Intertops Poker is celebrating St Patrick´s Day on March 17th with a special $2,000 guaranteed tournament, for which daily satellites start next Monday.
St Patrick´s Day (17th March) is the day on which people throughout the world celebrate their Irish heritage and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day is particularly popular among Irish Catholics because – historically – they have been allowed to break Lenten fasts, and eat or drink whatever they have given up for the pre-Easter period.
The “day-off-from-Lent” dispensation encourages many non-Irish Catholics to adopt Irish heritage for the day – resulting in grand green-themed parades and massive parties. Due to this year´s St Patrick´s Day falling on a Sunday, you can expect bigger parades and parties than usual, together with more than the usual traditional consumption of corned beef and alcohol.
Intertops Poker Hosting St Patrick´s Day Event
The opportunity to take advantage of a major festival falling on the busiest online poker day of the week has been grabbed by Intertops Poker, who are hosting a special St Patrick´s Day tournament on Sunday 17th March at 6:05pm ET. The event has a buy-in of $17.60 and a prize pool guarantee of $2,000 – which is fairly ambitious considering the usual size of guarantees for the site´s low buy-in tournaments.
The NL Hold´em tournament has a re-buy and add-on format. Up to 99 re-buys of 5,000 chips will be allowed during 90 minutes of late registration; after which you will have the opportunity to purchase a 7,500 chip add-on. Players joining the action at the last minute will find their starting stack is only equivalent to 8 Big Blinds, so a re-buy and/or add-on will be necessary in order to get competitive.
Although the buy-in is not got to be beyond many bankrolls, Intertops Poker is running daily satellites feeding into the St Patrick´s Day event from March 11th to March 16th. These will start at 2:10pm ET and have a buy-in of $2.20. Each satellite will guarantee one seat into the target tournament plus further seats for each $17.60 in the prize pool – so a likely cheap way into the event for many players.
What Else is Happening at Intertops Poker?
Intertops Poker often flies under the radar because of low levels of traffic outside peak hours and a lack of headline grabbing tournaments, but there is still quite a healthy schedule running around the clock giving players the opportunity to turn a modest buy-in into a decent win. Furthermore, most of the larger buy-in tournaments are supported by a good satellite schedule.
There is also a better-than-usual selection of Sit & Go games available for players with limited time available to play in a long tournament. The selection includes Double Up and Triple Up games, Bounty KO Sit and Go games, Heads-Up, 6-Max, and 8-Max, and even PLO8 games. If you are up for a challenge, there is also a “9c to $999” Steps Sit & Go promotion.
Although the cash game traffic can be a bit hit and miss, players at Intertops Poker are well rewarded for the time they spend at the tables. Intertops´ is one of the few sites still using the “dealt rake” method of distributing points towards its rewards program, which offers players the opportunity to exchange points for no deposit poker bonuses.
If Intertops Poker has flown under your radar, why not give the site a go. There is a very generous 200% first deposit bonus offer (which is easier to clear than most due to the dealt rake method of points distribution) plus you will be invited to play in a depositor’s freeroll tournament with a prize pool of $1,000. Further details about playing at the site can be found in my Intertops Poker review.