Playing in online poker tournaments has become hugely popular over the years as they offer such good value: players can turn a small buy-in fee into hundreds of thousands of dollars. The evolution of the poker industry has also allowed many online poker rooms to offer various different types of tournament.
Today, it's not unusual to find players offered, Guarantees, Freerolls and satellites to some of the world's most lucrative offline tournaments. With that in mind, this page is designed to provide you with details, reviews and listings of the major tournaments running online.
We'll let you know where you can find the big prizes, how much you'll need to pay to enter and when you need to log on to get involved in the action.
|Biggest Online Poker Tournaments|
|Gone are the days when you needed to find a dark backroom or casino if you wanted to play tournament poker. Many of the larger poker sites now offer tournaments with the prizepools easily matching those you would expect to find offline In this section we'll provide you with information relating to the best online poker tournaments and their entry requirements:|
|Pokerstars Sunday Million - The largest weekly tournament out there, the Pokerstars Sunday Million is played on a weekly basis and regularly pays over $1.5m.|
|Full Tilt FTOPS - Since its inauguration in 2006, the Full Tilt FTOPS has gone to become the second largest tournament in online poker paying out over $17m the last time that it ran.|
|Pokerstars WCOOP - The largest online poker tournament out there, bar none. The Pokerstars World Championship of Online Poker is an annual even which pays out huge sums of cash every year.|
|Freeroll Poker Tournaments|
|Live Poker Tournaments|
More and more poker tournaments are now being played in casinos around the world, with prize pools often exceeding tens of millions of dollars. These tournaments have expanded rapidly over the last five years meaning that poker tournaments are now being played regular in every corner of the globe.
This section will give you details about the most popular of the tournaments as well as where they're played, what sort of money is being competed for and, perhaps most importantly, how you can qualify for them.
|Word Series of Poker* - The World Series of Poker (or WSOP) is quite frankly the largest poker tournament anywhere in the world. It's the one that every player wants to win. Every year hundreds and thousands of players turn up in Vegas to try to win the famous bracelet and to fight for their share of the hundreds of millions of dollars which is paid out in prize money.|
|World Poker Tour - The WPT rose to prominence at the height of the poker boom when it became the first series of live poker tournaments to be broadcast regularly on television. It is still popular today and regularly attracts some of the world's best players.|
|European Poker Tour - Despite being fairly new, the EPT has rapidly become popular with players due to the prize money and locations on offer. Tournaments are played in some of the most eye catching casinos across Europe with the Grand Final being played in Monte Carlo.|
|Aussie Millions - Played every year at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, the Aussie Millions is without doubt the one tournament that Aussie players want to win and is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious tournaments for oversees players too.|
|Types of tournament|
|Mutli Table Tournament (MTT) - You can tell an awful lot about how good a particular poker room is by looking at its MTT schedule, as it is such an important area for any serious poker player. We list those sites that have got the best tournaments out there.|
|Sit N Go Tournament (SnG) - Sit N Go tournaments have been rapidly growing in popularity over the last few years due to the speed of play and the fact that players can get involved in a poker tournament at any time of the day or night.|
|Re-Buy Tournament - Rather than freezing you out for good when you've lost all your chips, Re-Buy tournaments will let you purchase additional chips so that you can continue playing. Re-buys tend to last a lot longer than normal MTT's and generally speaking the prize pools tend to be much larger too.|
|Heads Up Tournament - Heads Up tournaments see two players go head to head from the beginning. The action tends to be fast and furious with some games lasting as many as two hundred hands or as few as ten.|
|Bounty Tournaments - Bounty Tournaments are a relatively new phenomenon which sees a specific amount of money being put on various players heads. When eliminated, that bounty is awarded to the person who sent that player to the rail.|
|Poker Sponsorships - Regularly succesful players may well find themselves being offered a sponsorship by one of the online poker rooms they play at. We look at what a sponsorship means and the best ways to go about trying to achieve one.|
If you're looking to maximise your chances in the next tournament you play, have a look at our poker strategy page which is dedicated to helping you get the best possible value from you buy-in.
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