The World Series of Poker season is approaching fast and we know you're all wondering where the best WSOP satellites are online.
If you're looking for the best ways to qualify for this year's WSOP Main Event, or find a cheap way to play some prelims, this is a series you should keep an eye on.
The satellites will be low buy-in, high buy-in and everything in between. We’ll highlight huge tournaments as well as Sit & Go step programs. In addition we’ll also give you our PokerListings’ pick of the week, which will be a particularly value-packed satellite.
This week we’ll kick things off by taking a look at the various offers from 888poker, William Hill and Cake Poker.
For a running list of all available WSOP satellites, check out our How to Qualify for the WSOP page!
888poker has a variety of ways to satellite into the 2011 WSOP including a seriously simple steps program. Their steps program includes MTTs, Sit & Goes and rebuy tournaments. To sign up go to our 888poker review.
Main Event Steps (Daily)
Step 1 - Buy-in: $5.50
One in five players receives a ticket into Step 2.
Step 2 - Buy-in: $25
One in five players receives a ticket into Step 3.
Step 3 - Buy-in: $115
One in five players receives a ticket into the weekly satellite final.
Weekly Main Event Qualifier
One $15,500 package to the 2011 WSOP awarded for every 24 players who enter the tournament. Runs every week.
William Hill Poker
To say William Hill Poker has a wide-assortment of WSOP qualifiers would be an understatement with an A and B Main Event qualifying schedule along with side event qualifiers and satellites into the PLO World Championship event. To sign up go to our William Hill Poker review.
Main Event Satellite Structure A
This structure culminates with a massive $535 WSOP Freezeout satellite that takes place every Sunday. The winner receives a WSOP package worth $13,000 that includes Main Event seat, flight and accommodations.
There are numerous feeders into the satellite final with Freezeouts, Rebuy and Add-on and Sit & Goes available. The various buy-ins include $11, $33, $53, $66, $88 and $106.
Main Event Satellite Structure B
The Will Hill Main Event satellite B structure finishes with a $215 buy-in Rebuy and Add-on tournament that takes place every Tuesday.
Once again every winner will receive a WSOP package worth $13,000 that includes your seat, flight and hotel accommodations.
There are a variety of ways to qualify for the final satellite with MTTs, Sit & Goes and rebuy events all represented. Buy-in levels include $8.80, $11, $13.20, $22, $23.50, $27.50, $47 and $112.50.
Cake Poker has separated its WSOP satellites into two main categories with Multi-Table Tournament qualifiers and Sit & Go satellites. To sign up go to Cake Poker review.
Cake offers two types of MTT WSOP satellites: Rebuy and Add-on and the standard freezeout tournament.
One ticket into the next level freezeout awarded for every $16.50 in the prizepool. Satellite runs daily.
One ticket into the 2011 Semi Final per $90 in the prizepool. Satellite runs daily.
One ticket into the Series 2011 Final is awarded per $490 in the prizepool. Satellite runs daily.
One prize package to the 2011 WSOP awarded per $13,000 in the prizepool. Satellite runs every Sunday at 4 p.m.
Rebuy and Add-on Qualifiers
One seat into the next level R&A seat awarded per $9.90 in the prizepool. Satellite runs daily.
One seat into the 2011 Semi Final satellite per $90 in the prizepool. Satellite runs daily.
Cake Poker Sit & Go Satellites
Cake Poker is running Sit & Go steps this year with $2,500 Vegas Spree prize packages up for grabs.
Prizepool includes two Step 2 seats
Prizepool includes two Step 3 seats
Prizepool includes two Step 4 seats
Prizepool includes two Step 5 seats
Prizepool includes two Step 6 seats
Prizepool includes two Vegas Spree final seats
Prizepool includes two Vegas Spree $2,500 packages.
Super Satellite of the Week: Full Tilt $1k Thursday
Although most of the huge WSOP satellites don’t start rolling until summer, Full Tilt is already offering some massive direct satellites.
Later tonight they’ll be hosting a $1k WSOP MTT satellite with five packages guaranteed. No fooling around: you win, you go to the 2011 WSOP.