Over last weekend, a number of online casinos saw their regular poker tournaments attract large numbers of players with major sites such as FullTiltPoker.com, PokerStars.com and PartyPoker.com all passing pre-tournament guarantees.
PokerStars.com's Sunday Million event dominated the weekend's tournament scene with a field of 7,520 entrants resulting in a prize pool of $1.5 million. This saw a pool of 1,080 players in the money bubble and presented a winner’s prize estimated at $212,000.
FullTiltPoker.com's regular One Million Dollar Guaranteed tournament featured a higher buy-in of $535 but still started with a field of 2,252 players generating a prize pool of $1.126 million. This made possible a winner’s purse of $206,564 with a cash list extending to 351 players.
PartyPoker.com’s $300,000 Guaranteed pulled in 1,735 players on Sunday and delivered a $347,600 prize pool and a potential first prize of $67,665.