A new MEGASTACK record in Namur
Of course, it depends on who you ask.
What is the highlight of a visit to Namur, the capital of Wallonia, between Liege to the east, and Charleroi to the west?
To most visitors making their way to this gateway to the Ardennes, it would likely be the citadel, with its World Heritage status, its history, and a golden statue of a giant turtle (seriously Wikipedia?)
It might even be the Fight for the Golden Stilt, not a chapter in a Harry Potter story, but the annual custom held every September in which two teams dress in medieval garb and do battle, on stilts.
Well now we'd like to add another attraction to that list, a PokerStars one, for visitors with poker in mind. Specifically, the MEGASTACK Namur event.
For the first time, the Casino de Namur reached more than 1,000 entries for a single event, with 1,051 entries for the MEGASTACK Main Event. A new record.
If your French is up to it you can find a report of the event here, otherwise we can tell you it was Zak Bryan who took first place, and a winner's cheque for €12789.
That came after a five-way deal that ultimately left runner up Alain Rachard with the biggest payday if not gold, with €14,231. None of which was bad at all for a €170 buy-in.
Congratulations to the winners, but also our thanks to the players who helped set that record.
Want to help set a record in the next MEGASTACK event? There are five coming up this month alone in various locations in Europe and the United States. You can find the details of those event, and all MEGASTACK tournaments, on the MEGASTACK homepage.
So add poker to your reasons to visit Namur. We'd still like to see that turtle though.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.