This poker tournament searching feature allows users to find poker tournaments all over the web without having to tirelessly search each individual poker room. To use it, simply click on the pull-down menus at the top. By selecting the different parameters, you can narrow your search to find tournaments that suit you. An explanation of those menus is as follows...
|Website||The poker room where the tournament is at (e.g. Pacific Poker, PokerStars, TitanPoker...)|
|Game Type||The kind of poker game the tournament is (e.g. Hold 'Em, Omaha, Seven Card High/Low...)|
|Limit Type||The type of limit in that tournament (e.g. Limit, No Limit, Pot Limit...)|
|Buyin Type||What kind of currency you need to get into the tournament, being "Cash" or "Points" or "Freeroll". "Cash" is in US Dollars, and "Points" are units specific to the poker room you are visiting. A "Freeroll" game is where the buyin is free and there is a prize!|
|Minimum Buyin||The minimum amount (in Points, Cash, or Any) of the entry cost to the tournament|
|Maximum Buyin||The maximum amount (in Points, Cash, or Any) of the entry cost to the tournament|
|Results Per Page||The number of tournaments that will be shown on each page after the search is executed|
Once you have set these parameters, click the "Search" button. The tournaments you requested will be listed below, in order according to time and date. The listing will include all the information about that tournament that was in the pull-down menus, as well as the time/date, how long until the tournament starts, some descriptive text, and the tournament fee (see below). To go to that tournament, simply click on the poker room to go and sign up.
Since there is no rake in a poker tournament, the house charges a fee for players to join. This fee is usually between 7% and 10%, but sometimes there is no fee, usually for smaller buy-in tournaments or special promotions. Keep in mind, the Minimum and Maximum Buyin do not take tournament fees into account.
So, lets say you wanted to find all of the Texas Hold 'Em Freerolls on Pokerroom.com. You would enter...
Website as "PokerRoom", Game Type as "Holdem", Limit Type as "Any", Buyin Type as "Freeroll". Click search. There ya go.
Pretty easy to use, huh? The only possible confusing part is the descriptive text that appears in the results. Here are some of the terms that pop up, along with an explanation of what it means...
|Satellite||A tournament where the prize is an entry (or entries) into a bigger tournament|
|Freeroll||A tournament that costs nothing to enter|
|Rebuy||A tournament format where you can purchase more chips during play|
|$ X Guaranteed||Where a poker room guarantees that the prize pool will be at least worth X|
|$ X Added||Where a poker room adds an extra X dollars on top of the usual prize pool|
|Max X Players||Only X players can sign up for this tournament, after that you can't get in|
|Bounty or Bounties||A tournament feature where if you "take out" a specific player, you get a bonus|
|Heads Up||The tournament is in a format with only two players on each table.|
Also, anything in "quotes" in the descriptive text is something specific to the poker room that is hosting it. Go to their site to find out more information.
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