Everest Poker: 2009 WSOP Satellites Running
This year's feast of WSOP satellites has been served at Everest Poker. The Steps program lets players fight their way into the 2009 WSOP for $3 and up.
If you want to play in the 2009 WSOP, it's time to start qualifying. The road is long and bumpy, but thousands of players make it each year.
The satellite scheme on Everest Poker has recently been presented to the players. It contains a steps construct of sit and gos where you can step in on an arbitrary level and work your way up toward the $1700, directly qualifying Step 6 tournaments.
Six steps lead to WSOP 2009 Main Event
The six steps to WSOP 2009 have the following buy-ins:
Step 1 - $3
Step 2 - $12
Step 3 - $40
Step 4 - $134
Step 5 - $503
Step 6 - $1728
On steps 1 to 5, the top two finishers advance to the next step, while several other players receive a new chance on the same step, or the step below. In the Step 6 sit and gos, the winner goes to the WSOP Main Event with an added $3000 in spending money, while places 2-5 receive cash prizes from $500 to $1500.
In addition, the Step system is fed with players from scheduled multi table tournaments as well, with buy-ins ranging from $3 to $40 - plus an occasional freeroll. The MTT shoot you into higher levels than the corresponding sit and gos. For example, winners in $40 freezeouts advance to Step 5.
WSOP Main Event or a side event - your choice
As an extra feature, the top two finishers of any Step 4 sit and go get to choose between either playing the Step 5 qualifier as described above, or competing for a place in Event 54 of the 2009 WSOP, a $1500 no-limit holdem event.
This means that instead of playing the $503 Step 5 qualifier, you can play a $503 WSOP Side Event satellite, where the winner gets a $3500 package including a $1500 WSOP side event buy-in, and runner-ups are fed back into lower levels of the Step system.
Part of the Steps sysrtem at Everest Poker:
For more information, see the Everest Poker WSOP page