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Live Poker Tournaments in 2018 with the Best Value

    Live poker tournaments can be a fun way for competent recreational players to earn a profit. And while many of today’s high roller events are beyond the bankroll of players with professional lives away from the felt, there are plenty of tournaments that offer enormous value to the “poker grinder” crowd.

    With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best value live poker tournaments for players looking to hone their skills and turn a profit in 2018. The list includes live events with buy-ins ranging from (approximately) $400 to $1,500 USD, and are scheduled to take place this year.

    As 2018 progresses, we will update the list to include major circuit events, whose schedules have not yet been announced.

    Note that it is always a good idea to call the casino’s poker room in advance to verify that a tournament takes place on the date listed — especially if you are traveling to compete in a one-off event.

    This list only goes up to the end of February, but we will add more great value live tournaments as the year progresses.

    Good luck in 2018!

    JANUARY 2018

    WPT European Championship Spielbank Casino – Berlin

    Jan 5th: €1,500 NLHE (€500k Guaranteed) *4 Day Event

    Jan 13th: €550 Pot Limit Omaha

    EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Atlantis Resort – Paradise Island, Bahamas

    Jan 6th: $550 NLHE Jan 7th: $1,650 NLHE *3 Day Event

    Jan 7th: $550 Pot Limit Omaha *2 Day Event

    Jan 8th: $550 NLHE

    Jan 9th: $550 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo *2 Day Event

    Jan 10th: $550 NLHE *2 Day Event

    Jan 11th: $1,100 NLHE *3 Day Event

    Jan 12th: $1,050 NLHE Turbo

    Jan 13th: $1,650 NLHE ($500 Bounty)

    Jan 13th: $550 NLHE ($100 Bounty)

    WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Casino – Hollywood, Florida

    Jan 11th: $1,100 NLHE ($1M Guaranteed) *6 Day Event

    Jan 13th: $570 NLHE Turbo

    Jan 14th: $1,650 NLHE Bounty ($100k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Jan 15th: $570 NLHE Bounty 8-max ($50k Guaranteed)

    Jan 15th: $570 Pot Limit Omaha

    Jan 16th: $570 NLHE 6-max ($50k Guaranteed)

    Jan 17th: $1,100 NLHE ($100k Guaranteed)

    Jan 21st: $1,100 NLHE Turbo

    Jan 22nd: $570 NLHE Big Stack ($50k Guaranteed)

    SugarRush Challenge SugarHouse Casino – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Jan 14th: $1,100 NLHE

    WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Thunder Valley Casino – Lincoln, California

    Jan 17th: $580 NLHE ($50k Guaranteed)

    Jan 19th: $1,675 NLHE ($500k Guaranteed)

    MLK Holiday Special Foxwoods Casino – Mashantucket, Connecticut

    Jan 15th: $400 NLHE ($50k Guaranteed)

    Winter Festival Playground Poker Club – Montreal, Quebec

    Jan 26th: $1,100 CAD NLHE ($500k Guaranteed)

    Jan 29th: $1,100 CAD NLHE 50/50 Bounty ($100k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    WPT L.A. Poker Classic Commerce Casino – Commerce, California

    Jan 29th: $570 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

    WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Borgata Hotel Casino – Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Jan 16th: $600 NLHE Deepstack ($2M Guaranteed) *5 Day Event

    Jan 19th: $500 NLHE Deepstack w/$100 Bounty ($200k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Jan 20th: $400 NLHE Deepstack ($100k Guaranteed)

    Jan 20th: $560 NLHE Super Survivor

    Jan 22nd: $400 NLHE Monster Stack ($150k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Jan 23rd: $450 NLHE Almighty Stack ($1M Guaranteed) *5 Day Event

    Jan 23rd: $400 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo *2 Day Event

    Jan 26th: $1,090 NLHE 6-max ($200k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Jan 26th: $560 NLHE Super Survivor

    Jan 27th: $1,560 NLHE $1k Bounty

    Aussie Millions Crown Casino – Melbourne, Australia

    Jan 17th: $1,150 AUD NLHE ($1M Guaranteed) *6 Day Event

    Jan 21st: $1,150 AUD NLHE Shot Clock Shootout *2 Day Event

    Jan 22nd: $1,150 AUD Pot Limit Omaha *2 Day Event

    Jan 22nd: $1,150 AUD NLHE Mix-Max *2 Day Event

    Jan 23rd: $1,150 AUD NLHE 6-Max *2 Day Event

    Jan 24th: $1,150 AUD NLHE Accumulator *5 Day Event

    Jan 27th: $1,650 AUD NLHE Bounty *2 Day Event

    Jan 28th: $1,150 AUD NLHE Terminator *2 Day Event

    Jan 29th: $1,150 AUD NLHE Hyper Turbo

    Jan 30th: $1,150 AUD NLHE/Pot Limit Omaha *2 Day Event

    Jan 31st: $1,150 AUD Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo *2 Day Event

