Watching poker is a great way to learn opponents’ tells, work on your strategy or just kick back with a beer. Tune in for these must-see poker tournaments in 2018.
> PokerStars have become famous for streaming live coverage of land-based and online poker games and the brand’s two biggest tournaments are well worth watching. The first of them, ‘Spring Championship Of Online Poker’ (SCOOP), takes to the screens in May 2018 with buy-ins up to $10,000. The event is a chance to see some top professionals playing online for big money.
Then comes the even bigger PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) in September 2018, with $40 million in total payouts, including the main $5 million guaranteed tournament with $1 million for the winner. Both contests are an excellent way for low level players to watch and learn from hardcore poker pros, and even take part for low stakes in the satellite tournaments.
The Venetian streams some awesome live poker tournaments and its golden event in summer 2018 is set to be one of the biggest yet. The event (June 3 to 8) is being held in a team-up with The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) and brings a guaranteed $3.5 million prize pool to the table. The Venetian will stream five tables to viewers during the finals. In 2017 there were 3,273 entries and the prize pool hit $3.2 million. Nadar Kakhmazov took home the most – reported to be just over $440,000. This year’s event is predicted to have a prize fund of around $4 million and the best poker players will be looking to take home around 500 times their base level investment. Sit back and chill with a live stream at the height of summer.
The World Series of Poker contains a lot of sub-tourneys within its structure. One welcome return for 2018 is the Big One for One Drop which hasn’t been seen for four seasons. Back in 2012, Antonio Esfandiari won the first running of the contest and scooped an amazing $18,346,673, while Daniel Colman took home $15,306,668 in 2014 and […]