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2020 Poker Tournament Calendar - The Best Poker Events & Where To Watch Them

Poker tournament calendar 2020

Whether your preference is to play at an online casino, cardroom, or land casino, poker tournaments are one of the most popular types of gambling there is – millions of people compete and billions are paid out in prize money. 

Our 2020 poker tournament calendar 2020 picks out the very best events for you to try your hand at, covering a whole range of countries. 

Poker tournament calendar January 2020

World Series Of Poker (WSOP Circuit): Durant, USA

Part of the long-running World Series Of Poker tournaments that have been held since 2004, the Choctaw Durant edition is held in Durant, Oklahoma. 

Dates to put in your poker tournament calendar 

2-13 Jan 2020.

Games at this poker tournament 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

  • Pot-limit Omaha (PLO) Hi-Lo.

Buy-ins you’ll need to pay to play 

$135-$1,700 (USD). 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant.

2020 Aussie Millions Poker Championship: Melbourne, Australia 

With 23 events and close to 100 tables, the 2020 Aussie Millions Poker Championship is one of the biggest poker tournaments outside the US and Europe. The 2019 tournament was a record-breaker and you can expect 2020’s event to at least match its predecessor, 

Dates 

4-24 Jan 2020.

Games 

  • PLO. 

  • HORSE.

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

$1,150-$100,000 (AUD). 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Crown Melbourne.

Road to PSPC (Road to PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship): Le Havre, France 

Following the success of the maiden PSPC in 2019, there are a series of events that give you a chance to win entry to the 2020 tournament. The Le Havre segment provides locals of the French city a chance to be the next Ramón Colillas

Dates to put in your poker tournament calendar 

15-19 Jan 2020.

Games at this poker tournament 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins you’ll need to pay to play 

€10-€450.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Hotel Spa Pasino Le Havre.

Poker tournament calendar February 2020

2020 Presidents Day: Thackerville, USA

Instead of honouring George Washington and (by association) the foundation of the USA with flag-waving, mark the birthday of America’s first President by celebrating the freedoms he fought for with a trip to trip to Thackerville to play at WinStar’s 2020 Presidents Day poker tournament.  

Dates 

Feb 11-17 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

$200-$3,000 (USD). 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

WinStar World Casino and Resort. 

Merit Poker International: Budva, Montenegro

Held in the jewel of the Balkans, Merit Poker takes its GTD poker series to Budva, Montenegro. With a guaranteed $400,000 in prize money for this poker tournament’s main event, February 2020 could be the ideal time to take a gambling holiday in Eastern Europe. 

Dates 

12-19 Feb 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€5-€2,500. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Merit Casino Royal Splendid. 

World Poker Tour (WPT): Fallsview, Canada

With more than $5 million up for grabs in prize money, the Fallsview segment of the WPT tour gives poker players the chance to win some serious cash. And if that wasn’t incentive enough, this poker tournament is held at Niagra Falls. 

Dates 

16-23 Feb 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

$275-$5,000 (CAD). 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Fallsview Casino Resort. 

Poker tournament calendar March 2020

Asian Poker Tour: Taipei, Taiwan

The ATP’s first visit to Taipei was the richest leg of the tour, paying out over $2.1 million (USD) in prize money. The 2020 main-event prize is expected to be even bigger than the $494,000 (USD) granted to the winner in 2019.  

Dates 

4-15 Mar 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

  • PLO.

Buy-ins 

The main event buy-in is TBC. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

CTP Club (Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association) 

Dates 

10-15 Mar 2020.

WSOP Circuit: Atlanta, USA

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) comes to Atlanta as part of its mammoth 36 date 2019/20 poker tour  – you can see the full circuit schedule at Poker News

Games 

There wasn’t a full games schedule at the time of writing, but you can be certain No-limit Texas hold’ em will feature  – don’t be surprised if PLO is also among the games you can play. 

Buy-ins 

$3-$1,700(USD).

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Harrah's Atlantic City Casino.

European Poker Tour (EPT): Sochi, Russia 

The EPT heads to Russia in what will be an essential event in the poker tournament calendar of any Eastern European card game fan. 

Dates 

20-29 Mar 2020.

Games 

A full games schedule is yet to be released at the time of writing, but you can be sure that No-limit Texas hold’ em will be among the games – don’t be surprised if PLO also features. 

Buy-ins 

₽175,000 (RUB) for the main event. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Casino Sochi. 

Poker tournament calendar April 2020

Irish Poker Open 2020

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Irish Poker Open, a stable of poker tournament calendars since the close of the 1970s. And with €1 million guaranteed in prize money, the Irish Poker Open 2020 promises to be a special event for gamblers. 

Dates 

6-13 April 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

  • PLO. 

Buy-ins 

€250-€2,000.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Citywest Hotel. 

Tana delle Tigri: Nova Gorica, Slovenia

April 2020 sees the Tana delle Tigri (Tana of the Tigri), one of the biggest gambling events in Slovenia. With a guaranteed jackpot of €70,000, the prize is smaller than some of the other big events on the poker tournament calendar – but it’s still a huge win for casual and semi-professional players. 

