Look some watched Unibet Open Copenhagen, some were there. I think a lot of people were inspired for various reasons to qualify for the Final Stop in December Unibet Open Bucharest!
500,000 Euros Guaranteed that means they need at least 500 players to play in this tournament. We could see a over 100,000 Euro first place prize and as some of the players shown at Unibet Open Copenhagen, anyone can make a deep run.
With that being said as a Satellite Guru I am advising everyone and I mean everyone if you want to qualify for Unibet Open Bucharest don't wait till October/November when the pressure grows. September is the best month by far to qualify and you have every reason to load up and get in on the action.
Reasons to Qualify This September.
Unibet Open Slot is coming back which means all types of players will be getting UO Satellite tickets randomly even though they might be cash players etc.
Unibet Open Community Freeroll this Sunday UO Tickets being given away.
Unibet Open 1000 Euro Slot Freerolls are giving away you guessed it UO tickets.
There is going be tons of players that aren't use to satellite formats entering in the satellites all month long. Some players might not care if their higher stakes players about the 2 euro ticket and punt off their stack to you.
I am a satellite player so I have a big edge already, but anyone and I'm talking to you just play your game this September the satellites should be softer and your chance of living it up and playing for Big Money in Romania could come true.
Good Luck to Everyone and see you at the satellite tables.
Do you know if working the satellite system is profitable for you? By that i mean how much of the cash you put into the system do you see back in either straight cash (via expenses) or buyins. Do you keep track of it at all? It would be good to know what kind of return you are making and if it requires a large initial investment to get a return.
To be honest working the Satellite system is the best way for players to live the dream. I think if you want to make 100k or 500k, satellites is the most efficient path.
I don't usually give this away but might as well.
If I play a $1.10 to a $5.50 satellite on average it costs me $2.75 to win that ticket, sometimes im winning 70% of them for a few days and its even better but it balances out to $2.75 a ticket then a $5.50 to a $22 i win 1 in like 2.8 times I guess basically costs me $8 to win a $22 ticket. Now I am not speaking just Unibet here. But theres $22 to $109 satellites and in the end it costs me $30 to win a $109 ticket. That can be repeatable over and over and over. I just have to put in the time.
On Sunday for example not just bragging but this did happen. I played a 1 cent satellite top 20 got 1.10 tickets. won it then won the 1.10 to 5.50 then won the 5.50 to 22. Then decided to use it in a 10 player winner take all to a $215 satellite. I was down 272k to 28k going into heads up but came back won the $215. Then ran over the $215 to a $1000 to win a World Poker Tour Package. With that comes a $720 and $280 in Cash for expenses. that's 100,000x my investment so even I played this for rest of my life id still be profitable if I never won another one. (Funny Side Note) I earned enough points on the way to get a $1.10 ticket so technically it costs me (-$1.09) to play these haha.
The thing is I start at the lowest ring that makes sense so 1c on 1 site to $1.10 or just buy in straight or 1.10 Euro or $1 depending on the poker room and just let my skill advantage and finding good spots where there is overlay.
For example as I said it costs me $30 to win a $109 ticket on average. There was a satellite to a $720 tournament that was having some serious overlay on a daily basis. The thing is I should win a seat 1 in 4 times with the overlay and that means a $720 live tournament would cost me $120 on average right so even though its just math based all you have to do is show up and play the right way to play satellites and you can get into big tourneys from $1.10 or sometimes 1 cent.
So my theory is 1 tournament is going to be did you run good? did you hold? but if you win yourself into 10 live tournaments which it's possible this fall for sure with $109 buy in or $720 buy in or $260 buy in. You can even go bigger and get into 220 pound roughly $350 Unibet Open UK which ive done or the UNibet Open Bucharest which Im starting this week obviously or even bigger than that to $10,000 tournaments. If you are getting into these tournaments for lets say 20% on average of the buy in and have 10 of them odds are you'll cash in 1 of em and 1 cash could cover all the satellite costs. Also at the same time everyone of these tournaments have $10,000 to $300,000 for first so you have a lot of chances to hit that homerun that changes your life.
It's my poker path so I've always been very good at knowing when I can start folding every single hand including Aces, I remember last week I could fold into the money and had AA, AK, KK in consecutive hands which is kind of a needle when your on fold mode. But I won the sat so that's all that matters.
Now those are just live satellites obviously but the same system can be worked on different sites for online tournaments including spin ngo type tourneys..
Think about my $1 to $22 on one site I can do the same thing $1 to $30 and it'll cost me $9 on average (site is even softer so it's not like $10 or $11). I can play a $30 4 player spin n go type tournament. Could play for up to $300,000 but lets be realistic and just get normal ones it's going to be profitable to play $30 sngs for $9 a pop right the only thing is the issue is time.
Time for me means nothing because I'm not doing anything anyways so the hours spent grinding the satellites they are just time filler so it makes sense for me.
Also taking shots by moving up the satellites from $1.10 to $5 to $30 to $160 and play a big $160 tournament for $40 or so on average.
Now very important this is my satellite average and breakdown of what it costs for me to play, when you start out your edge won't be as big most likely. But with overlay in tournaments just playing them is a profitable decision even if your a break even player. When they need 55 players to make the gte and only 32 sign up you just have to build up roughly 3.2x starting stacks x 70% and you can usually slip into the money. that's literally a dbl up and some late blind steals.
Hope this helps if you need any satellite advice, I'm happy to try to help.
I wrote about this recently here. Satellites can be hugely profitable but if you can't win cash for winning two tickets to the same event (as with Unibet) then you have to accept that it's a very high variance route to take. It can be a lot of fun though and, hopefully, a route to a big score.
I don't want to offend you, but calling yourself satelite guru, while playing mostly 1€ and 5€ satelites is ridiculous.
It's like you're braging that you beat FIFA CPU at amateur level.
I crush satellites and I know plenty of others who do too. I can attest that every word he's written is accurate. It doesn't matter what your stakes are if your strategy is correct and the OP has it just about nailed.
He's given some useful, friendly advice. There's absolutely no need for you to be such a monumental arseclown about it.
im a satellite expert and you don't get it because your clearly not that bright. I could start at 22 to a 109 and win 1 in 3.5 times better than most and get a seat for $70 starting at lower is beneficial to lower that cost to $30 it doesn't matter what you start at. The lower you start the cheaper the final product is.
What is your early game strategy in those satellites ?
Do you try to see a lot of cheap flops and outplay your opponents that way or are you waiting for those big hands, get it allin and dbl-up that way (and steal some blinds on later stages). Usually it is really enough to get 2-3x stack and book the ticket to the next stage satellite.
What are your toughts about AQs preflop allin on the early stages. I have been running bad with that. Almost always i either see AK or a big pocket pair on villains.
What satellites do you consider more profitable, turbo or normal (and on what buy-ins). I have been doing better on normal blind levels and im thinking not playing those turbo formats that much any more.