Getting into the World Series of Poker

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It does not seem to matter if a person is really good at playing poker, or if they are terrible. They all seem to share the same dream. Every single one of them desperately wants to play in the World Series of Poker.

If you have enough money, getting into the World Series of Poker is not difficult; all you need to do is buy a seat. The cost of buying your way into the event is $10,000. The money is the only criteria. The organizers of the event will give you a seat in the main event no matter how experienced you are. However since most people do not have an extra $10,000 laying around that they can afford to just give away, most people have to earn their spot in the series.

All year long there are qualifying tournaments on sites such as Full Tilt. The winner of these qualifiers immediately earns their seat for the series. The idea is that each of these qualifying tournaments is really tough and only the best are going to win. The more competitive the qualifying tournaments are, the better the quality of poker is going to be at the actual World Series.

Anyone who is serious about qualifying for the World Series needs to start participating in qualifying tournaments as soon as possible. This is not something that you should put off to the last minute. It is far better to win a seat to the World Series early so that you can relax and work at honing your skills than it is to be sweating and worrying that you won’t get in just a few weeks before the event is scheduled to happen. The earlier you start to work at qualifying, the more chances you are going to have.

After you get the latest full tilt poker download and before you enter any of the qualifying tournaments you need to take a few minutes to judge your strengths and weaknesses as a player. One of the first things you need to think about is if you are play better when you are online and only have to pay attention to the cards and the other players strategy, or do you do better when you are in a real casino and can read your opponents body language. Use this information to help you pick out the qualifying tournaments that are going to best suit your needs as a player.

Before entering a qualifying tournament, you need to read and review the tournament rules very carefully. In addition to knowing the tournament rules you should know the times that the tournament will be played as you should also know exactly what poker room the tournament will be held at. If you are playing in an online qualifying tournament, you should make sure that you are logged in at least five or six minutes early.

Most of the PokerStar tournaments are going to have a buy in, a kind of entry free. Some websites do have free roll tournaments that allow you to qualify for the World Series without having to come up with a buy in, but these fill up very quickly and are very competitive so plan ahead and make sure that you are ready.

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