BetOnline Poker´s $20,000 Micro Series Main Event may still be ten days away, but fifty players have the opportunity to win their seats tonight for a dime.
If you have not played at BetOnline Poker for a while, but feel you might still have some small change in your account, it could be worthwhile checking your balance today. This is because tonight at 10:00pm (ET), the site is hosting a mega-satellite for its $22.00 buy-in Micro Series Main Event. The mega-satellite guarantees fifty seats into the target tournament, but has a buy-in of just $0.10 + $0.01.
The reason I am so keen on this mega-satellite is because it is almost certain to represent value. The guaranteed prize pool is worth $1,100, while the maximum number of entries is capped at three thousand. Although this is a re-buy and add-on event, I can´t see the amount of re-buys and add-ons accounting for the gap between the $1,100 prize pool and the maximum $330 collected in buy-ins.
More about Tonight´s Mega-Satellite
Tonight´s mega-satellite can be found under the satellite tab of the “Tourneys” lobby (look for “Event #93 Satellite”). Players start with 10,000 chips and, during the eighteen three-minute levels of late registration, unlimited re-buys of 10,000 chips are allowed for $0.11 each. However, if you are thinking of jumping in at the last minute, you should note the blinds in Level 18 are 12,500/25,000 (ante 5,000).
At the end of level eighteen, players have the option of purchasing a 10,000 chip add-on for another $0.11. I think by this point, if you are not close to a top fifty position, you might as well give up. Within ten minutes of the add-on break, blinds will have risen to 30,000/60,000 (ante 12,000), and you can expect players within the top fifty places to eat up time whenever it is their turn to act.
More about the Target Tournament
If you saw my article last week about BetOnline Poker´s Micro Series, you will be aware the $20,000 guaranteed Main Event is the highlight of a 100-tournament schedule guaranteed for $120,000 in total. The Main Event gets underway at 4:00pm on Sunday 30th June and, unlike tonight´s hyper-turbo mega-satellite, it has a regular structure of ten-minute levels with blinds starting at 15/30.
Players who are knocked out during the early stages can re-enter up to 99 times during the three hours of late registration (sixteen levels plus breaks) and receive a new starting stack of 10,000 chips. There are no re-buys or add-ons allowed but, by the end of late registration, the blinds will only have increased to 400/800 (ante 80). It could well be a long night!
Get a Little Extra Value from Your Next Deposit
If you have not got $0.11 in your BetOnline account, or you would like to top up your account to play in more Micro Series events, the site is currently offering a little extra incentive for players to reload their accounts with cryptocurrency. Until Sunday 30th June, every cryptocurrency deposit made with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, DASH, or Litecoin will receive a dollar exchange rate 5% above market value.
The minimum deposit required to take advantage of this promotion is the equivalent of $20, and there is no rollover requirement before the extra funds are credited to your account (although abuse of the promotion will not be tolerated). This sort of opportunity is rarely offered to poker players unless it is combined with a first deposit bonus; so don´t miss your chance to get a little extra value. Make your next deposit at BetOnline Poker today and play in tonight´s Micro Series Main Event mega-satellite.