Since becoming the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars has hosted numerous live tournaments in casinos or poker clubs around the world. Some tournaments are well established and feature some of the best players in the world, while others are newer that attract a new generation of poker stars.
For Canadian poker players, becoming recognized as among the best in the world, the PokerStars Canada Cup pits the best Canadian stars against their elite poker countrymen. The tournament is only for Canadian players, who can qualify for the main event through qualifying matches in the online poker room.
The Canada Cup will be hosted inside the Playground Poker Club, recognized as the premier poker venue in all of Canada, located just south of Montreal. Live satellite matches will begin running inside the poker room in March, while the 12 day Canada Cup tournament will be dealt into the pot beginning on May 16.
The main event of the Canada Cup runs for eight days, three of which are opening rounds that allow players to reenter into the competition. The buy in will cost up to $3,300, and will guarantee a minimum $2 million prize pool in the pot.
The Canada Cup also includes a $10,000 high roller match, considered the secondary event in the middle of the tournament. Players will also be able to compete in a number of satellite matches that cost a number of different entry fees, including a satellite match that offsets from the main event.
Canada’s brightest poker stars will gather in Montreal this spring, which will determine the best of the best that Canada has to offer. Who will be crowned the PokerStars Canadian champion when the tour wraps up on May 28?