Bovada Tournaments - Examining the Poker Tournaments at Bovada
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Cutting your teeth in tournament action is easy at Bovada. The online poker portal provides tournaments for many types of poker game variations and caters to all levels from beginners to experienced poker players.
Bovada Tournament Tool Kit
In order to provide an organized scheme to keep track of tournament leaders, schedules and rules, Bovada allows players access to their tournament tool kit service.
Here players will be able to keep track of others on the tournament leader board, which records all participating players on a weekly basis. Their participation is noted by what tournament they are entered in, how many points they have accumulated during the week and their ranking. Players receive huge incentive for topping the weekly leader board such as a chance to play with a couple of Bovada professional players and getting extra tournament credits.
In addition to the leader board, players can take a look at all the precise tournament rules and the comprehensive tournament schedule. Tournament start times, prize pools and game types are all listed on a weekly basis with each day offering over 50 tournaments round the clock. The Tournament schedule can also be filtered if you only want to see the start times for the $1,000 Guaranteed tournaments or the $100,000 Cheap Seats satellite tournament.
Bovada Tournament Game Types
Bovada offers four tournament game types each with a set structure. Each tournament game type operates by levels starting at 1 and going to as high as 40. For each increasing level, the small blind, big blind and ante increase in amount.
- Multi Table No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournaments and Sit & Go's
- Multi Table Pot Limit Texas Hold’em Tournaments and Sit & Go's
- Multi Table Limit Texas Hold’em Tournaments and Sit & Go's
- Single Table Sit & Go's
Bovada $100K Guaranteed Tournament
Bovada holds their weekly premier $100,000 guaranteed tournament every Sunday. For every 480 players entered, Bovada puts another $28,000 on the line.
Players are offered a slew of options to get into the final round of the $100,000 guaranteed tournament table on Sunday afternoon:
- Start at the Cheap Seats tournaments offered twice per day. $1 + $0 buy in with winners receiving a seat to the $100,000 Semifinal.
- Cheap Seats winners go to the $100,000 Semifinal Sit & Go that occur every day. Winners receive $162 in tournament credit to be used as entry for the guaranteed tournament final.
- Start at the $100,000 Turbo Qualifiers, with a $20 + $2 buy in, occurring once per day.
- Players can also start at the $100,000 Points Turbo Qualifier. Only 750 poker points are required for entry with winners receiving tournament credit. Occurs twice on Sundays only.
- Winners of the cash and points Turbo Qualifier tournaments go on to a $100,000 semifinal that is partitioned into two halves. Winners receive tournament credit for the final table on Sunday afternoon.
Those looking for free access to tournaments can focus in on the Bovada $500 freeroll, which has no buy in and free re-buy. These are held twice a day with a guaranteed prize pool of at least $500. A 300-point freeroll is also available once a day. Buy in is a mere 30 poker points but there's no re-buy option. There is a guaranteed prize pool of $300 with blinds increasing every 12 minutes of play.
Bovada Mini Poker Series
Taking advantage of the poker tournament craze, Bovada has unleashed their own mini poker series. The challenge is a series of 13 tournaments each with a $10 + $1 buy in that is held in a span of several weeks.
Bovada takes the top 30% players who participate in the qualifying tournaments and places them into the semifinals. Those who reach the semifinals have their buy-in covered and compete for a top 18 finish in order to get a chance to play at the final tournament. Finalists get to duke it out for a host of prizes that include seats to the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event as part of Team Bovada, a Bovada Poker Level 4 Prize Package, free $270 value seat at a Bovada Flight Club Semifinal tournament and $162 in tournament credit.
Bovada Tournament Poker Poitns
Like regular cash ring games, Bovada allows their players to earn poker points while playing in any sanctioned tournament. Players receive 3 poker points on every $1.00 of the entry fee. Players can also earn poker points by simply taking the time to play. 1 poker point is earned for every 60 minutes playing at a table, with a maximum earning limit of 500 points per month.
Bovada takes their tournaments seriously. That’s why they offer players round-the-clock tournament service that extends to over 50 tournaments per day. All game types are catered to and players can even earn poker points while playing in tournaments. These points can then be used to release bonus dollars from a promotion or as a way to buy into the $300 freeroll tournaments.