Online World Poker Championship

Playing poker online requires a completely different set of skills because in online poker it is far more difficult to guess whether your opponent is bluffing or not. In online poker you can use some advanced tools and calculators to make it up for not being able to read your opponents. Just like analyzing other players at the table in live poker, using a good poker software gives you a considerable edge over the players who don’t. A great tool to use at online tournaments is Tournament Indicator.

FullTilt Online Poker Series

Currently there are several online poker rooms that host annual poker championship events. The biggest of these is being held at PokerStars with $40 million in 2009 prizepool. The second biggest is being held at FullTilt with $19 million. Surprisingly, the most generous online event is held at UltimateBet. For the third time not enough players have signed up for the tournament with a guaranteed prizepool of $2.5 million and each time UltimateBet has had to pay out more money than they have made selling the tickets to the tournament.

Besides these 3 major poker rooms that host online championship events, there are numerous other poker rooms that offer free or low buy-in tournament qualifiers (satellite tournaments) to the live poker championship events. One of the best places to get your tickets from is CarbonPoker