Top five global tournaments. Top players and champs.
Poker tournaments occur worldwide. Millions watch such occurrences. The top poker events and players are here.
5 most famous global tournaments
- World Championship of Poker (WSOP)
The world’s biggest and most renowned poker event is this championship. Rio Casino hosts the yearly championship in Las Vegas. Poker stars attend. They can play over 50 televised events this month. Prizes exceed $225 million. There are usually bettors in the crowd, and the most prominent poker houses give the finest young players contracts. Beginners may meet and play against their heroes in the competition.
1970 saw the first WSOP tour. Many Norwegian poker players won the World Championship of Poker. Johnny Moss, the inaugural champion, earned 9 gold bracelets in his lifetime. Thomas Austin Preston Jr. (Amarillo Slim) was the second champion, followed by Walter “Puggy” Pearson, Brian “Sailor” Roberts, and Doyle Brunson.
Phil Hellmuth has the most WSOP victories with 75, followed by Men Nguyen with 65, Chris Ferguson with 60, Bury Johnston with 50, and Eric Seidel with 50.
- World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)
Though new, the WSOPE has gained popularity and continues to grow. WSOPE was founded due to European poker demand. The World Series of Poker is hosted in numerous European cities. It involves skilled and unskilled players. The inaugural WSOPE was won by Norway’s Annette Obrestad, a poker celebrity. World Series of Poker’s youngest non-American winner was Annette. She won 1 million pounds and a European Series of Poker bracelet. Along with Americans Vanessa Selbst, Cathy Liebert, Annie Duke, and Vanessa Russo, Obrestad is Norway’s finest poker player.
- World Poker Tour (WPT)
WSOP’s rival, WPT, debuted in 2001. Television producer Steven Lipscomb stated that the World Series Of Poker Championship was not properly planned for TV programming, therefore 16 cameras were used in the initial WPT broadcast. TV viewers observed a spectacular poker program with all its elements: poker players’ emotions, talks, hilarious circumstances, and exciting moments. The popular game’s fresh approach drew millions of spectators.
World poker stars attend WPT tours. The Poker Tour introduced new players to the globe, like as Denmark’s Gus Hansen, who won the WPT’s first round and 556 thousand dollars. Jeuxdcasino announced the WPT’s 19th season in Paris.
- European Poker Tour (EPT)
The EPT debuted in 2004. Poker became popular in places where it wasn’t before the Tour. Each year, the European Poker Tour visits a new nation to teach its citizens about poker. The biggest poker club, Poker Stars, is a permanent EPT partner, thus every EPT tournament is a huge event. Poker Stars invites 100-200 of the greatest online poker players to the European Poker Tour.
Over 100 nations compete in the EPT, which has a prize pool of 50 million euros. Glen Chorny (Canada), Peter De Korver (Holland), and Purlya Nazari (Canada) were the top players.
Players from England won the most major prizes in the EPT (14), followed by the USA (13), and Germany (3). (10 main prizes).
- Since 1997, Melbourne’s Crown Casino has hosted the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest poker tour. The poker tournament’s success and high participation are due to PartyPoker, Australian Millions’ online partner. PartyPoker’s Stuart Scott won the Australian Millions entry. In 2009, the gamer won almost $2 million.
The 2019 event was won by American poker pro Bryn Kenny, who defeated 819 other players. Kenny’s wins totaled $1 million. Jorit Van Hoof from London won a ring and A$467,280 in the 2020 event.