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2 Big Poker Tournament Events And 1 Smallish Reload

September is always a great month to be an online poker fan. Sites who have been quiet for the summer come up with new promos to get people back to their tables – and the World Championship kicks of at Pokerstars! US Players also have a tournament event coming up, and there are some big events involved too – as Poker Maximus returns at Carbon Poker. Scroll down past the WCOOP part for this. I will start with the ‘WCOOP Reload’ at Pokerstars – Since most of you will already have an account there this is as close to ‘free money’ as you will find in the world of online poker in 2012!

Pokerstars Reload 20% up to $100

This reload will clear alongside your usual benefits… so there really is no reason not to take it. The dates are 28th August to 4th September, the rate is 20% (so, deposit $100 for a $20 bonus) and the bonus code is ‘WCOOP’.

If you are one of the last 3 players in the world without an account at the world’s biggest site – then here is how to grab yourself the 3 separate ‘first deposit’ bonuses on offer: -    First download the software and click new account to register yourself. You will see a drop down menu on this screen, choose ‘Affiliate Marketing Code’ and pop, PSP3108 into the new box which appears… confirm your age and complete. -    Next click the cashier button and deposit using bonus code STARS600 for those first 3 deposits, this is 100% matched up to $600 in total. Easy!


Pokerstars WCOOP Starts Sunday

… and the satellites are up and running now. This is the single biggest online poker event of the year, and involves 65 separate tournaments with a combined guaranteed prize pool of $30,000,000 (usually this figure gets beaten). What creates the biggest buzz at the World Championship Of Online Poker is the frenzy of satellite qualifiers. These allow smaller bankroll poker fans to take a legitimate shot at life-changing money! If you are not yet familar with the strategy adjustments to make when playing in satellites - check out my dedicated section here. Bracelets are given for the winners, and some of the final tables will have $1 million+ at stake… Pokerstars basically blow everyone else away with these events each year, from my perspective this is a must play (and hopefully I’ll break my ‘going deep’ WCOOP duck this year!!).

Poker Maximus Returns To Carbon Poker

This one is open to US Players (though I stongly recommend worldwide readers check it out too!). Poker Maximus 2 is a tournament event on the Merge Network, the single biggest US friendly player pool. It is  a 10 day tournament event, has $1,300,000 in guaranteed prize money and runs 6th through to the 16th of September. Games range from $11 to $530, and once again the satellites are the place to be as every recreational player and his dog takes a shot at winning a ticket – the qualifiers start at just 55c. I like the look of the 16th ‘main event’ day, which sees two tournaments with a combined guaranteed prize pool of $350,000. Sure this is not the same as pre black-Friday… but hey, things are moving in the right direction. Carbon Poker are the biggest site on the cool Merge Network. SNG Planet readers can claim a $11 SNG entry + 150% welcome match with coupon code SNGPLANET – check out the Poker Maximus event schedule at Carbon Poker now! For more about Carbon Poker and other US Friendly Poker sites check out this detailed page.

GL at the tables, Mark

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