There’s no tournament like the Main Event of the World Series of Poker.
It is widely regarded as the best tournament of the year, with the slowest structure allowing for the most play, and an electric energy that is hard to duplicate.
For many recreational players, getting a seat in the Main Event feels more like a far-off fantasy rather than a dream that could possibly come true. However, every year players from all corners of the poker world take shots in mega satellites and win their way to Las Vegas to compete for life-changing money. 888poker offers one of the best ways to do that.
888poker is an official partner of the 2019 World Series of Poker and, once again, this year they are providing players a number of paths to punch their ticket to the Main Event. Not only can you win a seat at the table, but 888poker is also providing an all-inclusive package that puts you up at a hotel and provides extra cash for travel expenses…all for $30.
The $30 WSOP 2019 Main Event Package satellite certainly is not the baseline satellite, but for many who have built up a bankroll it is a great place to start. As we have mentioned, players can begin to work their way up from the very bottom where the first step costs a single penny. Yep, $0.01.
As we have already covered, those looking to hop in the $30 satellite can also win their way in through a $5 Step 4 satellite.
Get In The Game
The $30 satellites are an everyday occurrence on 888poker and you can easily find them by going to the Live Events > Tournament tab in the client. They do not run nearly as often as some of the feeder satellites prior to it, like the early Steps satellites or even the $16.50.
So, we recommend taking a look in the client and making these $30 tournaments more of an appointment. You’ll need to plan a little bit ahead just to make sure you can have an opportunity to participate in them.
What You Win
The winner of the $30 satellite picks up a $1,050 ticket to the Main Event, putting them one win away to making that dream a reality.
There’s no real decision on what to do next. Players will take this $1,050 ticket and have a chance at the $12,600 prize package that includes a six-night stay at the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas and $1,000 bonus cash to help with flights, food, and other expenses. The $1,050 tournament takes place on Sundays at 12:30 GMT, so check your calendar and make sure you can be in front of your computer at that time.
The $30 tournament has a nearly identical structure to the $16.50 satellites with 5000 in starting chips and 8-minute levels.
One of the major differences is that there are two rebuys allowed for the first 105 minutes of the tournament. That hopes to help get the prize pool up enough to cover the cost of at least a single seat. It might also offer those who miss out, but still finish in the top spots, some extra cash.
The tournament needs at least five players to get underway otherwise it will be canceled. There will be some overlay if it doesn’t reach the 35 player threshold. There have been $30 satellites where this has been the case, so value hunters should be on the lookout.
If you happen to take down the $30 satellite, you are one step away from bagging a seat in the Main Event. Register for the most convenient Sunday $1,050 and run great.
If you miss, there are more $30 satellites available every day, or look in the direction of the $109 satellites if your bankroll can support it – the odds aren’t quite as long with the bigger buy-in.