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Popular Types of Poker Tournaments in 2016


Before moving on to poker tournaments, you firstly need to make sure you handle the art of playing poker like a pro. Once you get at this stage, make sure you are familiar with the forms of possible tournaments and choose the one that best fits your game style. If you haven’t decided by now, here’s a list with some of the most popular types of poker tournaments in 2016.

It’s needless to state that winning a poker tournament is extremely difficult and only some experienced poker players can get to that stage. Of course, the prize is generally worth all the effort, but this depends mainly on the event. Why? Well, the number of the online poker tournaments is usually higher than the land-based events. However, the land-based tournaments compensate with a more attractive prize. So depending on what you’re looking to get, take a look down below.

With so many poker events out there, it is not at all difficult to see why some players can get confused with picking the one that provides the highest chances of winning. But, let’s get that covered and study 3 of the most common types of poker tournaments.


Poker tournaments – A must in 2016!

Even though you might be thinking you’re an expert in playing poker, things might change a little bit when it comes to attending a poker contest. What’s different? The pressure, the rhythm of the game, the stakes, everything is different. So, make sure you take your time and analyze the following ones.

Sit and Go Events

One of the most popular online poker tournaments, the Sit and Go tournaments are also known as the S & G events. They are so popular because they are so diverse, they are not usually planned events and they can consist of an unlimited number of players. Generally speaking, the number is given by the players who are online at the moment on the site and want to attend the event. The prizes vary depending on the number of the players.

Multi-Table Events

Here the number of the players is usually higher than the S & G series, but the prize and the duration are also considerably higher. The concept of these series – play against numerous players at different stages of the game and change the tables as players get eliminated. These events are also known as ‘MTT’s’.Gala Casino

Satellite Events

Another popular category of poker tournaments is the satellite tournaments. The Satellite tournaments don’t offer a cash prize, but instead, they guarantee entrance to a larger poker event. Why are these tournaments so famous? They can offer you the opportunity to enter a large poker event with a low buy-in. For instance, you pay $10 and get to an event where you could win $300.

Bear in mind that the complexity and the level of stress that a poker tournament implies cannot be compared to the one from a simple poker game session. As a result, make sure you have all the details you need before you go for the buy-in. Take all precautionary measures, go for a safe bet and if you fancy playing poker, try at least once to attend a similar competition. You will certainly remember it. Good luck!

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