Dates 

16-19 April 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€300 for the main event. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Perla Casino & Hotel.

WPTDeepStack: Pittsburgh, USA 

Part of the 34 event circuit for its 6th season, the WPTDeepStack comes to Pittsburgh in April 2020. Expect plenty of interest in this excellent mid-major feature of 2020’s poker tournament calendar. 

Dates 

16-20 April 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

$1,100.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Rivers Casino.

Poker tournament calendar May 2020

Holland Casino Weekly Tuesdays Season 8: Breda, Holland

The name gives it away, this is a weekly event. The 5 May edition is No-Limit Hold'em - Deepstack Steal the Button.

Dates 

5 May 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€165.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Holland Casino

May Deep Stack Poker Series: Hollywood, USA

In the cinematic capital of the world, it’s no surprise that gamblers like to add Deep events to their poker tournament calendar. The Hollywood edition promises to be both deep in chips and prize funds. 

Dates 

14-25 May 2020. 

Games 

There is no games schedule at the time of writing. However, the 2019 edition featured a range of no-limit Texas hold’ em games. 

Buy-ins 

Buy-in amount has yet to be released. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 

WSOP Circuit: New Orleans, USA

New Orleans is the scene of the penultimate event of the 2019/20 season of the WSOPC Circuit. As the only May event in the WSOPC poker tournament calendar, expect this one to be popular. 

Dates 

7-18 May 2020. 

Games 

The games scheduled for this poker tournament are unavailable at the time of writing, but expect plenty of no-limit Texas hold’ em games. 

Buy-ins 

The buy-in amount has not yet been confirmed.  

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Harrah's New Orleans. 

Poker tournament calendar June 2020

Asian Poker Tour: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 

The APT makes its second trip to Vietnam of 2020 with the June round of its circuit. Along with a superb poker experience, you also get the chance to visit one of Asia’s finest nations. 

Dates 

3-14 June 2020 

Games 

The games schedule is pending (as of the time of writing), but no-limit Texas hold’ em is bound to feature. 

Buy-ins 

Pending at time of writing. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Pro Poker Club.

COLOSSAL Championship: Saint Helier, Jersey

Jersey is known more for its cliffs, castles, and cows than for poker, but its COLOSSAL Championship is one of the highlights of the poker tournament calendar – at £110, it’s buy-in is smaller than many events, making it ideal for non-pros. 

Dates 

25-28 June 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.  

Buy-ins 

£110 for the event. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

The Jersey Poker Lounge. 

Sommerlaxen Main Event: Gothenburg, Sweden

Featuring four legs over four days, the Sommerlaxen Main Event is one of the most popular events on the Scandinavian poker tournament calendar. 

Dates 

28 June-1 July 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

1,200 (Skr)

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Casino Cosmopol. 

Poker tournament calendar July 2020

Partouche Poker Tour – PPT Pornic Step: Pornic, France  

The Partouche Poker Tour (PPT) was a staple of the European poker tournament calendar from 2008 to 2012. And 2020 sees the return of the PPT, with the event coming to Pornic in July. 

Dates 

17-19 July 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€125. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Casino Partouche de Pornic. 

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open: Hollywood, USA

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is one of the top promoters in Los Angeles’ poker tournament calendar, with events running throughout the year. The Poker Open is one of the most hotly-anticipated events in the 2020 schedule, with plenty of big names expected to attend.  

Dates 

22 July-11 August 2020.

Games 

The full list has yet to be published at the time of writing, but you can be sure no-limit Texas hold’ em will be among the poker games you can play. 

Buy-ins 

Buy-ins for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open are yet to be confirmed. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel AND Casino.

Asian Poker Tour: Seoul, Korea 

The enormously popular APT heads to Seoul for the second leg of its July schedule. Expect a big turn out and plenty of impressive prizes. 

Dates 

25 - 31 July 2020.

Games 

As we write, the games scheduled for the July Seoul APT have not been published – but you can guarantee there will be plenty of no-limit Texas hold’ em games.  

Buy-ins 

Buy-ins for the Seoul leg of the July APT schedule are yet to be confirmed. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Paradise Walker-Hill Casino. 

Poker tournament calendar August 2020

European Poker Tour – Barcelona & PokerStars PSPC: Barcelona, Spain 

The maiden PSPC in 2019 was a phenomenal success, with a prize pool of $26M shared between 181 players. You can guarantee that the 2020 event will be one of the true highlights of the poker tournament calendar, with casual players and pros competing against each other. 

Dates 

13-30 August 2020.

Games 

While the games schedule is still to be released, the 2020 PSPC featured a huge number of no-limit Texas hold’ em games along with a range of other poker types – two examples being HORSE and PLO. 

Buy-ins 

$25,000. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Casino Barcelona. 

Holland Casino Weekly Tuesdays Season 8: Breda, Holland

The 4 August runout of this much-loved weekly poker tournament is a no-limit hold'em - progressive bounty game. 

Dates 

4 August 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€220.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Holland Casino. 

