How to Turn $1.10 Into a 50/50 Series Main Event Seat at PokerStars
The $1 million guaranteed 50/50 Series Main Event takes place at PokerStars on February 7 and you could be playing in it for a mere $1.10 outlay.
Buying into the 50/50 Series Main Event direct only costs $50, making it one of the more affordable tournaments, but that hasn’t stopped PokerStars running a plethora of satellites into it.
$1.10 is the cheapest you can win your way into the 50/50 Series Main Event. Head to the PokerStars lobby and find the 50/50 Series 46 [Main Event] Sat: $1.10 NLHE, Turbo [Phase 1] tournaments. Buy in for $1.10 and make sure you have at least one chip in your stack by the time the 15th five-minute level ends. Do this and you progress to the 50/50 Series 46 [Main Event] Sat: $1.10 NLHE, Turbo [Phase 2], 750x $50 Seats Gtd tournament.
That Phase 2 shuffles up and deals at 4:05 p.m. GMT on February 7 and guarantees at least 750 Main Event seats will be won.
You can play in as many of the Phase 1 satellites as you wish, but only your largest stack is taken through to the Phase 2 if you qualify more than once. There are more than three dozen such Phase 1 satellites running before the Phase 2 kicks off.
Those of you preferring a more traditional route into the 50/50 Series Main Event can enter one of the many satellites running right up to the Main Event commencing.
These come with buy-ins of $2.20, $3.30, $5.50, and $1. Two satellites, in particular, stand out from the crowd.
The $2.20 buy-in satellite at 4:05 p.m. on February 7 has a 100-seat guaranteed prize pool. An hour later, there is a $5.50 buy-in 50/50 Series Main Event satellite that has a whopping 200 seats guaranteed.
What To Expect in the 50/50 Series Main Event
The biggest lure the 50/50 Series Main Event has is its monster-sized $1 million guaranteed prize pool for only a $50 investment; $1.10 if you literally play your cards right!
You’ll sit down with 25,000 chips and play to blinds starting at 125/250/30a. The blinds increase every 15-minutes for the first 32 levels before increasing to 20 minutes thereafter.
It is possible to purchase up to three re-entries while late registration is open, which is the case for a period of 3.25 hours. Day 1 concluded eight hours and 50 minutes after the first cards are pitched, with the Day 1 survivors returning to their seats at 6:00 p.m. GMT on February 8 to bring the 50/50 Series Main Event to a conclusion.
The tournament needs 22,002 players to buy in otherwise PokerStars is left with an overlay on the guarantee. Should they hit exactly that figure, 3,631 places will be paid with the champion bagging a six-figure prize!
Sign Up to PokerStars Today
You’ll obviously need a PokerStars account if you want to take win your way into the 50/50 Series Main Event from only $1.10.
If you don’t have an account, download PokerStars via PokerNews to get your hands on a lucrative welcome bonus worth up to $600.
Create your free PokerStars account, make a deposit using the bonus code "STARS600" and PokerStars matches your deposit 100 percent up to $600. In fact, your first three deposits in the first 60-days after creating your account are matched up to a combined $600.
You then have four months to release as much of this bonus as you can by playing real money poker, including cash games, tournaments, and even Spin & Go tournaments.
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