Play Free. Have Fun. Make Friends.
We Play the Game You Love...
In Some of the Best Bars in Your Area....
And YOU Could Win a Trip...
Welcome to KOntenders Poker!
We are a completely FREE poker league with over 1000 players and more registering every day. We hold tournaments nightly at some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and taverns in your area. We host multiple games several nights of the week. Recently, we have joined teams with Bar Poker Open to bring you more major events to compete in all over the United States. Have fun, play poker and win big!
(We are a FREE poker league. Gambling is absolutely prohibited.)
The US Veterans Corps has announced that Kontenders owner Tom Wiegand has earned the title of 2017 Veteran of the Year for his relentless charitable work on behalf of veterans. Tom wants to thank all of the many Kontenders players who have supported the charity...read more
The next Bar Poker Open High Roller Challenge will be online, January 27th. The winner will receive a seat to the WSOP Millionaire Maker, which is expected to dovetail schedule-wise with the BPO events in Las Vegas this summer. Link below will take you to the BPO website for details.read more
Dates and reservation code for the Bar Poker Open in Las Vegas, June 11 – 14, 2018read more
Now Playing for a Seat and $400 Travel Cash Beginning in January, we will be changing the league-wide Player of the Month promotion. Instead of a monthly tournament, the top 5 - 10 players in each region, each month, will play three times a year for a seat to the...read more
Always Free to Play
Our tournaments are always free to play!
Depending on the venue, win cash, gift certificates, and BPO tokens!
Bar Poker Open
Several of our players are traveling to Vegas for free, to play for $100,000!
Play the great game of Texas Holdem, close to home, for free!
KOntenders Poker Teams Up With Bar Poker Open
The Open is exactly what the bar poker community has been waiting for–an enormous community of bar poker players, a series of affordable buys-in events with great guarantees, fun parties, and a National Championship Invitational. All events include Final Tables played on the same final table set of the WPT(c) including a Live-Streamed National Championship Final Table.
All players from any league are more than welcome to join us in the open events. The National Championship Invitational, however, is open only to affiliate poker leagues and eligible players.
Our top players are invited to play against top players in the other Bar Poker Open Affiliate leagues, in the National Championship with a minimum $100,000 Cash Purse.
Play in a sanctioned bar and place in the top three. Your TD will then get your name and email address so you can receive an invite to play on line (tournaments are scheduled every weekend.) Top six, or more, from the online event will win a seat to the Bar Poker Open Main Event.
In addition to the seat, the first place online player every weekend is awarded a travel and hotel package worth $700.
Paid Trips to Vegas
Seriously! In the 3 months Kontenders has been here in Austin I have earned 4 tokens, played in 3 of the Sunday weekly qualifier tournaments and got “into the money” in 2 of them. I turned one of those into an entry into the $200,000 tournament in Las Vegas and now I’m going to use my second one for another one next year. There is tremendous value in this league. I’m not even the best player in the league and I’ve managed to do this. Also, a huge bonus is that the $200,000 Bar Poker Open tournament occurs right as the WSOP is going on so you get to experience that as well. This league has already done more for my poker game than 3 years has in other leagues. Just sayin’!Joel Brandenburg
I have to give a shout out to this Poker League and Tom for putting it all together, keeping it all together and doing a ton of work behind the scenes that none of us will ever know. To have the opportunity to play poker whenever I want with an absolutely wonderful group of men and women, is a true blessing. I appreciate the way all of you play against me with kindness an respect and to you I give that respect back to you. … I love this league so much.Tim Bailey
I do enjoy playing in the league! I enjoy seeing the people in the league, yeah, some can be “quirky” at times but I’m sure they feel the same towards me, overall good people from all walks of life who have a common interest in playing cards. It doesn’t hurt to win some cash and/or gift certificates along the way, I believe I’ve won well over $500 playing in the bars this past season and we’re not done yet.Greg Barone
This league is truly the best around! They care about their players, & do so much for so many different charities. I consider all of you my second family! Thanks again & we love you all!Stacy Seff