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Get your Poker Start in Bodog Poker’s Beginner Tournaments

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Whether it’s an amateur who only plays poker on the weekends or a high roller who consistently plays for pots bigger than the average guy’s mortgage, everyone gets their start somewhere.  And if you’re looking for a good place to get your start in poker, then the Beginner’s Tournaments at Bodog Poker might be the perfect place.

These are called Beginner’s Tournaments because they provide excellent grounds for people to hone their skills in real money games.  And the term “Beginner’s Tournaments” isn’t just a fancy cover-up for micro stakes tourneys either because the prize structure is way different in these poker tournaments.    

For example, a normal tourney will only pay money to the top 8%-15% of the finishers.  This means that even if you are playing against weaker competition in the lower stakes, you will still have to be pretty good just to cash.  And this can be very defeating from a mental perspective when you’re just starting out in poker because it’s so hard to finish in the top 8%-15%.  But in the Bodog Beginner’s Tournaments, 16%-30% of the players will share in the tournament prize pool.  

Now this may not seem like a big upgrade, but the fact that your chances of cashing in a Beginner’s Tournament are doubled is a big boost.  And the more frequent cashes will help you preserve your bankroll while learning the game, which is something that is nearly impossible to accomplish for most rookie players.

If multi-table poker tournaments aren’t your thing, then Bodog also has Beginner’s Sit and Go Tournaments.  As the name implies, these are just like any other sit and go with the exception being that 50% of the players involved will get paid instead of the standard 30% seen in most 10-person SNG’s.  

For those of you who would like to start your poker days off in the Beginner’s Tournaments, you will first need to sign up for Bodog using the POKERWORKS bonus code.  By using the POKERWORKS bonus code, you will be able to get the 110% deposit bonus up to $500.  After you sign up, you need to go to the Bodog lobby to find the tournaments.

If you’re interested in the multi-table tourneys, click on the “Scheduled Tournaments” tab and look under the “Daily” tab.  When you click on the Daily tab, the Beginner’s Tournaments will be listed along with all of the other scheduled tourneys that Bodog runs each day.  They’ll be marked as “Beginner Tournament” and they cost $4 + $0.40 to enter.  To get into a beginner SNG, go to the “Sit and Go Tournaments” tab in the lobby and make sure that the “All” button is selected.  From here you will be able to scroll down and see the tourneys marked “Beginner – Tournament.”  The buy-in for the beginner SNG’s is just $2 + $0.20.  

As you can see, the Beginner’s Tournaments at Bodog are an extremely cheap way to learn how to play tournament poker.  They also ensure that you will have a really good shot at getting paid!

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