The main poker tournaments

The World Poker Tour (WPT)

In contrast to sports poker is a game that anyone can play. Unlike professional sports such as the NBA, NFL or NASCAR, on any given day the amateur player can and does beat the seasoned professional. Any player who antes up the entry fee, or bellies up to the table and wins a qualifying tournament can have a shot at entering and winning a world poker tour tournament.

If you are a fan of poker and a cable subscriber you have undoubtedly seen how popular the game of poker has become. With major channels like the Travel channel airing high-stakes poker tournaments. Well now you have your chance to win a seat at these very same tables by entering and winning qualifying tournaments

The World Poker Tour airs weekly on Wednesday nights at 9pm on Travel Channel. The WPT consists of more than a dozen high stakes poker tournaments filmed at thrilling locations throughout the world, including Bellagio, Las Vegas, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, Aviation Club de France in Paris, France, and Borgata, the elegant new casino in Atlantic City. You will discover the final table results from recent WPT events if you watch the show.

The World Series of Poker (WSOP)

The World Series of Poker is definitely one of the most prominent poker tournaments in the world and rightly so. It’s held every year since 1970 in Las Vegas at Binion’s Horseshoe casino, maybe youve seen it aired on ESPN. Today thanks to pokers popularity growth players like you have a unique opportunity to win a seat at this prestigious tournament by playing in online poker games.

The 2004 WSOP winner took home an estimated $5 million dollars more than 2x what the 2003 World Series of Poker champion took at $2 million or more. Since 2005 the event has offered even larger jackpots up to 9 millions and change. That’s a huge chunk of change to win, but the big payday is not all that comes with a win. Winners will be enshrined in the Gallery of Champions next to famous players such as Stu Unger, Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, and Johnny Chan. The 2011 edition will be played in a few days as the final table of the Main Event is played in November nowadays.

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