If you enjoy playing online tournaments that give you the opportunity to win valuable prizes, look what´s in store for next month at US-friendly poker sites.
The summer months are supposed to be the quietest of the year for online poker sites. Players often take a break after the World Series of Poker to recharge their batteries ahead of the “fall grind”; and, of course there is vacation time to fit in while the weather is good. However, nobody appears to have mentioned this to the best poker sites for US players, who seem to be putting on more summer tournament series and seasonal promotions than usual.
Certainly over the next couple of weeks there are opportunities to win valuable cash prizes and live tournament packages wherever you look; and I strongly suspect that once the current range of promotions is over, new ones will be announced to take their place. Here´s a quick overview of what´s going at US-friendly poker sites over the next couple of weeks. For more information about any of them, use my links to visit the sites directly.
BetOnline Poker´s Shark Week
BetOnline Poker´s Shark Week promotion comes to its climax this coming Sunday (August 4th) with a $22 buy-in tournament guaranteed for $10,000. What´s so special about this event is that the site is hosting satellites feeding into the tournament with a $1 buy-in and mobile-exclusive freeroll sub-satellites. Effectively, you could take home a four-figure score for free.
I´ve been keeping an eye on this promotion and it is really popular. Already more than 400 players have won their seats in the target event, although I have my concerns about how familiar freeroll players are with endgame strategies approaching the conclusion of a $10,000 event. The tournament could provide rick pickings for players who buy-in directly towards the end of the late registration period.
For more information about this promotion, visit BetOnline Poker.
Bovada Poker´s Super Millions Poker Open
Bovada Poker´s Super Millions Poker Open (SMPO) kicked off last week and has been an incredible success considering what else is going on at present. Most events are crushing their guarantees by up to 50 percent, and dozens of players have taken advantage of a comprehensive satellite structure to qualify for the $400,000 guaranteed SMPO Main Event that takes place on Sunday August 18th.
However, before the headline tournament takes place, there are plenty of other opportunities to cash for a valuable sum. A minimum of four feature tournaments are hosted each day at Bovada Poker, with this coming Sunday´s highlights including a $100,000 guaranteed High Roller tournament and the enhanced Sunday Special which has had its prize pool guarantee increased to $150,000.
For more information about this promotion, visit Bovada Poker.
Intertops Poker´s Latest Live Events Qualifiers
Intertops Poker´s latest live event qualifiers give players a choice of qualifying for the €500,000 Malta Poker Festival Grand Event, the $250,000 WSOPC Aruba Main Event, or both. Although these events don´t take place until November – and fortunately don´t clash – now would be the ideal time to win a package to either (or both) while they are five months into the future.
Satellites for the Malta Poker Festival Final Qualifier which takes place this coming Sunday are already underway. There will also be one seat in the Final Qualifier given away in a freeroll tournament early on Sunday morning. Satellites for the WSOPC Aruba Final Qualifier scheduled for Sunday August 11th get underway next Monday and will also include a freeroll satellite on the morning of the target event.
For more information about these promotions, visit Intertops Poker.
The Winning Poker Network´s OSS Cub3d Series
The Winning Poker Network´s OSS Cub3d Series also started last week with the Mini Online Super Series similarly crushing its guaranteed prize pools, and since Monday the Network has moved into the second leg of the series – the Online Super Series – with similar results. The series runs until Sunday August 18th, with the majority of its feature tournaments still to come.
For example, this coming Sunday, players can look forward to a $200,000 Sunday Special event and a $250,000 High Rollers tournament, while still on the horizon are two million dollar guaranteed events scheduled for Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th August. Satellites feeding into the two big tournaments are running every day – some of which are undersubscribed and represent excellent value.
For more information about this promotion, visit Americas Cardroom.
A Good Time to Put Vacation Plans on Hold
With this quantity and quality of action going on at US-friendly poker sites over the next couple of weeks, it might be a good idea to put any vacation plans you have on hold and hit the tables instead. Quite possibly you could seriously enhance your bankroll and be able to afford a much better vacation later in the year – or you could take down one of the bigger summer tournaments and never have to work again. Here´s hoping!