2011 WSOP Satellites

In November 2010, Jonathan Duhamel made all Canadian poker players proud by becoming the first ever player from Canada to win the World Series of Poker main event.  This year it could be you!  A few online sites have already started their 2011 WSOP satellite offering.  Amongst those include Party Poker, UB, and Full Tilt.  Of those 3, UB is the only site with an added bonus where you automatically get an extra $1,000 if you in fact do show up and play and wear UB clothes.  You also move up in bonus as you make it further in the main event and can actually win an extra $1 million if you win it all like Duhameldid last year.  At Full Tilt, you will get $10 million if you win it all and wear Full Tilt gear.  You will also recieve a 2012 WSOP seat just for cashing at the 2011 WSOP ME.

To keep you updated on the lastest online satellite offerings, please visit the Canada Poker News special 2011 WSOP Online Satellite page which will be updated regularly.  We are still awaiting news of the mega Full Tilt and Poker Stars wsop satellite info which is always huge.

Canadian Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars, the king of online poker tournaments has done it again. Now you can battle it out with other canucks to see if you are the best poker tournament player in Canada via the Canadian Championship of Online Poker. This 11 tournament series begins on November 21, 2010 and concludes with a $200,000 guaranteed $530 buyin main event on November 28. Here is the Canadian COOP schedule with a total of $580,000 guaranteed:


Events Date Time (ET) GTD
Canadian COOP-01: $55+R NL Hold’em [6-Max] 21-Nov 17:00 $25k
Canadian COOP-02: $215 PL Omaha H/L 21-Nov 20:00 $10k
Canadian COOP-03: $215 NL Hold’em [2XChance, Turbo] 22-Nov 21:30 $40k
Canadian COOP-04: $320 NL Hold’em 23-Nov 21:30 $125k
Canadian COOP-05: $215 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up] 24-Nov 21:30 $15k
Canadian COOP-06: $320 HORSE 25-Nov 21:30 $20k
Canadian COOP-07: $320 NLHE [6-Max] 26-Nov 21:30 $70k
Canadian COOP-08: $215 7 Card Stud H/L 27-Nov 17:00 $5k
Canadian COOP-09: $215 NL Hold’em [1R1A] 27-Nov 20:00 $50k
Canadian COOP-10: $320 PL Omaha 1R1A 28-Nov 17:00 $20k
Canadian COOP-11: $530 NL Hold’em Main Event 28-Nov 20:00 $200k

You can buy-in directly or win your seat through our wide range of Canadian COOP satellites. Find all tourneys and satellites under the ‘Tourney’ > ‘Regional’ tab.

The player of the year for the 2010 Canadian COOP will also win a NAPT main event seat.

Canadian Frenzy Week at Betfair

Frenzy Week in Canada!

To celebrate the launch of their Canadian poker website, Betfair Poker invites you to a series of frenzy promotions, featuring freerolls, guaranteed tournaments, U.S Sports swag, and sports events packages -exclusively restricted to Canadian players!

The O Canada tournament series is a series of 16 freerolls and small buy-in tournaments. To spice up the game, if you win 3 of any of these tournaments you will be rewarded a sports events package worth $1,500! Here are the details of the tournaments you have to conquer to win the package:

Frenzy Week Tournaments Schedule (8 – 14 November) All times in EST:

Terms & Conditions:

  • This promotion is open only to Canadian customers
  • Only one prize is available per person for the sports events package
  • The $1,500 package includes two tickets worth $500 each for a North-American sports event and $500 for the trip expenses. The details are to be communicated directly between the winner and Betfair Management.
  • The first successful claim for the sports events package prize will be deemed the winner, subsequent winners will not count.
  • All wins will be subject to security checks for soft-play, collusion or team playing, any player we suspect of attempting to abuse the spirit of this promotion, by whatever means, will be excluded.
  • You will receive your sports merchandise within one month after we’ve contacted you and you’ve specifed the details of your item.
  • Betfair Poker management’s decision is final.
  • Standard Terms and Conditions Apply

Qualify for the Four Aces Poker Tournament in Montreal at Bodog

Want to play poker in Montreal, one of North America’s sexiest cities, the Bodog way? You can! Win your way to the Four Aces Poker Pro Canada Classic. April 15-18, 2010.  Take a shot at the expected prize pool of $500,000!! The Four Aces poker tournament is in conjunction with Poker Pro Magazine’s entrance into Canada.

