A satellite can be a cheap way to get to play in tournaments that you may otherwise be unable to afford. The way a satellite works is that the prize is normally a seat at a more expensive tournament. One example is a tournament where the first prize is a seat at the WSOP and it costs $250 to take part. A satellite thus gives you the chance to win a seat in the $250 tournament. A normal buy in for a satellite in this case may be $10, with a winning place for every 25th player, or $25 where every 10th player gets a place.
Chris Moneymaker is the best known satellite winner. He won a satellite to the 2003 WSOP with a buy in of $40. At the WSOP, he beat the other 838 players and took home winnings of $2,500,000. Many people think that Chris Moneymaker’s story is one of the reasons that poker has become so popular – i.e. he proved that even an amateur can win a big tournament, and getting in cheaply, too.
Below we have put together a list of the coming satellites that will be played at some of the poker rooms we review. Choose the options from the drop down menus in order to show the tournaments that suit your tastes. All starting times are shown in Swedish local time.