Online Poker Tournaments in October - Part 2
by Jason Kirk  

Here's a look at more of the big tournament action around the net this month.


As the sponsor of the WPT's Aruba event since its inception, UltimateBet has a reputation for some great tournament prize packages for its satellite winners. They're keeping up their image with the Stone Cold Nuts II promotion. The guaranteed prize pool for the January 8 tourney is $1 million. In addition, 10 WSOP Main Event prize packages are being given out. That's a lot of guaranteed money up and prizes up for grabs, and with satellites starting as low as $5.50 running daily it's hard to find a reason not to give it a shot. More information on the Stone Cold Nuts II satellite schedule is available here.

UltimateBet also holds a $125,000 Guaranteed tournament every Sunday at 10 PM ET. With a $200+15 entry, the barrier between you and a chance at this big prize pool is very modest - especially when you consider that UB offers tournament entry chip (TEC) satellites around the clock for as little as $11+1. More information on the rest of UltimateBet's tournament schedule is available here, and you can learn more about the TEC satellites here.

Party Poker

The world's biggest limit hold'em tournament is entering its fifth year with an estimated prize pool of $7 million, and as always the only place to win your way in is Party Poker. The Party Poker Million V may still be five months away, but building something this good takes a long time. Satellites for this WPT event come in limit or no-limit, single- or multi-table, and big or small. The Gateway tournament, held every Sunday, is limited to 20 players and guarantees one PPM V prize package. Super satellites are held twice a week, semi-final tournaments are held every two months, and Cruise Steps sit-and-go tourneys run around the clock. More information on the PPM V is available here.

In addition to the PPM V satellites, Party Poker has a new schedule of nine daily tournaments with a combined guaranteed prize pool of over $130,000. Omaha and seven card stud players can even get in on the action at the internet's biggest poker room, with $12,000 of the total guarantee going to those two tournaments. The biggest single guarantee is the 10:20 PM ET $20+2 no-limit hold'em freezeout, where the prize every night will met or exceed $40,000. Fans of rebuy tournaments will be happy to hear that two of the daily tourneys will be offered as rebuys with an optional add-on, with $29,000 in guaranteed prize money between them. More information on Party's guaranteed tournament schedule is available here.

Empire Poker

Online poker players in Europe often get the short end of the stick when it comes to tournaments, which cater to the Western Hemisphere in their scheduling. To give a little back to the Old World, Empire Poker has scheduled a new $50+5 $10,000 Guaranteed European Tournament at 7 PM GMT (2 PM ET). For those Americans who just can't get enough poker against the Swedes and Brits, there's no need to worry - the tournament isn't off-limits to you. If you want to play, make sure you get registered early - Empire stops accepting entries 15 minutes before the tourney starts.
There are plenty of other guaranteed prize pools at Empire. Every Sunday, you can enter the $50,000 Guaranteed tournament for the low price of $100+10. If that entry fee isn't low enough for you, every Thursday night features a $15,000 Guaranteed tournament for $50+5. Satellites for both of these run daily and are available for $5+1. On the last Sunday of each month, the $50,000 becomes $200,000 in guaranteed prize money. Empire also features two daily "high-roller" tournaments. Every evening at 10:30 PM and 11:30 PM ET, respectively, a $500+30 and $1,000+50 tournament is run at Empire. While it's advisable that you play a sharp game if you're going to enter, the only true requirement for these tournaments is that your bankroll have enough money to cover the entry fee. More information on all Empire Poker's guaranteed tournaments is available here.

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