EURNo Limit Hold'em – EPT Super High Roller: Barcelona, Spain 

Held during the PSPC, this is an event designed for the richest casual players and wealthiest pros – the buy-in is a massive €100,000! 

Dates 

17 August 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€100,000. 

Poker tournament calendar September 2020

Asian Poker Tour: Manila, Philippines

The APT makes its second 2020 trip to Manilla in September. While full details haven’t been published at the time this article was published, expect this to be a highlight of the 2020 poker tournament calendar. 

Dates 

10-21 September 2020. 

Games 

Though the games schedule is awaiting publication, you can be sure that there will be plenty of no-limit Texas hold’ em games. 

Buy-ins 

Buy-ins for the September 2020 APT trip to Manilla are yet to be confirmed. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Resorts World Manila.

Winamax SISMIX Costa Brava

SISMIX is one of the most popular poker events, with the 2019 tournament in Spain attracting players from across the globe. With a buy-in of €500, this is a poker tournament that doesn’t price out the mid-range players. 

Dates 

23- 27 September 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€500. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Gran Casino Costa Brava. 

Holland Casino Weekly Tuesdays Season 8: Breda, Holland

The 8 September segment of this popular weekly poker tournament is a no-limit Hold'em - Crazy Pineapple game. 

Dates 

8 September 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€110.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Holland Casino. 

Poker tournament calendar October 2020

Holland Casino Weekly Tuesdays Season 8: Breda, Holland

Put 6 October in your poker tournament calendar. Why? Because there’s a No-Limit Hold'em - All-in or fold event at the Holland Casino.

Dates 

6 October 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€60.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Holland Casino. 

Asian Poker Tour: Taipei, Taiwan 

The APT makes its second 2020 trip to Taipei in October. Given that $2.1 million (USD) of prize money was paid out on the Taipei leg of 2019 APT tour, you can be sure that there’ll be plenty of cash for you to try and win. 

Dates 

7-18 October 2020. 

Games 

The games schedule for the October 2020 APT in Taipei has yet to be released, but no-limit Texas hold’ em is bound to feature. 

Buy-ins 

Buy-ins for the October 2020 APT trip to Taipei have yet to be released. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Holland Casino Weekly Tuesdays Season 8: Breda, Holland

Holland Casino holds its biggest buy-in poker event of 2020 on 13 October, with a No-Limit Hold'em - Progressive Bounty tournament. 

Dates 

13 October 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

€330.

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Holland Casino. 

Poker tournament calendar November 2020

Asian Poker Tour: Busan, Korea

The APT’s autumn trip to Korea takes it to Busan, a city renowned for temples, mountains, and beaches. It means that this is not just a poker tournament to get in your calendar, but an opportunity for a great holiday too. 

Dates 

4 - 11 November 2020. 

Games 

The schedule for the November 2020 APT in Busan isn’t confirmed at the time of writing, but no-limit Texas hold’ em will certainly be among the games.  

Buy-ins 

Buy-ins for the November 2020 APT trip to Busan have yet to be released. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Paradise Hotel. 

Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open: Hollywood, USA

Located in the four-star Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the 2020 Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open features an excellent selection of game – with no-limit Texas hold’ em, PLO, and HORSE just three of the poker variants on offer. 

Dates 

18 Nov-2 Dec 2020.

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

  • PLO.

  • HORSE. 

  • Omaha 8.

Buy-ins 

$150-$25,500. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 

Trippellaxen: Gothenburg, Sweden 

Held in Sweden’s second-biggest city, Trippellaxen is a two-day event that will feature prominently in the poker tournament calendar of Scandinavian gamblers. And if you’re not from the area, Gothenburg is a great place to gamble and holiday. 

Dates 

21-22 Nov 2020. 

Games 

  • No-limit Texas hold’ em.

Buy-ins 

1,300 (Skr).

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Casino Cosmopol. 

Poker tournament calendar December 2020

Fun In The Sun Poker Open: Hollywood, USA

The 2019 Fun In The Sun Poker Open featured some very competitive buy-ins (from $150 - $570) that offered gamblers the chance to win up to $100,000 from a single game. Expect more of the same from the 2020 edition. 

Dates 

26-30 Dec 2020. 

Games 

Games are yet to be confirmed, but we’re certain that no-limit Texas hold’ em will be well-represented. 

Buy-ins 

Buy-ins are not yet confirmed for Fun In The Sun Poker Open. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 

Asian Poker Tour Finale: TBC

Almost everything about this tournament is still to be confirmed (even the date). One thing you can be sure of is that it’ll be a great end to the Asian poker tournament calendar. 

Dates 

2-13 Dec 2020 – or 24 Nov-4 Dec 2020. 

Games 

TBC – but no-limit Texas hold’ em will, of course, feature.

Buy-ins 

TBC. 

Casino this poker tournament is held at 

TBC.

There are so many great events in 2020 that it’s impossible for any one gambler to fit them into their poker tournament calendar – you’d need a team of poker players, and a large team at that. 

While we’ve picked the best poker events in 2020, there’s still plenty left among the rest. So, try out as many of the tournaments we’ve recommended and then see what’s going on at your local casino. 


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