World Series of Poker 2008 Satellite Tournaments
The WSOP is one of many international poker tournaments which offer contestants the opportunity of gaining entry to the elite, and oft expensive, event by way of online and land-based satellite tournaments.
This effectively means that everybody, pros and rank amateurs alike, have a chance of claiming the crown of the main event and an equitable share of some of the richest prize pools in international sport! This is one of the reasons why poker, Texas Holdem in particular, has become one of the most sought after pastimes in the history of man!
Benefits of Satellites
Many accomplished amateur players would not always find it easy to fund buy-ins as rich as $10 000 and would consequently never really be able to test their prowess on the pro circuit, but now days the vast majority of online poker rooms offer satellites to all the big tour events including the Caribbean Poker Classic, the Aussie Millions the World Poker Tour and the European Poker Tour.
One of the most successful sports bookmakers in the UK, William Hill is, for instance, running daily satellites where Caribbean Poker Classic packages are up for grabs, and these packages not only include the buy-in to the main event, but accommodation and travel expenses too!
Anybody who knows anything about poker will have heard about Chris Moneymaker, the 2003 WSOP main event champion – he gained entry to the main event by way of an online satellite competition where the buy-in was a measly $39 and ended up a cool $2.5 million in the black!
WSOP 2008 Satellites on Now!
- PokerStars qualifies more players for the big tours than any other online poker room and they are currently offering double VIP Player Points on all WSOP cash and steps satellites
- Players Only poker room is giving away a 12k prize package to the 2008 WSOP main event which includes the $10 000 buy-in and $2000 in cash to cover travelling expenses, but that is not all, there is also a $2k package up for grabs for entry into the no limit event on June 30.
- Carbon Poker is currently offering both multi-table and sit & go online satellites with buy-ins starting as low as $2!
- Titan Poker is offering three different ways of qualifying for the 2008 WSOP and $14 000 packages will be awarded to winners. Packages include the $10 000 buy-in, 10 nights accommodation (July 2 – 12), registration fees, flights and spending money!!