As it is again that time of the year when summer slowly starts to leave the stage to fall, the World Poker Tour is about to celebrate one of the most awaited live tournaments of the season — the partypoker WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus.
From September 1-11, the festival will invade one of the most inviting locations in Europe, bringing some great poker action to the five-star Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino — a $1 million guarantee, $4,400 buy-in Main Event, plus a lot of fun events that will make it the best way to bid farewell to the summer season.
If you would like to spoil yourself with a nice trip to this wonderful island in the Mediterranean sea, and at the same time get a shot at the $1 million guaranteed main event (if you will not be too busy partying), make sure you do not miss the opportunity to join one of the satellite tournaments running right before the main event begins.
How to Qualify for the WPT Cyprus?
Even if now it is too late to grab one of the nine packages worth $6,500 each that partypoker offered to their players earlier this month, there are still some good opportunities to secure a seat at the $1 million guaranteed main event for much less than the requested $4,400 buy-in.
According to the festival's official program, the WPT has set two live $280 buy-in Main Event Satellite on Monday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 3, and one $650 buy-in WPT Main Event Super Satellite on September 4, just 24 hours before the start of the event.
The $280 buy-in qualifiers will give players the opportunity to play for eight seats to the WPT Main Event each, while the $650 "Super Satellite" will offer a guarantee of 10 seats, worth a total of $44,000.
Those who would like to qualify for free and do not mind taking a longer road, will have a chance to do so by going through a two-step challenge that starts with three freeroll qualifiers to the satellites running on September 1, 3, and 4.
The freerolls will give to 11 players the unique chance to climb the ladder to the WPT Cyprus $1 million guaranteed Main Event thanks to nothing but their poker skills. If you think you have what it takes to embrace this (free) challenge, make sure you don't miss your three shots at it, and head to the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino on time to secure yourself a seat.
Here's a quick recap of all the satellites and freerolls to the WPT Cyprus Main Event:
|Sep 1, 2014||7 p.m.||Freeroll to Event #2||FREE|
|Sep 1, 2014||9 p.m.||WPT Main Event Satellite||$250+$30||Eight Seats Guaranteed ($35,200)|
|Sep 3, 2014||7 p.m.||Freeroll to Event #6||FREE||Four Seats Guaranteed to Event #6 ($1000)|
|Sep 3, 2014||9 p.m.||WPT Main Event Satellite||$250+$30||Eight Seats Guaranteed to Event #9 ($35,200)|
|Sep 4, 2014||7 p.m.||Freeroll to Event #8||FREE||Three Seats Guaranteed to Event #8 ($1800)|
|Sep 4, 2014||9 p.m.||WPT Main Event Super Satellite||$600+$50||10 Seats Guaranteed to Event #9 ($44,000)|
For more information, including the entire partypoker WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus schedule, head over to the WorldPokerTour.com's event page.
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