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Ignition to Host $250K Tournament on Super Bowl Weekend

Posted on by John Lathram

$250K GTD Poker Tournament at IgnitionIgnition Poker will be hosting a $250,000 guaranteed tournament on Saturday 3rd February and is supporting the event with an extensive satellite schedule that guarantees an increasing number of seats for the target event as the tournament draws closer.

Regardless of whether you fancy the Patriots or the Eagles to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy on Sunday 4th February, Super Bowl weekend could be a memorable one if you play in Ignition Poker´s special edition “Tailgate” tournament the previous evening.

Ignition Poker is putting up a guaranteed prize pool of $250,000 for the tournament, and supporting the $325.00 buy-in event with an extensive satellite schedule. “Cheap Seats” qualifiers start at just $7.70, giving every player at Ignition Poker the opportunity to satellite into the tournament for just pennies on the dollar, plus a further two hundred seats are up for grabs in daily and weekend satellites.

How to Qualify for the Special Edition Tailgate Tournament

Ignition Poker´s special edition “Tailgate” tournament gets underway at 5:00pm (all times ET) on Saturday 3rd February. In the run-up to the event, the site is hosting a rich variety of daily qualifiers that consist of a 9:30am satellite (buy-in $16.50), a 6:00pm satellite (buy-in $11.00), a 7:00pm Cheap Seats satellite (buy-in $7.70 – five seats guaranteed) and an 11:00pm satellite (buy-in $22.00).

Next weekend, the site will also be running extra satellites at 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday (buy-in $11.00 – two seats guaranteed) and increasing the guarantee on its 6:00pm satellites from one seat to three seats. However, possibly the best opportunities players have to qualify for the special edition Tailgate tournament is through the nightly $44.00 buy-in satellites (at 8:30pm each evening) that guarantee an increasing number of seats for the target event as the tournament draws closer.

These satellites started last week guaranteeing one seat in each. Over the weekend, the guarantee increased to two seats, then three seats, and players in tonight´s tournament will be competing for four seats. The number of guaranteed seats continues to increase as the special edition Tailgate tournament draws closer and, by Friday 2nd February, there will fifteen seats up for grabs.

Finally, Ignition Poker will be hosting two mega-satellites on the afternoon of the $250,000 guaranteed tournaments. The first, at 1:00pm, is a Cheap Seats event (buy-in $7.70) with a guarantee of thirty seats for the target event. The second – a $44.00 buy-in mega-satellite – also guarantees a minimum of thirty seats and gets underway at 3:00pm – just two hours before the feature event is due to start.

A Great Opportunity for a Saturday Night Overlay

Few online poker sites are able to offer such valuable prize pools on a Saturday evening and – despite the extensive satellite schedule – it may be the case the tournament fails to attract the 770 players required to break even, resulting in a significant overlay. Certainly the satellites that have been played to date have not been over-subscribed, and although past performance is no guarantee of future events in online poker, there could be value in both the satellites and the target event.

Of course, in order to be able to benefit from any overlay, you have to be playing at Ignition Poker – the best USA-friendly poker site for players with a Mac computer. Furthermore, Ignition Poker has an excellent first deposit bonus scheme for players who do not necessary want to commit hundreds of dollars to a site they are unfamiliar with. The bonus is cleared as you reach ever-increasing “milestones” for collecting Poker Points, making it relatively easy to clear the early stages, but much tougher as you reach the later stages. Read my review for more information about playing at Ignition Poker on a Mac and for details about the bonus.

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