While PokerStars may be the leader when it comes to online poker tournaments, other rooms are trying to keep up the pace. The upcoming Sunday (November 27) will see the $215 Mega Deep event on 888 Poker with a guaranteed prize pool of whooping $500,000.
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Celebrating five years of Mega Deep
Usually, 888 Poker’s Mega Deep features a prize pool between $100k and $150k. However, on November 27, the tournament will be celebrating its fifth anniversary and the room decided to spice things up a little bit. By guaranteeing an amount that’s several time larger, they might be sticking their necks a bit, but it should be well worth it.
With at least $500,000 to fight for, the tournament should attract online tournament players from around the globe. The event runs at the same with PokerStars SundayMillion, but this shouldn’t be an issue, as most players have no problems with running two softwares at the same time.
One reentry per player in the anniversary Mega Deep
All players taking their seats in this Sunday’s Mega Deep event will have an extra shot at the title. There will be one reentry per player allowed until the registration closes. This should help boost the prize pool but also create more opportunities for those with deeper pockets.
But, even if you can’t afford a reentry, there is nothing to worry about. The Mega Deep structure is, as the name suggests, very player-friendly, with a 10,000 starting stack and 20-minute blind levels. Your $215 buy-in will provide you with plenty of play.
Still time to qualify for the Mega Deep
If you can’t afford to pay for the full buy-in, this doesn’t meant you can’t get to play this great tournament. Satellites are running around the clock on 888 Poker and you can earn your seat for as little as $1 (or even less, if you really insist).
Small buy-in satellites may seem like a waste of time for hardcore pros, but they are an excellent opportunity for recreational players to get their shot at the big money without investing much. The internet is full of story about amateurs who took a shot with a few bucks and ended up with big six-figure scores.
Of course, there are bigger buy-in satellites as well, where your chances of earning a ticket are much higher. It all depends on your bankroll and how much time you have to spend chasing the seat.
Exciting Sunday Ahead
Sunday has always been a big day for online poker and this particular one is even bigger. With PokerStars Christmas Festival heating up and 888 Poker beefing up their Mega Deep tournament, there is plenty for tournament players to get excited about.
Come Monday, there will be a few very happy players with some extra cash to spend on Christmas shopping. As for the Mega Deep event, you may be among the (un)lucky ones to be seated at the Chris Moorman’s table. The 888 Poker Ambassador says he never misses a Mega Deep because of the great structure, and he certainly won’t be missing this one.