With Full Tilt’s latest running of FTOPS in the books, PokerStars is ready for their time in the spotlight. The World Championship of Online Poker will kick off soon, with their Extreme Satellites beginning today.
This particular running will feature 62 separate events, stretched over a span of 23 days. The guaranteed prize pool has reached an astonishing $50,000,000. Now, PokerStars’ Extreme Satellites are offering players a chance to get into the thick of the richest action while paying only a fraction of the standard buy in price.
Three of these satellites will be held each day from August 21-29, running at 14:00, 17:00, and 20:00 ET. Players can earn their seat in the big game for as little as $5.50, though many of these games will run approximately $11-$16.50. There will also be a pair of $55 games, plus a $109 and $260 satellite.
If you’re looking to get rich before the big events start, however, you’ll be disappointed. These Extreme Satellites pay out only in tournament tickets, and cannot be transferred or sold to other players. Still, they’re legitimately worth the money, considering the enormous prize pool at stake.
Not already a member of PokerStars? Check out our download page to grab the latest version of their software. While you’re signing up, don’t forget to enter the marketing code “flopturnriver” and the bonus code “STARS600”. This pair of promos will net new players a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus, plus an additional $1,000 in monthly tournaments.