Eureka4 Rozvadov: Natalie Hof on the tournament and free coaching
At EPT Vienna in March, Friend of PokerStars Natalie Hof won her first ever major event, taking down the €330 Ladies event for €5,325. Today she's on the feature table for the Eureka Poker Tour event here in Rozvadov.
"I hate the feature table!" she laughed, "it's too hot because of all the lights and I hate when the audience can see my hole cards but luckily today it's without [the holecams] and the staff are very good."
When I asked how her table was playing, Hof responded, "I have about 27,000 which is above average and that's fine. I only know one person at the feature table, Julian Stuer, he's the best. Two of the guys are very aggressive, the rest... one guy told me this was his first time playing. There's also one guy who is playing a cash game at the same time as the tournament and he's switching all the time!"
Hof has fond memories of Rozvadov, last year at this event she placed second out of 216 entries in the €330 Eureka Mini, winning €12,059 as a result. Hof smiled at recalling this memory, "The King's Casino is the best place for me actually. At the moment, my life is pretty good."
Before focusing purely on playing, Hof was a presenter while still playing on the side. "The good thing was when I was presenting, I was still playing tournaments when I had the time. And I know everyone so it was like coaching for free!"
When asked if she had plans to go to the WSOP, Hof was not so keen, thinking the next event she would probably go to would be EPT Barcelona at the start of Season 11. "I'm not going to Vegas, June and July I'm just going to relax and be with my friends and family. I'm planning on moving to Cologne so I have a lot of things to do at the moment. I'll move as soon as I find a place but at the moment every time I go into an estate agents and check out an apartment, I always feel like 'this isn't it!'"
- The players are now playing level 5 (150/300/25)
- Registration is now closed
- 265 players remain out of the 301 that entered today
- A fulll list of players and the prize pool are both being worked out at the moment