Big Sunday Online Poker Tournaments in the USA There’s Some Pretty Big Sunday Tournaments That Run These Days.
For a time, a lot of American online poker players really missed the excitement of playing big Sunday poker tournaments for huge prize pools. After Black Friday, as the poker sites that remained in the U.S. market consolidated their businesses and put themselves in a position to grow enough to fill the void, players had to settle for big poker tournaments that were nowhere near as big as what they had been accustomed to.
In time though, as the leading U.S. facing online poker sites grew, some became large enough to start offering big Sunday tournaments that were much more worthy of the name big. While we’re still not talking playing for a million dollars every Sunday like PokerStars offers, Americans can’t play at PokerStars anymore so there’s no sense even worrying about that.
However, U.S. players now have access to some poker sites that have now grown to become among the biggest poker sites in the world, with big Sunday poker tournaments to match. So there’s plenty of excitement nowadays for those who crave the opportunity to take home a share of some huge guaranteed prize pools.
What many players don’t realize is that at these U.S. friendly poker rooms, the competition is quite a bit less fierce than what you used to see and still see at PokerStars, so your chances of hitting a big payday has actually gone up now. There’s much more dead money at today’s big U.S. Sunday tournaments than their used to be, which is actually more important than the size of the prize pool.
When you have both a big prize pool and a fairly soft field though, that’s just perfect actually, and that’s the situation we have now.
Today’s Big Major Tournaments For U.S. Players
Ignition Poker, the newly re-branded version of Bovada, leads the way with their $100,000 guaranteed tournament running every Sunday. $162 buys you a seat at this very exciting tournament, or you can qualify through a number of satellite tournaments.
Just shooting to qualify for this tournament is a lot of fun in itself, and many players choose to go this route, particularly if you don’t want to pay $162 to play a tournament but still want to shoot for some huge money.
There are lots of satellites and you can play several if you wish, with buy ins ranging from $1 to $42.
Those who long to play for their share of a million dollars don’t have to look any further than America’s Cardroom, which has brought back the million dollar guaranteed to the U.S. market. They don’t offer these every week like PokerStars does, but they do offer them, and $540 will get you a shot at your share of the million, including a first prize of at least $200,000.
BetOnline Poker offers $100,000 worth of guaranteed tournaments every weekend, with a total of 8 tournaments with guaranteed prize pools of $5,000 or more, and buy ins as little as $11. On Sunday at 1 PM ET, they feature a $20,000 guaranteed which you can enter directly for just $44.
On the last Sunday of every month, the $20,000 guaranteed turns into a $50,000 guaranteed, with seats running at $99, a pretty modest amount, although satellites are available for those who want to look to spend less as well as pack in some additional poker fun.
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