The upcoming Easter weekend will be highlighted by a special tournament series at US-friendly Intertops Poker that’s being called the Easter Experience.
The series runs from Thursday, April 18 thru Monday, April 22 and features a guaranteed tournament each of the five days – with two events scheduled on the 18th. That’s six tournaments in all with very affordable buy-ins ranging from $3.30 to $16.50.
Those inexpensive entry fees will fit practically every player’s budget and allow for those with small bankrolls to play a number of tournaments over the five days. In other words, you don’t have to put all of your Easter eggs in one basket! Spread them around and play a few of the featured events.
All told, the guaranteed prize money of the six tournaments combined is $3,550. While that amount may pale in comparison to some poker series’ hosted at other poker rooms, there are some distinct advantages to playing at Intertops Poker.
Benefits of Smaller Poker Sites
First of all, you won’t find any big-time pros entering events with small buy-ins. That makes for a soft field and better opportunities for sharp players who know where to look and find an edge to perhaps make a deep run and score a nice payday in the process.
While the players will generally be less-skilled, there will also likely be less of them to contend with in tournaments with guarantees less than $1,000. A softer and smaller field is certainly more conducive to an enjoyable experience rather than facing a lot of opponents who seem to keep on entering during lengthy late registration periods that are typical at the bigger poker sites.
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You won’t find that at Intertops Poker where the playing environment tends to be cozier and more sociable. Let those other poker rooms have their cutthroat ways with big buy-ins, massive fields, and sharks preying on fish by using their HUDS and third-party software to get an advantage.
So if you happen to be looking for a more relaxed and non-threatening real money poker site, Intertops may be the poker room for you. Plus, they’ve been around forever – since 1996 – as is evidenced by their marketing slogan of “Trust the First”.
Easter Experience Events
Now then, back to the Easter Experience tournament series with $3,550 GTD. The action kicks off on Thursday, April 18 with an $8.80 buy-in Big Batch Turbo that starts at 7:10 p.m. EDT and promises a prize pool of $600.
On Good Friday, April 19 at 7:10 p.m. EDT, get ready for some Pot Limit Omaha under a $16.50 buy-in and featuring $900 in guaranteed prize money. The following day, April 20, is 6-Max Saturday where an afternoon start time of 4:10 p.m. EDT and a low $5.50 entry fee is sure to be fun and profitable to the top finishers who will split at least $500.
Easter Sunday’s 8-Max event is another 4:10 p.m. EDT start time and an even cheaper buy-in at $3.30 that allows re-buys and add-ons with $400 GTD. Monday, April 22 features two tournaments starting with the Bounty Quest at 10:10 a.m. EDT where $1 of the $4.40 buy-in is a bounty on each player’s head, and finishes with a re-buy and add-on event at 2:10 p.m. EDT that costs $11 to enter and guarantees $750 in prize money.
Here’s a list of the Easter Experience tournaments that includes the date, guarantee, start time and buy-in:
|4/18||Big Batch Turbo||$600 GTD||7:10 p.m.||$8.80|
|4/19||Good Friday PLO||$900 GTD||7:10 p.m.||$16.50|
|4/20||6-Max Saturday||$500 GTD||4:10 p.m.||$5.50|
|4/21||8-Max Sunday||$400 GTD||4:10 p.m.||$3.30|
|4/22||Bounty Quest||$400 GTD||10:10 a.m.||$4.40|
|4/22||Last Call R&A||$750 GTD||2:10 p.m.||$11|
Looks like fun, no? A variety of buy-ins, tournament structures, and prize pools. Also, if you’ve yet to play at Intertops Poker, the site offers a generous Welcome Bonus of 200% up to $1,000.
Is this the poker room you’ve been looking for? Whether it is or isn’t, have a Happy Easter!
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