The ability to play poker online is great because it allows people to chance to enjoy the activity whenever they have spare time but for many players, the real buzz about poker comes with playing against other players in a physical room. This means that many poker games between friends remain the high point of the week for many poker fanatics but it has to be said that there the biggest thrill for a poker player would be to get involved at a top poker event. Thanks to the many major poker tournaments and tours there are many opportunities for poker players to mingle with the stars.
Playing online poker may seem like a world away from the glitz and the glamour that comes with playing at these major events but there is a strong link between the two. Aside from great cash prizes, many online poker sites provide the opportunity for players to play in satellite events that will send players to the biggest poker events in the world. This means that if you have ever dreamed of reaching the top level of the sport, this could be the best way to break on through. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time when a poker player made it all the way from a satellite event to claim the biggest prize in poker.
What is your poker dream?
This is the dream for all online poker players and although it will remain a dream for the vast majority, a lot of fun can be had along the way. When looking for a site to join with, it may be that the one which offers a greater number of satellite events may be the best option to select from. Of course, there are other ways to choose which poker site to use, with bonuses and referral codes having an impact on the final decision. This is where a referral code, such as Full tilt referral code GH600, can help players to boost their bankroll and make a genuine attempt to win big on a poker site.
Hone your satellite skills
If your dream is to qualify for a major poker event through a satellite event online, it makes sense to sue the site in advance of the event and get used to the systems involved. Poker tournaments and games have uniformity about them which is the same the world over but every poker sit will have their own quirks and nuances that a player would do well to learn. Spending some time on a poker site before preparing for a big satellite event could pay dividends when it really matters.
It takes a lot of skill and mental strength to succeed in these satellite events because the demand and desire of players is so high. With such a great prize at stake, who can blame players for being extremely focused on the task at hand. That is no reason for not getting involved though and if it is your dream to play at a major poker event, playing online first may be the best option.
Titan Poker is one of the leading sponsors of the Asian Poker Tour (APT), and as is frequently offering online satellite tournaments to award free seats to their members into the various main events. With the APT Philippines around the corner, it’s time for Titan Poker to roll out their APT Philippines Super Satellites.
The APT Philippines runs from Aug 23rd until Aug 29. Titan Poker APT Philippines prize packages are worth $5,500 and include the buy-in into the main event, up to $2k for expenses, and 6 nights accommodations at the Manila Marriott Hotel. The actual poker tournament will be played at Resorts World Manila. The direct buy-in for the event is $2,500 + US $200.
Titan Poker satellites into the APT Philippines Main Event come in two different structures. Both structures offer Stage 1 Sit ‘n’ Go satellites and scheduled Stage 1 Satellites to advance players into the APT Philippines Super Satellites where the prize packages to play in the main event in Manila will be awarded. Also, stage 1 satellites advance players directly into the respective APT Philippines Super Satellite, but Titan Poker is even holding Stage 3 satellites starting at just 60 cents advancing players up the ladder to Stage 1 and then the Super Satellite for almost no investment on your part.
The differences between Structure A and Structure B is that Structure A has a higher direct buy-in for the Super Satellites (a $216 Saturday event vs. an $88 Thursday event) and that Structure B offers more add-on and rebuy events.
Titan Poker APT Philippines satellites started on June 21 and will continue up through August 14. The winner of last year’s (2009) APT Philippines was Neil Arce, who claimed a $185,000 payday for his efforts.
The APT Philippines is the kickoff event of this season’s Asian Poker Tour schedule.
Other poker sites that are holding APT Philippines satellites are Celeb Poker (fellow member with Titan Poker of the iPoker Network), PKR, and Party Poker.
Titan Poker recently announced a tie up deal that the poker site had made with PokerListings.com that would result in tow large WSOP main event packages being given away to lucky players for no cost whatsoever.
These packages will get players interested in being part of the World Series of Poker, a chance to cut to the chase and fast forward right to the main table. This would mean that the winners of these two packages will not have to battle their way through several other poker players and risk the possibility of falling out before the main prize was on the line.
These two packages are for the Main Event at the 2010 WSOP and players can get in on the action by participating in one of the freerolls hosted by the site. These freerolls will end on The 8th of May 2010. Should the players win the freeroll, they will be able to take a seat in the 2010 WSOP final table. The package is worth $10,000 which is the agreed upon buy-in got this years 2010 Main Event. Winners will also enjoy the many benefits that they will earn from the package as a result of the deal that Titan Poker made with PokerListings. This will include entry to the PokerListings VIP Champion Camp which allows its members to have a sophisticated Las Vegas experience by going out on helicopter tours, and enjoy fine dining at some of Vegas’ best restaurants and shopping at some of the more effluent boutiques.
In addition to the two WSOP packages on offer to players, the site has also made provisions for players to benefit from PokerListings’ promotions and get rewards that include designer suits, fashion accessories like sunglasses and professional poker strategy lessons designed to help players hone their skills before they sit down at the WSOP. Players are encouraged to bet well at these events so as to increase their winning potential and Titan Poker has made an allowance for this by proving members with cash prizes. Winners of the packages will also be able to purchase plane tickets for their friends and loved ones who would want to come and watch the final game.