Welcome to KOntenders Poker!
We are a Social poker league with over 6,400 players across the U.S. 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. We are also part of Bar Poker Open, to bring you more major events to compete in all over the United States. Have fun, play poker and win big!
( Gambling is absolutely prohibited.)
KOntenders Poker is the flagship product of KOntender Entertainment, a veteran-owned company.
Congratulations to Jeremy Ellingson, from our Austin Area region, who finished first in the online Player of the Month tournament for October! In addition to the League Player of the Month title, Jeremy will receive $75. [Click here to learn about this year's Player...
Here they are, the latest regional Players of the Month…
Our friend, Austin Supervisor Pam Cooksey, is battling cancer. Let's do what we can to help! (And maybe you'll win a seat into the BPO $50,000 Online Championship.)
Congratulations to Kenneth Baldosaro, from our South Jersey East region, who finished first in the online Player of the Month tournament for September! In addition to the League Player of the Month title, Kenneth will receive $75. [Click here to learn about this...
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
Play to win $100,000 in Atlantic City in October, and $200,000 in Las Vegas every June!
Play the great game of Texas Holdem, close to home, for free!
KOntenders Players Are Winning Big with Bar Poker Open!
The Bar Poker Open is an enormous community of bar poker players, a series of 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.
Our top players are invited to play twice a year against top players in the other Bar Poker Open Affiliate leagues, in the National Championships with minimum prize pools totaling $300,000!
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 online (tournaments are held every Sunday.) Roughly the top 4% 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!
BPO Seats Won
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'!
We have been playing poker at Two Rivers Tavern for about a year now, what a great bar and the food is terrific! Clayton and Sarah make everyone feel welcome and we always have a good time. We have become friends with a lot of the players. We keep going back to play because of all the great things mentioned. Everyone needs to come and check it out. The BEST POKER LEAGUE in San Antonio, KONTENDERS.
Kontenders brings a diverse experience to poker. It's a unique combination of social fun and competitive games. I have beginner players that want to learn how to play, players that want to hang out with friends while enjoying cards and a beer, and other players that are trying new poker strategies and strengthening their game for trips to casinos. There's a place for everyone at Kontenders.
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!
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.
I have always had a interest in poker and since finding this league I have been having a blast playing. There is a venue for everybody and the tournament directors run a smooth game.
Thanks for having this awesome league, Tom!
I joined the league about two years ago. It has been a blast playing with people from all over the Central Texas area. The venues do a great job of hosting the tournaments and the KOntenders TD's and management team have kept the league growing and fun. The chance to win BPO tokens makes the league the best around. Where else can you play free poker and win a chance to play in either Atlantic City or Vegas for real prize money? Great job KOntenders!
I thoroughly enjoy playing Free Roll poker with Kontenders San Antonio. I’ve played with other leagues before, but never felt as at home and welcome, or as trusting as I do with our directors here. It is so much fun and the folks who play are all very courteous and respectful. I hope they continue forever here!
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.
Kontenders Poker at Dave's Place is super! I have and do play all over. And this is the best run glory of all. Besides veteran owned the kindness and play is super. Food amazing but more than that. All the bells and whistles. Love the computer check in. Fritz the TD runs a great game. A lot of fun being here.
Kontenders Poker is the best. I love the fun friendly venues and people especially. It has been fantastic to meet so many nice people and make life long connections with such a diverse group.
It gives my dad and I do do something fun weekly and get out of the house. I play poker with my Son, nephews, brother and friends. The venues are safe and fun and it actually feels like family.
Kontenders is much more than a poker league. It an social event that happens daily.
I have already qualified for a seat to Vegas and Dad is working on his seat. The league rolls up into Bar Poker Open. I missed the last trip because I didn’t understand it’s much more than a poker game. I definitely had FOMO after seeing the pictures on FaceBook.
The league sponsors Veterans which I am very proud to be part of that process.
The league is so respectful of its patrons and is so much fun meeting and talking with so many interesting individuals