Winning Poker Network had been see some better results in the Freebuy Tournament Series soon or players are going to continue to get a lot of free equity from their missed guarantees and underwhelming turnouts. Players, of course, hope for exactly the opposite.
Winning Poker Network, which consists of America’s Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, PokerHost, True Poker and Ya Poker, is in the thick of their freebuy tournament series, and it hasn’t been going as well as they would have hoped. That means that there is a great chance for players to get some free money as the site is having to swallow some fairly large overlays. When you combine this with a reload bonus and an updated tournament schedule there is a good chance for players to get free money, especially tournament players which have ben traditionally more marginalized by the network.
Generally when overlays happen in tournaments there is still a bit of difficultly in taking advantage of it, because either the field is small and tough OR the tournaments happen once a week making the long term much harder to realize. Luckily for players Winning Poker Network is seeing that with their Freebuy Tournament Series and there is still plenty of time left in it for players to take full advantage of it. Through the first 9 events of the series 8 of the tournaments have overlaid, and some by as much as 20% or more. The only tournaments that hasn’t seen an overlay was actually a Pot Limit Omaha O/8 event. This means that players can take full advantage of the misses by the network and get free money.
With the way the series is set up, with events having no buy-in and then normal rebuys and add-ons, players can take full advantage of these overlays for less than normal. Many players are just registering their one free bullet and then exiting once they bust. While this doesn’t add anything to the prize pool, players are also not competing against as large of fields as what it looks like. Just being willing to take the add-on at the end of the first 3 hours of the tournament would go a long way into having more chips than your opponents and investing more than they are willing to.
Of course, all of this is on top of the fact that you are getting a lot of freeroll players and even the players who have money in their accounts will be lower stakes players a lot of the time. It’s one of the few opportunities on a US-friendly site to get decent sized prize pools with very weak fields. It’s a unique opportunity to get some free and easy equity.
If you do want to play these awesome tournaments, or anything else, but don’t have the funds on Winning Poker Network right now, then they have you covered. With a 100% up to $200 reload bonus you can get all the funds you will need to play the series and then you get to double it! Just enter the code “freebuy” when making your deposit and you will be on your way to clearing as many points as you can in the next 45 days. Players have until May 17th to take advantage of this bonus offer. It’s important to note that even though it is for the freebuy series, you don’t need to actually play it to take full advantage of it.
Winning Poker Network has been criticized in the past for their lack of a good tournament schedule available to players, or at least the exceptionally limited nature of it. This idea cooled for a bit at the beginning of the year when they overhauled their tournament schedule. The grumblings started up again though as they appeared to rest on their laurels and not take players suggestions into account. Winning Poker Network wants to show that it has heard you, the players, by making some changes to types of tournaments, late registration times and other specifics of the tournaments. The best way to figure out the most up to date schedule is to log onto the client and see what they are offering, as the changes have been fast and furious.
Winning Poker Network has some free equity up for grabs, and this time it’s focused on tournament players, which they don’t normally pay as much attention to. While it wasn’t intended, most likely, that doesn’t negate the fact that it is the reality and players should do their best to take full advantage of it. Are you playing any of the freebuy series? Tell us on Twitter and Facebook!