Once you have gained the required experience of playing poker, it is the right time to try your luck in high stakes poker tournaments. With the rising popularity of online poker there are plenty of low and medium limit games available on the internet, but the real money can be only made in those poker tournaments which cater to the high end players.
Even though there is a sufficient choice available in poker games with lower magnitude; finding and participating in high stake tournaments is somewhat totally different. First of all, you must be extremely good in the game you like to play and secondly you must have the sufficient bankroll to participate.
As there are many variants of poker available, you must be proficient in more than one game to attain the status of a top professional poker player. It can be quite easy for you to make good money while playing against middle level player and soft ring games, on the other hand competing against top notch players can be something different if you are only a moderately good player.
If you are confident enough of your prowess and have enough money to participate in the high stakes poker tournaments then you can certainly try some of these.
World Series of Poker (WSOP)
This tournament first came into existence in 1970’s under the tutelage of Benny Binion who invited seven of the best players of that time at Horseshoe Casino for a poker tournament. Since then, WSOP is held each year in Las Vegas and thousands of participants from all over the world participate in this mega event. The size of the prizes depends upon the number of participants and buy-in amount for each event. The most popular event of this tournament is $10,000 No Limit Hold’em main event.
European Poker Tour
The European Poker Tour is equivalent of Word Poker Tour. This tournament can be adjudged as one of the most expensive tournaments on this side of the globe. During season 1 to 3 the main difference between these two tournaments was the size of buy-ins. In 2007 the buy-ins for most of the events of EPT were increased to € 8000 thus making it at par with WPT.
Aussie Millions is the common name used by poker players for the Australian Poker Championship. This poker tournament is held every year at Crown Casino in Melbourne. This series is considered as the richest poker tournament of the southern hemisphere with budget of more than seven million Australian Dollars. Previous year Aussie Millions main event had a buy in of A$ 10,600 with 74 participants taking the prize pool to A$ 7,320,000.
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
This mega poker event takes place each year and is sponsored by PokerStars.com. This tournament was first organized in 2004 and still continues to be one of the most popular extravaganzas sought after by thousands of poker enthusiasts from all over the world. There are number of events incorporated in this tournament with the Main Event as the most popular one. The highest prize pool for this event was collected during 2011 with a whole kitty reaching $15,132,000.