MTT Report January 2015
Coral Poker is a top tier skin on the larger and fishier iPoker2.com network and runs an excellent MTT schedule.
On Sundays, the action begins with the €5,000 Sunday Lunch Rebuy for €10.00 at 12:00 GMT. The most notable tournament of the Sunday Line-up is the €100,000 Big Sunday Freezeout for €75.00 at 18:00 GMT, though also worth noting are the €25,000 Sunday Warm Up Freezeout for €50.00 at 16:00 GMT, the , the €30,000 Grand Sunday Re-entry Freezeout for €30.00 at 19:30 GMT and the big-ticket €30,000 Sunday Masters Single Entry Freezeout for €150.00 at 20:00 GMT.
The Daily Classics schedule runs throughout the week as well, with over €12,000 guaranteed daily in six different tournament formats with buy-ins from €1 to €10. For higher-stakes grinders, the High Rollers schedule guarantees €560,000 each week in tournaments with buy-ins ranging from €20 to €250. Worth particular mention are the daily Grand Tournaments which cost between €30 and €250 to enter and guarantee between €10,000 and €25,000 in prizes.
Most tournaments are accessible by satellite, and there are a large number of small ticket tournaments running both on Sunday and throughout the week. For more information on the Sunday Line-up please see the official schedule here.
Planetwin365 is the flagship skin on The Hive Network, an excellent mid-sized network that provides a quality poker experience to a mostly European player base. The highlight of Planetwin365’s weekly MTT schedule is the €20,000 GTD Sunday Rebuy + Addon at 20:00 CET for €30 + €3. Many seats to this tournament are awarded through a large number of satellites as well.
On other days, a €2,000 GTD Rebuy + Addon tournament runs daily at 20:00 CET for €5 + €0.50. Several smaller tournaments of varying formats with guarantees of €1,000 or more run daily on Planetwin365 as well, many of which have affordable buy-ins of between €3 and €10. Bounty, Deep Stack, Mega Stack, Wild West and Bounty tournaments run as well as some PLO MTTs. There is a good selection of smaller guarantee tournaments as well.
On the last Sunday of each month Planetwin365 runs a massive €50,000 Guaranteed with an estimated first place prize of €10,000 and a buy-in of €110. The tournament is accessible through five steps of satellites that can be played in sequence or entered directly at any step. You can read more about the satellites to the €50,000 Guaranteed here.
Party Network runs an excellent MTT schedule on excellent software and features a large, fishy player pool. The Daily Majors schedule features 70 tournaments running daily from Monday to Friday for over $500,000 guaranteed each week. Buy-ins begin at $2.00 and guarantees begin at $1,000. There is PLO and NLHE action, as well as rarer formats like Hyper and Bounty tournaments. The highlight of the Daily Majors schedule is the $25,000 Gtd Rebuy running at 14:00 ET for $50.00, though the $10,000 Gtd at 16:00 ET for $50.00, the $10,000 Gtd Turbo at 17:00 ET for $100.00 and the $15,000 Gtd at 15:00 ET for $200.00 are worth mentioning as well. For more detailed information on the Daily Majors please see the official schedule here.
The action ramps up on Saturdays with the Saturday Majors schedule. The main event on Saturday is the $30,000 Gtd at 14:00 ET for $200.00. Action runs at NLHE and PLO with Deepstack, Hyper, Rebuy, Addon and Bounty tournaments running. In total, 16 tournaments run on Saturday for a total of over $100,000 in prizes. Of those, 9 tournaments feature guarantees of $5,000 or more and buy-ins start as low as $1.00, making this a Saturday event you won’t want to miss. You can view the official Saturday Majors schedule here.
As good as Saturdays are on Party Poker, Sunday is the day you really can’t miss. The massive 20 tournament schedule kicks off at 05:05 ET and boasts a total of over $450,000 in prizes. The crowning jewel of Party Poker’s MTT schedule is the $200K Guaranteed Sunday running at 14:00 ET for $200.00 every Sunday. Each week Party Poker awards 60 seats to this massive tournament through the $200k Frenzy Mega Satellites. A 20 Seat Frenzy runs on Saturdays at 13:35 ET for $10 and a 40 Seat Frenzy runs on Sundays at 09:30 ET for $20. For more information about the $200k Frenzy Satellites please view the official announcement here.
Other huge tournaments include the $100,000 Gtd High Roller at 15:00 ET for $500.00 and the $50,000 Gtd at 14:30 ET for $100.00. There are 9 more large tournaments with guaranteed prize pools of $5,000 or greater that almost seem small compared to the largest Sunday Majors but are still well worth checking out. Tournaments run in a wide variety of formats as before and you can view the full Sunday Majors schedule here.
Betsafe Microgaming is an established skin on the Microgaming Network. The highlight of the weekly schedule on Betsafe is the massive €35,000 Guaranteed Sunday at 20:30 CET for €200 + €15. This tournament is accessible through a large network of satellites that run daily. There is also the €15,000 Sunday running at 18:00 CET for the same price of €200 + $15. Both tournaments are deep stacked with long levels, providing a significant edge to skilled players. Finally, the smaller €2,500 Sunday Express runs at 22:00 CET for €10 + €1. This is a deep stack but very fast paced tournament with short decision times.
