Tournament Trail: Roundup of International Poker Events Scheduled for This Fall

International poker players have worldwide options this fall. Big tournament series such as the World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour, and the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour are hosting major events before winter sets in.

Players can expect big fields and solid guarantees.  Here’s a look at some of the international poker tournaments through December

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WSOP Europe headlines in the Czech Republic

King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, hosts the WSOP Europe Oct. 26 – Nov. 3. Players trying to close out the year with a gold bracelet will have 15 tournaments to choose from this fall.

The series offers a wide range of buy-ins and highlights include the €10,000 Main Event and a €50,000 High Roller. 

“We’re very excited to host the biggest and most prestigious tournament series with the biggest guarantees in Europe without any limitations and struggles of the past two years,” King’s owner Leon Tsoukernik said in a news release. “Finally, travel restrictions for players coming from the US have been lifted. We’re all set to deliver first-class service and hospitality for all poker players at King’s.” 

King’s is the largest poker room in Europe, boasting 160 poker tables. Players will have a good mix of game types to pick from throughout the series. This includes No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Short Deck, and eight-game mix. A few major events include:

  • €350 Opener (Event 1, Oct. 26)
  • €1,350 Mini Main Event (Event 3, Oct. 31) 
  • €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event 6, Nov. 6) 
  • €1,100 Bounty Hunter (Event 14, Nov. 14)

For a complete preview of the series and a schedule, click here.

Road to PSPC with PokerStars

PokerStars is continuing to run the Road to the PSPC (PokerStars Players Championship) Tour this fall. 

The events offer Platinum Passes to the PPC in the Bahamas, scheduled for January. A Platinum Pass includes a tournament and travel package worth more than $30,000.

Some events and locations of PokerStars official events include:

  • Oct. 10-16 – Bucharest, Romania
  • Oct. 18-22 – UKIPT (London, United Kingdom
  • Nov. 3-13 – APPT (Cambodia)
  • Nov. 8-13 – Paris, France
  • Nov. 14-26 – Brazilian Series of Poker (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Nov. 22-27 – FPS (Aix-en-Provence, France) 
  • Dec. 7-18 – EPT (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Nov. 27- Dec. 4 – Namur, Belgium

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WPT heads to Asia

The World Poker Tour has a few international tournaments to end the year. The company has announced two official upcoming events in Asia.

From Nov. 2-6, WPT hosts an invitational event in Tokyo at Sankaku Hiroba. This private event features some major players in the game with more information coming soon. After that the tour is headed to Taiwan on Nov. 16-21. The TWD30,000 main event highlights the series. 

“The WPT was very fortunate to be able to hold its first event in Taiwan in December 2020, open only to players in Taiwan due to COVID restrictions at that time,” the tour notes.

“Taiwanese players came out in force for a very respectable 526-Main Event field. Our great partners CTP, who are highly regarded for their professional running of poker events, can’t wait to host the next WPT event to an international field.”

Grosvenor UK Poker Tour finishes Season

Over in the United Kingdom the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is making the rounds. The tour has more major events planned to close out the year. 

From Nov. 6-13, Blackpool hosts the £1,350 main event. The series closes out the year at The Poker Room in London from Dec. 1-18 and features a £2,000 Main Event. 

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WSOP International Circuit

The WSOP has a few more international circuit stops to hit before 2022 comes to a close. All event stops award championship rings to winners.

Winners of the ring events are also awarded a spot in the $1 million dollar freeroll Tournament of Champions

“Poker is bigger than ever and there has been a recent run of international champions in our Main Events,” WSOP Senior Vice President Ty Stewart said. “We’re excited to bring the once-in-a-lifetime poker experiences of the WSOP-C and WSOP Europe back to transcontinental players.”

 The remaining stops on the schedule include:

  • Oct. 18-28 – Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • Nov. 3-14 – Sydney (Australia)
  • Nov. 25- Dec. 3 – Holland (Amsterdam)
  • Dec. 2-10 – Punta del Este (Uruguay)