When internet poker games were first introduced over a decade ago, no one could have imagined the soaring popularity that they would so quickly gain. Since the birth of online poker, the landscape of the game has changed immensely due to its profound effect on the way that poker is learned, played and accessed by millions of people around the world. While internet cash games are certainly quite popular among both professionals and amateurs alike, online poker tournaments are perhaps the biggest lure for those at home looking to get their poker fix. With both weekly and annual poker events regularly drawing in thousands of players and offering massive cash prizes, it’s no surprise that players can’t seem to resist the action.
While there are online poker tournaments always starting around the clock, there are several internet poker events that stand out above the rest and are not to be missed. PokerStars has certainly led the industry with their online poker tours and have showed no sign of slowing down in regards to adding new series and events that cater to their players’ desires.
In addition to the largest annual tournament series that the internet has to offer, PokerStars also hosts the most prestigious and richest weekly events as well. Initially making their mark with the now famous Sunday Million tournament, Stars now offers more than half a dozen life-changing opportunities every single Sunday. The PokerStars Sunday Majors include the Sunday Warm-Up, the Sunday Storm and the PokerStars Women’s Sunday, just to name a few. With millions of dollars in prizes up for grabs every week, the PokerStars Sunday events are not to be missed by any poker enthusiast.
Thankfully, the most prestigious online tournament events are no longer reserved for those with large bankrolls. Leading up to and during each major series (and all week long in regards to the weekly events), there are online satellites that will award thousands of players seats into the largest poker tournaments on the web. For relatively small buy-ins, frequent player points (FPPs), or even completely free, players may eventually find themselves as the newest online poker champion. In addition to the online poker tours, players can also try their luck at qualifying online for any of the PokerStars live tours, including the European Poker Tour (EPT), Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), or the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). For more information on these live tournament tours, visit our page on live poker events.