Jun
17
2013

PokerStars Online Poker

PokerStars Games & Tournaments

When it comes to playing poker there isn’t a better option than PokerStars (see this review), whether we’re talking online or live. The huge range of poker games and massive guaranteed tournaments are more expansive than any other poker room in the world. You can compete for millions of dollars in cash every week at PokerStars. They have a great loyalty program that rewards you a higher rakeback as you move up the levels of the program and there is always a new promotion running in the poker room.

PokerStars Games, Stakes & Rake

There are poker games at PokerStars that some player won’t have even heard of before. If there is a game that you don’t know how to play there is a rules section for every game on the PokerStars website that you can read over before you start playing. One of the perks of playing at PokerStars is their huge player base of real money and play money players. After learning a new poker game your best bet is to play a few sessions on the play money tables to make sure you understand the rules of the game.

The most popular poker games at PokerStars are Texas Holdem, Omaha Hi and Omaha Hi/Lo. The other poker games are HORSE, Seven Card Stud, HA, 5 Card Draw, 8-Game Mix, 2-7 Triple Draw, Razz, 2-7 Single Draw, Badugi and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo. You won’t find as much players playing these games, but there are often 1-5 tables running depending upon the time for each of the poker games available to play for real money at PokerStars. Poker games are available in NL, PL and FL at PokerStars.

Micro limit poker games at PokerStars start at $.01/$.02 and there are various stake levels under $1/$2. The small stake tables are very popular and there are always a lot of active tables running 24/7 for poker games like Texas Holdem and Omaha. The high stake tables go up to $1000/$2000, which is higher than every other poker room except Full Tilt. The nosebleed tables at PokerStars aren’t overly popular, but there are regular medium staked ring table games running around the clock.

Every real money cash game or tournament has a rake/fee. In ring table games PokerStars takes up to a maximum of 4.5% of the pot for hosting the game although it’s often much lower. The tournament fee is roughly 10% of the buy-in for the tournament. For fees at other sites, like PartyPoker and Full Tilt Poker, you should visit this site – they have a table breaking down all of the different poker room fees.

Tournaments at PokerStars

There is a tournament for everyone at PokerStars. Whether you like heads-up tournaments or events with 1000’s of players you can find a format you find enjoyable anytime of the day. There are guaranteed MTT’s running 24/7 at PokerStars.

PokerStars offers a lot of different types of tournaments including turbo, rebuy, bounty, satellite, progressive knockout, time, hyper turbo, deep stacks, shootouts and fifty50 among other formats. You can find out more about each format at PS. When it comes to MTT’s there are many options including the Daily Bigs, Hot Turbos and more. Every Saturday and Sunday on the weekend PokerStars runs a big schedule of guaranteed tournaments including the very popular Sunday Million.

Each year PokerStars run series of tournaments similar to the World Series of Poker, but held online. PokerStars hosts several series including the Micro Millions, TCOOP, WCOOP and SCOOP. These annual series have millions of dollars in prize money. PokerStars also hosts satellites to the world’s biggest live poker tournaments. Each week there are exclusive satellites running to live events around the world including the WSOP, EPT and other events such as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA).

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