Online Poker Tournaments in August
by Jason Kirk  

A new month in the online poker world brings new chances to qualify for some of the biggest tournaments around the world - and of course there are always big guaranteed prize pools up for grabs online. Let's take a spin around some of our favorite poker rooms and see what's being offered this August.

Party Poker

Party Poker has upped the ante, bringing the guaranteed prize pool in its weekly Sunday tournament to $350,000. Direct buy-ins for this event are $200+15, but satellites to the event run every day for $9+1, $12+1, and $24+2. Sit-and-go sub-qualifiers are also available for $6+1. You can read more details here.

Also available at Party Poker are super satellites for next year's Party Poker Million V. The estimated prize pool for this annual tournament is $10 million, and you can win your way in for as little as $10. More information on satellites for the tournament, as well as information on the prize package, is available here.

Poker Stars

Poker Stars' weekly Sunday tournament, which the site bills as the "world's largest weekly tournament," now has a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. A direct buy-in will cost you $200+15, but low-cost satellites are available throughout the week.

August is the month to qualify for the 4th Annual World Championship of Online Poker at Poker Stars, billed as the "world's largest online poker tournament." Last year's main event winner took home over $526,000! This year's schedule of tournaments will include 15 tournaments over 15 days in early September, with chances to win a gold bracelet in Limit Hold'em, No-Limit Hold'em, 6-max and full-table Pot-Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Stud Hi/Lo. With a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $8 million, the WCOOP is an event no online tournament player should miss. Satellites are available around the clock, and you can buy in with cash, Frequent Player Points, or tournament dollars ($W and $T) already in your account. More information on the WCOOP is available here.


The biggest tournament draw at InterPoker this month has to be the satellites for the Caribbean Poker Classic, held every Sunday at 1 PM EDT. A direct buy-in for this satellite tournament is $200+10, with single-table satellites available for $30+3 and $42+4 and multi-table satellites available for $15+1. The prize package for winning is truly impressive: $2400 in cash, a 9-night late autumn at the St. Kitts Marriott, a buy-in to the CPC Main Event, and free entry into seven different "Designer Watch Freeroll" tournaments will all be awarded to each satellite winner.
This tournament begins in late November on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts, and you can only win your way in through InterPoker. For more information, visit InterPoker's Caribbean Poker Classic site here.

Doyle's Room

August is a big month for qualifier tournaments at Doyle's Room, with satellites for not one but three international poker events running all month long.

The first of these is the Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City, NJ, one of the stops on the World Poker Tour. If you don't want to buy in directly for $198+19.80, daily multi-table qualifiers for the September 3rd super satellite at Doyle's Room are available for $3+0.15, and single-table qualifiers are always available for $24.20+2.42. The prize package for the super satellite winners consists of a $10,300 buy-in to the WPT tournament and $2200 to cover expenses.

The next big tournament is the World Masters at Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London, England, a stop on the European Poker Tour (EPT). Doyle's Room is holding a super satellite for this tournament on Friday, August 26th, and there are multiple ways to participate. Buying in directly will cost $198+19.80, but single-table qualifiers run every day at $24.20+2.42 and daily multi-table qualifiers can get you into the super satellite for $3+0.15. The prize package for the World Masters consists of a $5,350 buy-in and $2,650 to cover expenses.

Finally, Doyle's Room is running super satellites every Wednesday for the Barcelona stop of the Heads-Up Poker Circuit in mid-September. Direct buy-in to these super satellites costs $54+2.70, while single-table and daily multi-table qualifiers are available for a mere $3+0.15. The prize package for this tournament at Casino Barcelona includes a $3000 buy-in to the tournament and $1500 to cover expenses.

For more information on the prize packages for super satellites at Doyle's Room you can visit this page.

One of the best parts of playing poker online is the chance to qualify for big tournaments through cheap satellites. This month's satellite schedule offers lots of opportunities to travel and play poker, and a small entry fee could end up taking you a long way. Good luck!

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