Daily, there is the €8,000 Big-Night-In at 21:00 CET for €100 + $10 for which daily qualifiers run from as little as €5 + $0.50. This tournament runs at 21:00 CET. There is also a nightly Mosh Pit Tournament running daily at 20:00 CET for €20 + €2. Satellites to this super fast paced tournament run daily from as little as €2.20. On weeknights, the guaranteed prize pool is €11,000, on Saturdays it shrinks slightly to €10,000 before getting a nice boost to an impressive €13,000 on Sundays.
In addition, there is a good assortment of smaller buy-in and lower guaranteed tournament of different formats running daily. Several tournaments run daily with guarantees of above €2,000 of different format and buy-in levels. Worth particular mention is a €3,500 Super Turbo Rebuy at 23:00 CET for €20 + €2, a €3,000 8-max Deep Stack Big Ante Rebuy+Addon Turbo at 19:00 CET for €10 + €1 and a €2,500 Deep Stack Freezeout at 22:00 CET for €200 + €15,
Overall, Betsafe Microgaming runs an excellent schedule with several tournaments with guarantees of above 1000 running daily in addition to the big-ticket, big guarantee tournaments outlined above. To view the full schedule please click here.
1×2 Sports is a newer skin on the Ongame Poker Network and offers an excellent MTT schedule. The highlight of the high-value 1×2 Sports MTT offerings is the Championship $250,000 Guaranteed that runs each Sunday at 18:00 CET for $190 + 10. There’s also another massive $100,000 Guaranteed Rebuy + Addon running each Sunday at 21:00 CET for $108.
On Saturday, there is the EU Grand Prix $60,000 GTD as well. At 20:00 CET this tournament runs for $150 + $12. There is also the Royal Tournament $12,000 GTD at 20:15 CET for $10 + $1.
Action is fantastic on weekdays too. There is the European Daily $18,000 Freezeout and the European Daily $40,000 Rebuy running for $54 each day. There’s also the Russian Daily Freezeout $5000 guaranteed running at 17:30 CET each day for $50 + $4 that awards more players using a Flat Prize Distribution. For Canadians, there is the $5,000 Guaranteed and $4,000 Guaranteed freezeouts running daily for $108 also using the Flat Prize Distribution method to pay more places. Similarly, two formats of identical format run for Australians with guarantees of $3,000 and $2,000. Finally, there are two Brazilian Dailies: a $3,000 GTD Freezeout for $54 and a $8,000 Rebuy for $5.50. Finally, 1×2 Sports provides an exclusive Paradise $1,000 Final for $75 at 21:30 CET on Wednesdays and Sundays.
In short, 1×2 offers a fantastic schedule of tournaments through the Ongame Network. There is an excellent variety of formats and a large number of smaller buy-in and lower guarantee tournaments as well. Furthermore, most of Ongame’s largest tournaments are accessible through qualifiers and satellites.
Full Flush is the flagship skin of the soft Equity Poker Network. As a smaller network, EPN offers a modest, yet well-rounded assortment of affordable tournaments.
A large assortment of tournaments run daily, the most notable of which is the $4000 Guaranteed Nightly American Rebuy/Addon for $5.50 + $0.55 at 8:00 PM ET. Also worth noting are the $2000 Guaranteed Winter Warmer for $7.50 + $0.75 at 4:00 PM ET and the $3000 GTD Late Night Turbo for $3.50 + $0.35 at 10:00 PM ET. A $3000 GTD Late Night Freezeout tournament runs Tuesdays and Thursdays for $11.50 + $1.15 at the same time.
Full Flush’s weekly majors are excellent. The highlight of the week at Full Flush Poker is the Sunday Big Fat $15,000 GTD at 5:00 PM ET for $25 + $2.50. On Saturdays, a $10,000 GTD 6-max tournament runs at 5:00 PM ET for $20.00 + $2. A smaller $3,000 Weekend Warmup runs on Saturday and Sunday two hours earlier.
For more information on Full Flush’s tournament offerings please view the official schedule here. As always, for more information about deals, promotions and partners, please view our Full Flush Room Review here and our promotion overview here.
BetOnline and Tigergaming are major skins on the Chico Network, with the main distinction being that BetOnline caters to American players while Tigergaming serves a more international audience.
Daily, at 20:00 ET a $10 + $1 Rebuy + Addon 6max runs with a $1000 Guarantee in addition to several smaller tournaments within buy-in as low as $0.05. Other tournaments with guarantees of $500 and $600 run daily as well.
Special tournaments with guarantees run quite frequently as well. $10,000 Guaranteed Specials generally run on Saturday and Sunday (registration permitting), and tournaments with $2,000, $3,000 an $5,000 guaranteed tournaments run in a similar manner throughout the week.
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