    WSOP Circuit Tunica Horseshoe Casino – Robinsonville, Mississippi

    Jan 25th: $580 NLHE *2 Day Event

    Jan 26th: $1,675 NLHE *4 Day Event

    BestBet Winter Open BestBet Casino – Jacksonville, Florida

    Jan 26th: $1,100 NLHE ($200k Guaranteed) *3 Day Event

    APT Kickoff Vietnam Pro Poker Club – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

    Jan 22nd: $11M VND NLHE *2 Day Event

    Jan 23rd: $16.5M VND NLHE *5 Day Event

    Jan 27th: $32M VND NLHE *2 Day Event

    CPPT VI – Golden Gates Golden Gates Casino – Black Hawk, Colorado

    Jan 19th: $600 NLHE

    WSOP International Circuit – Morocco Marrakech Casino – Kivernage

    Jan 20th: $4,000 DHS NLHE *2 Day Event

    Jan 23rd: $6,000 DHS NLHE Deepstack *2 Day Event

    Jan 25th: $15,000 DHS NLHE *4 Day Event

    Jan 26th: $4,000 DHS NLHE

    Jan 27th: $6,000 DHS NLHE Monster Stack *2 Day Event

    Jan 27th: $4,000 DHS Big O Jan 28th: $6,000 DHS NLHE Short-Handed

    PokerStars Festival London Hippodrome Casino – London, England

    Jan 24th: £990 NLHE *5 Day Event

    Jan 27th: £330 NLHE *2 Day Event

    Wynn Signature Weekend Wynn Casino Las Vegas

    Jan 24th: $400 NLHE ($30k Guaranteed)

    Jan 25th: $600 NLHE ($250k Guaranteed)

    Cleveland Poker Open Jack Cleveland Casino – Cleveland, Ohio

    Jan 25th: $1,100 NLHE ($200k Guaranteed) *4 Day Event

    CPPT VI – Ocean’s 11 Ocean’s 11 Casino – Oceanside, California

    Jan 28th: $1,500 NLHE Quantum Day 2 Direct Buy-In *2 Day Event

    Macau Poker Cup City of Dreams Casino – Macau, Cotai

    Jan 27th: $8,000 HKD NLHE *2 Day Event

    Jan 28th: $5,000 HKD NLHE Bounty

    Jan 29th: $5,000 HKD NLHE/Pot Limit Omaha

    Jan 30th: $6,000 HKD NLHE 6-Max *2 Day Event

    Jan 31st: $5,000 HKD NLHE Mega Stack ($500k HKD Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Deepstack Extravaganza 1 Venetian Casino – Las Vegas

    Jan 29th: $400 NLHE Super Stack ($40k Guaranteed)

    Jan 29th: $400 Pot Limit Omaha/PLO Hi-Lo ($12k Guaranteed)

    Jan 30th: $400 NLHE Super Stack Triple Add-On ($50k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Jan 31st: $600 NLHE Super Stack ($50k Guaranteed)

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    FEBRUARY 2018

    WPT L.A. Poker Classic Commerce Casino – Commerce, California

    Feb 1st: $570 H.O.R.S.E. Feb 2nd: $570 Triple Draw

    Feb 5th: $570 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo

    Feb 6th: $570 Big O – Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

    Feb 8th: $570 NLHE Double Stack ($300k Guaranteed) *4 Day Event

    Feb 9th: $570 Dealer’s Choice Feb 10th: $1,100 2-7 Triple Draw

    Feb 11th: $1,100 Limit Hold’em ($50k Guaranteed)

    Feb 11th: $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Feb 12th: $1,100 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

    Feb 12th: $1,100 NLHE Action Clock ($50k Guaranteed)

    Feb 13th: $1,100 H.O.R.S.E.

