You are likely aware of a huge void in Canadian poker coverage. Poker players are in need of a tournament directory that lists all of the major tournaments in the country. No such thing currently exists, so PokerNews Canada has put one together for you. On the last day of each month we will post the calendar for the following month so that you don’t miss any more major events.
January looks promising with plenty of big events in the latter part of the month. Here are the tournaments you might consider starting your new year with:
Event: Alberta Poker Championship
Location: Casino Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta
Date: January 20th to 26th
The Alberta Poker Championship features five events with buy-ins from $230 to $560, and $1,100 for the three-day Main Event. Among the events is a No-limit Hold’em Freeze Out, a Bounty tournament, and a Pot-limit Omaha tournament. The Main Event boasts 60-minute rounds and 20,000 tournament chips. Satellites begin on January 14th.
Event: Canadian Poker Tour Kickoff
Location: Grey Eagle Casino – Calgary, Alberta
Date: January 23rd to 26th
The CPT Kickoff is a three-event series. Event 1, a Bounty tournament, has a $330 buy-in and rewards $100 for each bounty. Event 2 is a three-day Main Event with a $550 buy-in promising a $60,000 prize pool. Event 3 is actually a satellite for World Poker Tour Fallsview and offers a $5,000 seat in the WPT event as well as $1,000 cash for each package. The buy-in is set at $200 with rebuys and add-ons. There are satellites already running every Friday.
Event: Poker Bowl
Location: Casino New Brunswick – Moncton, New Brunswick
Date: January 26th
The Poker Bowl is a one-day, $1,100 event beginning at 10 a.m. on the 26th. There are satellites running every Wednesday night for $120, as well as a Rebuy Satellite on the 19th for $120.
Event: Deep Stack
Location: OLG Casino – Brantford, Ontario
Date: January 26th
This Deep Stack tournament can be entered for $550 and is estimated to have a $50,000 prize pool. It is a single-day event and will start at 11 a.m. on the 26th.
Event: Winter Super Stack
Location: Deerfoot Inn & Casino – Calgary, Alberta
Date: January 31st to February 9th
Deerfoot Inn & Casino’s annual winter tournament features 10 events over 10 days in a variety of game formats, and offers buy-ins from $100 to $550, and $1,500 for the Main Event. There are satellites running throughout the event, as well as the two days preceding Day 1. January 30th is Day 1A of Event 1 - a $330 Deepstack tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. More information will follow as this event stretches into February.
If there are any other major events and tournaments that should be listed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck and have fun!