If you really want to test or hone your poker skills, one of the best ways to do so is in an online poker tournament. Online poker is easily the most popular incarnation of internet gaming, and as a result poker tournaments offer a challenge that will far surpass anything you will find in real life.
There is more competition from opposition players of a much higher caliber than you could ever expect to meet in your day to day life. Let’s take a look at some things that back up this statement.
The pros play online
Poker is probably the only popular sport in which there is the chance for the average Joe to match up against some of the best players in the world. Don’t believe me? Consider this: all five of the last five years’ winners of the World Series of Poker main event honed their skills at tourneys that they played online. In fact, three of the last five (Jerry Yang, Greg Raymer, and Chris Moneymaker) won their seats at the World Series of Poker in an online tournament!
What this means is that some of the best players in the world, if not all of them, regularly compete in online poker tournaments. If you’re looking for challenging competition, it really doesn’t get more challenging than that!
Everyone else plays online, too!
The only hang up that poker has ever had is that it can be hard for an amateur to get in any practice at all, due to the fact that a bunch of players have to be rounded up for a game. When it comes to an actual poker tournament, getting the numbers together is even harder.
Poker and the internet, therefore, are a match made in heaven. Millions of people all over the world have access to the web, and many of them have an interest in playing poker. A quick internet search will demonstrate to you that there are literally thousands of online poker tourneys being staged each month, with tens of thousands of entrants. There is no problem finding a big, busy poker tournament anymore!
The combination of the Internet and poker means that there is ample opportunity for the serious poker player to satisfy themselves when it comes to many different levels of the game. The many tournaments being held mean that you will never have to look far for a good series of poker ever again.
Even better, you can count on the fact that if you do win one of these online poker tournaments, you can be sure that you are a player of high skill. There are just too many opposition players in these tournaments for someone to eek out a win based on luck alone. If you’re looking for an event that can win you some money, provide some great entertainment, all while being very entertaining, then you need look no further than the poker on the web!