WCOOP – World Championship of Online Poker

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is a series of online poker tournaments that are held every year around September time and is hosted by PokerStars, find out more about why the WCOOP attracts so many players here

WSOP – World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker (often referred to as the WSOP) is the most famous poker tournament series in the world. Find out more about this star studded tournament series here at PokerHarder UK

WPT – World Poker Tour

One of the biggest poker tours in the world is the World Poker Tour (WPT). It consists of a series of televised poker tournaments, held in different countries around the world. Find out more about the WPT here

EPT – European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour (EPT) is a series of live poker tournaments that take place, as the name suggests, across Europe that is hosted by PokerStars.com, here we tell you more about the EPT and a story of cops and robbers

Player Profile – Phil Ivey

Have a look out our Phil Ivey poker player profile and see how he became the player he is today.

Player Profile – Phil Hellmuth

Find out why Phil Hellmuth is called the ‘Official Poker Brat’ and more about his wins and tournament history here

Player Profile – Doyle Brunson

Everybody who knows anything about poker has at least heard the name Doyle Brunson at some point, most of us think of him as a notorious poker legend. Find out more about ‘Texas Dolly’ Doyle Brunson here

Player Profile – Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan

24 year old Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan was born in New Jersey and has since become one of the worlds brightest and most successful internet poker legends, read the story of Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan and his rise to fame here

Player Profile – Daniel Negreanu

Find out how Daniel Negreanu got to where he is now and became second on the all time poker money rankings list right here at PokerHarder UK

Welcome to the Live Poker section of PokerHarder UK.  Live Poker refers to playing poker against players in real life rather than online.  Live poker can be played anywhere from home games with your friends or family to dedicated card rooms and casinos. There are some noticeable differences between live poker and internet although the basic of the games are the same.

When playing live face to face poker you can often gather a of different information about what cards other players are holding.  These are called tells for example if a player has been staring at their hole cards for longer than usual then it is quite likely they are holding a big hand like pocket aces or kings.  Another possible sign of a very strong is if your opponents hands are trembling, this is most likely a result of the adrenaline running through their body.  There are plenty of these kind of tells that you can pick up when playing live poker.  With internet poker it is obviously a lot harder to get tells, although many believe you can still get tells from the amounts people bet, the speed at which they bet and chat boxes online.

Internet poker is has become more and more popular in recent years and this has in turn created a boom in players taking part in live poker that might have not played in casinos or card rooms before.  Many live poker players now play online as well as it gives them the opportunity to play multiple tables at the same time and they can choose exactly what time of day they want to play, also you can play on your own at your computer in your underwear, we don’t recommend turning up to your local casino dressed like that.  Some of the major live poker tournaments around the world have high buy ins like the World which has a $10,000 buy in, you can qualify for tournaments like these by playing online satellites and qualifiers from as little as $1 or sometimes even from freerolls!

You can find out more about the big live tournaments in our live section.  You will find much more in-depth information on major poker tournaments including, the World, The and the World.

Ever wondered who has made the most money playing these huge live poker tournaments?  You can find out by checking out our Poker Rankings section, there you will find the all of players that have taken part in the WSOP, WPT and EPT as well as all time money listings.

You will also find lots of information about the top like the godfather of live poker, Doyle Brunson and many peoples favourites Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu and the player every body loves to hate Phil Hellmuth.

If your aim is to become one of these all time famous (and very rich) players then PokerHarder UK can certainly set you on the right tracks.  In the mean time you can find out all about live poker right here.