Rozvodov welcomes the PokerStars King's Cup
More tournaments and more innovation, particularly for those players who like to stay up late when they play poker.
It all comes in the form of the King's Cup, a new additional to the 2014 calendar, to be staged at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
Rozvadov is hardly a new stop for poker players, given its pedigree as a popular spot on the Eureka Poker Tour. The King's Cup however is a standalone event, taking place between 6 and 9 November, with the highlight being a €500+€50 by-in Main Event with a €200,000 guarantee.
If that doesn't pull people through the door then there are a few other curiosities to keep you interested.
For the first time in PokerStars history the festival will feature a turbo starting day for the Main Event -- with the same structure and starting stack, but with shorter levels, permitting players who register at the last minute, as well as those with short attention spans, to join in the fun.
But festivals like this are not all about the main event. A variety of side events will keep players busy around the clock. And in this case we mean that quite literally.
In another first the King's Cup festival will include a number of events that begin at midnight, open to any player who has the buy-in, and who has not by then turned into a pumpkin.
Those events include a €150+€15 Midnight Turbo on Thursday 6 November -- starting at exactly 00:00 - and a Midnight Bounty event on Saturday 8 November. Let's face it, for most poker players that's late afternoon.
In addition to all of this there will also be room for a Eureka pot-limit Omaha Champion with a special two day event set to take place as part of the festival, starting on November 8. There will also be satellites for the Eureka Season 4 main event in Prague, which takes place in the Czech capital ahead of the EPTs arrival in town.
For more details on the King's Cup, and everything taking place during the festival in Rozvodov, check out the the Facebook page.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.