PKR's Deep Stack Tournaments Offer Value
The best 3D software for poker in the industry is just one of many reasons PKR has been voted poker operator of the year in two consecutive years by eGaming Review. What else is there on PKR, you ask? Well, let me give you some insight into what I found and why I chose that online poker room over many others.
As a big fan of deep-stack tournaments with small fields, it didn’t take long for me to get hooked by the great value PKR’s Deep Stack tournaments had to offer. The buy-in range is wide enough, so you can play deep-stacked for as little as $2 or you can get to the high-roller levels, where you can play for a $500 buy-in with the top players on the client.
The Deep Stack tournament structures are amazing, and the amount of rookies who play in them give a good edge to any advanced player, making it easier to notch deep runs consistently and reach the final table more often. The low buy-in tournaments feature between 150 and 500 players, but there are also special events with even deeper stacks and structures where you can see up to 2,000 players. The middle to high buy-in events ($20 to $150) usually gather from 90 to 350 players, and the prize money is structured very nicely giving you more than twice the buy-in if you finish in the money. Here is a list with some of the daily deep stack tournaments on PKR:
PKR Daily Deep Stack Tournaments Schedule
|Name||Buy-in||Starting stack||Blinds||Guaranteed Prize Pool|
|Atlantis Deep Stack||$5,50||5,000||12||$1,500|
|H.M.S Deep Stack||$22||4,000||10||$1,500|
|Double Deuce DS||$22||2,222||15||$1,500|
|Omaha Open DS||$22||4,000||11||$1,800|
|Aussie Open DS||$33||10,000||15||$4,500|
|Welllbet's Home Game||$36||4,000||12||$3,000|
The interesting thing about some of these events is that on Saturday they all have an even deeper structure, and the starting chips are doubled. From time to time PKR offers all players a chance to participate in the higher buy-in events for half price in its Half Price Weekends.
There is plenty of action for the players with bigger bankrolls of course, and the high-roller tournaments are very juicy.
PKR Monthly and Weekly Deep Stack Tournament Schedule
|Name||Buy-in||Starting chips||Blinds||Guaranteed Prize Pool|
|The Main Event||$35||10,000||30||$27,000|
|Canadian Sunday Super Deep Stack||$55||20,000||15||$14,000|
|Ptime Time Friday Super DS||$55||20,000||15||$8,000|
|Friday High Roller||$162||10,000||15||$5,000|
|Sunday High Roller||$162||10,000||15||$10,000|
|The PKR 500||$530||10,000||20||$50,000|
The PKR Main Event is a two-day tournament that takes place once a month. You can qualify for as little as $1. If you’ve got what it takes to survive to Day 2, and make it to the final table, it will be streamed live on PKR.tv.
Traffic on PKR is very good for a room that has its own software. There are usually between 6,000 and 10,000 people online. The cash games are also very good and with the recent PKR 2.0 software update, you can now play on up to nine tables at once.
The VIP program is very generous and offers players a lot of benefits, such as participating in monthly freerolls and other special tournaments with added money. The special freerolls are dependent on your VIP level:
|VIP Level||Monthly Freeroll Ticket||Monthly Added Event|
|Member||$1,000||$500 added - $2.35 buy-in|
|Bronze||$2,000||$1,000 added - $8.80 buy-in|
|Silver||$3,000||$2,500 added - $16.50 buy-in|
|Gold+||$5,000||$5,000 added - $33 buy-in|
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