The $20 million guaranteed Main Event of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online series is in full swing with more than 1,800 GGPoker players having already bought in. There are still Main Event Day 1s waiting in the lobby, which means the WSOP Main Event satellites are also still available.
$5,000 is what it costs to buy into #27: $5,000 Main Event Online Championship direct, but GGPoker has created a huge list of satellites that start with a buy-in of a mere $1. What can you buy for a dollar these days? A WSOP Main Event satellite entry is what!
It is possible to win your way into the $20 million guaranteed Main Event from a solitary dollar. The $1, $5, $10, $25, and $50 buy-in satellites all award tickets to higher buy-in satellites. However, the $108, $250, and $525 buy-in satellites award actual Main Event seats worth $5,000 each!
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Satellite Tree
|Satellite name||Tickets awarded|
|$1 Step to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event $5 Step||Tickets to the $5 Step|
|$5 Step to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event $50 Qualifier||Tickets to the $50 qualifier|
|$10 Step to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event $108 Sat||Tickets to the $108 Sat|
|$25 Step to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event $250 Sat||Tickets to the $250 Sat|
|$50 Qualifier to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event $525 Sat||Tickets to the $525 Sat|
|$108 Mega to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event||Main Event seats|
|$250 Mega to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event||Main Event seats|
|$525 Mega to WSOP #27: $20M Main Event||Main Event seats|
Progressing to the Main Event gives you the chance to play for a share of at least $20 million. The overall prize pool is likely to be even larger if last year’s tournament is anything to base our judgement on. Some 5,802 players bought in and created a $27,559,500 prize pool, an astronomical sum that wrote the tournament into the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest prize pool of a single online poker tournament. Stoyan Madanzhiev outlasted them all and banked $3,904,696.
Everyone who buys into or wins their way into a $5,000 Main Event Online Championship Day 1 receives a generous starting stack of 60,000 chips, which are the equivalent of 300 big blinds. Blinds start at only 100/200 with a 25 antes, and increase every 30 minutes, giving you plenty of room to manoeuver.
Each Day 1 is a freezeout with no re-entry available, so ensure you put your 60,000 starting stack to good use. You can channel your inner Phil Hellmuth and arrive fashionably late up to the end of the 10th level, with Day 1 ending after the 15th level is done and dusted. Blinds and antes at this stage will still only be 4,000/8,000/1,000a.
Main Event Day 1 Blind Structure
Reach the end of Level 15 and you progress to the final day on September 5 with the chips you have in front of you. All you need to do then is bring your A-Game to the table and see if you can become the 2021 champion, something that will come with a massive seven-figure score and that all-important gold WSOP bracelet.