Online Poker Tournaments in December
2005 Jason Kirk  

Here's a look at some of the December tournament action at UltimateBet and Party Poker.


If you're a fan of guaranteed prize pool tournaments, UltimateBet will be a great place for you to play in December.

Every Wednesday at 9 PM ET it's time for the $50,000 Guaranteed tournament at UltimateBet. There are four different ways to enter this $200+15 tourney - a direct cash buy-in, using a Tournament Entry Chip (TEC) + $115, using 50,000 Ultimate Points, or winning a direct entry through a feeder tournament. Turbo rebuy feeders feature a buy-in of $3+.30 and run several times daily. Regularly-structured feeders cost $10+1 and pay out one seat in the $50,000 Guaranteed for every 20 players entered - these also run several times each day. The full schedule of feeder tournaments is available here.

The $50,000 Guaranteed is big, but it's not the biggest event of the week at UltimateBet. That honor belongs to the $150,000 Guaranteed tournament, held every Sunday at 8 PM ET. It's hard to pass up an online tournament where 1st place routinely pays out over $30,000 - especially when feeder tournaments are available on a regular schedule. Turbo feeders are available for $3+.30 and regular feeders run for $10+1. These tournaments are available multiple times every day, giving you plenty of opportunities to win your way into a chance at some serious money - the schedule of feeder tourneys is available here.

To cap things off in December, UltimateBet is running satellites all month long to its $1,000,000 Guaranteed Tournament on Sunday, January 15, 2006. Not only is there a cool million up for grabs in this tourney, but UltimateBet is also throwing in 10 WSOP Main Event prize packages worth $12,000 each. There are more ways into this gigantic tournament than any other at UltimateBet, thanks to a full schedule of feeders that includes single- and multi-table sit-and-go tournaments. There is also a weekly freeroll tournament for 1st-time depositors which awards 5 entries into the big tournament - if you don't have an account at UltimateBet yet, this is a good time to start one. If the $1,000,000 Guaranteed sounds like your sort of tournament you'll want to check out the satellite schedule here.

Party Poker

The largest poker room on the internet is rolling out one of its most creative promotions to date with the High Flier Jet Promo. This $250+20 tournament, to be held on January 15, 2006, features $600,000 in total prizes, including a few you won't be able to win anywhere else. The 1st place prize is a $125,000 package of 25 hours of airtime in a luxury private jet for the winner and up to 6 friends, usable at over 5,500 airports around the world. 2nd place through 6th place will each win a Mercedes vehicle worth at least $50,000, and 7th through 220th will receive cash payouts. Multi-table satellites for the High Flier Jet Promo are currently running daily at Party Poker - $5+.50 qualifiers run at 7:45 PM ET, while $10+1 qualifiers run at 10:35 PM ET. Sit-and-go qualifiers are also running around the clock, with entry starting as low as $5+1.

Also running this month at Party Poker are satellites for the Canadian Poker Championships, to be held January 29th through February 4th, 2006, at the luxurious Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. This televised $5,000 buy-in tournament will have a prize pool of $2,000,000, and the only way to win entry is through satellites at Party Poker. There are two main satellites to the CPC. The $200+15 CPC Satellite, held Wednesdays at 10 PM ET, awards one $8,000 prize package for every 40 players entered. The $800+50 CPC Special, held Saturdays at 2 PM ET, awards one $8,000 prize package for every 10 players entered. For anyone looking for a cheaper way to get involved with the CPC action, there are two lower-tier qualifiers for both the the CPC Satellite and the CPC Special. The $30+3 CPC Qualifier runs nightly at 8:10 PM ET, and the $5+1 CPC Sub-Qualifier runs nightly at 9:40 PM ET; these events feed into the $200+15 CPC Satellite. The $90+9 CPC Special Qualifier runs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 11 PM ET, and the $10+1 CPC Special Sub-Qualifier sit-and-go tournaments run around the clock. The prize package for the tournament includes the $5,000 buy-in, 6 nights at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, and $1,100 in spending money.

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