If making money is your top priority, you should compare the prizes to the amount of players instead.
That's how you get the real value in an online poker tournament.
Here are some hidden gems in the world of Sunday poker tournaments:
Bodog Poker $100,000 Guaranteed
Bodog Poker once was one of the biggest poker rooms in the world. They sponsored the 2006 WSOP champion Jamie Gold, new players kept pouring in and all three sections of the site - sportsbook, casino and poker room - were doing well.
The future looked bright but Bodog ran into some problem with the poker site.
Today, Bodog Poker has been pushed down from the top-ten list of most visited poker-rooms online.
For cash-game players, this might not be the best situation - although there still is fairly good ring-game action at Bodog - but for tournament players it's very beneficial.
In Bodog's $100,000 Guaranteed on Sundays, the seats aren't always filled to pay for the entire prize pool, which means that the site has to add money to reach the guaranteed amount.
So when you enter the Sunday tournament, your buy-in is actually worth more than the $162 entry fee.
This is called overlay and is what all serious poker players look for.
UB.com and Absolute Poker $200,000 Sunday Guaranteed
Together on the Cereus Network, Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker host a $200K guaranteed every Sunday - a tournament well worth checking out.
Even though UB.com and AP are two of the biggest brands on the U.S. poker scene, the tournament quite often offers added money.
For the same reason as in Bodog's Sunday tournament - there aren't enough players to cover for the guaranteed prize money - UB.com and AP have to add money to the prize pool sometimes creating great value for you as a player.
If you sign up at UB.com or AP you can keep an eye on the event every Sunday to see when it's time to buy in.
Lock Poker $50,000 Guaranteed
The best overvalue, however, is often found at the smaller sites and networks - poker rooms you might not even have heard of before.
One of these events is Lock Poker's Sunday $50K guaranteed tournament.
Lock Poker is a fairly new site at the US-friendly Merge Gaming Network, which is one of the fastest growing poker platforms right now.
Thanks to this, you don't only get overvalue in this tournament, the opponents are generally a lot less skilled than the average player at, say, Full Tilt Poker.
When you look for a tournament, go to our guide to Sunday online poker tournaments.
There you'll have the complete list of events together with ways to satellite into them.
But before you sign up, remember that the size of the prize pool isn't everything. Sometimes the smaller sites offer much better value.