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PartyPoker Weekly: Spring Million Announced & Satellite Tips

PartyPoker Spring Million

This week on the PartyPoker Blog, a $1 million tournament is coming in May and tips on how to qualify for it. Plus our exclusive Party Poker Free $50 No-Deposit Bonus.

$1,000,000 Spring Million Announced

May is looking to be a big month on PartyPoker with the announcement of a $1,000,000 guaranteed tournament. The Spring Million is set to take place on May 1 at 13:30 EDT (1700 GMT). With a $600+$40 buy-in and championship style structure, this will be one of the biggest online tournaments of the year.

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How to Win Satellites with M0NGY

If you do want to try your hand at qualifying for the Spring Million, PartyPoker player Scott ‘M0NGY’ O’Reilly gave some advice on how to win MTT satellites over on the PartyPoker Blog. Here are some of his top tips:

Scotty 'M0NGY' O'Reilly
Scotty 'M0NGY' O'Reilly

1. You don’t need all the chips

First, you are not there to win it. In a regular MTT, it is all about accumulating as many chips as possible as soon as possible to try to win the tournament. In a satellite with six seats, you are only trying to get into the last six. If you get to that magic last six, it doesn’t matter if you have 90% of the chips or just one chip — you end up with the same prize. The aim is to get to about one-sixth of the chips in play, and then to sustain rather than accumulate.

2. Showdowns=Variance

Second, you want to survive. It’s not very often you get to the situation where you can just sit around and fold to the gold. This means you are going to have to play hands. Generally, the best way to play these multi-seat satellites is small ball poker, i.e. just trying to steal the blinds, or by exercising pot control to keep pots small. By not risking too many chips in one hand stops you from accidentally undoing all of the hard work that you have already done.

3. You are not the only one wanting to fold

On the other hand, though, you aren’t the only one wanting to fold. Often the chip leader will take a relaxed approach around the bubble, opting to fold even very big preflop holdings rather than jeopardize his stack.

For more of Scott’s tips check out the PartyPoker Blog.

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