With the 2015 edition of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) only two months away, it's time to start looking at our options to snap a ticket to play in one of 10 bracelet events included in this year's schedule.
Earlier this week, 2015 WSOPE official partner 888poker announced the launch of a series of online satellites that could get you to join the action at a fraction of the official buy-ins, with qualifier events starting from as little as $0.01.
"We are happy to announce that the satellites for the WSOPE events in Berlin are now live in the 888poker client," a representative from 888poker told PokerNews on Wednesday, July 22.
"The satellites for the WSOPE events in Berlin are now live in the 888poker client."
If you enjoyed reading how Tommy Yates turned an innocent $0.01 buy-in into a $19,500 cash prize in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, you will be thrilled to learn that you have the chance to become poker's next Cinderella story, as the first step of the WSOPE qualifiers running at 888poker starts from the very same minuscule buy-in.
How to Qualify For the WSOPE Main Event
Whether you can afford big buy-in tournaments or not, 888poker has got you covered.
Option #1. If you want to start small and emulate Yates, here's what you need to know. Similarly to what happened before the WSOP kicked off, 888poker has prepared a fairly intuitive seven-step process that gives you the chance to qualify for the WSOPE Main Event for 1 cent.
|Step 1||$0.01||The Step 1 tournaments run every 30 minutes and grant one $0.10 ticket to any Step 2 event.|
|Step 2||$0.10||The Step 2 tournaments run every 60 minutes and grant one $1 ticket to any Step 2 event.|
|Step 3||$1||The Step 3 tournaments run every 60 minutes and grant one $5 ticket to any Step 4 event.|
|Step 4||$5||The Step 4 tournaments run every 120 minutes and grant one $30 ticket to any Step 5 event. These tournaments are available in regular and turbo format.|
|Step 5||$30||The Step 5 tournaments run every 120 minutes and grant one $160 ticket to any Step 6 event. These tournaments are available in regular and turbo format.|
|Step 6||$160||The Step 6 events grant tickets to the $1,050 buy-in WSOPE qualifiers already running at 888poker. These tournaments run every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.|
|The Qualifier||$1,050||Qualifier events are played every Sunday at 19:09 (GMT) and grant one ticket to the 2015 WSOPE Main Event worth $11,350. The last WSOPE qualifier event runs on October 4, 2015.|
Remember: If your bankroll allows you to, you can join the process at any of the steps indicated in the table above. Just pay the full buy-in and get ready to battle for one of the tickets on tap!
Option #2.If you don't want to spend too much time moving from one tournament to the other, you can also join one of the qualifier events in the schedule by investing the full $1,050 buy-in on your poker skills.
Here's the full calendar of all the WSOPE qualifiers event running at 888poker from today until the beginning of the series in Berlin.
|Aug. 02||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Aug. 09||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Aug. 16||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Aug. 23||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Aug. 30||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Sept. 6||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Sept. 13||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Sept. 20||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Sept. 27||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
|Oct. 4||19:09 (GMT)||$1,050|
How to Qualify For a WSOPE Side Event
With 10 bracelet events in the WSOPE calendar, 888poker decided to give everyone the opportunity to qualify for more than just the Main Event.
Every Tuesday at 19:09 (GMT), you can join a tournament named WSOPE Berlin Event #8 - 1,100€ Turbo NLH where one ticket to the WSOPE Event #8 is awarded to the winner.
The direct entry to this tournament costs $160. If that sounds too rich for you, you can try qualify for this tournament by following the multi-step process illustrated above and securing one of the $160 buy-in ticket on tap in the Step 6 events.
Every Sunday at 18:09 (GMT) 888poker runs a special $30 buy-in WSOPE Berlin Event #2 - 550€ OctoberFest tournament where one ticket to the WSOPE Event #2 is awarded to the winner. If you don't want to pay the full buy-in, you can also try to qualify to this event by following the multi-step process above and securing one of the $30 buy-in ticket on tap in the Step 5 events.
How to Get Two FREE Tickets to Step 5 Tournaments:
If you don't have an account at 888poker, you can skip a big part of the qualifying process and use our exclusive sign-up bonus to play in two $30 buy-in Step 5 Events.
Simply open an account at 888poker through this link, and you will receive a free $88 no-deposit bonus for you to play at the room. As if this wasn't enough, when you decide to make your first deposit, you will receive a 100% match up to $888 bonus, which is more than twice the size of 888poker's standard sign-up bonus.
Don't let this amazing opportunity pass you by; open an account at 888poker today and qualify for the WSOPE for free!