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Thursday, April 30, 2009 | Francis Lee


US Live Poker Tournaments May 09

The are a lot of live poker festivals starting in May right across the US with a few of them lasting right through to July.  We start off with the California State Poker Championship which will be held at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, CA from the 1st - 24th May.  The $5,000 buy in main event will boast a huge $1 million dollar guaranteed prize pool.

The 2009 WSOP Circuit tour will make its visit to Harrah’s in New Orleans from the 8th - 20th may.  The circuit championship event will be a $5,000 buy in 3 day tournament.  Running along side will be the 2009 Mid-South Poker Classic at the Cherokee Casino Resort in Catoosa, OK.  This festival will hold 25 events from the 7th - 18th May.

Las Vegas will be the place to be the end of May which will see four festivals starting that will run right through to July.  The big one, The World Series of Poker will start on the 26th May holding 57 events running through to the 17th July.  All the poker pro’s from across the globe will be there trying to grab their piece of WSOP history.

If the WSOP buy in are a little too expensive there will also be the Binion’s Poker Classic in Las Vegas running from the 25th May - 8th July.  Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas will host the 2009 Mega Stack Series from the 28th May - 10th July holding 40 different events and  the Venetian Casino in Vegas will also get into the act hosting the 2009 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III.  This festival will run from the 29th May - 16th July holding 48 different tournaments.

Rest of The World Live Poker Tournaments May 09

May will see the start of the 2009 Canadian Poker Championships with the first festival being held at the Stampede Casino in Calgary, Alberta.  The festival will run from the 11th - 17th May hosting five events.

Towards the end of the month we head over in Melbourne, Australia where we will see the next leg of the popular ANZPT taking place.  This three day event will start on the 26th May and will cost just under $2.000 (USD) to enter.

Check our our Live Poker Tournament listings page for details on any of the above mentioned festivals and a detailed list of events to be held at each one.



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