Apr 15 2011

Satellite Summary: Monster $100K Prize Packages at Full Tilt & PokerStars

written by: Jennifer under Poker Comments: Comments Off

The weekend is on tap, and though spring weather beckons many outdoors to enjoy the warmth, many online poker players will opt for the warmth of their computers. With so many opportunities to win prize packages, entries into tournaments, and trips to live events, it’s hard to pass them up.

This week, we’re focusing on the much-discussed ONYX Cup, for which Full Tilt Poker is offering up a prize package that beats almost all others, and PokerStars is giving freeroll chances to win the Game of Your Life. Huge prizes at stake this weekend for those who are willing to put in the effort.

Full Tilt Poker:

The ONYX Cup is going to be the biggest buy-in poker tournament series to ever hit the poker world. Most of the players will have names like Ivey, Seidel, and Dwan, but there will be some seats available for satellite winners. The first event is less than a month away, to be held in Las Vegas on May 11 and 12, and there are still prize packages available to qualifiers on Full Tilt Poker.

The next big chance to advance in the freeroll series comes on Saturday, April 16, with a 15:15 ET free tournament that will award 100 tournament tickets to the Final Freeroll on May 1. Players can also buy in to that final event for $2000 + $100, but with 100 free seats up for grabs this weekend, it pays to play. The Final Freeroll on May 1 will award one $105K prize package to Event 1 of the ONYX Cup.


The Game of Your Life is the latest big promotion from PokerStars, and it also has a prize package that is beyond what most players can comprehend. The $100K package will offer the winner front row seats for the winner and as many friends as they choose to any sporting event in the world. All travel, accommodation, and expenses will be handled by the $100K, and all entries to the qualifiers are actually free.

In fact, there will be two packages awarded: one for the Americas and one for the rest of the world. Freerolls run until May 21, with five of them daily. The top 108 players from each will receive seats in the $100K Grand Final where the winner will win the package. There are also five qualifiers each day that players can enter for only 10 Frequent Player Points, and the top 67 in each of those tournaments will go on to the Grand Final as well. No matter where you are in the world, there are a total of 10 chances per day to enter and make your way to the big one and possibly win the Game of Your Life.

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