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Online Poker Tournaments in September - Part 2
by Jason Kirk  

In the first part of this article we took a look at some of the tournaments being held in September at UltimateBet, PokerStars, and Empire Poker. Let's cruise around and see what else is happening this month at the card rooms around the net.

Full Tilt Poker

In the short time it's been around Full Tilt Poker has gained a reputation for holding unique promotions, like its "Piece of the Pros" tournaments that gave a percentage of different Full Tilt pros' WSOP winnings to qualifiers, and its guarantee of an extra $10 million to any Full Tilt qualifier who won the WSOP Main Event. This month's promotion at Full Tilt might not be worth as much money as those early promotions, but it's definitely unique. "Jersey Days" gives you the chance to win a fully customized Full Tilt Poker football jersey, like the ones the Full Tilt pros wore at the WSOP this year. Rather than buying directly into the tournaments, you have to use Full Tilt points you've accumulated through play there to sign up. These are the same Full Tilt points you accumulate while clearing out the sign-up bonus, so if you haven't played at Full Tilt before this is a great time to start. SNG satellites to the Jersey Days tournaments cost 300 Full Tilt points, and the actual tournaments run at 4:00 PM ET every Saturday in September.

Full Tilt is another of the poker rooms that's running hurricane relief tournaments. For $20+10, you can play with the pros in a tournament to help the American Red Cross help those in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. The tournament will be running on Sunday, September 4th at 9:15 PM ET. Full Tilt will match each $10 fee 100% - so for every player in the tournament, $20 will go to the Red Cross.

PokerRoom

This month, PokerRoom is holding three-stage qualifying tournaments for the Bellagio Five-Diamond Classic in Las Vegas in December. Stage 1, a $5+.50 buy-in tournament, awards an entry into the Stage 2 tournament for every nine players. These tournaments have 12-minute levels, a starting stack of 1500, and are held nine times daily. Stage 2, a $42+3 buy-in, gives away one ticket to the Stage 3 main event for every ten players. The Stage 2 tournaments have 15-minute levels, a starting stack of 1500, and are held four times daily. Finally, the Stage 3 main event tournaments have a $400+20 entry and award one $18,500 WPT prize package for every 45 players. These tournaments, which run every Saturday at 6:00 PM ET, have 15-minute levels and a starting stack of 2500.

PokerRoom is also holding two hurricane relief tournaments, on September 10th at 2 PM ET and September 11th at 5 PM ET. For each of these $20+0 tournaments, PokerRoom will donate a sum equal to the prize pool to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The card room will also ask the winners whether they would like to donate part or all of their winnings to the Red Cross, and add any of that money to its total donation.

Pacific Poker

Pacific Poker is the exclusive home of qualifying tournaments to the UK Poker Open, which Pacific bills as "Europe's richest televised poker tournament." The guaranteed prize pool for this tournament is $1.08 million, and first prize is worth $500,000. Multi-table satellites to the UK Open II qualifier tournaments run 13 times daily, for buy-ins as small as $5+.50, and award one seat into the qualifier for every $110 in the prize pool. Sunday through Friday, there is also a freeroll tournament once a day that awards entry into a $10+1 satellite. If multi-table satellites aren't your style, you can try a single-table qualifier any time of day. The target of all these satellites, the $100+10 UK Open II Qualifier tournament, is held every Saturday at 2 PM ET, and awards one seat in the UK Open II for every $12,500 in the prize pool. The $12,500 prize package includes the $10,000 tournament entry and $2,500 toward accommodations and travel to the tournament site in London. For more information on the satellite schedule you can go here.

Part 3 of September Tournaments

 


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