Hey poker players, we have another month of great poker events lined up for you!
PokerNews Canada is the only source for a comprehensive list of major Canadian poker tournaments each month, and the September edition is available for you here. With our help, you'll know where the action is from coast to coast to coast. Don't miss a single Canadian major by checking in each month for our calendar of events.
As the highlight of the global poker season — the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas — is now behind us, local organizers are back with some major tournament offerings now that many of Canada's serious poker players are back and rested after a trip to Nevada to battle for WSOP glory.
There are just three notable series to tell you about this month. There is one in the west, one in the east, and one in the north. So, no excuses, get down and support Canadian poker!
White Ram Poker Tournaments
Location: Diamond Tooth Gerties – Dawson City, Yukon
Date: September 5 to 8
Diamond Tooth Gerties boasts the honour of being Canada's oldest casino and is a goldmine of Canadian gaming heritage. Each year, the Dawson City gambling hall offers the White Ram Poker Tournaments — "the largest Texas hold'em tourney in the North." With $170,000 in prizes expected to be awarded, the three-event series spans four days with several days of satellites leading up to the first event. The affordable buy-ins and nostalgic atmosphere make this one a great destination series to add to your calendar.
|Event 1||September 5||$135 ($50 rebuys)||Limit Hold’em|
|Event 2||September 6||$240 ($100 rebuys)||No-Limit Classic|
|Event 3||September 8||$525||Freezeout|
Each event has a 120-seat cap and the top 15 players will be paid. Be a part of history and play this great series at the incomparable Diamond Tooth Gerties.
Série Royale de Poker
Location: Casino de Montréal — Montreal, Quebec
Date: September 13
Casino de Montréal is once again offering a one-day tournament with a $1,100 buy-in. The last one was this past July and there are others scheduled throughout the year, some with higher buy-ins. The blinds will increase at 30-minute intervals for this event.
|September 13||$1,100||No-Limit Hold'em|
You can also play their satellites to get in on the action a little cheaper. There will be opportunities on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. the days before the tournament.
DeepStacks Poker Tour Calgary
Location: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — Calgary, Alberta
Date: September 20 to 28
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino is getting to be known as the hub for poker in Alberta, and Alberta is getting quite a reputation as a poker hotspot in the country. Grey Eagle has hosted plenty of major tournament series lately with great success, and the latest offering is a DeepStacks Poker Tour event. Specializing in giving recreational and mid-major poker players a big, marquee-event experience at a lower buy-in, DSPT Calgary should be on the calendar of players in the western half of the country. With nine events over nine days, there's something for everyone.
|Event 1||September 20||$220||No-Limit Hold'em|
|Event 2||September 21||$330||No-Limit Hold'em Bounty|
|Event 3||September 22||$300||50/50 Satellite for Event 7|
|Event 4||September 22||$175||No-Limit Hold'em|
|Event 5||September 23||$100||No-Limit Hold'em|
|Event 6||September 23||$220||Pot-Limit Omaha|
|Event 7||September 24||$550||No-Limit Hold'em $75,000 GTD|
|Event 8||September 26||$1,100||Main Event $200,000 GTD|
|Event 9||September 28||$160||No-Limit Hold'em Turbo|
Most events have 20- or 30-minute blinds, with 40 minutes for the Main Event. You can also get discounts on your airfare and accommodation if you're coming in from out of town. Using the promo code "CC6628" will get you a 10% discount from WestJet, and the promo code "Deep" gets you the special $109 rate for the new Grey Eagle Hotel.
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!