Poker Tournaments

All about Online Poker Tournaments and information about the types of tournaments you will commonly find.

Single Table Poker Tournaments

Single table poker tournaments for Texas Holdem, Omaha High, 5 and 7 card stud poker, and Omaha Hi/Lo begin when a full quota of players have registered. All players start with an equal amount of chips and play until one player has won all the chips. The top three finishers receive pay outs.

Private Table Online Poker Tournaments

What is a Private Online Poker Tournament? Private Tournaments are Single Table tournaments where 9 players can play exclusively with each other. Whether you have been invited or not, it is normally up to the VIP of each group to approve or decline requests for entry. To create your own private tournament, you must normally be a VIP. VIP's are the most loyal and active real money players. VIP's have the ability to create the private poker tournament groups as well as approve or decline those players who have requested to join each group.

Multi Table Poker Tournaments

In a multi table poker tournament, players start with a fixed number of chips. Players at numerous tables compete for one another's chips as the blinds and/or antes increase incrementally. As players are eliminated, tables are "broken," meaning players are re-assigned with one another or to other tables, in order to keep tables full. Eventually, the last few surviving players with chips are assigned to the final table, where the winner is the individual who wins all the chips from his or her opponents. Cash prizes are awarded to top finishers based on the number of registered tournament entries.

Heads Up Online Poker Tournaments

Playing Heads-up or One-on-One is an ideal way to test your skill at entering a multi table tournament. With Heads-up tournaments, you play head-to-head with the player across from you, until one player has all the chips. As players from various tables lose out, the winners are automatically paired up for their next challenge. This will continue until the top two players have reached the final table for the last showdown.


A satellite is a smaller buy-in tournament in which the prize is an entry into a larger buy-in tournament. For example, if you won a $2 satellite tournament that had at least 10 entrants your prize would be a $20 entry into a $20 buy-in tournament. Instead of distributing the $20 prize pool over the top 3 finishers as done in standard tournaments with 10 entrants the $20 prize is pooled and awarded to first place only. If 20 entrants, 2 $20 tournament buy-in entries would be awarded. Therefore, for this example, for every 10 entrants, 1 $20 tournament buy-in fee is awarded. On a much larger scale, a $100 tournament with 50 entrants could win you a $5,000 tournament buy-in for a major World Poker Tour tournament event held in Las Vegas, Nevada.


FreeRolls are simply that, FREE and require no buy-in nor buy-in fee. FreeRolls reward top finishers with real money cash and/or satellite entry to other cash prize tournaments.