Poker tournaments are a central part of the online poker experience, and can give an exciting experience second to none. It’s a certainty you’ll want to play one at some point. There’s no greater thrill than standing victorious at the final table, and battling through to the final stages of an online poker tournament may well be one of your greatest ever online gaming achievements.
They need a special approach from a strategy perspective, although many of the basic strategy principles still apply.
The choice is amazing, with entries possible via freerolls or for buy ins from as little as a few dollars. Tournaments of all different types and buy-in levels are freely available at any of the poker rooms – ranging from Sit N Go’s of up to 10 players through to major guaranteed tournaments with player numbers from anywhere between ten and thousands.
In addition to cash prizes, there are also online tournaments where the prizes include free entries to major online or land based events. You can play tournaments in many different variations – Omaha, 7 card stud, or the fast paced Texas Hold’em with seven cards, the most exciting form of poker played today.
Winning Through To Major Tournament Finals – Satellites
There are a number of players who have gone on to win major poker championships by qualifying in online satellite poker tournaments.
The World Series of poker is the big one. It’s a $10,000 buy-in no limit holdem tournament that lasts a whole tense week. Preceding the main tournament itself, there will have been 3 weeks of other tournaments, covering all types of the different poker games.
Every top poker player wants to win, but only the bravest and best make it to the final table. Winning is almost certainly the ultimate achievement in any poker players career.
And the great thing is, it’s possible for anyone to win.
The 2004 WSOP winner qualified by winning an online poker satellite tournament with entry costing only $250.
Your first experience of online tournaments is likely to be in a Freeroll. That’s a free to enter tournament often offered to new depositors at one of the major online rooms. The poker rooms are constantly looking for new new players, and Freeroll Tournaments are just one of the incentives on offer.