Are you compiling you poker tournament bucket list? Don't fill it with [insert casino name here] 7 p.m. nightly. Yes, those are fun, but come on, you should have the best of the best on your list. The PokerNews Team has come up with its top 10 can't miss poker tournaments. And yes, there are even online tournaments in the mix. Check out this list, and start building your bankroll — playing these doesn't come cheap.
1. World Series of Poker Main Event
Without a doubt, this is the most prestigious poker tournament in the world. Amateurs and pros turn out in full force to compete with one another for millions of dollars. It doesn't get much better than that. If you're a poker player, playing the WSOP is certainly on your bucket list.
2. PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event
Busting out on Day 1 might be optimal because you're literally on Paradise Island. Winning the tournament and taking home a few mill would be OK, too.
3. Aussie Millions Main Event
It's the biggest and most prestigious poker tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. That should be enough to get you Down Under.
4. World Poker Tour World Championship
Yes, the buy-in is $25,000, but this is one of the sickest fields in all of poker. All you need is money to play with the absolute best of the best, which is why poker is so amazing. If you've got the money, why not go play with all the legends?
5. PokerStars Sunday Million
If you've got a spot to grind from, this is the one to play online. The Sunday Million regularly pays out around a quarter-million dollars to the winner, and that's not too shabby for a $215 investment. What's better? You can satellite into the Sunday Million for pocket change, and the chance to parlay that into a couple hundred thousand bucks every single week makes it too tempting to pass up.
6. World Series of Poker Europe Main Event
While this event series has yet to come close to WSOP numbers, this past year was its most attended Main Event. Players will follow the gold bracelet wherever it is up for grabs.
7. PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final
The EPT is Europe's richest poker tour, and the EPT Grand Final is the coup de grâce of the EPT. The field is huge and the $10K buy-in makes for a sizable prize pool. PokerStars tends to keep the location of this event a secret until the last minute every year, creating anticipation in the poker community. No matter where it is, the location is always classy, cultural and impressive.
8. World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic
Huge field of crazy, gambling people from LA in a tournament that provides the chance to get on a WPT televised final table and win loads of cash. Sounds like a good idea to us.
9. PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker
You can become a millionaire by sitting in your pajamas for two days. Enough said.
10. PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final
This year, the LAPT Grand Final took place during Carnival, which is known as one the biggest party festivals in the world. If you're thinking about going to South America, this is a perfect tournament for both poker and pleasure.
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