Online Poker Tournaments in November - Part 3
2005 Jason Kirk  

Here's quick rundown of the tournaments at Doyle's Room and the scoop on a few fun weekly private tournaments at PokerStars.

Doyle's Room

Tournaments at Doyle's Room seem to get bigger every month. As traffic in the room increases, so do the guaranteed prize pools. The biggest of these is the $50,000 Guaranteed, a $36 no-limit hold'em tournament with rebuys. A lucky player can get into this tourney for as little as 60 cents in one of the many multi-table qualifiers, or for $4.20+.42 in single-table qualifiers. The $50,000 Guaranteed runs at 8:45 PM GMT every Sunday. Other guaranteed prize pool tourneys have doubled their worth, and the buy-ins and satellites are some of the cheapest on the net. All these tournaments can be found on the tournament schedule here.

Fans of big live tournaments can win their way into the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic WPT event at the Bellagio through Doyle's Room. Prize packages worth $17,000 ($15,300 buy-in and $1,700 for expenses) will be up for grabs when Doyle's Room hosts its freezeout Super Satellite on Saturday, December 3rd, at 11:45 PM GMT. There are three ways to enter the Super Satellite. You can buy in directly for $198 + $19.80, win a $24.20 + $2.42 single-table tournament, or win your seat in a daily $3+.15 multi-table tournament at 11:45 PM GMT. Winners of the Super Satellite will head to the Bellagio in Las Vegas from the 12th-16th of December to take on the top pros in the world for millions in prize money.

If you're in Europe and want to stay closer to home in mid-December - or maybe if you're in North America and would rather travel abroad to the land of hockey, reindeer, and ultra-aggressive poker - there's always the Helsinki Freezeouts, held at Grand Casino Helsinki in Finland. Super Satellites to this event are held every Thursday at 10:00 PM GMT, and there are three ways to enter. You can buy in directly for $36+$1.80, win a $4.20+.42 single-table tournament, or win your seat in a daily $1+.05 multi-table tournament at 10:00 PM GMT. Winners in the Super Satellite will receive a $3,500 prize package, including $2,520 for buy-in and $980 to cover expenses. The Helsinki Freezeouts will be held on December 15th and 16th.

Private Tournaments at PokerStars

Anyone who's a fan of Wil Wheaton or Dr. Pauly probably already knows about the private tournaments these two internet poker stars are hosting at PokerStars all month long. Those who don't read Wil and Pauly's blogs would do well to stop in and have a go at one of their private $10+1 multi-table tourneys. The fields in these tournaments are generally smaller than what you find in the regularly scheduled tournaments at PokerStars, and the level of play is a little better on the whole. The players are generally people who read about the game a lot, and the atmosphere is much friendlier than the average online tourney. Whoever knocks Wil out of his tournament gets naming rights for the next week's tournament, and to cap things off the festive atmosphere is completed with live-blogging from Wil at Card Squad. Participants in Pauly's tournaments can win prizes each week for making the top 3, and over the course of the month will earn points for their finishes. The point leader at the end of the month will win an Apple iPod, and 2nd place will receive a copy of "The Big Lebowski" on DVD. If you're looking for cheap practice against decent competition these tournaments are a great option.

Wil Wheaton dot Net Invitational
Every Friday at PokerStars - time changes weekly
$10+1 buy-in
See Card Squad for tourney password

Saturdays with Dr. Pauly
Every Saturday at PokerStars - 1 PM ET
$10+1 buy-in
See Tao of Poker for tournament password

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