Live Poker Tournament Calendar/Schedule
Live poker tournaments are reaching record numbers today, and it can be difficult to keep up with the whole live poker tournament schedule without having to look at multiple sites.
At PokerNews we have made it easy for you to find a live poker tournament. We have sifted through thousands of live poker tournament schedules and filtered them by location, buy-in level, game type and start time.
What is the Live Tournament Calendar?
Our Live Poker Tournament Calendar is a useful poker tool that you can use to see all live tournaments in your region or country.
How to use the Live Tournament Calendar
To use our Live Tournament Calendar to find poker tournaments, go to the widget above and set the filters to only see tournaments within your pre-set requirements. You can set multiple filters in one go to narrow down the results and find the exact tournaments that are best suited to your play and strategy.
What are the Best Live Poker Tournaments?
There is no doubt that Live Poker in on the rise again! PokerNews's Live Poker Tournament Calendar has some of the most notable locations and tournaments on the global live poker schedule. PokerStars, WSOP, WPT and other major operators have live events scheduled all over the world. And here you can find the best of the best.
World Series of Poker (WSOP) Events
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is on of the biggest live poker festivals and is held every year in Las Vegas. The first WSOP took place in 1970, and it continues to attract some of the best poker players in the world.
It remains one of the largest and most popular poker events in the world, attracting recreational players and poker pros alike.
The Best WSOP Tournaments to Play
WSOP Main Event - The most famous Poker Tournament in the world is the WSOP Main Event. The first World Series took place in 1970 and featured no tournaments at all. A group of players gathered to play a selection of cash games including draw and seven card stud at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino, and after a week-and-a-half they voted Johnny Moss the “Best All Around Player” and awarded him a silver cup.
Since then, the WSOP Main Event has gone from strength to strength and in 2023 saw the biggest entry field with 10,043 players paying the $10,000 entry and produced the biggest winner ever! Daniel Weinman from the US taking home $10.2m and the gold bracelet.
The Poker Players Championship - Behind the main event the most prestigious tournament at the WSOP is the Players Championship. With a $50k entry the mixed game event consists of 9 games and changed from being just a Horse event in 2009.
Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates went back to back in 2021/2022 and Brian Rast became a three time champion in 2023 taking home his third bracelet and $1.3m for his efforts.
WSOP Europe (WSOPE) - The World Series of Poker Europe was introduced in September 2007, the first WSOP championship events outside of Las Vegas, complete with bracelets. The main event, a £10,000 buy-in no-limit hold 'em tournament, was first won by Norwegian online prodigy Annette Obrestad on the day before her 19th birthday.
Over the last few years King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic has hosted the event and 15 bracelets will be up for grabs in 2023.
How to Play Live Poker Tournaments at the WSOP
To play live tournaments at the WSOP there are many options to make your way to the WSOP in Las Vegas or WSOPE. Most of the large operators will offer packages via online satellites and you can get packages including travel and sometimes expenses. You can also find Live satellites at the series locations with many chances to win seats for the Main Event and other tournaments.
WSOP is held in Las Vegas from the end of May to mid-July every year and this year’s European version WSOPE will be held in Europe from October 25th-November 12th in Rozvadov. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com
European Poker Tour (EPT) Events
The European Poker Tour (EPT) is Europe's largest and most popular poker circuit. The EPT was founded in 2004 by PokerStars. Over the course of its history, it has made stops at some of Europe's most prestigious destinations, including Monte Carlo, London, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris.
EPT Monte-Carlo - The EPT's most luxurious setting and most famous card room is the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco.
The 2023 EPT Monte-Carlo Main Event attracted a record 1,098 entrants for a prize pool of €5,325,300. Mike Watson defeated Germany's Leonard Maue (€697,175) in a heads-up heads-up event that flattened the prize pool and left the two accomplished pros playing for the trophy and an additional €33,340.
EPT Barcelona - With its stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, sandy beaches and world-class cuisine, the EPT Barcelona is not to be missed. This year it returns to the Casino de Barcelona from 21 August for one of the most popular and prestigious stops on the European Poker Tour.
Giuliano Bendinelli from Italy was the winner of a record breaking EPT Barcelona 2022, winning the Main Event and taking home a prize of €1,491,133.
