Texas Holdem Poker at Absolute Poker
Absolute Poker was once one of the best poker sites on the internet, especially if you were a poker player from USA. However it has gone the way of many similar sites and is now defunct, and more sinisterly has been accused of a massive fraud in which many players account balances disappeared and have not been recovered. The site boasted some top professional players like Phil Helmuth and Annie Duke but now the US government owns the assets of the company, which is basically the database of player names and emails.
The following was the information page for AP when it was up and running:
There's a great range of tournaments at Absolute Poker, as well as Texas Holdem poker there is also Omaha and Stud poker available. Buy-ins range from a measly $0.25 to $100.
Heads Up Online Poker Tournaments
Play Heads-up or One-on-One at AbsolutePoker. With Heads-up tournaments you play head-to-head with one player in a knock out format until one player has all the chips. Players then get matched against another winner in the next round until the top two players have reached the final table.
A satellite is a smaller buy-in tournament in which the prize is an entry into a larger buy-in tournament. For example winning a $2 satellite tournament with at least 10 entrants would get you a $20 entry into a $20 buy-in tournament. Similarly, a $100 tournament with 50 entrants could win you a $5,000 tournament buy-in for a major World Poker Tour tournament event in Las Vegas.
The daily freerolls at AbsolutePoker are among the best in the business. Although the prize pool is only $50, there are LOADS of chances to win! Where else can you play 15 freerolls per day! The game is varied between No Limit Texas Holdem, Limit Hold 'em, Stud poker and Omaha.
Freeroll times (EST - UK times +6 hours)
0:15am, 2:15am, 4:15am, 5:15am, 6:15am, 7:15am, 9:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:15pm, 11:15pm
In addition there are also WSOP freerolls each day.
Absolute Poker Monthly
A monthly freeroll tournament for the top 50 ranked real money players at Absolute Poker. Based on player rankings compiled monthly by the site.
AbsolutePoker has some nice touches, with a player search function that you can use to find any player online. There is also the "tournament history" facility that can be requested by any player at any time after the tournament. Another good thing about tournaments on this site - you have to actually play in them! Don't you get so frustrated when you play a tournament at some sites and half the players are missing? Well not at Absolute Poker, if you don't take action within the first 10 minutes of play you will be removed from the tournament.
ABSOLUTE POKER VIPS
VIPs are the most active real money players who have accumulated 10,000 points. They have the ability to create the private poker tournament groups and invite players to private tables.
PLAY A PRO
Any Multi or Single table tourney that has real money buy-in and fee can earn you points towards the weekly leader board. At the end of the week the top ranked tournament player for that week gets to go up against tournament pro Mark Seif in a No-Limit Texas Holdem heads up match. The match takes place at 2:00pm EST (8:00pm UK) the following Saturday.
REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM (RAF)
Refer a friend to Absolute Poker and you will receive $50 and your friend will receive $25.