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How do I play in
a poker tournament?

Playing in poker tournaments made easy...

One frequently asked question is 'how do I play poker tournaments successfully as opposed to straightforward money games of poker?'

Most people improve their poker game with lots of online play before they enter tournaments. Their motive on entering poker tournaments is generally to win a ticket to the World Series of Poker which would normally cost $10,000 to buy-in. There are several kinds of poker tournament offering this kind of prize and you need to assess each type with a view to your available funds.

For example: A low buy-in poker tournament will often offer one or two WSOP tickets as the top prizes and, as the entry cost is very reasonable, they seem like good value. The trouble is, it's a bit of a lottery, so your chances of winning a ticket are small.

Moderate buy-in poker tournaments can take you all the way to the WSOP - like Chris Moneymaker in 2003!