The roads covered with snow are sparkling under the grey sky. People are getting ready to say goodbye to this year and welcome the new one. Though New Years can be a time of celebration and cheer, many people are already getting ready for their next poker challenge, hoping to boost their bank accounts. Canada has turned into a favorite spot for some of the world’s most prestigious poker tournaments. People from all over the world are booking tickets to make sure that they will not miss the first two poker tournaments in Canada that are set to kick off in January.
As people say, New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start. That seems to be valid for the poker enthusiasts around the globe, who are getting ready to conquer new career peaks. As aforementioned, Canada established a reputation of a dear destination to the international poker community. Two of the most enticing poker tournaments are to commence in Canada in January next year. The following lines are to provide additional information regarding some of the most long-awaited tournaments that are scheduled to kick off in the course of the next few weeks.
Winter Festival 2018
Winter Festival 2018 is to kick off on 14th January and it is to run all the way through 31st January. The event features a bountiful selection of poker tournaments that are to fit the bankroll of every player. A total of 17 different poker tournaments are included in the event’s schedule. The buy-in fees for the various events range from $80 to $1,100. The event is to take place at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec.
The opening tournament is to be $150 No-Limit Hold’em and it is to feature a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. The tournament is to offer 4 starting flights and 2 more days of play. The other poker race, which is expected to attract great attention is The $250 Frenzy. The guaranteed prize pool is announced to be $200,000. The sponsors of the event expect that the guaranteed prize pool will be surpassed big time as the tournament is to feature 6 starting flights and 2 more days of play.
Quite expectedly, the Main Event is to garner the most attention. The event is to feature a buy-in fee of $1,100. The total prize pool is the guaranteed $500,000, which is to be distributed among the top finishers. The Main Event is set to start on 26th January. The players who are looking to save some money from the Main Event buy-in fee will be able to win a seat in any of the Satellite events. In addition to the Main Event, there are plenty of lucrative side events on the schedule.
Alberta Poker Championship
Alberta Poker Championship is the other poker event that is to commence on 14th January at Casino Yellowhead, Edmonton. The one-week event is to offer 5 tournaments in total. Players will be able to compete in six $300 qualifiers, each guaranteeing seats for the different events. The Satellite events will start on 7th January, running all the way through 14th January. The schedule of the tournament include $550 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty, $330 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, $440 Pot-limit Omaha, $220 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo and the Main Event. The Main Event is to kick off on 19th January, but just the day before that players will have the opportunity to win a seat in the $300 Satellite tournament. The buy-in fee for the Main Event is $1,100 and it is to feature 2 starting flights and 1 more day of play.