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Dates For Your Tournament Diary

Happy to report that I am now back at Planet HQ and back to writing again. One of my first tasks is to catch up with the goings on at the different poker sites. Turns out that there is quite a lot to look forward to now that the World Series qualifiers are over! Below I have summarized the main upcoming events, both online and live, along with a few words about why I think SNG Planet readers will benefit.

Quick note – US readers should jump to number 5 below…

#1 MicroMillions Returns To PokerStars On June 18th

The low buy-in tournament event now has a guaranteed prize pool of $5 Million, and has become a huge draw for tourney fans. This one runs for 10 days, and has a ‘Main Event’ game with a $22 buy-in and $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and $150,000 guaranteed for first place. A lot of players will come away with career-changing prizes from this event. More details in my Online Poker Events Guide or from

#2 – Qualifiers For The Caribbean Poker Series 2013 At Titan Poker (Running Now)

I’ll be having a crack at this one for sure. Titan Poker are offering online qualifiers for €7500 packages which get you playing 2 separate tournaments in the Caribbean. The games start in November, and you’ll get 17 nights away in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) and Saint Maarten. You can also qualify just one of the events.

Titan have a great 3-tier system, and include supersatellites and a special race for SNG grinders in with this promotion. See my Titan Review for more on why this continues to be one of my favorite sites in 2013.

#3 – FTOPS Is Back August 4th

It makes me feel a little old to see that this is FTOPS 23, I clearly remember the first one! The Full Tilt Online Poker Series is massive (no guarantee advertised for this one yet) and really does jump start the poker careers of many players. Big money, your own special FTOPS avatar, leaderboards and the chance to clash with top pros… one for the diary for sure.

#4 – WPT Cyprus Qualifiers At Party Poker (Running Now)

This sounds like a great holiday / poker combination. The World Poker Tour stop in Cyprus is the focus of satellite qualifiers at Party Poker for now, with the sub-qualifiers starting at just $1 and 1 seat guaranteed each week in the $325 direct qualifiers.  The event starts on August 16th and the last qualifier is on August 4th.

#5 – Carbon Poker Turbo Ops Starts July 25th (Satellites Now)

Turbo Ops is the mini Turbo tournament event at the US Friendly Carbon Poker which is now in its second running. This lasts for 4 days from July 25th and manages to include 18 events with $150,000 guaranteed in prizes. With mostly recreational players these games are soft, fun and can be very profitable. Carbon are easy to make deposits with too!

That’s the ones which caught my eye – I am about to update some of my online poker room reviews / SNG reviews with the latest changes in software and promotions too.

GL at the tables, Mark

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