Qualifying for a seat to this live poker event is easy. In fact you can qualify for as little as $1. Sweet!

Win your way to the Four Aces Poker Pro Canada Classic.

Bodog Poker is giving 10 lucky players a $2400 prize package (including buy-in: $1500+$150 Tournament Entry (CAD) and the remainder in spending cash!) to play for Team Bodog. 2 seats are guaranteed per tournament.

Want to know how to qualify?

A wide variety of daily qualifiers are available. Buy-in starts as low as $1, and tops out at $215 for the Satellite. You can also qualify using your poker points with our  1650 PTS qualifier.

Represent Canada at the Titan Poker World Challenge

Titan Poker has launched the biggest challenge it has ever staged! Titan Poker offers you the chance to prove yourself as your nation’s best poker player and compete on an international level, as a representative of your country. The 5 best players from around the world will each win a $13,000 package to the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event*, Las Vegas’ biggest poker tournament in 2010!

The challenge begins with 2 Rounds of weekly tournaments contested by 12 different countries/regions, with the results posted onto leaderboards so that you can track your progress.

Tournaments involving more than one country are only open to players from those specific countries.

After the two Rounds, the top 200 players, based on the number of qualifiers per group as listed in the table below, will qualify for the final 8 tournaments, with the results and rankings again posted onto a leaderboard.

Players who manage to finish in the top 5 positions of the Final Leaderboard, upon conclusion of the 8 tournaments, will win the $13,000 Main Event 2010 Package!

The Americas team (Canada, Brazil, and Argentina) will have 10 qualifiers.

Represent Team Canada for America’s Cup of Poker

Americas Cup of Poker

Represent CANADA and win a share of $150,000!

The PokerStars Americas Cup of Poker is the event that sees qualifiers and Team PokerStars Pro compete for their country at a spectacular live final held at Iguazu Falls, with a $150,000 prize pool on the line. The action starts online, where you can win a place on your country’s team and qualify for the live final.  Get ready for over four weeks of online qualification that will determine which eight countries will participate at the live final.

The live final will take place at the stunning Iguazu Falls this May. It’s the trip of a lifetime that gives you the chance to explore one of South America’s most beautiful regions – and play poker for cash and the glory of your country while you are there. See below to find out how you can represent your nation.

Poker is all about winning big money, but it’s also about pride. And there’s no greater sense of pride than the feeling you get when you represent your homeland. Canada needs you, so you better make it count.

Here’s how it works

From March 15-April 14, players in the nine countries listed below have the chance to help their nation make it to the live final: USA, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Argentina. Don’t worry if your country is not listed, all remaining Latin America countries are invited to play as ‘Rest of LATAM’, taking the total number of teams to 10.

All 10 countries will play against each other in three tiers of matches at freeroll$0.11 and $1.10 buy-in levels. Points will be awarded to the top 100 finishers in each tournament. The country with the most points accumulated in each match will win that fixture. You’ll be playing to score as many points as you can (see below for how points are awarded), and it’s important to remember although you’re playing for your country, you are also playing for yourself. The four playerswho accumulate the most points will represent their country at the live finalshould their team make it. See below for schedule information. To register, open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Tourney’ and ‘Regional’.

When all the matches are complete, the six countries with the most wins will automatically qualify for the live final. The remaining four teams will then play off for the final two positions.  Check out the Country Rankings page for the latest national rankings.

You can win tickets to the $0.11 tournaments by playing in free-to-enter Sit & Go’s that run around the clock during the Americas Cup of Poker. You can find these in the lobby by selecting ‘Tourney’ and ‘Regional’.

