Ignition Poker has confirmed the site will maintain the schedule of Bovada guaranteed poker tournaments during and after the transition phase.
Two weeks ago, Bovada announced it was no longer going to provide online poker on its site, and that players wishing to play online poker should transfer their bankrolls to a new skin on the Bodog/Bovada Poker Network – [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/ignition-poker/”]Ignition Poker[/geolink].
Among the concerns raised by players was how the move would affect liquidity and the value of tournaments. Players were worried that, as the poker site would no longer benefit from the presence of occasional sports bettors – and as players from certain jurisdictions were prohibited from transferring their accounts – there would not be so much cash on the tables.
Tournament Schedule Practically Same as Before
Now, Ignition Poker has published a weekly schedule of guaranteed tournaments practically identical to that previously offered by Bovada Poker. The tournament schedule includes the weekly $100,000 guaranteed Sunday feature event and popular nightly $25,000 guaranteed event and the majority of perceptible changes are due to the way in which the tournaments are advertised.
For example, the $22.00 buy-in tournament at 4:00pm (EST) is advertised on Bovada Poker as having a $5,000 guarantee, with a side note stating the guarantee is only $4,000 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Ignition Poker advertises the same tournament as having a $4,000 guarantee throughout the week – although the tournament is guaranteed for $5,000 on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Same Satellite Schedule for Sunday Feature
Many players use the comprehensive satellite schedule to win their seats in the $100,000 guaranteed Sunday feature, and those players will be pleased to hear that the satellite schedule has also remained unchanged. Players can still fast-track their way to the qualifying semi-finals through the $1.00 buy-in “Cheap Seats” games, or play in the weekend mega-satellites guaranteeing ten seats (Saturday) and fifty seats (Sunday) to the target event.
The “Last Chance Qualifiers” that get underway every twenty minutes prior to the start of the $100,000 tournament also remain on the schedule. Mostly hyper-turbo satellites with buy-ins of between $7.70 and $42.00, the Last Chance Qualifiers award a seat in the target event for every $162.00 in the prize pool, and represent a fantastic opportunity to qualify for the Sunday feature if you have exhausted the other opportunities.
The Benefits of Playing Online Tournaments at Ignition Poker
There are plenty of benefits of playing online tournaments at Ignition Poker. A good flow of traffic ensures there are plenty of valuable events with low buy-ins, the standard of play remains fairly soft despite the absence of sports bettors, and the anonymous tables provide newer and recreational players with a level playing field against players that are unable to use poker tracking software to their advantage.
These three benefits combine to offer players at Ignition Poker a better chance of cashing in the site´s guaranteed tournaments – a factor that is worth considering when weighing up the options for USA poker players these days. Although other USA friendly poker sites may offer bigger first deposit bonuses, or have a better promotions schedule, surely long-term profitability is the goal for every online poker player?
Even if you are not an online poker tournament player, there are plenty of benefits for playing at Ignition Poker. Being part of the largest online poker network in the word, there are always cash games available and no delays waiting for a Sit & Go game to fill up. This makes it easier to earn the player points required to clear the Ignition Poker bonus and benefit from the site´s Player Rewards Program – more about which you can read in my [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/ignition-poker/”]review of Ignition Poker[/geolink].