With the excitement of the WPT World Championship, EPT Prague, and WSOP Paradise in the rearview mirror and the holiday break over for most people, it’s time to look ahead to 2024. So let’s do just that and take a peak at tournaments coming up as the new year begins.
World Series of Poker
The traditional WSOP doesn’t start until late May, as usual, but there is plenty of action this month on the WSOP Circuit. The 2024 season begins Wednesday, January 3 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, between Dallas and Oklahoma City. It will run until January 14.
From January 11 to January 22, players on the west coast (or obviously those who want to travel), can enjoy the WSOP Circuit stop at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort just outside of Sacramento, California.
Overlapping with that is Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi from January 18 to January 29. The WSOP Circuit fun goes all year, really, with multiple stops per month except during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and in December.
European Poker Tour
The European Poker Tour always has a short schedule, so there tend to be long gaps on the calendar. And, as is the case with most major tours, it pauses during the summer for the WSOP, as who wants to compete with that?
Right now, there are only four EPT stops listed, the earliest coming in February. Le Palais des Congrès will host EPT Parise February 14 to 25. I suppose it’s only appropriate that it starts on Valentine’s Day in the City of Love. That’s it until the spring for the European Poker Tour.
World Poker Tour
Not much rest for the weary on the World Poker Tour after yet another successful WPT World Championship, though, this one isn’t anywhere close to Las Vegas. The WPT Cambodia Championship at the NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh kicks off January 17 and goes through January 29.
The championship event runs January 25-29 and has a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
As we wrote about last week, the PokerGO Tour’s 2023 season isn’t actually done just yet. The PGT Championship, a $1 million freeroll, is slated for January 9-10 and is open to the top 40 finishers on the yearly PGT leaderboard. $500,000 goes to the winner of the tournament, with the rest going to the other members of the final table.
Before that, though, the PokerGO Tour is giving players one last chance to get into the PGT Championship. The PGT Last Chance Series, as it is appropriately named, is comprised of six $10,000 buy-in tournaments January 2-7 at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
The top two players on the Last Chance Series leaderboard who are not already in the top 40 on the overall PGT leaderboard will earn seats in the PGT Championship.