include some of the best in the business such as Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Arnaud Mattern, Ludovic Lacay, Lex Veldhuis, Davidi Kitai, Noah Boeken, Marcel Luske, Marc Naalden, and former EPT grand final champ, Pieter De Korver.

Main event packages cost €2,500 and include a main event ticket, six nights in the hotel Beauregard, plus six breakfasts and dinners. A combination package is available for those interested in taking part in both the team event and the main event at a cost of €5,125.

The main event winner last year was Sijbrand Maal. The Dutchman beat 842 others to the top prize of €315,875. Players can register for this year’s event at or at Casinos de Namur and Spa. Alternatively email Kenny Hallaert at or call +32 (0) 476 80 65 35 to register by telephone.

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