If you play poker online, then you know what a rush it is to "pull up a seat". The advantage of playing online is you can register with any poker room and be playing a tournament within minutes, whether it's for pin money or high stakes.
There are a number of freeroll tournaments that you can participate in on a daily basis to get some important tournament-related experience without spending a penny. Sometimes it is possible to add to your real money bankroll by slowly building it from your freeroll winnings.
These "free" to enter tournaments are also a fantastic way of winning a place at some of the largest in-person tournaments around, so you need to know how to take advantage of them. If you play your cards right you could turn a small entry fee (or even a free one) into a seat at the World Series of Poker!
The greatest thing about playing tournaments is everyone starts with the same amount of chips and you don't have a player coming into a ring game with $500 to your $25. All players start on a level playing field with the same bankroll, it can be anything from 1000-1500 in tournament chips.
In tournaments the pot looks a little sweeter because once someone is eliminated, he or she is out. Not only will your carefully concealed A-A win you a stack of chips, it will also dump guy to your left out of the tournament!
Whatever tournaments you choose to play online, make sure you understand the prize structure. Who knows, you could be one of the lucky ones and actually win one of the satellite tournaments. What better way to become a high roller than to win a tournament that sends you to the World Series of Poker?
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