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Sunday, April 17, 2005

WSOP Satellite on Poker Stars

Poker Stars is running their 2005 WSOP Main Event satellites around the clock. Their $160 Double Shootout looks like a pretty good bet to win a seat.

81 players play in a single table sit-n-go format, the winners from each of these nine tables make up the final table. 1st place gets a seat in the WSOP plus hotel plus cash. 2nd through 8th gets $160 so you break even, 9th gets screwed with only $30.

They run $5.50 (R) satellites to the $160 satellite. These are fast paced turbo's with blinds increasing every 5 minutes. They last about an hour and an aggressive player with a little luck can win one of the 20-30 seats into the $160 Double Shootout. I've played about 4 of them and won a seat twice.

You can un-register and save the $160 for other selected tournaments, but you can't cash it out. All in all I think its a pretty good deal and a cheep realistic way to get a WSOP seat.

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