It takes dedication, ambition, ruthlessness, desire, guts, risks and patience to reach their financial status, which is why poker is loved amongst high limit gamblers as these same attributes are also required and tested to be able to consistently win at this game.
Buy ins of $100,000 for a $1,000-$2,000 Pot Limit, Hold’em poker game are not rare or uncommon in card rooms around the world, from the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to private games at home. But even though these amounts can be pretty daunting for the everyday poker player, there is a way in which you can get involved in games of this magnitude with very little risk and millionaire rewards, PLAYING TOURNAMENTS.
Even if poker is not your game, you’ve probably heard of the famous, month long, televised annual event held at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, the ‘World Series of Poker’. In this tournament, anyone of 21 years of age or older, who pays the tournament fees, can be in with a chance to win an amount expected to be over $2 million for the 2003 championship.
In contrast to cash games, in which you buy in and try to win as much money as possible from the other players, when playing tournaments you are allocated a certain amount in chips and your job is to knock the other players out of the game leaving the winner with the entire bankroll. As you progress in the tournament, and as bankrolls increase, so do the blind bets required to participate in the hand. This means, and is often seen, that when you are reaching the end of the tournament you will probably be making bets of $10,000 to $20,000 just to see the cards. There is no doubt that you will feel like a high roller when you are playing these amounts.
And now, with the wonders of the internet you can participate in such games when playing tournaments at ONLINE poker rooms. They are regularly scheduled, very professionally run and have many different entry options and prize values.
Even though there are a number of different online poker rooms to choose from, and new ones coming on the net almost on a daily basis, there are only a few that are offering games that can rival real poker tournaments in size and guarantees.
The PartyPoker.com Million II is by far the largest tournament currently available online with an estimated $1,500,000 prize money for the winner. For as little as $25 buy-in for the tournament, you could find yourself in the final table playing with legends such as Phil Hellmuth, Tom McEvoy, Johnny Chan and others like Kathy Liebert found when she was the first woman to win PartyPoker.com Millions early this year.
PokerStars.com on the other hand has a couple of tournaments that are extremely attractive. First the $100,000 Freeroll Challenge which you can participate in just for playing poker at the site and earning ‘Frequent Player Points’ which are redeemed for entry. Secondly, and for as little as $30 buy-in, you will be playing a satellite tournament to win an entry for the Aussies Millions Australasian Poker Championship to be held at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia in January 2003 with a prize pool of $500,000.
But if fame is what you are looking for, then UltimateBet.com has the answer for you with the ‘World Series of Online Poker’ to be held in June.
The newest addition to the poker family is one that is not to be overlooked by high rollers from any part of the world. High rollers already know InterCasino, and they should get to know the InterCasino card room www.intercasinopoker.com too. The card room is backed by the assurance of the InterCasino brand, and that means a lot to high rollers and penny-ante players.
No matter what your interest, online poker rooms are able to provide you with access to huge rewards when playing like a high roller in their tournaments. At the very least, you can regularly polish your poker skills when playing in these online tournaments and wait for your big chance when winner takes all.
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