EPT Paris – In 2023, the romantic city of Paris hosted an EPT for the first time, and no European Poker Tour (EPT) debut has ever made such a splash. The Paris festival was an instant success and overwhelmingly popular, with players and prize pools a huge success.
EPT Paris Final Table
The €5,300 EPT Paris 2023 Main Event attracted 1,606 entries (from 1,159 unique players). In terms of total entries, this makes it:
- The sixth largest EPT Main Event in history
- The biggest EPT Main Event outside of EPT Barcelona
- The largest EPT Main Event for a first venue.
How to Play Live Poker Tournaments at the EPT
EPT Buy-ins and Payouts:
All players must have a PSLive account to participate in an EPT tournament. If you don't have one, you can register on-site at the tournament site with our live events staff at a PSLive registration desk.
You can choose to be credited with your winnings by a single payment method or by a combination of different payment methods.
World Poker Tour (WPT)
The World Poker Tour was founded in 2002 and is a series of international poker tournaments. Every year the World Poker Tour gathers famous poker players and amateurs alike for the chance to win huge cash prizes. Each WPT final table is filmed and livestreamed or broadcast for television on Bally Sports. Tony Dunst and Vince Van Patten host the show along with anchor Lynn Gilmartin.
The most prominent of World Poker Tour events belong to the WPT Main Tour. The WPT Main Tour focuses on the buy-in range of $3,500–$25,000, and winners of official WPT Main Tour events are awarded a membership to the WPT Champions Club. The WPT Champions Cup is the trophy awarded to all winners of WPT Main Tour events, and champions have their names engraved on the Cup.
World Poker Tour - WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas
The first-ever WPT World Championship was held at Wynn Las Vegas begins on December 12th 2022. The $10,400 buy-in tournament boasted the largest-ever live poker tournament guarantee of $15,000,000 in a WPT Series.
Eliot Hudon ended up taking down the massive $4.1m first prize coming out on top of 2,960 entrants.
WPT Everyone for One Drop – In 2023 the World Poker Tour and WPT Foundation joined forces with One Drop Foundation to provide a means for WPT and the poker community to support One Drop Foundation in working towards sustainable development goals. The beautiful Wynn Las Vegas was the host of a pair of high roller events, in which a portion of each entry fee will be donated directly to One Drop Foundation.
The EveryOne for One Drop, had a $10,500 buy-in with a massive field of 1,676 entries, creating a $16,257,200 prize pool. The title was captured by Bin Weng and he took home a prize of $2.2m after dominating a really tough field.
WPT Alpha8 for One Drop - The $111,000 buy-in High Roller also brought out some of the best players in the game! The six-figure featured event attracted 45 entrants and a prize pool of $4,612,500. After many hours the final table of six players eventually gave way to start of day chip leader Jonathan Jaffe who took down a career-high score of $1,537,600.
How to Play Live Poker Tournaments at the WPT
There are now lots of different ways to play at the WPT including winning your seat to one of the main tour events.
Play Live Satellites – At most WPT series you will be able to win seats playing liv e satellites. As an example, there are satellites running now at the Commerce Casino in Los Angles for a seat into the WPT LA Poker Classic. Also look out for the “WPT Main Event Super Satellite events on the schedule.
Online satatlies can be found at WPT Global or ClubWPT
Live Poker Tournament FAQs
Where can I play poker live?
You can play poker live in most countries around the world. Most Casino’s that offer poker will also allow you to play either cash game poker and or tournament poker. There are also many live poker games in social clubs and society’s around the world.
Where can I play a live poker tournament?
You can play live poker tournaments in Casino’s, Hotels, and social clubs around the world.
What is the biggest poker tournament in the world?
The biggest poker tournament in the world is the WSOP Main Event held in Las Vegas each year in July. In 2023 the main event saw its biggest ever field of over 10,043 players having registered.
How do I enter a live poker tournament?
There are many ways to enter a live poker tournament, a lot of operators will let you qualify online via online satellites or live satellites. Or you can register for live events online or register at the venue itself.
Where can I watch live poker tournaments?
The best place to watch live poker tournaments is usually by tuning in to live streams. Most operators and tournaments offer live streams on YouTube and other streaming services. PokerGo owns the rights for the WSOP and offers a subscription only service to watch the WSOP Main Event Live. EPT and PokerStars have live events on YouTube and Twitch.