The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify.
We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Gos.
This week we’re going to analyze some of the best WSOP satellites offered by Titan Poker, bwin Poker and PartyPoker.
Titan Poker is making one its biggest WSOP pushes ever with countless ways to get to Las Vegas for all the action this summer. Titan Poker offers $13k WSOP Main Event packages with seven nights accommodation at the five-star Wynn Hotel. To sign up go to our Titan Poker review.
Main Event Satellite Structure A
This structure culminates with a massive $535 WSOP Freezeout satellite that takes place every Sunday at 22:00 (GMT+1). 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 & Gos available. The various buy-ins include $11, $33, $53, $66, $88 and $106.
Main Event Satellite Structure B
The Titan Poker 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.
WSOP Jackpot SNG Executive Package
This year Titan Poker is offering an impressive $25,000 WSOP package to players that win six consecutive WSOP Executive Jackpot Sit & Goes. Each Sit & Go costs only $12 to buy into.
The $25k WSOP package includes not only the $10k Main Event buy-in but also a side event (Event 56) and 13 days accommodations at the Wynn in Las Vegas. In addition Titan Poker will provide $7k for flights and spending money.
The executive package is one of the best WSOP packages you can qualify for.
Side Event Qualifying Schedule
Titan Poker is offering numerous satellites to side events this year and even the prestigious $10k Pot-Limit Omaha championship. Qualifiers start at just $2.75 and run daily, weekly and monthly. Check the lobby for more information.
World-class online room bwin Poker is upping the number of satellites on tap this year with a little something for everyone. This year bwin Poker is offering $15k WSOP Main Event packages with accommodations at the exclusive Venetian Palazzo. Side event players are also in luck with numerous $3,600 packages to the $1,000 buy-in Event 54.
Main Event Qualifying
bwin Poker’s Main Event satellite’s start at just $2.20 but it all feeds into the $15k Main Event finals, which run every Sunday. If you’d rather just avoid the qualifying part altogether you can just buy-in for a straight $320.
Side Event Qualifying
Similar to the Main Event satellites, the qualifiers start at just $2.20 and lead all the way up to a $320 final that runs every Tuesday and Thursday. The difference is that there will be more packages to win.
Main Event Freerolls
bwin Poker is one of the few sites that is straight up giving away seats to the 2011 WSOP. New players receive 10 tickets to weekly freerolls that take place every Saturday.
Online poker giant PartyPoker is always one of the premiere destinations to qualify for the WSOP and this year is no exception. Whether you prefer multi-table tournaments or Sit & Goes, PartyPoker has you covered. The site also offers $14k Main Event packages that include accommodations and spending cash.
PartyPoker offers daily WSOP qualifiers at the $2, $4, $9 and $75 buy-in levels. The tournaments essentially act as progressive steps and if you win one, you qualify for the next level of satellite. Finally in the $75 qualifier, every 1 in 10 players gains entrance to the daily final.
PartyPoker offers a $750 buy-in WSOP satellite every day at 15:20 ET. It’s incredibly simple: 1 in 20 players in the tournament field gets a $14,000 package to the 2011 WSOP Main Event.
PartyPoker is offering several freeroll options but the best is one designed for new players. The top 10 players in each new depositor WSOP freeroll will receive entrance to the next WSOP satellite. The next one takes place May 28.
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bwin Poker $11 Face Off
On May 6, bwin Poker is running another edition of its ridiculously value-packed $10 Face Off tournament. There are no complicated sub-qualifiers here and if you manage to finish in the top five you will receive either a 2011 WSOP Main Event package or a 2011 WSOP side event package. In other words: You win and you’re going to Las Vegas.
To keep track of all the best WSOP satellites look at our WSOP How to Qualify page.