Many online poker rooms offer multi-table and single-table
online poker tournaments which provides a relatively low cost entry into playing
poker with other players from around the world.
Many tournaments start at about £2 to £200 and can offer prize funds of up to £30,000+.
The tournament mechanics tend to be similar across poker rooms, although its worth checking
with the poker room for their full instructions. Players pay a tournament entry prior to playing
and each player receives the same number of chips. Prizes are awarded according to the
final ranking - with a top prize and a number of place prizes up for grabs.
Larger prize tournaments which offer entry to 100's or 1000's of players will often have a number
of qualifying games at multiple tables with top players qualifying for the final game and the
top cash prizes
A number of poker rooms also hold freeroll tournaments whereby the player uses action points for cash prizes
and some offer Speed Tournaments in which the blinds increase
every 3 minutes making the action fast and furious