With the World Series of Poker becoming a hit since its inception, more and more people are getting attracted to online poker. The main reason behind such a huge demand for online poker sites can be contributed to the easy accessibility of internet all over the globe. It has now became quite common for people to participate in such events.
The history of online poker clearly indicates that even with some ups and downs faced by this industry there is a steady increase in the number of people interested in this game. The availability of reputed online poker sites has made poker tournaments easier to access and more secure. Now you can play for massive pots by using the real money option provided by such sites without leaving the security of your home.
The biggest online poker tournaments are available in the form of single table Sit & Go as well as with an option of multi table tournaments which allows the player to participate in more than one game at the same time. Some of the biggest online poker tournaments currently available at reputed online casinos and poker sites include the following.
The Sunday Million is considered as the biggest weekly tournament with more than $1,000,000 of guaranteed prize pool for the participants. This tournament is sponsored by FullTilt and PokerStars online poker sites. The first prize for this tournament regularly goes beyond $150,000. This tournament deals with No Limit Hold’em variant of poker and attracts top ranking players from all over the world. You can get a seat in this tournament either by participating / winning in one of the hundreds of satellites or with a buy-in of $215 available on every Sunday.
Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP)
This online poker tournament usually takes place from January to February every year. TCOOP provides its participants a chance to have a share in $15,000,000 of guaranteed prize money. This tournament can be considered as the fast version of World Champion of Online Poker and it is a perfect fit for the MTT players who like participate in fast paced tournaments. This tournament has more than 60 events and the buy-in ranges from $7.50 to $2,100.
World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)
This mega event includes 82 events and comes with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000,000. This tournament is now in its sixteenth year and comprises of a series of tournaments for poker players from all over the world. Interested players are provided with an option of either buying directly into the events or through winning certain satellites associated with this tournament. WCOOP 2016 set a new record for total of $73,504,875 awarded across more than 80 events. The major winner was llJaYJaYll from Germany who defeated more than two thousand players to win $1,517,541 in the $10 Million guaranteed Main Event.
Monthly “Whale” Tournament
This big tournament by 888poker is designed for those participants who love to compete against the crème de la crème of No Limit Hold’em players from across the world. This tournament comes with a guaranteed prize of $120,000 and a buy-in of $600. The best thing about this tournament is that it provides the softest field to the professional players as 888 is basically a casino and betting oriented site which allows more of its members with little or no knowledge of poker to join in. This event is held on every 4th Sunday and has plenty of satellites to allow the player to win their way to the main event.