Online Poker Tournaments

There are different types of live online poker tournaments that you can join in like freeroll, guaranteed, freeze out and sit and go. Over 60,000 players try to beat each other in these live online poker rooms. Finding the live online poker tournament that matches your current budget and skill level could help you earn more.

The first live online poker tournament type is a freeroll tournament. This is a multi-table tournament where more than 10 participants can play. Multi-table means that you can play on different tables without having to tear yourself off an ongoing play. 'Freeroll' in freeroll tournament means there are no entry fees needed to play in this live online poker game.

The second live online poker tournament type is the guaranteed tournament. Guaranteed Tournaments are also multi-table tournaments played with more than 10 participants. Guaranteed means there is a guaranteed prize pool amount, regardless the number of entrants in the game.

Unlike the freeroll, guaranteed tournaments require a buy-in and an entry fee. Live online poker games have a guaranteed amount for the prize pool, which is always bigger than the 10 combined participants' value. This makes sure that the prize is big even if only a few entered the live online poker game. Some guaranteed tournaments provide for "rebuys" and "add-ons" of the game chips, this means you can "re-buy" your entry into the live online poker tournament and continue to play if you lose all your chips. Add-ons give those who have a short stack a chance to "top up" their chips at the same original buy-in amount. Some tournaments have "double add-on" which will give you twice as many chips as the starting chip count, but for the same cost of an original buy-in.

Another kind of live online poker tournament is a freeze out tournament. It means there are no "rebuys," so once you lose all your chips; you are out of the game.

The fourth live online poker tournament available to users is the sit and go tournament. Sit and Go tournaments are played on a single table, but it can also be played as a multi-table, depending on what the participants agree upon.

Sit and Go live online poker tournaments have specific buy-in and entry fee amount. This will form the prize pool money. At the end of the game, this is split up among the top three ranked winners and can follow a payout schedule in claiming the pool amount.

There will be times when you will encounter some problems, like being confused by the rules of the game. Some online poker rooms provide telephone support that you can call and ask about some clarifications.

Whatever live online poker tournament you play on, just remember that you are still a novice. Just feel your way into the game and everything will be fall into place. Who knows? With constant practice, you just might be the next World Series Poker Champion!