German Bracelet Championship 2013
Poker is also becoming increasingly popular in Germany, so it’s no wonder that the German Bracelet Championship (DBM) is already in its fourth year. The DBM is the official German Amateur Poker Championship of the Bundesliga.
As in the last year, the final of the German Bracelet Championships will take place on the 28th and 29th of December 2013 at the luxury hotel Westin in Leipzig.
The championships start in German cities at the beginning of each year and are open to players over the age of 18. Players do not need to qualify for a tournament, but should register in time to get a seat, as seats are limited in all tournaments.
All championship tournaments are played in freeze-out mode, i. It is played until a player has won all the chips and has become the master of his respective league.
After the city championships, it continues at district level. The next stage is the district championships and then the national championships. The national champion of the respective federal state receives the silver bracelet, which is decorated with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. The champions of each league will receive a prize and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the German Bracelet Championships.
The last and most important stage is the final of the German Bracelet Championship, because this is the title of the German Champion who will win the gold bracelet. This valuable prize is made up of 4 diamonds, 4 rubies and 4 sapphires.
So far, the number of participants has risen every year, but the number of players is limited to about 1000 players. There are still places for more players at the moment, and you can secure a seat in Leipzig with € 50. Further information can be obtained from the Bundesliga.
As in recent years, the freeze-out mode is played until only nine players remain, the so-called “German 9”. These players will then meet for the finals in January next year at King’s Casino in Rozvadov to determine the German Bracelet Champion 2013.
This exciting round will be played at the TV poker table and broadcast on television. In this way, poker fans can follow the tournament live, and to see the best German poker amateurs in the cards.
Last year (2012) Frank “Franky” Seifert from Berlin became German Champion. He not only won the coveted gold bracelet, but also a medal and a ticket for the GCOP II Main Event worth 2,600 € at King’s Casino Rozvadov with a guaranteed prize pool of € 500,000.
Franky came to poker via chess and started playing poker in 2007. He became 2008 Berlin Champion and reached the 3rd place in the Berlin Championship of the clubs. In an Amsterdam tournament, he had his biggest win of about 15,000 euros.
The question is: who will be the new German Champion of the Year 2013?