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.)

Marisa Dias is the New Kontenders National Champion

Congratulations to Marisa Dias, who is our new Kontenders National Champion! The top 10% of players from each region -- over 100 players! -- were invited to play in the online championship event. Against that strong field, Marisa took first place, while Gerry Myers...

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Greg Barone on Fire, Wins Another Seat and Travel Package!

Greg Barone set a goal when Season 4 started with the Bar Poker Open and that was to win a Travel Package to Las Vegas . A travel package provided by BPO is a hotel for 4 nights and $400 Travel Reimbursement. Well, it comes as no surprise to any of Greg's fellow...

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Always Free to Play

Our tournaments are always free to play!

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Nighly Prizes

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!

Have Fun!

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.

Read More About the BPOVisit the BPO Website

Players

Seasons

Venues

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

Austin, TX

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

Apex, NC

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

Cary, NC

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

Cary, NC

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