Match Schedule

Week Date Fixture and Time (ET): Freeroll, $0.11, $1.10
1a March 15, 16 & 17 USA vs Canada: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00Brazil vs Venezuela: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Argentina vs Chile: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Mexico vs ROL: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Colombia Vs Peru: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

1b March 18, 19 & 21 Peru vs Mexico, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00ROL vs Argentina: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Chile vs Brazil: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Venezuela vs USA: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Canada vs Colombia: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

2a March 22, 23 & 24 USA vs Chile: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00Brazil vs ROL: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Argentina vs Peru: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Mexico vs Colombia: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Canada vs Venezuela: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

2b March 25, 26 & 28 Peru vs Brazil: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00ROL vs USA: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Chile vs Venezuela: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Mexico vs Canada: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Colombia vs Argentina: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

3a March 29, 30 & 31 USA vs Peru: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00Brazil vs Colombia: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Argentina vs Mexico: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Venezuela vs ROL: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Canada vs Chile: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

3b April 1, 2 & 4 Peru vs Venezuela: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00ROL vs Chile: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Argentina vs Canada: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Mexico vs Brazil: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Colombia vs USA: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

4a April 5, 6 & 7 USA vs Mexico: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00Brazil vs Argentina: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Chile vs Peru: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Venezuela vs Colombia: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Canada vs ROL: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

4b April 8, 9 & 11 Peru vs ROL: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00Brazil vs Canada: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Argentina vs USA: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Mexico vs Venezuela: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

Colombia vs Chile: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

5a April 12, 13 & 14 USA vs Brazil: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00ROL vs Colombia: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Chile vs Mexico: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Venezuela vs Argentina: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Canada vs Peru: 20:00, 20:30, 21:00


Players finishing in the top 100 in each group tournament will be awarded points for their country.  The top six countries with the most wins at the qualifying stage will make it to the live final. Additionally, two more countries will win a place via the play-offs.


Once the first nine rounds of matches have taken place, the top six countries qualify for the live final. The remaining two spots will be determined online April 16-18. The four teams will play each other once more in a series of tournaments, with the two best teams progressing to the live final at Iguazu Falls.

Week Date Fixture and Time (ET): Freeroll, $0.11, $1.10
6 April 16, 17 & 18 Play-off Match 1: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00Play-off Match 2: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Play-off Match 3: 19:00, 19:30. 20:00

Live Final

Eight countries in total will go forward to the live final at Iguazu Falls – the six countries with the most wins and the two teams who qualify through the play-offs. Each team will be made up of the four players that won the most points during qualification, plus a member of Team PokerStars Pro who will join as captain! The eight finalist countries will then battle for their share of the $150,000 prize pool.

The payout structure at the live final will be as follows.

Position Prize
1 $50,000
2 $35,000
3 $20,000
4 $15,000
5 $10,000
6 $10,000
7 $5,000
8 $5,000

Montreal PartyPoker Classic

Win Your Way to the Montreal PartyPoker Classic

Montreal Classic

Starts: 00:00 ET, 6th February 2012
Ends: 23:59 ET, 10th March 2012

Play a starring role in Canada’s biggest charity poker tournament – the Montreal PartyPoker Classic.  This replaces the previous Miriam Classic Montreal Poker Open.

Held at Montreal’s opulent Le Windsor, the Montreal PartyPoker Classic is your chance to play big-time poker and compete for one of the biggest poker titles in Quebec.

You’ll be competing for a huge prize pool and one of 10 WPT main event seats. You’ll also be helping to raise money for a good cause – last year the charity prize pool surpassed $200,000.

To get you to the Montreal PartyPoker Classic, PartyPoker.net is running an exclusive Montreal PartyPoker Classic Championship Satellite on Saturday 10th March at 16:15 ET. This huge tournament guarantees 5 players a package worth $500 each. That’s $275 to cover your buy-in, and $225 to help cover expenses.

Entering the satellite is free — just qualify by playing our daily freerolls. Finish in the top 3, and you’ll be automatically entered into the Montreal PartyPoker Classic Championship Satellite.

Win your way to the Montreal PartyPoker Classic. Qualify for our Montreal PartyPoker Classic Championship Satellite now!