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Online Poker Tournaments in September - Part 3
by Jason Kirk  

We've seen the tournaments available at six different card rooms so far; let's take a look around at a few more before wrapping up our list of satellites and other tournaments available online in September.

Doyle's Room

Doyle's Room is running a single-table tournament promotion this month that could net you a good chunk of extra cash. If you manage to win three consecutive single-table tourneys with a $5 or higher buy-in, you'll win a $25 bonus. Win 4 in a row, and you'll get an extra $250. Win 5 in a row, and you'll score an extra $2,500. If you can't take 1st in every tournament, but manage 1st or 2nd at 5 straight tables, you'll still win $100 for your efforts.

Doyle's Room has satellites for three big events running in September. The first of these is the European Poker Tour's stop at the Merrion Club in Dublin, Ireland, on the 29th and 30th of October. Super satellites for this EPT tournament cost $54+2.70, and are held at 3:00 PM ET every Tuesday. If you don't want to buy into the super satellite directly, you can win a seat in a daily 5:00 PM ET multi-table satellite at a cost of $3+.15. Your other option is to win a single-table satellite for $6.30+.63. The prize package for the Dublin EPT tournament is worth $6,000, and includes the $5,200 tournament entry plus $800 for expenses.

Satellites are also available for the Heads-up Poker Circuit event at Hit Casino Park in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, held from November 30th to December 5th. Super satellites for this tournament are held every Wednesday at 5:30 PM ET, with a buy-in of $54+2.70. You can also win your way into the super satellite through a daily multi-table tournament for $3+.15, or through a single-table tournament for $6.30+.63. The prize package for the Slovenian stop of the Heads-up Poker Circuit is valued at $4,500, including the $3,150 tournament entry and $1,350 in expenses.

The most prestigious tournament with satellites running at Doyle's Room this month is no surprise. The Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championships, a WPT event, will be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from the 18th to the 21st of October. Unlike the other the other tournaments held at Doyle's Room this month, there is no option of winning your way to the big show through a single-table tournament. If you want a chance at the WPT seat, you only have two options: win a daily multi-table tournament at 5:45 PM ET, with a buy-in of $3+.15, or buy directly into the October 1st super satellite for $198+19.80. Making your way to this prestigious tournament cheaply will be difficult, but if you manage to win you'll be rewarded with the $10,200 tournament buy-in and $2,300 in expenses.

Finally, Doyle's Room is also running a special tournament to benefit the American Red Cross in its efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The prize pool for the rebuy tournament is guaranteed to be at least $10,000, and has an entry of $25+5. All the fees collected will go directly to the Red Cross. This tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, at 4:00 PM ET.

Party Poker

If you thought Australia only discovered poker when Joseph Hachem won this year's WSOP Main Event, you've probably never heard of the Australian Poker Championships. Held in Melbourne in January 2006, the APC is the biggest poker event in the southern hemisphere. Party Poker has begun running satellites for the first big poker tournament of 2006, and for as little as $8 you could find yourself heading down under to play your favorite game with some of the world's best.

Sub-qualifier tournaments for the APC are available for $7+1. These single-table tournaments, available in either limit or no-limit hold'em, pay out entry into the $30+3 Aussie Qualifier tournaments for 1st and 2nd place. The $30+3 Aussie Qualifier is also a single-table tournament, and is also available in either limit or no-limit hold'em. The 1st place finisher wins entry into the $210+15 Aussie Qualifier super satellite, while 2nd and 3rd place receive a freeroll into another $30+3 Aussie Qualifier. If the multi-table route to the super satellite is more your style, you have two options. The $20+2 Aussie Qualifier, held daily at 12:20 AM ET, awards one seat in the $210+15 super satellite for every 12 entries. The $40+4 Aussie Qualifier, held daily at 9:10 AM ET, awards one seat in the same super satellite for every 6 entries. There's also a Party Steps route of qualifying, which is discussed in detail here.

If you manage to make your way through the single-table or multi-table qualifying routes, you'll find yourself with an entry into the $210+15 Aussie Qualifier super satellite. These tournaments, held every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 11 PM ET, award one entry into the Australian Poker Championships for every 53 players. The total prize package for the APC includes the $10,500 AUD tournament entry, eight nights in a top-class Melbourne hotel for two people, and $2,000 in spending money. Full details on the prize package and qualifying tournaments are available here.
 


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