Online Poker Guaranteed Tournaments
Mansion has shown its commitment to developing the Asia Pacific timezone market by shifting the schedules of its USD100,000 daily guaranteed tournaments. From 19 March 2007, these daily tournaments will be held as follows:
1. 11:00a.m. GMT – meaning 7:00p.m. Singapore and 10:00p.m. Sydney on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday
2. 8:00p.m. GMT on every other day. Players will find that not many major online tournaments are held at such favourable times for those based in the Asia Pacific. It is not, however, just the timings of these events that are attractive. On 19 March 2007 (Monday), only 350 players registered for this tournament (the buy-in is only USD100) - To break even for these daily events Mansion requires 1000 players!!! This therefore represents significant player value for players playing at such timings. If the 8:00p.m. GMT guaranteed tournaments are included, Mansion averages 529 players per day and even then the prizes are still very significant in value for the individual player. As per most tournaments the top 10% of players are paid-off, so this means that you have to beat a fairly small field to be ‘in the money’. In fact this allows for more interesting tournaments as well, players will find. A quick view of the names of the players’ lists show that the scheduling as such attracts different players from different parts of the globe. This makes it more interesting for the dedicated players amongst you who may wish to play a larger variety of players. On Mansion’s part, all indications are that Mansion too is succeeding in attracting more players to play in its online poker rooms. Kudos to Mansion for its commitment to developing its online poker market through quality scheduling and high value tournaments. Mansion has upped the ante on its rivals and it is hoped that more online poker rooms would commit to developing the Asia Pacific market – small matters like scheduling go a long way to creating opportunity for players in this region.