EPT Season 8 Satellites are Coming Up
While players who fail to qualify through the PokerStars satellite tournaments can still buy in to a tournament directly, the countless tournaments and low prices create ample opportunity for all kinds of players-- professional and amateur alike-- to take their chances and potentially win a seat which currently goes for several thousand euro for the amount they would typically spend on lunch. During Season 7, players who had qualified through PokerStars satellite tournaments won several million euro in prize money; given the incredibly low cost of entering satellite tournaments (a large majority of them are free to enter), this means millions of euro in pure profit for these players!
Getting started at PokerStars is easy. First, you'll want to download the free PokerStars software, if you're not already a PokerStars player. Next, you'll want to create an account. PokerStars offers a step-by-step guide on their Getting Started page as well as a video tutorial hosted by Daniel Negreanu, a Team PokerStars Pro. Now that you have an account, you can click on "Events" from the PokerStars lobby and find the satellite (or other event) of your choice. To make your buy-in, click the "Tourney Lobby" button, and now you're ready to start playing for one of the coveted seats at the European Poker Tour.
Check back to this page as Season 8 of the European Poker Tour begins and new satellite games are announced. Below, you will find a list of satellites, the event to which they correspond, the dates they are open, and the cost of the satellite buy-in, in euro and Frequent Player Points, depending on which is being accepted for the tournament (or both, as the case may be).