Poker is one of the most popular card games on the planet, but many fans of gambling do not even think about taking part in a live poker tournament, believing that it is expensive and difficult.What do you really need to know about poker tournaments in order to experience the emotions that a live game can bring at least once in your life? To do this, it is not at all necessary to be a pro, have a lot of money and free time. In this article, we will debunk three main myths about poker. Myth 1. Poker tournaments are always very expensive Those who are not intimately familiar with the world of poker believe that it is expensive to take part in a poker tournament. Of course, this myth is partly true. The prize fund of some tournaments can be very impressive, and naturally consists of participation fees. However, some players enter the tournament paying really pennies.For example, you can take part in virtual tournaments almost free of charge. Satellites to live tournaments are very often held online, and cost very little, from one cent. For example, from November 19 to December 2, 2018, the MicroCOOP online tournament will be held on the Pokerdom website. In total, the event schedule includes more than a hundred events with buy-ins from 25 rubles. Also, PokerDom hosts satellites and freerolls for registered participants. And if you win, the player will be able to get a full package of opportunities that will allow you to take part in poker tournaments at a higher level. Also, the owners of the package can count on the fact that after winning they will be fully paid for the trip to the tournament and accommodation. Myth 2: Poker Tournament Participants Have an Age Limit We are sure that some people would like to take part in a poker tournament. However, they believe that it is either too early for them to sit down at the card table, or it is already too late. Of course, do not forget that any person who has reached the age of majority can become a player. That is, you can be 21 years old or even all 100 – there will be no difference.Let’s take the Russian Timofey Kuznetsov as an example. At the age of 25, he managed not only to prove himself as a professional player, but also to win the Super High Roller Bowl tournament. Now the player is 27 years old and has already joined the PartyPoker team. It’s also never too late to start playing poker. For example, the poker world knows 97-year-old Jack Urie. Agree, this is a very impressive age for a player. Also, Uri was able to prove that age in poker tournaments is not important at all. The main thing is to be a professional and enjoy the process itself. Myth 3. The best poker tournaments can only be held abroad You can often hear that poker tournaments are not held in Russia, and even if they are, the prize pool is minimal. Some also believe that the best way to play poker is abroad. However, the Russian Federation has long boasted of large poker series.For example, many poker tournaments are held on the territory of the Krasnaya Polyana gambling and entertainment zone. It is there, in the local Casino Sochi, that the loudest poker series take place. For example, the PokerSrtars Sochi tournament, which is organized by the PokerStars team. By winning this series, the participant will not only be able to take a decent amount of money with him, but also receive a platinum pass from PokerStars worth $30,000. The pass will provide an opportunity to participate in poker tournaments that will be held in the Bahamas. In addition, the winner will be provided with a free flight, hotels will be paid for, and, in principle, all his expenses will be covered. The tournament, by the way, will be held at the Sochi Casino from 20 to 29 March 2019. Conclusion Now poker is no longer just a gambling entertainment, but also this game that can unite thousands of like-minded people at the tables, and as a nice bonus, bring an incredible win and fame to the winner. And to become a member of the poker series, you do not need to have a large amount of money at all. It’s best to just focus on the result and show the poker community your talent.