December 9, 2005 – bodoglife.com, a favorite site for online poker players, announced the launch of its Beginner Tournaments. The site launched the special tourney program to get new players started on successful tournament play.
New players often hear from more experienced players that “you have to pay for your poker education”. Through gaining experience, players become seasoned in the strategies that lead to consistent success.
A typical poker tournament will pay somewhere around the top 8% to 15% of finishers – meaning that winners in these tournaments must outlast 92% to 85% of their opponents. For a beginner looking to enjoy the excitement of tournament poker it can be a daunting task to make it into the money. The process can also mean a steady bleed on the poker bankroll.
“By playing in our Beginner Tournaments, players have up to twice the chance to make it into the money when comparing the number of payouts to a typical tournament,” said Calvin Ayre, bodoglife.com Founder and CEO. “The prize structure of these events, pays up to twice as many players – they will make the money more frequently thus preserving their poker bankroll as they learn the game.”
Beginner Sit and Go Tournaments are listed under the “Sit and Go” tournament button in the poker software. These tournaments are available 24/7 and will start when 10 players buy in and sit down at the table. Players simply open a table and click on an empty seat to play. The cost to enter these tournaments is $4 + $0.40. When playing in these tournaments, 50% of players are paid. In Bodog’s standard Sit and Go tournaments, only 30% of players are paid.
Beginner Scheduled Tournaments are to run at a specific time each day. Players can find them listed under the “Scheduled” tournament button in the poker software. Registration for these tournaments opens four hours prior to its start time. Once the “Status” is “Registering”, players can click the “Register” button displayed in the bottom right corner of the lobby window when the desired tournament is highlighted. Two minutes prior to “Seating”, players will be seated randomly. The cost to enter these tournaments is $4 + $0.40. These tournaments will payout a varying number of top finishers based on the number of players that register for the tournament – often the number of players paid out is twice as many as a standard scheduled tournament.
Bodog Poker continues to be an industry leader with an aggressive tournament schedule offering $1.8 million in guarantees a month, including a weekly $100,000 guaranteed tournament, and WPT and WSOP qualifiers. bodoglife.com will have a number of other exciting poker announcements coming soon.
Check our tournament schedule for dates and times of these and other scheduled tournaments.
bodoglife.com, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. One of the pioneers in the field, bodoglife.com is the top-ranked US facing online gambling brand, with highest site traffic amongst multi-product US gaming web sites according to Hitwise.