The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify.
From now until the 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerListing.com will be highlighting some of the best options available through our poker partners.
We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Goes.
This week we’re going to showcase some of the best satellites available on Paddy Power Poker, RedKings Poker and BetClic Poker.
Paddy Power Poker
Paddy Power Poker is the premier Irish poker site but it’s started to build a great reputation in the rest of Europe as well.
Paddy Power Poker always runs a number of WSOP satellites and this year is no exception with numerous $13k packages up for grabs. Paddy Power Poker players also get access to the weekly iPoker satellites on Tuesdays and Sundays as well as the $25,000 executive package.
The site is also heavily promoting its satellite into the $10,000 WSOP PLO Championship. For many European’s that event is like the Main Event and Paddy Power Poker is awarding $13k packages.
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 & Goes available. The various buy-ins include $11, $33, $53, $66, $88 and $106.
Main Event Satellite Structure B
The Paddy Power 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.
Paddy Power Poker Pot-Limit Omaha Package
The giant Paddy Power Poker PLO Championship satellite runs every Friday at 10 p.m. with direct buy-in costing $535. There are daily feeders for the event that start at just $8.
Winners will receive the $10k buy in to the Pot-Limit Omaha Championship as well as five nights accommodation in Vegas and $1,950 for flights and spending cash.
RedKings Poker is definitely not the most well known poker room on the Internet but there is some serious WSOP value to be had on the site.
RedKings is running two distinct WSOP satellites this year, one for the Main Event and one for Event 54, which is a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event.
RedKings Poker Main Event Satellite
The RedKings Poker Main Event satellites run every week and cost $320 to buy into directly but you can qualify for far less.
Each winner receives a comprehensive $14,500 package that includes the $10k Main Event buy-in, 10 nights at the Venetian, $250 for breakfast, $150 for a welcome event and $2,500 for travel and spending.
Check the RedKings Poker website for the complete schedule.
RedKings Poker Side Event 54 Satellite
The RedKings Poker Side Event 54 satellite also costs $320 to buy into and runs every week. Feeders are available for considerably less. This time around the winner receives a $3,600 package that includes the $1,000 buy in to Event 54, seven nights at the Venetian, $175 for breakfast, $65 for a welcome event and $1,100 for travel and spending.
Be sure to check the RedKings Poker website for the complete satellite schedule.
Check out our comprehensive RedKings Poker review to get involved.
BetClic is one of the biggest sports books in Europe but the poker site of the operation has benefited from a recent surge in popularity.
This year BetClic is offering over $180,000 in WSOP Main Event seats and every package is worth €10,000.
BetClic Weekly Main Event Satellite
BetClic Poker runs a weekly satellite where first place is a €10,000 package that includes travel and accommodation to the 2011 WSOP. The tournament runs every Sunday at 18:50 GMT. The direct buy in is €320 but you can qualify in daily satellites for €11, €23, or via the steps program, which starts at €9.
Check out our comprehensive BetClic Poker review to get involved.
PokerListings Satellite of the Week
Cake Poker Weekly Series 2011 Final
Cake Poker has always been known as one of the softest sites around and that makes their Sunday WSOP qualifiers one of the best available. You can buy in directly for $490 but it’s also possible to qualify for just $1.10. Every winner gets a $13k prize package to the Main Event.
The next event is on May 22 at 4 p.m.
Check out our Cake Poker review and sign up here.
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