Qualifying for the World Series of Poker

If you are interested in qualifying for the World Series of Poker in 2009, you have more options open to you than ever before.

But, do not think that you will be able to breeze into the World Series of Poker; it will involve a number of qualifying tournaments just to get a shot in Las Vegas, unless of course you want to stump up the $10 000 buy-in for the Main Event or even the smaller buy-ins at the World Series of Poker.

The competition is fiercer than ever, with poker professionals competing alongside celebrities and qualifiers from various online and satellite tournaments.

Online Qualification

The Main Event triumphs of online qualifiers Chris Moneymaker in 2003 and Greg Raymer in 2004 have resulted in huge entry numbers at the World Series of Poker finale.

Satellite Tournaments

Various sit-and-go satellite tournaments will be played around the US. For more information on these events and to see if there is a qualification event near you, visit the official World Series of Poker website.