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January Tournament Trail Preview

The PCA Headlines a Busy Month to Start 2009


The first full week in January will see the start of the first major poker tournaments of the New Year, and the first month is going to be a busy one after the slow holiday tournament poker season. The European Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will begin on Jan. 5, 2009 and Card Player’s live coverage team along with CardPlayer TV will be at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas to bring you all of the action in live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos. The World Poker Tour will stage their first stop of 2009 in January, and the EPT will host its second in France. The WPT Southern Poker Championship will take place in Biloxi from Jan. 14-17 and EPT Deauville will take place from Jan. 20-24. Other highlights for the month include the Aussie Millions, Borgata Winter Open, a Latin American Poker Tour stop in Chile, and the start of a massive Los Angeles Poker Classic series of events at Commerce Casino that will run into mid-February. There will be seven tournament championship events in the busy first month of the year.

Here is a look at the January 2009 Tournament Calendar:

Card Player Live Coverage Event -- European Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

EPT Logo$10,000 EPT Main Event

Monday, Jan. 5: Day 1A
Tuesday, Jan. 6: Day 1B
Wednesday, Jan. 7: Day 2
Thursday, Jan. 8: Day 3
Friday, Jan. 9: Day 4
Saturday, Jan. 10: Final Table

Aussie Millions

Preliminary events run Jan. 9-26.

$10,500 Main Event

Sunday, Jan. 18: Day 1A
Monday, Jan. 19: Day 1B
Tuesday, Jan. 20: Day 1C
Wednesday, Jan. 21: Day 2
Thursday, Jan. 22: Day 3
Friday, Jan. 23: Day 4
Saturday, Jan. 24: Final Table

Borgata Winter Open

Preliminary events run Jan. 13-27.

$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Sunday, Jan. 25: Day 1A
Monday, Jan. 26: Day 1B
Bill Edler Wins the First WPT Stop in BiloxiTuesday, Jan. 27: Day 2
Wednesday, Jan. 28: Day 3
Thursday, Jan. 29: Final Table

World Poker Tour Southern Poker Championship

$10,000 WPT Main Event

Wednesday, Jan. 14: Day 1
Thursday, Jan. 15: Day 2
Friday, Jan. 16: Day 3
Saturday, Jan. 17: Final Table

PokerStars European Poker Tour Deauville

EPT Prize Money€5,000 EPT Main Event

Tuesday, Jan. 20: Day 1A
Wednesday, Jan. 21: Day 1B
Thursday, Jan. 22: Day 2
Friday, Jan. 23: Day 3
Saturday, Jan. 24: Final Table

PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour -- Vina del Mar, Chile

$2,500 LAPT Main Event

Tuesday, Jan. 20: Day 1
Wednesday, Jan. 21: Day 2
Thursday, Jan. 22: Final Table

Los Angeles Poker Classic

Preliminary events run Jan. 22-Feb. 19.

Asian Poker Tour -- Philippines

$2,500 APT Main Event

Thursday, Jan. 29: Day 1A
Friday, Jan. 30: Day 1B
Saturday, Jan. 31: Day 2
Sunday, Feb. 1: Final Table will be your destination for all tournament poker news for these events from all over the world in January.