Best Online Poker Tournaments for Real Money

Ignition poker tournaments provide some of the hottest action you can find anywhere in the online poker world. With a small buy in, you can battle your way to a final table and possibly win a huge real money payout! But conquering the best online poker tournaments takes more than just sitting down, making some splashy plays, and cashing in. Ignition poker tournament payouts come to those who play smart, but also who can hang in through a long session of poker at our casino (for the larger tournaments with bigger prizes). Remember, the World Series of Poker takes days and weeks to complete!

Of course, at our site, it all starts with Ignition tournament tickets, but let’s get into that in the next section.

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Cash Games vs Tournaments: What Are the Differences?

If you’re used to standard real money cash games, online poker tournaments offer a chance to switch things up. There are two big things to keep in mind. One is that you can’t just sit down and get up whenever you like. Cash games offer total freedom, but it comes at a price – the payouts tend not to be anywhere near as large as a big tournament. Ignition poker tournaments are structured differently. Players commit to playing it out in order for a shot at a huge payday.

First, you “buy in” for a set amount. Then, each player’s buy in is collected and added to the main tournament pot in exchange for Ignition tournament tickets. Players are all seated at a number of tables and play the game until an overall winner is crowned: the last man standing. Winnings are then distributed, with Ignition poker tournament payouts often shared among those who made the final table. The biggest percentage share goes to player who takes the top spot as the tournament winner..

Another special rule to keep in mind is that blinds increase at set intervals of time. This is to prevent tournaments from taking too long to play, and amps up the excitement as players with dwindling stacks are gradually put to harder and harder decisions, doubling up or busting out depending on when they make their final moves. Meanwhile, big stacks can put others under pressure, increasing their advantage and setting themselves up for favorable final table positioning.

Breaks are taken for about five minutes each hour to prevent “couch butt” from setting in, and to give players at our site a chance to get a drink and hit the bathroom. Then it’s back to the virtual table to take on anyone who gets in your way. Ignition also offers tournaments with “rebuys,” where players who bust out of the game can purchase another seat and another chance at winning. For many tournaments, rebuys are limited, but for tournaments with unlimited rebuys, you can get into a shootout at the O.K. Corral and keep firing until you’re either out of ammo or there are no bad guys left.

We also offer Ignition mobile poker tournaments, so you can get in the action anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re at Ignition Poker Canada or playing from anywhere else in the world, there’s always a table waiting for you. Just pull out your phone, grab your Ignition tournament tickets, and get ready for poker time.

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Ignition Casino’s Upcoming Big Money Poker Tournaments

Ignition offers a number of special tournaments designed to give you unlimited excitement and some mega payouts. Ignition poker tournaments are straightforward if that’s your pleasure, but there’s also a few special ones to keep on your calendar (and for those wondering, yes, these are available from Ignition Poker Canada, as well as in the U.S. and other nations where Ignition is available).


1 – October Mad Monday

Mad Monday Poker Tournament at Ignition Casino

Mad Monday will come again as it does every month. In October, the madness hits on the 10th (Columbus Day in the States and Thanksgiving Day in Canada). Qualifiers and tune ups will be happening from 9/26 onward. Just like the September version, you’ll be seeing all kinds of tournaments in this event. It’s the perfect excuse to take the day off work after a hard weekend. There’s thousands of dollars up for grabs in each guaranteed tournament. Players can bring down table size with 6-handed tournies, get in for cheap on micro roller events, and play for a super-fast prizes thanks to hypers. In the evening, the main event boasts a six-figure prize pool. Play for big money and don’t forget to play totally MAD to throw off the opposition.

2- Golden Spade Poker Open

Ignition Casino Golden Spade Poker Open 2022

The Golden Spade Poker Open is now in its 10th glorious year. If the name is too much to type, just go with “GSPO10.” This poker extravaganza is a series of over 150 Ignition online poker tournaments. They’ll come in all shapes and sizes, with tons of different rules and themes to keep things interesting. There’s no need to argue about which kinds are the best poker tournaments, because there’s something for everyone: turbos and hypers, high rollers and micros, knockout bounties, monster stacks, and so much more! And there’s at least NINE MILLION DOLLARS IN THE POT. Spades are usually black, but this month they’re all going gold! And if you win one of the big events, so will your account!

