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.”