Belgian Poker Challenge


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Satellites to the final BPC event of the year in Namur are running now, giving you the chance to win your Main Event tournament buy-in. To find the tournaments, check in the PokerStars lobby under ‘Events’ > ’More’ > ‘Special’. Players have to be 21 to be eligible to participate at the Belgian Poker Challenge.

Play the Belgian Poker Challenge

The Belgian Poker Challenge (BPC) is the exiting tournament series that visits two different poker rooms in Belgium. The tour finishes with its final event in Namur, November 28-December 7, 2014, with a poker festival that will feature an exciting range of tournaments and six Championship events.

The €1,100, seven-day Main Event starts November 30, with a second starting day scheduled for December 1, and a third starting day on December 2.

You can also take part in the BPC Leader Board, which will rank player performance across Main and Side Events in all BPC festivals. Check out more details, including the latest rankings and how it works. And for coverage of all events, live and direct, check out the PokerStars Blog.

BPC Schedule

The following events are scheduled for the BPC in 2014. Please note, the schedule is subject to change at any time at the organizer’s discretion.

Tournament Venue Festival Dates Main Event Dates Buy-in
BPC Spa Spa Sept 3-7, 2014 Sept, 4-7 €730 + €70
BPC Namur Namur Nov 28- Dec 7, 2014 Nov 30-Dec 6 €1,000 + €100

See here for the full Spa event schedule, and here for the Namur schedule.

How to Qualify for the BPC

Details of online satellite tournaments for BPC Spa are available now. You can locate the satellites in the PokerStars lobby by clicking the Events’, ’More’ and ‘Special’ tabs.

BPC Season 1 Highlights

Namur | 470 players | €608,180 prize pool | 1st: Laurens De Smet (€97,304)

With 17 festival events, big-name winners and hundreds of thousands of Euros in prize money, the Belgian Poker Challenge Namur was one of Belgium’s biggest poker highlights of 2013. In the High Roller event, EPT champion Davidi Kitai was crowned champ, while Laurens De Smet triumphed over 469 players to win the Main Event for €97,304.

Spa | 369 players | €258,653 prize pool | 1st: Julien Lannoy (€42,595)

TThe Belgian Poker Challenge Spa featured five days of intense poker, a total combined prize pool of more than €300,000 and €42,595 for the winner of the Main Event. More than 350 players paid a buy-in of €800 for the Main Event which had a prize pool of more than €250,000. It was Julien Lannoy who came out on top, winning the event in an exciting heads-up against Martin Raskop.

Middelkerke | 381 players | €267,055 prize pool | 1st: Matthias De Meulder (€53,549)

The opening event of the brand-new BPC took place in Middelkerke and attracted close to 400 of the region’s best players, all vying for a slice of the €267,055 prize pool. Fittingly, it was Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder who took it down, scooping the title, trophy and €53,549 in first place prize money when he beat Bart Verbanck in heads-up play.

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