    Feb 13th: $1,100 NLHE Survivor for $10,000 ($50k Guarantee)

    Feb 14th: $1,100 NLHE Double Stack ($1M Guaranteed) *5 Day Event

    Feb 18th: $1,650 NLHE with $500 Bounties ($100k Guaranteed)

    Feb 18th: $1,100 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo & Stud Hi/Lo

    Feb 19th: $1,100 NLHE ($100k Guaranteed)

    Feb 19th: $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

    Feb 20th: $1,100 NLHE Escalator ($50k Guaranteed)

    Feb 21st: $1,100 NLHE *SENIORS* ($100k Guaranteed)

    Feb 21st: $1,100 NLHE “eTernament” ($50k Guaranteed)

    Feb 21st: $570 Archie Hi/Lo, Sixes or Better

    Feb 27th: $1,100 Double Stack Turbo

    Feb 28th: $1,100 NLHE with $500 Bounty ($100k Guaranteed)

    Aussie Millions Crown Casino – Melbourne, Australia

    Feb 1st: $1,150 AUD NLHE Tournament of Champions *2 Day Event

    Feb 3rd: $1,500 AUD NLHE Deep Freeze *3 Day Event

    Feb 4th: $1,500 AUD NLHE Turbo Shot Clock

    Feb 5th: $1,500 AUD NLHE Shot Clock Teams

    Macau Poker Cup City of Dreams Casino – Macau, Cotai

    Feb 1st: $8,000 HKD NLHE ($3M HKD Guaranteed) *3 Day Event

    Feb 5th: $5,000 HKD NLHE *2 Day Event

    Feb 6th: $5,000 HKD NLHE *LADIES*

    Feb 7th: $5,000 HKD NLHE Teams

    Feb 7th: $8,000 HKD NLHE

    Feb 10th: $5,000 HKD NLHE Bounty *2 Day Event

    Deepstack Extravaganza 1 Venetian Casino – Las Vegas

    Feb 1st: $400 NLHE *SENIORS* ($25k Guaranteed)

    Feb 1st: $1,100 NLHE ($500k Guaranteed) *3 Day Event

    Feb 3rd: $1,100 NLHE with $300 Bounty ($100k Guaranteed)

    Feb 5th: $400 NLHE Super Stack ($100k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Feb 7th: $600 NLHE Super Stack ($50k Guaranteed)

    Feb 8th: $800 NLHE 8-Max ($250k Guaranteed) *4 Day Event

    Feb 8th: $400 Pot Limit Omaha with $100 Bounty ($12k Guaranteed)

    Feb 12th: $400 NLHE Super Stack ($100k Guaranteed) *3 Day Event

    Feb 14th: $400 NLHE Super Stack ($40k Guaranteed)

    Feb 15th: $600 NLHE NLHE Super Stack ($250k Guaranteed) *4 Day Event

    Feb 19th: $1,600 NLHE Super Stack ($1M Guaranteed) *5 Day Event

    Feb 19th: $400 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo ($12k Guaranteed)

    Feb 22nd: $400 with $100-$300 Progressive Bounty ($20k Guaranteed)

    WSOP Circuit Potawatomi Potawatomi Casino – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Feb 4th: $580 NLHE *2 Day Event

    Feb 9th: $1,675 NLHE ($750k Guranteed) *4 Day Event

    WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Fallsview Casino – Niagara Falls

    Feb 5th: $1,100 CAD NLHE *4 Day Event

    Feb 11th: $1,500 CAD NLHE Shootout *2 Day Event

    Heartland Poker Tour Denver Golden Gates Casino – Black Hawk, Colorado

    Feb 7th: $400 NLHE Deep Stack *5 Day Event

    Feb 14th: $1,650 NLHE *6 Day Event

    WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek Seminole Casino – Coconut Creek, Florida

    Feb 11th: $580 NLHE ($50k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Feb 13th: $580 NLHE 6-Max ($50k Guaranteed) *2 Day Event

    Feb 16th: $1,675 NLHE ($1M Guaranteed) *4 Day Event

    WSOP Circuit Las Vegas Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas

    Feb 24th: $1,650 NLHE ($1M Guaranteed) *4 Day Event

    Seniors Event 3 Wynn Casino – Las Vegas

    Feb 28th: $400 NLHE *SENIORS* ($25k Guaranteed)

    MARCH–DECEMBER 2018

    *To be added as tournaments are announced*

    We’d like to give a shout-out to the CardPlayer Live Tournaments module, from which the majority of this data was compiled. If you would like additional information on all of 2018’s live tournaments, regardless of buy-in, the CardPlayer module is a great resource.

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    David Huber (known as “dhubermex” online) has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade. He currently assists several poker and gaming entities as a researcher, writer, and consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief & Head Moderator of online tournament rankings site PocketFives (2006-2011).

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