The talk of the poker industry these days is obviously the 2010 World Series of Poker. Not only is it the biggest poker tournament series in the world, but most of the world’s top players can be found in the Rio Convention Center over the seven weeks of the Series. There will be 56 WSOP bracelets awarded before Vegas settles down, not to mention the most prestigious one of all to be won in November.
Sure, there are non-professional players in Las Vegas for the WSOP, too, but the vast majority of people in the world who play poker cannot make the trip, whether due to work obligations, family responsibilities, or a lack of the kind of bankroll necessary to play even the cheapest events, which require a $1,000 entry. So what is a player to do to get a piece of the action and feel that they are a part of the WSOP excitement?
The best part of the Full Tilt offering is that each event is only 1/100th of the buy-ins at the actual WSOP, meaning some tournaments are available for as little as a $5.50 buy-in. The types of events correspond exactly with the tournaments in Las Vegas, even down to the Main Event that will offer a $100 + $9 buy-in for the NLHE event, along with a $600K guarantee. All in all, the Mini Series of Poker boasts of more than $3 million in guarantees, and a guarantee is the one thing that’s lacking in actual WSOP events.
The Mini Series of Poker allows players to compete for a fraction of the cost of WSOP events while in the comfort of your own home. In addition, should players be so inclined as to want to play the Mini Series for even less than the buy-ins listed, there are satellites running for each event, which means entries can be gained for merely some player points or less than a dollar.
Players can grab their portion of that $3 million in guarantees, and winners of each event will also receive a limited-edition Full Tilt Poker Champion’s Watch. And in the process of playing for the win, keep your eyes on the MSOP Leaderboard, where those accumulating the most points through cashes and solid finishes in the Mini Series of Poker can earn a spot on the leaderboard. First place at the end of the series will win a seat to the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas next year, a prize package worth $12,000.
If you’re not in Vegas, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a piece of the WSOP action. Even for those in Vegas, why not wind down from the World Series grind - and get some extra practice - by playing in the Mini Series of Poker?
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