Each Sunday, Ignition Poker hosts a $100,000 guaranteed tournament with a buy-in of $162.00. Here´s how you can qualify for the event from just $1.00.
Although Ignition Poker´s $100,000 guaranteed Sunday feature tournament is not the most valuable in the world, it is one of the most open. The anonymous tables at Ignition Poker thwart players attempting to gain an advantage by using poker tracking software – giving “ordinary” players a chance to capture the $20,000 guaranteed first prize.
However, for most “ordinary” players, the direct buy-in of $162.00 for the 4:00pm (ET) feature event is a little beyond their bankrolls. Consequently I have prepared this article to show how you – with a little bit of luck and a fair degree of skill – can qualify for the Ignition Poker Sunday feature tournament from just $1.00.
A Quick Explanation of Ignition Poker Terminology
Ignition Poker uses some unusual terminology to explain its qualification routes into the $100K Sunday feature tournament – “Cheap Seats”, “Guaranteed”, “Semi-Finals” and “Last Chance”. Effectively, the “Guaranteed”, “Semi-Finals” and “Last Chance” events are all satellites that award players seats in the target event. The “Cheap Seats” events are sub-satellites that award seats into selected “Semi-Final” satellites. The difference between the three satellites is as follows:
- The “Guaranteed” satellites award a minimum number of seats into the Sunday feature (anything from one seat to fifty seats).
- The “Semi-Final” satellites have no guarantees and the buy-ins are generally cheaper than the “Guaranteed” satellites.
- The “Last Chance” satellites are mostly hyper-turbo satellites with quite high buy-ins that run on a Sunday afternoon until late registration closes for the $100K guaranteed tournament.
Naturally, the satellites offering the highest number of guaranteed seats are the most popular. These are played at 2:10pm (ET) on Saturday (10 seats guaranteed) and Sunday (50 seats guaranteed) when more players are online. These two $22.00 buy-in satellites offer a one-in-eight chance of qualifying for the Sunday feature (or better if the satellite is under-subscribed), compared to a one-in-ten chance for most other low buy-in qualifiers.
Take Advantage of the Cheap Seats Route
The $100K “Cheap Seats” sub-satellites are played at 12:40am, 3:40am and 7:40am each day (all times ET). They have a buy-in of just $1.00 and award seats in selected “Semi-Final” satellites for each $17.00 in the prize pool. Although not as generous with the prizes as the higher buy-in satellites, the quality of the opposition is likely to be weaker than you might find in the guaranteed satellites – giving you a better chance of making it into the next round.
The selected “Semi-Final” satellites you can qualify for via the “Cheap Seats” games are played daily at 4:40am and 9:40am (again, all times ET), with addition satellites hosted from Thursday to Sunday at 10:10pm, and an extra one on Sunday at 1:10pm. There is also a turbo “Semi-Final” satellite on Sundays at 2:40pm – each “Semi-Final” satellite paying one seat in the target event for every $162.00 in the prize pool.
Guarantees Increased for the Next Two Weeks
If you act quickly and [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/ignition-poker/”]join Ignition Poker today[/geolink], you can take advantage of the site increasing the guarantees for its Sunday feature tournament to $150,000 over the next two weeks. The increased guarantees are due to the events falling within a “Contender” tournament series the site is running at present that also features a $100,000 guaranteed Main Event with a buy-in of $55.00 on Sunday September 25.
The “Contender” tournament series should suit players with modest bankrolls. With the exception of the $100,000 guaranteed Contender Main Event, all the buy-ins for the tournaments range between $7.70 and $44.00. Players looking to pad their bankrolls with more lucrative opportunities should mark their calendars for October 15 to 30, when Ignition Poker will be hosting a $2.5 million guaranteed Golden Spade Open Championship tournament series.
More details on this excellent tournament series will be published soon on USAFriendlyPokerSites.com.