THMC Back at Banco for The Festival in Bratislava

The third collaboration between The Hendon Mob and The Festival in 2023 will occur at Banco Casino with The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) featured during The Festival in Bratislava. 54 events are scheduled from November 26th to December 3rd boasting over €600,000 in guarantees including a €500,000 Main Event.

This will be the third straight year The Festival has hosted a series at Banco Casino in Bratislava. Both previous guarantees were easily surpassed with the 2022 Main Event attracting a field of 1,271 entries and setting a record for the largest prize ever handed out in Slovakian poker history. THMC is returning to The Festival after two successful stops earlier this year, in Nottingham and Malta.

The Hendon Mob Championship Bratislava

The team at The Hendon Mob is proud to be heading back to Banco Casino, also for the third time, with the next THMC Bratislava. The two-day event will kick off on November 30th with Day 2 on December 1st. Entry costs €250 and re-entry is unlimited for the first 8 levels. Players start with 30,000 in chips and play 30-minute levels.

Previous editions of THMC events at Bratislava have proven to be popular with 766 entries in 2022 and 820 in 2021. Ilija Savevski was victorious in 2022 walking away with €28,742 while Dmytro Shubin took home €34,640 in 2021.

The Festival in Bratislava €500,000 Guaranteed Main Event

The highlight of The Festival in Bratislava is the 3-Day Main Event which features six starting flights and numerous satellites. The Main Event comes with a €550 buy-in and a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The Main Event kicks off on November 28.

One lucky future champion will be following in the footsteps of The Festival in Bratislava Main Event winner from 2022, Michel Molenaar. Michel topped a field of 1,271 en route to a first-place prize of €126,650.

Jan Packa, the person responsible at Banco Casino, was asked his thoughts are about the upcoming event in November:

Jan Packa: “Poker Christmas is coming a little early to Banco Casino! Banco will once again provide the best it can bring in cooperation with The Festival and is very excited!”

Side Events & More

Other notable events include a €25,000 guaranteed Pot Limit Omaha High Roller and €30,000 guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. Various other events will also be available including Open Face Chinese, Sviten Special, mixed games, and of course around the clock cash game tables. The full schedule is online at THM.

The Festival Series has been sweeping across Europe providing memorable player experiences on and off the felt. The team at The Festival doesn’t just focus on poker, they also invest time in the destination. The Festival is the first live circuit to run Roulette, Blackjack and Sportsbook tournaments in parallel with the poker action. Players will also enjoy various activities outside of the poker room including player parties, nightlife, fine dining, and local tours.

More details on events, travel, accommodations, and more can be found on The Festival website.