Let’s take a looks at what’s hot this week in the world of live tournament poker in the USA and worldwide.
After the 2014 APPT Aussie Millions poker festival is over, players can wonder if there’s anything big going on in the international arenas or at American poker rooms. Certainly, there are lots of live poker tournaments already hosted and much more to come, let’s take a closer look on the biggest ones this week.
International poker tournaments
Live poker tournaments this week
• A bunch of live tourneys are held under American gambling laws across the country
• 2014 WPT L.A. Poker Classic is still under way in California
• Deepstack Extravaganza is hosted in the Venetian Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
First up are the live poker tournaments held internationally. The Emperors Palace Casino in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be hosting the 2014 WPT Alpaha8 Johannesburg poker tour stop. This time around it’s the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller event starting on February 14th. Every poker player without a date for Valentine’s Day will certainly be making their way here, but even if they do have girlfriends, we’re sure they won’t mind a piece of the large prize pool pie.
Another interesting poker festival, the 2014 APT Cebu will be hosted from February 12th until February 19th in the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu, which is the oldest city in the Philippines. This is a stop on the Asian Poker Tour calendar, and will host such events as the no-limit hold’em High Roller with $2,467 buy-in on February 13th, and $1,142 buy-in Main Event on the 15th of February.
The capital of gambling under American gambling laws, Nevada, is still hosting a renowned month-long Deepstack Extravaganza poker festival. The poker event is going on in the Venetian Hotel and Casino Las Vegas from January 30th, and will be going on until February 26th, offering a total of 56 events to poker enthusiasts.
The hottest poker event of this week at the Venetian will be the $200,000 guaranteed $1,100 no-limit hold’em tournament, the first of its two starting days is scheduled for February 16th.
Poker tournaments in Florida
The Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach, Florida will be the setting for the 2014 WSOP Circuit stop until February 17th. The highly coveted WSOP tournament will give way to the Main Event this week. It’s a $1,675 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament starting its first day on February 14th. All single Valentines are welcome to join the action if they feel lonely sitting at home.
Northeast live poker tournaments
Looking to Northeast we will find the Card Player Poker Tour Season II stop at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The 11-event series will be hosted at one of the most beautiful American poker rooms in Ledyard, Connecticut until February 17th.
What we’ve seen so far at Foxwoods is a very nice tradition: every guaranteed tourney has had its pool increased many times over. The starting tourney, $100,000 guaranteed $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, saw 502 participants who boosted the pool to $258,078.
The highlight of this week at Foxwoods will be the $1,650 buy-in no-limit hold’em Main Event with $300,000 in guaranteed prize pool. The first of the two starting days commences on February 14th.
The amazing 60-event series, 2014 WPT L.A. Poker Classic, is going all the way until March 6th at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California. The poker festival offers every type of poker player a variety of tournaments with different buy-in levels and guaranteed prize pool. Naturally, online poker sites in the United States are offering some qualifiers for this series as well.
This week, the biggest tournament in Cali will be the $75,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em event with $1,100 buy-in, starting in the afternoon on February 11th.
Live poker tournaments in the South
Last, but not least, are the tournaments in the South of the country. The Hollywood Casino Tunica in Robinsonville, Mississippi will be hosting the next stop on the 2014 Hollywood Poker Open calendar. Until February 16th there will be 20 events. The Main Event is starting on February 15th with $1,800 buy-in.
While Valentine’s Day is this Friday, it will certainly not stop poker professionals from participating in a variety of live poker tournaments held this week across the USA and internationally. We will be covering the most interesting events and occurrences in our daily news.