2021 has been a very unpredictable year for live poker courtesy of the Covid 19 outbreak. Apart from the WSOP 2021 and a few other tournaments, most events were either held online entirely or postponed altogether. However, a first glance at the 2022 schedule without a doubt alludes to an action-packed year. To kick off 2022, January has a plethora of high-profile live events scheduled amounting to millions of dollars. Read on to know more about 2022 live poker.
2022 Live Poker – WSOP Circuit Series
WSOP Circuit Series will be held in Choctaw Casino, Durant, Okla. As it is tradition, the series will have 69 events with its crown jewel being the $1 million guaranteed main event. The first event of the series will kick off on Jan 5 and the last final table will be played out on Jan 23.
$250 buy-in $50K guaranteed Monster Stack will be the first event of the series followed by the $600 Gargantuan event which has a $500k guarantee.
The 41,700 buy-in main event will be played on Jan 14 and 15.
Thunder Valley Casino
Based in Lincoln, Calif, Thunder Valley Casino will be host to an iteration of the WSOP circuit series. With a myriad of events on offer, the series will run from Jan 13 to 24 with the main highlight being the $500k guarantee main event.
Another notable event is the Monster Stack Event ($400 buy-in) which has a $50k guarantee. The event will start on Jan 20.
Domiciled in Mississippi, Horse Shoe casino will host a WSOP circuit series. The tournament will include 13 Ring events as well as a $1,700 main event. The main event has a $400k guarantee and will start on Jan 28.
To kick off the series, players will have a chance to win a fraction of the $100k guarantee in the four-starting flight tournament on Jan 27.
Maryland State Poker Championship
Baltimore, Maryland will be home to the 2022 Maryland State Poker Championship (MSPC). The championship is a 23-event series with a combined $900k in guarantees. Uniquely, the series has a freeroll dubbed “Tournament of Champions” which has a $10k guarantee.
The main event has a $300k guarantee and players will have to part with $2,200 to participate. The main event will start on Jan 14. Even though the main event is no-limit hold’em, the series has other poker formats including Omaha8, PLO, eight-game mixed, and HORSE events.
The tournament also features a ladies’ event and a tag-team event which will be held on Jan 9.
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open
The Lucky Hearts Poker Open will feature a plethora of events starting on Jan 13. The tournament will kick off with a $1 million guarantee event which will have three starting flights.
In the same vein, the $3,500 buy-in WPT Championship Event with a $2 million guarantee will kick off on Jan 21.
From the above tournaments, 2022 live poker scene will undoubtedly surpass 2021.
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