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Pokerstars Begins Main Event Passport Satellites - Mon May 23, 2011, 06:19 AM
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http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/prom...vent-passport/

Satellites for the $13,000 prize are already running. As usual, both FPP and money satellites are being offered. The cheapest money satellites seem to be running from $22 or $1.1+R, and it's a two-step ladder. The main event qualifiers come in $215 1R1A, and $700 freezeout format.

Post here if you plan to try and satty in to a major tournament using this promotion.

I'd also appreciate advice on how to take this beast down from anyone who's tried something like this in the past, and from the PSO grinders out there. I could use all the advice I can get.

Last edited by PanickyPoker; Mon May 23, 2011 at 06:25 AM..
 
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Mon May 23, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for the info Panicky.

Unfortunately, I can offer no real advice but I would be happy to hear any suggestions from anyone else.

TC
 
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Mon May 23, 2011, 10:01 AM
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I want a Main Event passport so bad... Pm me if you got advice on how to get one.
 
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Mon May 23, 2011, 11:22 AM
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I think you have to look at the odds of making it
Take a $700 qualifier, that means you have 1 in 20 chance to win or you need to finish in the top 5%. Now look at your own stats, how many games do you have to play to finish in the top 5% (we're not talking about PSO games here....lol). Is it 20, 30, 50? My average is 1 in 15, therefore I need to play 15 x $700. Now to reach the $700 satellite I need to play the $27 where the odds are about the same. So I'll need to play 15 of those to qualify once, but since I need 15, therefore I'll need to play 225 x $27, or need to spend $6,075, that's a lot of money for me

That's the way I look at it, of course I could get lucky and only spend $27, but I look at logic and my stats, they speak loudly.

Now with the same logic, look at the Steps
First it will cost you $7.50 and the odds are 1 in 5 (much better), you can also play cheaper. Again look at your stats, are your odds better in SnG's? My stats show that I finish top two 1 in 3, therefore I would need to play about 729 games at $7.50 or $5,468, that's also a lot of money

But for me I'll go the Step way, as the first example, they are all rebuy's and if I get tempted to rebuy, it might end up costing way more

When I play satellites, I always look at the odds, anything below 1 in 10 is a go and for now, all the satellites for the WSOP are way off target for me, that's why the Steps seem better.

But don't get me wrong, anybody can get lucky..................LOL
I wish everybody that famous ticket (but me first)

Any comments welcome
 
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Mon May 23, 2011, 03:01 PM
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I decided to try one out. It was a $4.40 rebuy to the $109
Wanted to see the odds on this one, how many players, how many rebuy's etc.
OK, I was probably lucky on this one, as I got lucky on the turn or the river 3 times. The odds on this one was 1 in 10, but the next step ain't worth the odds. At $100 + $9, the odds are 1 in 130 and with the rebuy's and add-on, the odds probably drop around 1 in 80.
In conclusion, I'm taking the T$ and playing something else with better odds

PokerStars Tournament #397334931, No Limit Hold'em
Super Satellite
Buy-In: $4.00/$0.40 USD
95 players
Total Prize Pool: $1044.00 USD
Target Tournament #397334928 Buy-In: $109.00 USD
9 tickets to the target tournament

Tournament started 2011/05/23 13:11:00 ET


Dear Sandtrap777,

You finished the tournament in 1st place. You qualified to play in Tournament #397334928 and are automatically registered for it. See Tournament #397334928 Lobby for further details.


I'll keep you posted on others
 
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Mon May 23, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Nice score sandtrap. I agree the steps are probably better, and that total $ spent doesn't take into account the times you come in 3rd-5th where you get a ticket to the same or lower level (3rd place only for step 1), so it probably costs a lot less in the long run. Also, you can take the 13K WSOP prize which just deposits the 13K into your account, so it's an 8K profit if your estimates do hold up.

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Mon May 23, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Yes Iron, finishing 3-4 or 5th gives you the chance at another run
So if you've played DoN and often finish in the top 5, then that is your best bet or should I say the best odds

 
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Tue May 24, 2011, 10:12 AM
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a good way i recommend is doing the 60 fpp steps special, 10 in 100 get step 1 ticket, i am trying to save ffps at the moment and do a few of these and try and pick up a few step 1 tickets, then use them and win at least a couple of step 2 tickets, now these step 2's are worth $27 and last month i had the plessure of playing in a $27 KO mtt using one of these i didnt cash but wasnt far off and picked up one $5 bounty.. for now i m just trying to get a few step 2's and not thinking about a passport, got my own going on holiday in july :P
 
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Wed Jun 08, 2011, 08:20 AM
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I have registered for the 1.10$ cash satties a few times but every time it has been cancelled two minutes beforehand due to lack of numbers. I found this surprising to be honest.

I played one of the 3FPP tournies. It was interesting, if you like bingo. Got pretty deep. Made a 5X raise on the button to one limper (the big stack), blinds folded, limper shoved. This guy had been shoving ATCs at least 10 times and winning and it was an insta call with my pocket Jacks. He had A,3 unsuited and you guessed it, he hit the Ace on the river.

Ah well, looks like I will be sticking with the PSO League for another while.

TC
 

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