WSOP International Circuit Returns to Rotterdam
22 August 2018
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For the second year in a row, the World Series of Poker International Circuit will return to Holland Casino Rotterdam, situated in the popular city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Holland’s second largest city and former cultural capital of Europe is a brimming hub rich with diversity, entertainment and a sizzling nightlife to enjoy. The recently renovated Holland Casino Rotterdam is located near the Central Station and offers visitors a 24/7 gambling experience as one of the few casino’s in Holland.

What better way to discover what Rotterdam has to offer than by combining it with a poker trip? The WSOP International Circuit sets up shop in Rotterdam from August 31 to September 8 with an action-packed calendar that sports no fewer than 18 events. In total, 11 coveted WSOP Circuit Rings are up for grabs.

The nine-day festival kicks off on Friday, August 31 with the €275 WSOP Circuit Cup, giving players a very affordable shot at capturing a WSOP Circuit Ring. On September 3, sparks start flying in Rotterdam as the €3,500 WSOP Circuit High Roller commences. Hakim Zoufri reigned supreme and won the first-ever WSOP High Roller in Rotterdam for €69,888.

The €1,650 WSOP Circuit Main Event will kick off on September 4 at 1 p.m. local time with the first of three starting days. Last year, the then still relatively unknown Eyal Bensimhon (playing as Ben Bensimhon) conquered the inaugural WSOP Circuit event in Rotterdam for €94,394 ($112,709). Bensimhon, draped in his trusted pink bunny hood, reigned victorious on a final table that contained the likes of Bart Lybaert, Paul Gresel, and Govert Metaal, who also finished third in the High Roller.

WSOPC Rotterdam Schedule Highlights

Dates Event
Sep. 3-4 €3,500 WSOP Circuit High Roller
Sep. 4-8 €1,650 WSOP Circuit Main Event
Sep. 7-8 €5,000 WSOP Circuit Super High Roller

2018 WSOP International Circuit Series Rotterdam Schedule

Date Time (CET) Event Number Tournament Buy-in
Fr 31 Aug 1:00 p.m. #1 WSOP – Cup Day 1A €275
6:00 p.m. #2 WSOP – Turbo Freeze-out €330
Sat 1 Sep 1:00 p.m. #1 WSOP – Cup Day 1B €275
6:00 p.m. #3 WSOP – Progressive Knock-Out Day 1 €550
10:00 p.m. #4 WSOP – Hyper Turbo €220
Sun 2 Sep 1:00 p.m. #3 WSOP – Progressive Knock-Out Day 2 €550
1:00 p.m. #1 WSOP – Circuit Day 2 €275
3:00 p.m. #5 WSOP – Progressive Super Knock-Out Turbo €880
8:00 p.m. #6 WSOP – Satellite High Roller €220
Mon 3 Sep 1:00 p.m. #7 WSOP – Double Stack Freeze-out Day 1 €440
3:00 p.m. #8 WSOP – High Roller 8-Handed Day 1 €3,500
7:00 p.m. #9 WSOP – Super Satellite Main Event €110
Tue 4 Sep 1:00 p.m. #8 WSOP – High Roller 8-Handed Day 2 €3,500
3:00 p.m. #10 WSOP – Main Event Day 1A €1,650
7:00 p.m. #7 WSOP – Double Stack Freeze-out Day 2 €440
10:00 p.m. #11 WSOP – Hyper Turbo €220
Wed 5 Sep 1:00 p.m. #10 WSOP – Main Event Day 1B €1,650
6:00 p.m. #12 WSOP – Turbo Freeze-out €330
9:00 p.m. #10 WSOP – Main Event Day 1C €1,650
Thu 6 Sep 1:00 p.m. #10 WSOP – Main Event Day 2 €1,650
3:00 p.m. #13 WSOP – Monster Stack Day 1A €550
6:00 p.m. #14 WSOP – Pot-Limit Omaha €770
Fri 7 Sep 1:00 p.m. #10 WSOP – Main Event Day 3 €1,650
3:00 p.m. #13 WSOP – Monster Stack Day 1B €550
6:00 p.m. #15 WSOP – Super High Roller 8-Handed Day 1 €5,000
8:00 p.m. #16 WSOP – Bounty Freeze-out €440
Sat 8 Sep 1:00 p.m. #17 WSOP – The Closer €330
1:00 p.m. #13 WSOP – Monster Stack Day 2 €550
1:00 p.m. #10 WSOP – Main Event Day 4 €1,650
3:00 p.m. #15 WSOP – Super High Roller 8-Handed €5,000
6:00 p.m. #18 WSOP – Wrap-up Turbo €165