Juicy Stakes Poker is running back-to-back-to-back live event qualifiers in August that could see you playing in Aruba, St. Maarten, or Malta later in the year.
If you play at Juicy Stakes Poker, and feel your online tournament skills would transition well to a live stage, the site is giving you three opportunities over the coming weeks to win packages to valuable live poker tournaments later in the year. The opportunities have a familiar pattern of Step 1, Step 2 and last minutes satellites feeding into a Final Qualifier, plus one lucky player will win a seat in each Final Qualifier for free.
The Step 1 and Step 2 satellites for the first of the three Final Qualifiers have already started ahead, and the first package to the WSOPC Aruba Main Event will be won this coming Sunday. So, be sure to check out the satellite schedule below or buy-in directly to Sunday´s Final Qualifier; and – if you don´t win a package this Sunday – at least you know you have two further chances this month to try again!
Live Event 1: The WSOPC Aruba Main Event
The WSOP Aruba takes place at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort between November 14th and 24th, with the $250,000 guaranteed Main Event starting on November 21st. The package up for grabs in this Sunday´s Final Qualifier includes the Main Event buy-in, five nights´ accommodation for two at the resort, dinner with the Juicy Stakes Poker team, and $500 towards travel expenses.
As mentioned above, Step 1 and Step 2 satellites (with buy-ins of $3.30 and $16.50 respectively) are already running at Juicy Stakes Poker, and these will continue every six hours until 4:05am (all times ET) on Sunday morning. Thereafter, an “Ultimate Freeroll” is scheduled for 7:00am on Sunday morning, followed by two last minute satellites at 10:00am and 2:00pm with buy-ins of $11.00 each.
The Final Qualifier gets underway at 7:05pm and has a direct buy-in of $110.00. It is a deepstack tournament inasmuch as players start with 5,000 chips and blinds of 10/20; but if you lose a stack of chips within two hours of the start, you have the option to re-buy more chips for $100. There is also an optional add-on of 7,500 chips (for another $100) at the end of the re-buy period.
Live Event 2: The Caribbean Poker Tour St. Maarten
The Caribbean Poker Tour Main Event may not be as valuable as the WSOPC Aruba with its guaranteed prize pool of $75,000, but you can´t fault the location. The event is being played at the all-inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort from October 30th to November 4th, which is surrounded by glorious beaches, duty-free shopping, world-class restaurants, and dozens of nightclubs.
The Final Qualifier for the St Maarten package takes place on Sunday August 18th at 4:05pm, and has the same format as the WSOPC Aruba Final Qualifier. However, the Steps satellites feeding into it have lower buy-ins ($1.10 and $13.20 respectively), and the freeroll and last minute satellites have earlier start times. The “Ultimate Freeroll” starts at 6:00am, and the last minute satellites are scheduled for 12:00 midday and 1:00pm. The buy-ins for the last minutes satellites remain at $11.00.
If you are successful in the Final Qualifier for the Caribbean Poker Tour Main Event in St Maarten, you will win the $1,150 buy-in for the tournament, five nights´ accommodation for two at the all-inclusive resort, a Welcome Dinner with the Juicy Stakes Poker team and $500 towards travelling expenses which will be paid into your account once you provide evidence of booking your flights.
Live Event 3: The Malta Poker Festival Main Event
Strictly speaking, this final opportunity to win a live event package takes place early in the morning of Sunday September 1st because it is aimed towards Juicy Stakes Poker´s European player database. Nonetheless it is worth considering because of the valuable prize money on offer – the Malta Poker Festival Main Event has a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool (around $560,000).
Step 1 and Step 2 satellites will start on Monday August 26th with buy-ins of $2.20 and $11.00 respectively. Because of the early start time of the Final Qualifier for the Malta Poker Festival (1:10pm), the Ultimate Freeroll is scheduled for 2:00am, and the two last minute satellites (with reduced buy-ins of $8.80) taking place at 5:00am and 8:00am. So, if you intend winning a seat in the Final Qualifier, it might be a good idea to take advantage of the Steps satellites earlier in the week.
The winners of the Malta Final Qualifier will win the buy-in to the Malta Poker Festival Main Event which takes place between October 30th and November 4th at the Portomaso Casino in Malta. You will also win luxury accommodation for two at the Hilton Malta Resort for five night, an invitation to the VIP player party, dinner with the Juicy Stakes team, and $500 towards the cost of flying to Malta.
Will You Take Advantage of the Triple Treat at Juicy Stakes Poker?
Unfortunately, it is not possible for a single player to win packages to all three events because the dates of the Caribbean Poker Tour and Malta Poker Festival coincide. Nonetheless, Juicy Stakes Poker is providing players with a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate their online skills in a live environment with the potential reward of tens of thousands of dollars.
If you fancy giving qualification a shot, head over to Juicy Stakes today; and, if you are not yet playing at the site, be sure to read my Juicy Stakes Poker review first to find out how you can (easily) benefit from a 200% bonus up to $1,000 on your first deposit. Start taking advantage of Juicy Stakes Poker´s triple treat today, and you could be playing in Aruba, St. Maarten, or Malta later in the year!