Here are the most significant Poker Tournaments, when they were founded, sponsors, how frequently they are held, the venue and the prizes for the winners.
The Biggest Poker Tournaments Worldwide
There are several poker tournaments available. The biggest tournament attracts the most significant players from all over the the world. These top poker tournaments are recognized worldwide and get complete TV coverage. The winners are awarded extravagant cash prizes. Discussed below are the biggest tournaments worldwide.
World Series of Poker (WSOP)
WSOP is the most prestigious series of poker tournament in the world. This tournament has been held annually in Las Vegas since the 1970s. The winner of this tournament becomes best the poker player globally. This tournament also serves as the global meeting point for the entire poker industry.
World Poker Tour Championship (WPT)
WPT is an event held annually in the US and around the globe. The event was introduced in 2002 and has remained among the biggest poker tournaments ever. WPT is always televised for remote viewers to know the progress and the winner becomes the WPT Champion.
Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)
Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure was founded in 2004. The WPT initially sponsored it, then the European Poker Tour and now North American Poker Tour sponsor it. Winners of this event go home with large sums of money. For example, Steve O'Dwyer took home, took $1,872,580 in 2012 and Vanessa Selbst won $1,368,190.
World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)
WCOOP is the biggest online poker tournament in the world. It was founded in 2002 and in 2015, online poker had become a booming industry. PokerStars sponsor this tournament, and it takes place on their site annually in September. Winners are awarded cash and bracelets.
European Poker Tour (EPT)
The EPT is the richest poker tournament in Europe. It is sponsored by PokerStars. EPT is a series of poker tournaments watched worldwide. Popular events in this tournament include; the Barcelona Open, European Poker Classics in London, Scandinavian Open in Copenhagen, the Irish Winter Tournament in Dublin and the French Open in Deauville.
Crown Australian Poker Championship
The Crown Australian Poker Championship also called Aussie Millions is a series of poker tournaments held at the Crown Casino, in Melbourne. The first event of this tournament was held in 1998. The main event in this series is the Southern Hemisphere's richest poker tournament, and the winner gets over A$7 million.
Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT)
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour was established in 2007, and it is a major international poker tournament. PokerStars sponsor the tournament. The APPT is a series of events and the first-ever season ran from August to December 2007. Since then, eight seasons of APPT have been held.