In recent years, poker tournaments have become prestigious events, followed by millions of poker enthusiasts and broadcast in several channels all over the world, among these most famous tournaments we can mention the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the World Poker Tour (WPT) and The European Poker Tour (EPT), the best poker players in the world participate in these tournaments and millions of dollars are distributed.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP)
The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious poker competition in the world which has been held every year in Las Vegas since 1970 and which brings together thousands of amateur and professional players over several days and at various events, the Main Event is the flagship tournament of this competition and which are played in Texas Hold’em No Limit, The WSOP offers other variants other than Texas Hold’em such as Omaha, Seven Stud, HORSE with tournaments in No Limit, Pot Limit, Limit, rights entering these tournaments vary with each tournament and the Main Event winner takes home millions of dollars and a bracelet; the record for bracelets is held by Phil Hellmuth with 13 bracelets.
The World Poker Tour (WPT)
The World Poker Tour is a series of poker tournaments of the Texas Hold’em variant that take place over several stages and in different cities around the world mainly in the United States, the final of which takes place in April in Las Vegas and brings together the best players of the planet, the WPT was created in 2003 by Steve Lipscomb who wanted to make poker more spectacular and more attractive with the broadcasting of events on television channels, entry fees vary between $ 10,000 and $ 25,000 depending on the competition , the most successful players his Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen with three wins.
The European Poker Tour (EPT)
The European Poker Tour is a series of tournaments that takes place all over Europe bringing together the best European poker players, since its creation in 2004 by player John Dutie the EPT has been a great success and each year hundreds of players participate in the different stages of the tournament for an entry fee varies between € 5,000 and € 8,000, the final of the European poker Tour takes place in Monaco with a buy-in of € 10,000, currently the EPT belongs to the poker room Online PokerStars.