Recife to host Brazilian Series of Poker for the first time in history

Capital of the state of Pernambuco will be stage for Latin America's largest poker tournament from May 4 to 9

The Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) already knows what is going to be its next destination for the third stage of the 2017 season. It is the city of Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco, which will be stage for the Brazilian series from May 4th to 9th. The chosen venue is Sheraton Reserva do Paiva, one of Northeast Brazil's top resorts.


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Located in Reserva do Paiva, one of the largest real estate developments in the country, the hotel is 15 kilometers south of Recife, on the way to the paradisiacal beach of Porto de Galinhas, offering a wide choice of tours for competitors and their companions.

Recife is the largest hub for air connections in Northeast Brazil, easily serving players from Brazil, Europe and America with direct flights to Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Miami, Lisbon, Panama City and Buenos Aires, besides all the other Brazilian major cities.

One of Brazil's most exciting touristic destinations, this city known as Veneza Brasileira (Brazilian Venice) due to its waterways in the downtown area has also several amazing beaches, such as Boa Viagem and Pina. In addition to that, a large amount of restaurants, night clubs and bars make Recife's night life one of the best in the country. And if one is looking for a bit of culture and architecture the neighbouring town of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just across the Capiberibe river, is a certainly a good place to visit.


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"The event might take advantage of the growth of poker in Northeast Brazil, where many regional tournaments have been held. Local attendance is expected to be enormous", says Devanir Campos, director of BSOP.

This will be the first time that Recife will receive a BSOP. The city joins Salvador, Fortaleza, Costa do Sauípe and Natal as Northeast Brazil's representatives of the series through the years.

The event will consist of a grid of 23 tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from US$ 150 to US$ 2,500.

Competitors will be able to play for some complete packages for BSOP Recife at PokerStars. The satellites (qualifying tournaments) are already running on PokerStars.

For more details about this exciting new event, check out the BSOP homepage.

Sergio Prado
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