Poker Tournaments: Playing With the Big Boys

Poker Tournaments Playing With the Big Boys - Poker Tournaments: Playing With the Big Boys

Poker is popular in every country. From local to international tournaments, you are sure to find one that features a few of the big shots. In the last few decades, there have been a few tournaments and events that are big and where the poker pros of the world go to play. Every country has their tournaments but players from across the world come to play. Today, we have a quick look at some of these tournaments. If they happen near you, try and get a ticket to watch how the pros do it.


World Series of Poker –USA

World Series of Poker is the most famous poker tournament in the USA. Players who win and do well receive bracelets to add to their names. These bracelets are an indication of being a pro player. The tournament has been going for decades and is held in Las Vegas every year. You can catch the action live on ESPN or even on online channels.


European Poker Tour – Europe

This is the largest poker tour in the world. It gets its merit from having the largest number of players and the biggest prize pool compared to other tournaments. The tournament was founded in 2004. The World Series of Poker Europe is also a popular event which was started in 2007 only.


Crown Australian Poker Championship – Australia/ Pacific Region

This tournament is also known as the Aussie Millions. It is the largest tournament in the Pacific region and offers a platform for pros at the bottom of the world map. Crown Melbourne is another event in these regions and it is hosted by the World Series of Poker owners and Aussie Millions.

These are the major tournaments in the world. Smaller tours and tournaments can be found all around the world. Some of these include the Caribbean Poker Adventure, Poker Stars events, the LA Poker Classic, the World Poker Challenge, etc.


Tournament Schedules and News

You can find the latest tournament information on several websites these days. We have a few sites that offer videos, schedules, and the latest news on wins and upcoming tours. Have a look at these if you want to visit one to see how the pros do it or even to take part in your first tournament.


International Poker Tournaments (EPT, WPT, WSOP)

Poker Stars Live

World Poker Tour XIII

The best way to learn and get your game better is to watch what the pros do and don’t do. For more on poker events, visit our EVENTS page. You can also read about the most famous poker players and the top poker games.


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4 Most Famous Poker Players in the World

4 Most Famous Poker Players in the World - 4 Most Famous Poker Players in the World

Only a handful of people in the world have the skill and experience to make playing poker a career. These guys know how to play the game to make sure that they walk away with enough money to sustain their lifestyle. Many have come and gone and a few have stayed on the top lists for several years. Let’s have a look at some of the current top players in the world.

Antonio Esfandiari (The Magician)
Antonio Esfandiari - 4 Most Famous Poker Players in the World
Antonio Esfandiari is one of the most popular and well-known pro poker players in the world. He started his career in poker 10 years ago and has consistently won himself six figures to take home. He holds three World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour titles. His biggest win was in 2012 at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas when he took away the grand prize of $18, 346, 673.

Daniel Negreanu (Kid Poker)
Daniel Negreanu - 4 Most Famous Poker Players in the World
Daniel Negreanu is one of the pro poker players that have taken home the highest total winnings at $34,231,816. He was recently named the Global Poker Index player of the decade. This accolade was awarded him due to his consistent and strong performances in the live poker arena for the last 10 years. He holds six World Series of Poker bracelets.

Phil Hellmuth (The Poker Brat)
Phil Hellmuth - 4 Most Famous Poker Players in the World
Phil Hellmuth is a household name and anyone who enjoys poker probably knows his name. He holds 14 World Series of Poker bracelets and is considered the best. Phil has walked away with more World Series of Poker cashes than anyone else in the world. He may be called ‘The Poker Brat’, but with total winnings of @21,399,093 and the highest number of cashes, we wouldn’t mind it too much.

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel - 4 Most Famous Poker Players in the World
Erik Seidel has been in the poker game for three decades with his first note-worthy win in 1988. He came second in World Series of Poker Main Event. He really started making a name for himself in 2011 and had a year-long roll where he kept winning and walked away with 6.5 million. The hand he won with in 1988 was used in the well-known poker movie Rounders.
These guys are part of the 10% of the poker players in the world that have succeeded in making poker their careers. Watching them play and strategize is inspiring and entertaining. Visit our EVENTS page for some events you can attend to some of the big guns play.