Banco Casino Set for First-Ever THMC Grand Final
The schedule for The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) Grand Final Bratislava has been released. Kicking off on November 21st, the THMC festival will run for eight days at Banco Casino in the heart of Bratislava. One of Central Europe’s most prestigious venues will host a range of THMC events including the largest THMC Main Event guarantee ever announced.
Banco Casino Bratislava is already the home of the largest THMC event to date. Even with the pandemic still affecting much of Europe, the first THMC Bratislava played just over a year ago, drew record attendance. This year, the guarantee is being raised even higher. The THMC Grand Final Main Event will feature no less than a €200,000 prize pool. All from a buy-in of €199.
THMC Grand Final Main Event
The €200k guaranteed THMC Grand Final Main Event gets underway on November 22nd with the first of eight Day 1 starting flights. Those who survive their day one flights will move on to Day 2 on November 27th. Followed by the third and final day on November 28th. The final table will be streamed live on a delay.
Players will start with 100,000 in chips and play 30-minute levels on Day 1. Day 2 increases to 40 minutes and increases again to 45 minutes on Day 3. Unlimited re-entry is permitted for the first 12 levels on each Day 1 flight. Again, all from a buy-in of €199. Satellites are available for many of the Day 1 flights for as low as €15.
Ukraine’s Dmytro Shubin won the inaugural THMC Bratislava event in October of 2021. A total of 820 entries combined to create a €175,275 prize pool. Shubin’s share amounted to €34,640 after defeating local Slovakian, Jakub Janosovsky heads up. Renowned Flag Hunter, Muto Katsuhiro came 3rd after coming to Bratislava looking to capture the coveted Slovakian flag.
Side Events, Trophies, and Custom THMC Flags
In addition to the Main Event trophy, six other players will win custom THMC trophies and a specialty flag added to their THM profile. Side events include a €5,000 guaranteed Opening Event, a €10,000 guaranteed Monsterstack, and a €25,000 guaranteed THMC High Roller. There is also a Pot Limit Omaha event and a Farewell Turbo Deepstack.
The teams at THM and Banco Casino Bratislava are also welcoming the Live Pub Poker League (LPPL). The LPPL Open Championship event will be played on November 27th. The full THMC Grand Final schedule can be found here. For more details including transfers and special festival hotel rates, please contact [email protected].
GPI/THM Head of Partnerships, Roland Boothby, confirmed that the creation of a Grand Final in Bratislava is a testament to The Hendon Mob’s strong partnership with Banco Casino Bratislava. “Having worked with Banco Casino for many years, and having visited the property on numerous occasions, I’ve seen firsthand the dedication and professionalism of the team and have never ceased to be impressed by the way they treat players and event staff. Elevating our annual THMC Bratislava to the status of Grand Final was a natural step after the success of the 2021 event, and we look forward to seeing players from all around the world competing for an increased €200k guaranteed prize pool at an affordable price point.”