Huge Value Awaits in the PokerStars PCA Ultra Satellite on Nov. 5
You’ll often hear poker tournament players talking about certain events having extra value to them. One such tournament that looks set to have immense added value takes place at PokerStars on Nov. 5.
Ultra Satellite Details
The Road to Bahamas Ultra Sat [PCA Qualifier], 100 Packages ($1.5 Million) Gtd! shuffles up and deals at 2:35 p.m. ET on Nov. 5 and costs $530 to enter. A staggering 100 packages, each worth $15,855, are guaranteed to be won, which means this ultra satellite requires at least 3,171 entries in order to meet its ambitious guarantee.
When PokerStars last ran a similarly-sized ultra satellite, it is safe to say that added value abounded because it featured a gargantuan $574,000 overlay; not that the 100 package winners were too bothered about that fact.
“Well played to the 100 qualifiers that scooped all that free value!” You don't want to miss out on the next $1.5 million guaranteed Ultra Satellite,” said Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. “It’s great to see PCA has over 100 qualifiers at this early stage; it shows that there’s a real appetite from players for PCA 2018. This event is going to be fun and there’s plenty to do away from the felt, so it is a stop not to be missed.”
At time of writing, the Nov. 5 ultra satellite only had 1,111 entrants in it and each of those players will sit down with 25,000 chips and play 15-minute levels starting at 50/100/12a. Should they or anyone else who buys in bust during the first four hours and five minutes of the satellite, they can re-enter up to four times and take another shot at a 2018 PCA package.
Qualify for the Satellite
Of course, $530 is quite a lot of money to invest in a satellite, so PokerStars has dozens of satellites feeding into the ultra satellite. These lower buy-in satellites cost $55 and $109 to enter and run several times per day. If you want to attempt to qualify for the $10 million guaranteed 2018 PCA Main Event for even cheaper, there are feeders costing as little as $1.10 running right now.
All you need to get involved in the PCA satellites is a PokerStars account and enough funds to buy into one of the many satellites running. Download PokerStars via PokerNews, enter the marketing code “PNEWS” when making your account and either enter the bonus code “STARS600” when making your first deposit to receive a 100 percent up to $600 bonus, or “THIRTY” to receive $30 worth of cash and tournament tickets when you deposit at least $20.
That's not all. By signing up to PokerStars through PokerNews and making a deposit, you will also be eligible for our special promotions including our two $2,500 PokerNews Depositors Freerolls and our two $2,500 PokerNews Freebuy 2nd Chance tournaments.
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