The Road to the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

How about participating in world’s greatest poker tournament? How about going for the million dollars first prize? With more than 9,000 participants, the main event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the biggest tourney in the world, and the one with the highest payout.

Actually, it is kind of easy to get in the tournament, if you have U$10,000 to spend. I will assume you don’t, or you wouldn’t be reading this article, so what you will find here is advice on possible roads to get your ticket online. Read on.

Online direct satellites

Most rooms offer several options of wsop satellites. In Direct satellites, you pay a high buy-in (usually $300 to $800 each) and play a multitable tournament that gives wsop packages as prizes. These packages are usually about U$12,000 (the buy-in+expenses), and the amount of them depends on the tournament rules. You have to read the description of the tourney to know how they will distribute prizes. You should be aware that in most of these qualifiers there is no money prize, so if you don’t finish in the prize zone, you usually get nothing.

Online super satellites

If you don’t have the money to enter a direct satellite, don’t worry, take a look at the wsop super satellites. They offer entries to the expensive direct satellites. From the last 4 World Series Of Poker winners, 3 qualified online trough super-satellites, going to direct satellites, so it’s achievable. There are several options, and there are even super super satellites, like sit and gos, for example, which you could get entries to super satellites. If you are on a budget, super satellites offer a great opportunity. But if you are really in trouble when it comes to money, check below.

World Series of Poker Freerolls – Satellites

So you don’t have money to spend, and still think you should try your way into the WSOP? You could try the RARE WSOP freeroll qualifiers. The poker rooms sometimes offer this kind of tourney, but they usually have thousands of people, and only one prize. Be ready for the longest road ever, hours in front of the computer.

Private Freerolls

If the above freerolls feel a lot to you, I really recommend that you check private WSOP Freerolls. We have partnered with the greatest poker softwares to offer our players WSOP freeroll qualifiers for a more selected crowd. They are big tourneys, but not nearly as big as the open ones. Check our free poker tournaments page for more information about that.

Bonus Tip: Satellite Strategy

If you are new to the game, we recommend that you first check our articles on poker strategy. The bonus tip of this article is for the tournaments that offer a small quantity of entries, like the freerolls, for example.

(1) Although tight is good for most of poker games, in tourneys that only award the first place, you have to be a lot different, specially in the beginning. Nobody wins these prizes without courage;

(2) You have to be a lot more aggressive, raising with moderate hands in good positions, seeing more flops, and taking advantage of when you make your hands;

(3) A lot of players are beginners, and you should take advantage of that at the first stages. Trap them, keep them in the hand if you have the nuts, and call their bluffs if you have a good hand;

(4) Do not bluff with crap hands! Having a lot of loose players, there is a big chance that you will get called, sometimes from people with better hands.

I hope we see each other in the main event. Send an e-mail if you have any doubt, and join our newsletter for more tips and articles. Good games for you!

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