Poker For High Stakes And Poker For Free

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If you like your poker fast, furious, and by no means least, expensive, the world’s biggest poker site has something for you, namely the 2016 Turbo Championship Of Online Poker. Now in its fifth year, full details and the timetables for all events can be found on this page. Buy-ins range from a humble $7.50 to a whopping $2,100.00, this latter with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. Turbo poker tournaments are not for everyone, but neither is poker per se.

If you can’t stretch to that sort of money but still enjoy a game, fear not! In spite of its scrapping the terrific value privilege freerolls, PokerStars still has a number of tournaments you can play totally for free; the big drawback is that in order to win real cash, you have to play two tournaments, the first being a qualifier.

There are though at least three poker sites which give absolutely free entries to tournaments with cash prizes, two of them UK sites: William Hill and Ladbrokes; the third is Party Poker. The entry to these tournaments is restricted. Currently, UK players on Party Poker can enter a freeroll on Thursday nights. The William Hill Facebook Freeroll is played every Sunday afternoon. At the moment, it is awarding players tournament tokens as prizes, but these can be used to buy into a wide range of tournaments. Both the William Hill and Party Poker tournaments are no limit hold ’em. Ladbrokes is the odd one out; although this is usually no limit hold ’em, it has on occasion featured other formats, including stud hi-lo. Yesterday it was pot limit Omaha hi lo with rebuys and add-ons optional. This can result in a substantial prize pool. The tournament usually starts at 6pm but has now apparently been switched to 5pm; it was just as well that a certain person logged on early, because guess who got lucky!

With a total of 1,745 buy-ins and 54 places paid, Our Hero picked up E16.43 for 15th place for under three and a half hours play.

With a total of 1,745 buy-ins and 54 places paid, Our Hero picked up E16.43 for 15th place for under three and a half hours play.

One thing to look out for, William Hill and Ladbrokes are now on the same network – they didn’t used to be. This means that if you are logged onto one site, you won’t be able to log onto the other until you have both logged out of the first and quit the software totally.

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Alexander Baron