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WPN Hosting Qualifiers for Live Cage Events in Costa Rica

Posted on by John Lathram

The Cage Live in Costa RicaSites on the Winning Poker Network are giving players the opportunity to qualify for one of five €5,000 buy-in “Live Cage” events to be played in Costa Rica later this year. At least three packages will be given away every week to players who win seats in satellite events via the Beast and Sit & Crush promotions.  

Excluding the Million Dollar Sundays, the Cage is one of the most exciting events that takes place each week at the Winning Poker Network. Each Thursday, players buy into a $1,000 cash game, and only those who survive the five hours of action emerge with any cash in their pockets.

What is unique about the Winning Poker Network´s Cage is that the blinds and antes increase every hour. This means there is no hiding place for players hoping to preserve their chips as the event draws to a close. It is a case of “Go big or go home empty-handed”.

From time-to-time, the Network hosts bigger Cage events or smaller Playpen events with $10 buy-ins to give players with smaller bankrolls a taste of the action. Now the Network is taking the game off the virtual felt with a series of Live Cage events planned for later in the year.

Live Cage Events Start in March

Taormina Hotel and CasinoThe Live Cage events will be two-day games played over a weekend at the Taormina Hotel and Casino in San Jose, Costa Rica. Players will arrive at the hotel on Friday evening and be treated to a Welcome Reception before settling down on Saturday afternoon to play face-to-face in the $5,000 buy-in games.

Players with chips still in front of them at the close of play on Sunday evening will have the value of the chips added to their accounts, before departing the hotel for their flight home on Monday morning. The Live Cage events promises to be truly amazing and are scheduled for the weekends of:

  • 17th/18th March.
  • 26th/27th May.
  • 28th/29th July.
  • 29th/30th September.
  • 1st/2nd December.

How to Qualify for the Cage Live Events

Each Sunday, sites on the Winning Poker Network are hosting special “Beast & SNC 3 Live Cage PKGs” satellites guaranteeing a minimum of three $8,000 packages to Live Cage events. The satellites take place at 6:00pm and are open to players who have won a seat via the Beast or Sit & Crush promotion. Alternatively, players can buy-in directly for $55.00.

The packages not only include the $5,000 buy-in for the Live Cage events, but also accommodation for two at the Taormina Hotel, $1,000 spending cash, transportation to/from the airport and $800 towards the cost of flying to Costa Rica. Furthermore, winners of the packages are not tied down to one specific event. They can choose which of the five they would like to play in.

However, despite the value of the prizes – and the potential winnings from the Live Cage events – the satellites are not that hotly contested. Due to some qualifying players being unable to play in the satellites, there is plenty of dead money on the table during the early stages of each, giving participating players the opportunity to steal blinds and build their stacks quickly.

Where to Play in the “Beast & SNC 3 Live Cage PKGs” Satellites

All the sites on the Winning Poker Network are participating in this promotion, so you have the choice of playing via Americas Cardroom (review), Black Chip Poker (review), True Poker (review) or Ya Poker (review – note; does not accept players from the US). All four sites offer a generous first deposit bonus and share the best VIP rewards program in the industry.

In order to qualify for the “Beast & SNC 3 Live Cage PKGs” satellite for free, you will have to fill one of the top places in the Beast or Sit & Crush promotions. Usually the Beast promotion pays out around 350 satellite entries each week in addition to its cash prizes, while the Sit & Crush promotion pays out around 90 satellite entries each week.

Both promotions run from Saturday to Friday. So, in order to give yourself the best opportunity of finishing in one of the top spots ahead of the next Live Cage qualifier, join a site on the Winning Poker Network today. If you qualify for the weekly satellite for free, and go on to play in a Live Cage event in Costa Rica, you could return with much more than a suntan!

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