A quick overview of the live poker events in early 2024

With the excitement of the WPT World Championship, EPT Prague and WSOP Paradise in the rearview mirror and the holidays over for most people, it's time to look ahead to 2024. So let's do just that and take a look at the upcoming tournaments as the new year begins.

World Series of Poker

The traditional WSOP doesn't start until the end of May, as usual, but there's plenty of action on the WSOP Circuit this month. The 2024 season begins Wednesday, January 3, at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, between Dallas and Oklahoma City. It runs until January 14th.

From January 11th to January 22nd, players on the West Coast (or those who want to travel, of course) can enjoy the WSOP Circuit stop at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort just outside of Sacramento, California.

At the same time, Horseshoe Tunica will take place in Mississippi from January 18th to 29th. The WSOP Circuit fun actually runs year-round, with several stops per month, except during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and in December.

European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour always has a short schedule, so there are often long gaps in the calendar. And as is the case with most major tours, the WSOP takes a break in the summer because who wants to compete?

There are currently only four EPT stops listed, with the earliest taking place in February. The EPT Parise will take place at the Palais des Congrès from February 14th to 25th. I think it's only fitting that it begins on Valentine's Day in the City of Love. That's all until spring for the European Poker Tour.

World Poker Tour

After another successful WPT World Championship, there isn't much rest for the weary on the World Poker Tour, although it doesn't come close to Las Vegas. The WPT Cambodia Championship at the NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh begins on January 17th and runs until January 29th.

The championship event will take place from January 25th to 29th and has a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.

PokerGO Tour

As we wrote last week, the 2023 PokerGO Tour season isn't really over yet. The PGT Championship, a $1 million freeroll, will take place January 9-10 and is open to the top 40 players in the annual PGT rankings. $500,000 will go to the winner of the tournament, with the rest going to the other members of the final table.

Before that, however, the PokerGO Tour is giving players one last chance to take part in the PGT Championship. The PGT Last Chance Series, as it is aptly named, consists of six $10,000 buy-in tournaments from January 2nd to 7th at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

The top two players on the Last Chance Series leaderboard who are not already in the top 40 of the overall PGT leaderboard will receive seats in the PGT Championship.

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