The World Series of Poker is the pinnacle of the card playing calendar. Every poker player with an inch of talent (and even more without) migrate to Las Vegas, the mecca of gambling, for a shot at fame and fortune at the start of the summer. Last year, 6,494 players attended the $10,000 Main Event and eventual winner Joe Cada shipped the first prize of $8,546,435.
This year will be more of the same, and most of the field will be getting there via the route of online qualification. Round about now is when everyone starts looking for a way to get the main event without stumping up the $10,000 themselves. That's why we are going to start bringing you a guide to getting to the 2010 World Series of Poker for a fraction of the price at some of the best online poker rooms around.
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Hundreds of seats will be given away in a multitude of qualifiers for all bankrolls. You can qualify for free, direct satellites for $1, daily $216 shootouts and a host of $216-$1000 direct qualifiers. There is a magnificent 150-seat giveaway on June 20 for a $645 buy-in and 50 direct free rolls. You can also qualify daily for a huge range of $2,000 side event packages.
What's more, if you win your seat, then cash in the main event, you get a 2011 Main Event Package for FREE! Oh, and did we mention you get an extra $10 million if you win the main event on top of your winnings?
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888 Poker is giving you not one, not two, but 88 ways to get to the World Series of Poker this year. You can win either one of 41 $15,000 packages to the main event or one of 47 $5,000 packages to event number 54. The widest choice of qualification routes being given by 888 Poker includes Rake Races, Referring Friends, Joining Facebook Fan Pages or Bounty Tournaments.
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One of the big players in WSOP Qualification, PartyPoker, is offering $14,000 packages to the main event, which start at FREEROLLS. The main $700+$50 satellites take place every Friday at 18:00 EST and Sunday at 15:35 EST, where one in 20 players will win a $14,000 WSOP package.
The best thing about these qualifiers is that you can get there for NOTHING by starting a bankroll with PartyPoker via PokerNews. That’s because you can get a FREE $50 bonus, NO DEPOSIT NEEDED when you sign up via PokerNews.
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Absolute Poker has put together one of the most generous satellite programs for the 2010 World Series of Poker so far. You will get between $1,500 and $5,000 just for showing up to the main event if you win a package, and the player who wins the most seats gets an extra $5,000. There is a $750,000 bonus for anyone that makes the final table.
You can win a seat via STEPS SNGs, weekly finals and two massive guaranteed tournaments with a total of 75 packages up for grabs. Check this out to find out more.
Something a bit different from Cake Poker. There are $2,500 and $12,500 packages to be won with NO STRINGS ATTACHED. No logos to be worn, contracts to be signed and you can do whatever the hell you want with the money, even play a different event or keep the lot. Find out more here.
No need to satellite into the big one with Betfair Poker, cash-game players will benefit from a fantastic rake-based promotion whereby if you hit a certain target you can bag either a $14,000 Package to the Main Event if you can earn four 50,000 Betfair Points before the end of May, or a $7,000 side-event package if you can earn between 325,000 and 449,999 points.
If you miss out but still earn more than 100,000 points, you will still win a seat into a free roll where one in 20 players will bag a $14,000 package to the main event.
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