Practise Now, Win Later: How to Prepare for the WSOP at Ignition Casino
The World Series of Poker® (WSOP) is beyond compare; the richest, most respected, and most historical poker event in the universe. And it’s coming back!
This time, the WSOP is returning with a nail-biting, ever-exciting Main Event: a no-limit $10,000 Hold’em World Championship. This event attracted roughly 8,000 entrants in 2019 – and we expect it to do just as well this time around. The Rio Convention Centre will be buzzing with excitement as it hosts a wide range of tournaments with prize pools well into the millions.
The WSOP has always been big, but this year’s event is projected to be bigger than ever before. At Ignition Casino, you already know how mad we and our members are for poker. That’s why it’s no surprise that many of them are planning to attend the WSOP this year.
If you’re one of the brave players attending, we have one simple piece of advice: practise, practise, practise. Refine your skills before jumping in the deep end. As it happens, there’s no better place to do exactly that than here at Ignition Casino.
Let’s take a look at some of our key training tips to prepare you for the WSOP.
Ignition’s poker app opens a world of poker opportunities
The first step in honing your online poker skills? Download Ignition poker – we’ve got an app you’ll love – to play on your smartphone, desktop, or tablet. With the app, you’ll gain access to all the benefits of Ignition poker; from Anonymous Tables to Zone Poker to Quick Seat, you’ll get it all.
When you play Quick Seat, you start by picking your game (Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo or Texas Hold’em) and your stakes. Once you’ve done that, you’re automatically redirected to your table when there’s an open spot. Less waiting, more action!
Anonymous Tables is one of our coolest features we recommend to all users. As the name suggests, it protects your identity by letting you play anonymously. If you play with a username, your competitors can track your behaviour and predict your moves, however when you play anonymously, you won’t be vulnerable to poker sharks who use heads-up displays (HUDs).
Zone Poker needs to be a key part of your online poker portfolio. Let’s say you play 100 hands per hour at a cash table, Zone Poker will allow you to double or possibly even triple that volume. Whenever you fold, you’re immediately moved to an open seat at a new table with brand-new cards. If you’re super keen on fast-paced action, you can even play two Zone Poker tables at the same time.
We’re proud to report that there are heaps of Ignition online poker games to keep you busy at all times! To help you even more, we even offer tips, tricks, and tactics to help you flex those muscles in preparation for tournaments.
Try Cash Games for Quick Fun and Useful Practice
When it comes to playing Ignition online poker, there are two formats: cash games or tournaments. Let’s take a look at the key differences between the two.
The differences are pretty significant. So significant, in fact, that you could crush one format and bomb in the other. In cash games, each hand is a distinct event that requires a unique tactic. In tournaments, you play several hands as you try to outlive your competitors.
With cash games, you exchange your chips for cash. The value of each chip is printed on it. In contrast, chips in tournaments have no denominations assigned to them.
Payouts in cash games are always available. All you need to do is walk away from the table and cash out, however, in a tournament format you only get your money after you are eliminated or win!
When it comes to managing your bankroll, it gets smoother and easier as it rises in cash games. But in tournaments, your bankroll will fall more often than it will rise, meaning you need to be super cautious.
You can play as long as you’d like in cash games as there is no time limit. In tournaments, though, you have to wait until the end, which could take hours or days to reach.
So, what’s the bottom line? Cash games offer more freedom than tournaments do, which will likely shape your playstyle and your outcomes. With that in mind, it’s worth doing your homework on all the ins and outs before committing. Check out our helpful guidance!
Prepare for Stardom with Jackpot Sit-and-Go Tournaments
Who doesn’t love fast-paced action with the chance to win massive payouts? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get when you play Ignition’s Jackpot Sit-and-Go tournaments.
These are some of our most beloved Ignition poker tournaments, offering nonstop fun and excitement. The game consists of three players, each beginning with a 500-chip stack. The prize pool is established at the start of every game and whoever holds all 1,500 chips at the end of the game is the winner. Without a doubt, it’s the quickest way to win 1,000x your initial buy-in.
Buy-ins start at $2 and go all the way up to $60. If you put in a $60 buy-in and you hit the jackpot, you could be walking away with a $60,000 prize. Not bad for a day’s work, is it?
Playing Jackpot Sit-and-Go tournaments is an amazing way to prepare for the WSOP. It’s the quickest and easiest way to boost your skills while also winning real cash! We love a win-win scenario.
As Good As Gold: Collect Your Rewards in the Golden Spade Poker Open
Ultimate poker action every single day and night for an entire month. Sound like something you’d be into? We thought so.
If so, then the Golden Spade Poker Open is perfect for you. This high-paying online tournament series takes place every year on the Ignition site and at your home – if you’re up to it, of course!
Amateurs, pros, newbies, veterans – this tourney attracts players from all walks of life. If we had to guess, it might have something to do with the $10 million in guaranteed prizes. In the days leading up to the main event, you can play a few qualifying rounds to get your head in the game and win some cold, hard cash.
Enter the ring by visiting the poker lobby today. Here, you can find the qualifier schedule and start making your way up the ranks to the Golden Spade Poker Open!
Knock ‘Em Down, Knock ‘Em Out: Dive Into Knockout Poker Tournaments
In Knockout Poker tournaments, each player has a bounty placed upon them. Your mission? Eliminate your competitors to collect their bounties. If you’re the last player standing, you are declared the winner.
It’s a dog-eat-dog game, but that’s part of the fun! The intensity, the stakes, the ruthlessness – it’s an atmosphere you don’t get in any other game. Don’t be surprised if you break a few hearts and make some new enemies.
Knockouts include a minimum of six and a maximum of 18 poker players, all of whom buy in for a few dollars each. For example, if the buy-in is $25, the first $20 will be put into the prize pool and the remaining $5 is placed on your head as the bounty. If you win the tournament, you take the whole jackpot.
Think you’ve got what it takes to destroy your competition? Watch your back and come out swingin’!