Learn Texas Hold’em
Most Online poker rooms have poker tournaments on a regular basis. While both Limit and No Limit Texas Hold’em is the most popular game played in internet poker tournaments you can find some sites that offer Omaha games as well. There are usually two types of tournaments that are offered.
Single Table Tournaments (Known Also As Sit-N-Go)
These are very popular on any site the offers them. The buy in ranges from $1 to > $500 and fees range from 0.20 to $30+. The prize money is usually split by the top 3 finishers with a 50%, 30%, 20% distribution. These typically last 45 minutes to an hour. Generally speaking, the higher the buy in the tougher the competition. Many people play the Sit-n-Go’s exclusively and do quite well. Be careful not to sit at a 5 or 6 person table without understanding how to play short-handed. Short-handed games can be quite profitable is you play them correctly. I love to play short handed games at PokerRoom. Most of the people that sit down play the same as they would at a full table. I laugh all the way to the bank when they let me limp with arlo (64o) and I take their whole stack when I flop a monster.
Multi Table Tournaments
These types of tournaments are also very popular. from $1 to > $600 and fees range from 0.20 to $60+. The prize money can get quite high and is split among more finishers than the sit-n-go tournaments but is dependent on the number of entrants. These tournaments can last several hours so don’t sign up for one of these unless you have at least 3 to 4 hours of time. I’ve seen some of the bigger tourney’s last 7 to 8 hours. The multi table tourney’s are much more difficult to win because of the number of entrants but when you win you win big.
Play pokerPacific Poker – This poker room has plenty of sit-n-go tournaments active throughout the day.
They have one of the lowest fee structure on the internet. The Multi table tournaments are active but the top prize money does not come close to some of the other poker rooms. However, don’t let that deter you from playing here. While the prize money isn’t huge it is easier to win a tournament with a couple hundred entrants than the 1000+ you might find at the other rooms.