PSC Prague Super High Roller
One of the final events to close out an action-packed 2017 will be PokerStars Championship Prague from December 7-18, 2017. Combining 12 days of poker with the historic European city of Prague in the middle of winter, poker's best players will join forces in a beautiful Christmas setting.
The PokerStars crew has put together seven different events, six of which were held in 2017, and the seventh will be held in Sochi, Russia from March 20-29, 2018. The premiere festival began in the Bahamas back in January 2017 and travelled to Panama, Macau, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and will finish the year in the heart of Europe in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic is no stranger to hosting some of the largest events and attracting the world's best poker players. Just recently, the World Series of Poker Europe made a stop at King's Casino in Rozvadov on the Czech-German border. They put on a fantastic event that broke attendance records in many of the events. Just over 150km into the heart of the country will be the next event taking place at Casino Atrium Prague hosted by Hilton Prague.
Over the course of the 12-day festival, there will be a total of 43 events ranging in buy-ins from €170 all the way to €50,000, with the €5,300 PokerStars Championship Main Event capping it all off.
The tournament everyone will have their eyes set on will be the €50,000 Super High Roller. The 3-day event will kick off on December 10 with a winner being crowned on December 12. With poker winding down towards the Christmas season, this tournament will surely attract many of the top European high-rollers looking to end their year on a high note.
A perennial contender at any high-roller event in the world, Fedor Holz is always the odds-on favorite wherever he shows up. Although Holz announced his retirement from poker and has mostly been focused on his new profession as a businessman, he has still managed to stay at the top of his game. He has nine six-figure cashes and one seven-figure win of over $2.1 million all in 2017 and is showing no signs of slowing down. Holz is currently available at 1.30
One of his stiffest competitors in these high-roller events is none other than American, Bryn Kenney. Topping the charts for 12 weeks now, Kenney has become a staple at these PokerStars Championship High-Rollers. Earlier this year in April, Kenney won the Super High Roller event in Monte Carlo for a whopping $1.9 million. Not long after when the festival stopped in Barcelona, he finished second in the €25,500 event for $549,438. Kenney also cashed in all three high-roller events at the WSOPE in Rozvadov and will be on the market at 1.18
Vojtech Ruzicka will bring a little hometown flavor to the table. Ruzicka, a Prague native, is best known for his deep run in the 2016 WSOP Main Event where he eventually bowed out in 5th place for a payday of $1,935,288. Ruzicka may provide some of the best value, going off at 1.03. Although he may not have the results as some of his other competitors do, Ruzicka has become a regular grinder at these events and could be due for a breakout performance. Do you believe in home-field advantage on the felt?
The entire PSC Prague Super High Roller betting market is available here.