Monday, March 26, 2012

A Spring Full Of Poker Events

Spring in the air… so why am I sat inside writing about online poker events? Never mind that, here is a quick rundown of some of the online poker events (and satellites to some live ones) you can get involved with, erm, should it rain…

1 – SCOOP at Pokerstars

This is the 2nd most anticipated online poker event (the WCOOP each autumn being the first). The preliminary schedule has just been released which puts the start date for this one at May 6th. This event has a low / mid / high version of each tournament… and you can join the 1000’ of qualifiers to get into a higher event than you might normally play. Serious money is up for grabs, some lucky winners will have their lives changed by this one.

2 – iPOPS at Titan Poker

iPOPS stands for the iPoker Online Poker Series… for some reason this one does not roll off of the tongue the same way as SCOOP etc do. Anyway, this one is a series of 5 tournaments, with a twist! They start April 29th, have $1 million guaranteed in prizes and there are satellite qualifiers running right now.

The twist? The main event breaks up with 27 players still to go… and continues in Barcelona in a live-setting. This game alone has $500k guaranteed, so some big money to be had for the lucky final table players!

3 – PokerFest Back At Party Poker

Another successful tournament event leads to a re-run. PokerFest II kicks of April 22nd and has $3.5 million in guaranteed prizes – along with a $1 million guaranteed main event. There are plenty of satallites, leader boards, and those famous party poker fishy players too. One extra to look out for with this are the ‘Side Events’ which pay out WSOP packages as well as special daily dollar games each one with a unique twist… you will have to check out Party Poker to find out more.

4 – WSOP Satellites

These are now kicking off at Cake Poker and Party Poker… Pokerstars usually get theirs going when the SCOOP is over and the other sites are sure to be close behind. I have a dedicated page for these qualifiers over at SNG Planet which will get updated very soon (well, as soon as I finish my million other to-dos anyway!).

5 – More Live Events To Note

The WPT Marbella is soon, and you can qualify online for the UKIPT too – with the upcoming Nottingham event having a cool $1 million in guaranteed prize money these events are getting better and better.

GL at the tables, Mark

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