Qualifiers start on Tuesday, October 11th, and you can catch tune-up events from then Friday, October 14th. These will get you in shape to crush some real money poker online at the main events. These start the day after, on the 15th. They then run for a full month until the Main Event tournament on Sunday November 13th. If you haven’t won a ticket through any of the satellites or qualifiers, you can pony up $425 + $25 and buy in directly. You’ll be playing for your share of a big prize pool. That’s a lot of gold! Your regular big tournies will feature some added prize money. The $200K guaranteed that usually runs on Sundays is going to $210K at a minimum. We expect it will go above that once players realize how much dough is on the line. Look for the full details and schedule around September 9 on our main Ignition Tournament page.

3- November Million Dollar Weekend

Ignition Casino Million Dollar weekend poker tournament

One of the best-named Ignition online poker tournaments is back yet again to enrich some players who can battle to the borderline. A cool million is guaranteed to be in the pot for this one, and plenty of players will be chasing it. Qualifiers for the November Million Dollar Weekend begin on Thursday, November 17th. You can keep hitting these up until Turkey Day on the 24th. Then, you need to load up on pie and get a good night’s rest. The next days will be an absolute feast of poker! The 25th to the 28th will give you all the poker you can handle, including a Main Event on ____ that will be a day to remember for a handful of poker lovers who come out on top. This is the real Cyber Monday right here! Check our pages around October 7th for the full schedule and details.

4- Festival of Felt

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The winter holidays are on the way, and the best poker tournaments will be here at Ignition. We’re decking the halls and being extra good so that our players will get plenty of presents this year! The Festival of Felt is actually two event series. The first is 12 Days of Turbos, taking place from November 29 to December 14. We’ll be singing: On the fifth day of Flushmas my true love gave to me – five cards of the same suiiiiit! Okay. We’re already too turnt and it’s only fall, but when you’ve got the holiday spirit, you’ve just gotta let it out! The second event series is our Holiday Series, taking you through Christmas and New Year’s, from December 15 to January 8. If you want to give yourself a gift this year, be sure to register for a few holiday tournies so you can chase that cheery green. It’s going to be a great season, here at Ignition!


Other real money poker tournaments to jot in your calendar

Monster Stack

Tired of starting out small? Get started with a monster stack of 15,000 chips and play the game your way. Buy ins range from $25 + $2.50 to $150 + $12. Every man knows a small stack really puts the pressure on, but with big stacks to swing around, no one will be the boss of you after you get these Ignition tournament tickets.

Sit & Go Tournaments

2 to 45 players who line up for lightning-fast action and get the cards dealt faster than you can say “all in.” There’s Deep Stack tourneys with extra chips, Turbos where blinds increase faster than usual, double ups where you can double your buy in by surviving half the field, and a lot of other tournament excitement waiting for you! Sit & Gos are an amazing way to get in the game for people who don’t have the time to wait for a big tourney to take place.

Jackpot Sit & Gos

Want a shot to win a thousand times your buy in? You don’t have to play a huge tourney – you can do it with a Jackpot Sit & Go – and you only have to knock out two other players! These tournaments are for three players only. They play out fast in a hyper-turbo structure, so it’s easy to get in and out. But the best part is the randomized prize pool. When you’re seated, the spinning reel will determine the prize pool for your tourney. Buy ins range from $2 to $60, but with the chance to play for up to a thousand times that amount, these games are as hot as they come!

Jackpot Sit & Go's

$200K Guaranteed Poker Tournaments

These Ignition poker tournament payouts are straightforward. The total prize pool is $200,000, guaranteed, and the first place winner takes home $20,000. With satellite tourneys running all the time, you might play your way into a mega payday with nothing more than poker skill and a little luck.

How to Win Poker Tournament Tickets

Online poker tournaments at our site are all about timing, but there’s a twist. Because Ignition poker tournaments have increasing blinds, you need to win if you’re going to play your way to the final table. You can’t simply sit and do nothing, playing tight and waiting for only the best cards – you’ll get blinded to death as the antes eat away at your stack all game long. Thus, the best strategy is to make the right moves at the right times, but to adjust your approach depending on what you’ve got and where the blinds are headed. If you only have a few blinds left, it’s time to shove with any half-decent cards. If you’re a big stacker, though? You can afford to be more conservative if you want, but you also can play the bully and lean on weak stacks who can’t afford to keep calling your aggressive plays.

Ok – now you’re ready to take your seat and get into the best poker action around. Pull out the big guns, download the Ignition app and win real money right now with Ignition mobile poker tournaments!

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