Online Poker Tournaments in September
© 2006, Randy Saylor  

Absolute Poker (Goal Poker, Big Chip Poker)

AP recently announced that Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi to its stable of professional endorsers, alongside Mark Seif.

The largest regular tournament here is the bi-weekly $100+9 $100,000 Guaranteed no-limit holdem event.

September Bonuses (Absolute Poker): First deposits receive 100% up to $750 (use code AP750), and Absolute is the current king of reloads in the poker world. Reload bonuses will be sent to you at least monthly. Bonuses are cleared at 10 points per dollar, and released in $10 increments. Points are earned in any hand when the pot reaches $10.

September Bonuses (Goal Poker): First deposit bonus of 100% up to $350.

September Bonuses (Big Chip Poker): First deposit bonus of 100% up to $300.

Poker Stars

The biggest tournament news in the month of September is the upcoming World Championship of Online Poker..

Bonuses: there are currently no deposit or reload bonuses offered at Poker Stars, but the bonuses are by far, the fastest clearing on the internet. It is highly recommended that you download and register now so you can take advantage of the bonuses when they are finally available.

Ongame Network (Poker Room, Hollywood Poker, Holdem Poker, Eurobet, Poker Loco, CanBet, EuroPoker, America’s Card Room, Full Contact Poker)

The Ongame Network (currently including nine sites) is currently running satellites for what should be one of the largest online poker tournaments ever. The November 4 $5000+200 MTT guarantees an amazing $5,000,000 in the prize pool. The tournament will be played online until only 45 players remain, at which point play will be stopped. The lucky forty-five will then be sent on an all-expense paid luxury trip to Barcelona, Spain to play the remainder of the tournament live at the prestigious Casino de Barcelona. The lucky winner will pocket at least $1 Million.

The network has one of the largest weekly tournaments offered, the Sunday (1400 ET) Big Deal tournament. This $300+20 tournament usually has a prize pool over $90,000. An excellent satellite structure is in place. Several daily MTTs are run. Stage One is a $5.50+.50 MTT that awards Stage Two tickets to 1 in 8 entrants. Stage Two is a $40+4 that awards Big Deal tickets to one in eight as well. Single table satellites are offered as well.

September Bonuses:

Poker Room currently has a 30% to $100 first deposit bonus. (7 points per dollar). First depositors also receive chances at the Weekly Welcome Series, freerolls that award tournament entries.

Full Contact Poker offers a 100% to $200 first deposit bonus.

Hollywood Poker is the champion this month for first deposit bonuses. A first time depositor can get an amazing $1000 and a free iPod. The details:
- 500% up to $1000 + free iPod Nano: 15 points per dollar, 60 days to clear
- 500% up to $500 + free iPod shuffle: 12 points per dollar, 30 days to clear
- 100% up to $100 + free Bluff magazine: 10 points per dollar, 30 days to clear
- 100% up to $50 + hat: 7 points per dollar, 30 days to clear

Holdem Poker awards 150% to $150 first deposit bonus and 10% reload bonuses.

Eurobet Poker offers 100% first deposit bonuses up to $600, with various rates of clearing based on deposit size.

Full Tilt Poker

Northern Hemisphere residents need to read this one carefully! Full Tilt Poker is awarding $18,000 packages to the Aussie Millions tournament January 8, 2007. When many of us are knee deep in snow, you can be joining Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Jen Harman, Chris Ferguson, and the rest of Team Full Tilt in beautiful Melbourne, Australia, where it will be the middle of summer.


There are multiple ways to qualify, including totally free via freeroll tournaments:
- 28 seats will be awarded in freerolls entered with player points
- Two weekly $200+16 super satellites
- One weekly $1000+60 satellite
- December 10 $500+35 satellite that guarantees 20 seats

The winners will be flown from Los Angeles to Melbourne with Team Full Tilt, and receive 10 nights lodging at the fantastic Crown Casino, and $3000 spending cash.

Current options for winners of the twice-weekly Winner’s Choice tournaments are
- World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open, September 15, Atlantic City
- ESPN United States Poker Championship, October 3, Atlantic City
- WPT Festa al Lago, October 15, Las Vegas
- WPT North American Championship, October 25, Niagara Falls
- WPT World Poker Finals, November 11, Foxwoods, Connecticut

The Winner’s Choice tournaments are $200+16, and award one travel and entry package for each $12,000 in the prize pool. Winners receive paid entry ($10,000 or $10,200) and the remainder in cash to cover travel costs.

September Bonuses: Full Tilt offers a 100% to $600 first deposit bonus that clears best at higher limits. Reloads are usually 50% to $300. One was just offered August 16.

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Carbon Poker
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100% up to $600