Major poker are postponed/canceled worldwide

The COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) also has a huge impact on live poker events, including Triton stops.

Probably everyone on this planet has heard about the world-wide pandemic, called the coronavirus, which is rapidly spreading across borders all around the world.

Several countries have announced drastic steps to prevent an even higher number of infections, including limits for sports events, concerts and apparently poker tournaments.

Operators, who have several events with live stops scheduled for the upcoming months are having tough times deciding how to deal with the epidemic.

Key players of the industry including PokerStars, partypoker, the World Poker Tour (WPT), Unibet Poker, 888poker, Triton and Winamax have all been affected and announced postponing or completely cancelling their events.

Live Poker Events Cancelled or Postponed

Operator Country Live Event Original start date Original end date
Triton South Korea Super High Roller Series, Jeju Feb 10 Feb 22
Barriere Poker Tour France Barriere Poker Tour Ribeauville Feb 20 Mar 22
PokerStars Germany Road to PSPC Hamburg Mar 10 Mar 15
PokerStars France Road to PSPC La Grand Motte Mar 10 Mar 15
Italian Poker Open Slovenia IPO Nova Goricia Mar 10 Mar 17
WPT Vietnam WPT Vietnam Mar 12 Mar 22
Golden Poker Tour Morocco Golden Poker Million, Marrakech Mar 13 Mar 22
PokerBaazi India PL & Moneymaker, Goa Mar 13 Mar 14
Unibet France Deep Stack Open Mar 18 Mar 22
Winamax Spain WiPT Grand Final, Madrid Mar 19 Mar 29
Bounty Poker Tour Estonia Bounty Poker Tour, Tallinn Mar 19 Mar 22
WPT Spain WPT Barcelona Mar 22 Apr 5
888poker Romania 888poker LIVE Bucharest Mar 23 Mar 29
WPT Tainwan WPT Taiwan Mar 27 Apr 6
Irish Open Ireland Irish Poker Open Apr 6 Apr 13
Asian Poker Party Vietname APP Da Nang Apr 7 Apr 18
Battle of Malta Malta Siege of Malta Apr 15 Apr 20
PokerStars UK Lex Live 3 Apr 17 Apr 26
People’s Poker Malta People’s Poker Party Apr 23 Apr 27
partypoker Cyprus MILLIONS Cyprus May 3 May 12
Malta Poker Festival Malta 2020 Malta Poker Championship May 20 May 25
PokerStars Spain Road to PSPC Madrid May 31 Apr 5


“In terms of the PSPC, we are treating all of our events on a case by case basis,” reads a statement from PokerStars issued to PokerIndustry PRO. “At this stage, the PSPC is going forward as planned. We will keep everyone up to speed if anything changes as we progress towards the event.”