The second MPN Poker Tour festival of 2018 saw a first visit to Bratislava, the beautiful capital of Slovakia, from April 5- 8. The event attracted 329 entries who had bought in and rebought over the opening two days of event to create the €159,565 prizepool, handily eclipsing the €150,000 guarantee.
MPN Poker Tour Bratislava 2018
5-8 April 2018
€150,000 GTD Main Event
MPN Poker Tour Bratislava played to a finish and it is Dutchman Alex Hendriks who is our champion! Hendriks collects €27,000 for his victory, following a hard-fought final table in which he endured numerous chip swings and battled through some nervy moments with admirable sang-froid.
Taste of the Thrill
Alex Hendriks, the chip leader at the start of the final table, describes himself as a “young gun” who hails from Maastricht. His holiday plans in Bratislava have been scuppered by his Main Event success: “I’ve not been out as I’ve been a bit busy playing poker,” in his own words. Hendriks built a stack steadily on Day 2 and hasn’t looked back – although he’s had an eye on the jackpot sit’n’gos taking place by the MPN Media Desk: “It’s great to make the final table,” he said, “But I would like a spin on Fish Party!”
1. Alex Hendriks
2. Jussi Mattila
3. Daniel Camus
4. Dominik Desset
|1||Alex Hendriks||€ 30,000||€ 27,000|
|2||Jussi Mattila||€ 24,000||€ 20,900|
|3||Daniel Camus||€ 18,000||€ 24,100|
|4||Dominik Desset||€ 13,200|
|5||Jiri Noga||€ 9,000|
|6||Sebastian Rebhan||€ 7,000|
|7||Johannes Park||€ 5,400|
|8||Colin Guthrie||€ 4,000|
|9||Andy Hills||€ 3,065|
Each package is valued at €1,500 and includes:
- Entry into the €550 Main Event (€150,000 Guaranteed)
- Entry into the €150 Side Event
- Accommodation for four nights at the Crowne Plaza, Bratislava for you and a guest including breakfast
- A Players Welcome Party where you can meet the other players and the MPN staff
- €300 towards your travel and expenses
*You may transfer your side event ticket to a guest if you wish. If you do not transfer your side event ticket but are unable to play because you’re still playing the main event, we’ll refund the buy in to your MPN account. Otherwise, the side event entry is not refundable or exchangeable.
Hotel & Venue
Packages include four nights in the Crowne Plaza for you and a guest including breakfast. You will check in on April 5th and check out on the morning of April 9th. The casino is located in the hotel.
If you require any additional hotel nights, please let us know and we’ll try to arrange something, but we cannot guarantee that additional nights will be available.
You are responsible for any additional charges to the room. When you check in, you might be asked for a credit card to cover any room charges. Nothing will be debited from your card unless you do charge something to your room.
The easiest way to get to Bratislava from most countries is to fly to Vienna airport. There is a direct connection between both cities and it takes approximately 1 hour to get from one central station to another. For more detailed information, please refer to the Bratislava city guide website.
Local Information & Climate
The currency in Slovakia is the Euro (EUR).
Spring in Bratislava is quite mild with average high temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius.