I made the final table for the first time today at http://www.pokerroom.com/?ref=16383
(inspired me to become an affiliate)
There were 2400 players and I came in 4th.
I only won $30, because it was a free tournament.
All I play anymore are the free... and $1 tournys.
The Saturday $1 throws $2500 extra in the pot
and 4th place there pays about $300, I think?
Wish I woulda got hot in that one instead!.
There are 3 free tourny's daily...
but you won't be able to collect your winnings in the 'free' tournaments,
unless you have accumulated 'player points' from playing $5 or greater games.
( I used to play the $5 - 6 player tournys, so I qualified )
The dollar tournys are a lot of fun though.
I don't even consider them gambling,
because you can get hours of entertainment for $1.
Cheaper than playing pinball, or doing just about anything else...
and you instantly collect all your winnings in the $1 tournaments,
regardless on 'player points'.