Playing poker tournaments has grown to be one of the most popular forms to play poker online and offline. One of the best beneficial elements is that you can for a small and limited amount win large sums of funds. One of the probably most motivating examples of this would be Chris Moneymaker who won the 2003 World Series of Poker tournament $39 from a online qualifier to a buy-in to the main event for $10,000 and ending up winning a total of $2,532,041.
The industry claims this to be the actually ignition of the poker boom.
Playing online poker tournaments is a fun and can also be a very awarding outcome spending your money on. Each day you have the opportunity turning a small amount into serious cash by playing the large pools poker tournaments.
Some of the most popular online poker tournaments are Sunday Million at PokerStars.com, with a buy-in of $215 you have the chance to take down your share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. Also Party Poker has are large schedule of great poker tournaments
There is also a large selection of poker tournaments played offline around the globe in the casinos. One of the most popular and largest poker tournaments is World Series of Poker, which is played in Las Vegas during the summer months most of starting in June. Furthermore, one of the most popular European poker tournaments are the European Poker Tour, EPT, which is offering 8 tournaments around Europe at the moment with the exception of the PCA, which takes place in the sunny and beautiful Bahamas.
The buy-ins to the above mentioned tournaments range from $1000 up to $50,000, depending the venue and therefore it has become very popular to qualify in the online poker qualifiers for the much less buy-ins.
SnG – Sit and Goes
One of the most popular formats online where you can play anything from Heads Up or sometimes even up to hundreds a players. The uniqueness of a SnG is that it doesn´t have a start time, but actually starts when the seats have been filled up. E.g. in a Heads Up tournament the tournament will start as soon as two players have registered.
MTT – Multi Table Tournaments
This is the dragon of the online poker tournaments. For a small amount of money you can take part in the large guaranteed tournaments, which can give you a large pay day in just a few hours of play. PokerStars.com and 888Poker.com offers you some of the juiciest tournament prize pools.
Shoot Out Tournaments or Bounty Tournaments
Is a popular form of tournaments online, of where as besides a prize pool awarded by your position you will also be able to gain some cash rewards by eliminating as many poker players as possible. Each player has a bounty, reward, which upon eliminated will be rewarded to the person whom eliminate the player