William Hill Faces Another Overlay on iPOPS Mega-Satellite
Following on from the massive $23,225 overlay in the William Hill Online Poker (WHOP) Championship last weekend, William Hill Poker and its partners in the iPoker network could again be in trouble this coming Saturday in the 200 seat guaranteed Mega-Satellite to the iPOPS Main Event.
Only 154 players have qualified or bought directly in for the $50.00 + $5.00 tournament which has a guaranteed prize pool valued at $27,000, and although the tournament will not take place if fewer than 200 players take part, it is unlikely that the event will attract the 540 buy-ins it needs for the tournament to break even.
Even the Qualifiers to the Mega-Satellite are Under-Subscribed
All the skins on the iPoker network are hosting qualifiers to the Mega-Satellite for players who find the $50.00 buy-in above their bankroll, but even these are often undersubscribed. Buy-ins for the “steps” qualification process at William Hill Poker start at just $0.04 + $0.01 and, with up to 20 seats guaranteed to the next level, there is an incredible amount of value to be taken by qualifying through this route. Incredibly, a recent “Stage 2” steps tournament gave away 10 seats to the final qualifying tournament with only 15 buy-ins!
Who Wants to Go to Prague?
Possibly the prospect of having to play the final table live in Prague between the 9th – 11th December is a disincentive to those who prefer their online poker games to be played online, however as Pius Heinz showed in the climax to the WSOP Main Event, the transition can often be a lucrative one. The final table of the $500,000 iPOPS Main Event also clashes with the Main Event of the EPT Prague (December 5th -10th) which could be a major faux pas by the organisers, or an attempt to raise the iPoker network to a higher profile.
Take Advantage of the Value Today
If you are not already an account holder on William Hill Poker, there has never been a better time to get involved (especially if you like qualifying for major tournaments through satellites!). William Hill Poker is currently offering a 200% first deposit bonus up to $2,000 plus all manner of freeroll tournaments and a potentially valuable rewards program. To take advantage of their generosity (which will not last forever), click on the link below to download the free software, register your account and start playing on one of the most value-laden online poker sites on the web.
Those who wish to register in time for the iPOPS Mega-Satellite need to have their accounts up and running by 7.30pm on Saturday!