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Live Poker Events Are under Threat: More and More Tournaments Are Canceled

27 August 2020, 17:08
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The destructive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to influence all sectors of live poker. The information about the cancellation of the most important tournaments frequently appears in global poker news.

Live Poker Events Are under Threat: More and More Tournaments Are Canceled

The wave of cancelation continues to hit popular poker events that gather together the best players from all over the world. For example, such competitions as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and European Poker Tour refused the idea of holding live matches. However, the WSOP balanced this suspension by its online event.

What other events were canceled?

Those organizers who have scheduled their events for autumn are disappointed with the fact that they need to postpone competitions as well. They don’t want to take risks as the coronavirus situation isn’t getting better significantly.

That is why such huge poker tournaments as the Masters Classics of Poker and Malta Poker Festival won’t be held this year. The Malta Poker Festival was going to take place in November, but its organizers decided to annul it. The festival can be a danger in these hard times as its number of participants is big. The MPF organizers have decided to switch to the online format, although it won’t be a total substitution for the atmosphere of the live event.

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