In two months, the entire poker world will be focused on Las Vegas and the World Series of Poker. Over the next few weeks though, that focus will shift across the Atlantic. Save for a few World Series of Poker Circuit and WPTDeepStacks stops, the biggest pre-WSOP action will take place in Europe.
partypoker MILLIONS, England
After the first partypoker MILLIONS was held in Sochi, Russia last month, the series heads across Europe to the famous Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, England. The partypoker MILLIONS is a tournament unlike any other, with a combination of live and online play, starting with £550 online buy-ins. Online and live Day 1 sessions begin April 16th, with a £5,300 price point and when it is all said and done a £6,000,000 prize pool will be up for grabs and £1,000,000 is guaranteed for the eventual champion.
WSOP Circuit, France
Over the last few years, the WSOP Circuit has added multiple international stops to their schedule. While the biggest WSOP event on European soil is scheduled for this fall, the Circuit heads to Cannes, France midway through April. The series, held at Casino Barriere will boast eight WSOP Circuit ring events, including a €1,500 Main Event and a €2,500 High Roller. The series will also award two seats to the 2017 Global Casino Championship, which will boast a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo
After a quick and successful trip to the Far East, PokerStars returns to Europe for what is always one of their biggest series. The PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo will play out on the French Riviera from April 25-May 5 and features an over 70-event schedule. From €1,000,000 guaranteed events like the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship, to the €5,300 Main Event, to the €25,750 High Roller and €100,000 Super High Roller, which each guarantee €1,000,000 for 1st place, PokerStars is swinging for the fences in Monaco.
While the Canadian Spring Championship opens the season, the WPT Amsterdam series is the first European stop on the Season XVI calendar. The series is also the first that will merge the WPT and WPTDeepStack brands, with both running events at the Holland Casino Amsterdam. The €1,500 WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam Main Event kicks off the festival on May 5 and the €3,300 WPT Main Event begins on May 10. There is also a High Roller and nearly a dozen events on the schedule, making the WPT’s first trip European trip of Season XVI an action-packed stop.