Top Poker Tournaments

Top Poker Tournaments Worldwide:

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–          European Poker Tour – The Pokerstars European Poker Tour (EPT) is a series of Poker tournaments similar to those in the World Poker Tour (WPT), created by John Duthie, winner of the inaugural Poker Million tournament. It began in 2004 as part of the worldwide explosion in Texas Hold ’em popularity. The EPT is sponsored by and part owned by PokerStars and taped by Sunset + Vine for television broadcast across Europe.

–          World Poker Tour – The World Poker Tour (WPT) is a series of international Poker tournaments and associated television series broadcasting the final table of each tournament. It was started in the United States by attorney/television producer Steven Lipscomb, who served as CEO of WPT Enterprises (WPTE), the firm that controlled the World Poker Tour up to November 2009. In 2008, the WPT started offering bracelets to its event champions. Players who won a title prior to the release of the WPT Bracelet were given one retroactively.

–          World Series of Poker – The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of Poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment (known as Harrah’s Entertainment until 2010). It dates its origins to 1970, when Benny Binion invited seven of the best-known Poker players to the Horseshoe Casino for a single tournament, with a set start and stop time, and a winner determined by secret ballot. The winner of each event receives a World Series of Poker bracelet and a monetary prize based on the number of entrants and buy-in amounts. Over the years, the tournament has grown in both the number of events and in the number of participants. Each year, the WSOP culminates with the $10,000 no-limit hold’em “Main Event,” which, since 2004, has attracted entrants numbering in the thousands. The victor receives a multi-million dollar cash prize and a bracelet, which has become the most coveted award a Poker player can win. The winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event is considered to be the World Champion of Poker.

–          Aussie Millions – The Australian Poker Championship, commonly known as Aussie Millions, is a series of Poker tournaments held at the Crown Casino, in Melbourne, Australia. The Main Event of the series is the Southern Hemisphere’s richest Poker tournament with a prize pool in excess of A$7 million.

World Championship of Online Poker – The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is an online Poker tournament series sponsored by PokerStars. It is played on the PokerStars site in September. Established in 2002, WCOOP is PokerStars attempt to establishing the online equivalent of the World Series of Poker. The WCOOP tournament series is the largest of its kind on the Internet. The fifteen WCOOP events in 2005 generated $12,783,900 in prize money, making it not only the biggest ever online Poker event, but the third biggest Poker series (live or online) in all of 2005.