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With the start of this project I did not plan to take a shot at WSOP satellites or qualifiers, but Titan Poker is hosting a “Warrior League 2012”, similar to the one they hosted last year. I did not play the league last year, but kept in my mind to check Titan’s homepage for the league this year. The structure is quite simple to explain: every warrior qualifies for six special tournaments after paying the entry fee for the league of $215. The tourneys are in three weeks in May on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Each tourney awards the same amount of points for the top finishers and the best five results of every player sum up to his total score. The top 50 % of players who have reached the most points after event # 6 will qualify for the 7th tourney – the Warrior Grand Final on May, 28th. This final awards twice the amount of points of the previous tourneys to determine the winners of the overall league. The first 15 players receive WSOP packages with a Main + Side Event Package for 1st and 2nd, a Side Event Package only for 15th and different packages in between. Players finishing overall 16th to 50th receive $525 WSOP Satellite or smaller tourney tokens.

Just about three weeks to go until I will leave for the Paradise Poker Tour and Spain. Having a full schedule for the 4-5 days in Barcelona does not mean, that I am not checking other qualifiers and tourneys in the meantime. Since I have another two days off of work (vacation on Monday and holiday on Tuesday), I have checked the qualifiers on Pokerstars and decided to play every sub-qualifier for the daily finales for the Belgian Poker Series Finale in Namur:

All together that means I will be investing 104 € plus rebuys and addon in the 3.30 € and the 2.20 € sub-qualifiers, the 500 FPP sub-qualifier will be played as a little add-on to the project. Rebuys and/or addon in the finales will be only used if I win multiple seats to the finale and/or out of my own pocket.

Besides these qualifiers I will have a look on other qualifiers, such as the ones on Paradise Poker. I cashed in as little as 100 € to play tonite’s qualifiers for packages for the tour and I will be playing both, sub-qualifiers and the direct buyin qualifier, since there are three packages guaranteed in the qualifier:

Having a short review on last week’s happenings it all started good with the succesful cashgame session in Saarbrücken. Trying to use the momentum of Sunday, I went to Casino Trier on Monday and played another NL400 session, but that time again with no good ending. I used and lost three bullets of 200 €, but will only calculate two of them to the project since using 600 € on one nite is definately not what was intended by my own rules. Still, the loss of 400 € combined with online winnings of $75 by not winning a seat a finale on 888poker and the winnings on Sunday, leaves me almost break-even for the week. Lets see if today will be +ROI!

It might be because there is no real summer to be felt throughout most of the parts of Europe: many larger tournament series already have started to schedule their stops for 2012, giving me the chance to look out for online qualifiers fair in advance. The World Poker Tour for example has already announced their stop to Dublin on Jan 4th through 8th 2012 with their new co-sponsor PKR.

Nevertheless 888poker received a license to host $6,500 Package Qualifiers including the 2,500 € buyin as well as $1,400 spending/travelling money, six nights stay at City West Hotel in Dublin and of course some merchandising and an experience poker players usually do not forget.

From what I have seen and read so far, the direct qualifiers take place every (other?) Saturday with a buyin of $220, sub-satellites for the finale are running numerous times each week with a buyin of $16.50 (as a rebuy). Since the (sub-)satellites are already running, I will be taking shots at the sub-satellites every time I am able to play them. I will not use more than 1 rebuy and the addon for each sub-satellite. Also, I will be playing the sub-satellites if I have already won a seat to the finale, because cash would be awarded for another seat won. This is supposed to result into small returns to the bankroll. All in all not more than 10 % of the initial bankroll will be used to play the sub-satellites and I will not buy into the finale directly.

This is already the second WPT tourney I am aiming for or at least which seem to be worth trying to qualify for after I announced the WPT Amnéville to be one of the target tournaments early on. Even though many plans go through my mind an my blog posts, I will stay on the lookout as the schedules of other series will receive additional tourneys for 2012 as well.

Stay tuned for upcoming scores and a page added with an overview of online results.