Online Poker Satellites - How to Turn as Little as $1 into Millions

Written by Peter Berlin

What do Dr. Vic Fey, an obstetrician from Clinton, Oklahoma, and Erick Brenes, a farmer from Costa Rica have in common? They both made it torepparttar final table of The World Poker Tour's Aruba Poker Classic. And what makes it more remarkable is they won their $6,000 buy-in andrepparttar 134830 trip to Aruba by playing a $27 satellite tournament atrepparttar 134831 online poker room, Ultimate Bet. Neither of these men are professional poker players but atrepparttar 134832 end ofrepparttar 134833 tournament Vic Fey finished in 6th place and won $105,000 and Erick Brenes finished in first and went home to Costa Rica $1,417,000 richer. Not bad for a $27 investment.

What are satellites and how do they work? Basically a satellite is a way to enter a major tournament and play for big money without having to payrepparttar 134834 large buy-in required. For example,repparttar 134835 buy-in forrepparttar 134836 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is $10,000. An on-line poker room could sponser a tournament with a $1,350 buy-in (they will also charge somewhere around 9-10% for a registration fee). For every 10 players inrepparttar 134837 tournament there would be a prize pool of $13,500, enough forrepparttar 134838 single buy-in torepparttar 134839 WSOP and some extra for spending money. So for a $1,350 you could win your entry torepparttar 134840 major tournament. If there are 100 players thenrepparttar 134841 players who finish in one ofrepparttar 134842 top 10 positions would be on their way to Las Vegas and a chance at $10,000,000,repparttar 134843 estimated top prize in this years tournament.

A thousand dollars is still a little steep if you ask me but you're dying to play inrepparttar 134844 WSOP. So you go to an online poker site like Royal Vegas Poker. There, they have a way for you to make it torepparttar 134845 World Series for as little as $1. It takes six steps and works like this:

Step 1: You pay a $1 buy-in and a $.10 registration fee. You play against ten other players. If you come in first or second you've made it to step two.

Step 2: You enter this tournament by either coming in first or second in step 1 or by directly buying in for $5 + $0.50. Come in first or second and you move on to step three. Come in third and you get to play level 2 again free.

Step 3: Same deal. Enter by placing 1st or 2nd inrepparttar 134846 previous step or buy-in for $22.50 + $2.25. The final 2 players get free entry to step four and third place lets you repeat step 3 and pays you $2.75.

Tribute To Fallen Storm King Firefighters in Colorado Released

Written by Scott Jeffries

Rifle, CO; September 29, 2003--On July 6, 1994, 14 firefighters, including Smoke Jumpers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Colorado and other western states died when fierce winds fanned towering flames up Storm King Mountain (just west of Glenwood Springs, CO). They had been spendingrepparttar better part ofrepparttar 110071 day clearing brush and digging trenches to slowrepparttar 110072 spreading fires, when high winds forced them to run for cover. With nowhere to run, outpacingrepparttar 110073 fast moving flames was impossible onrepparttar 110074 steep slopes. Forced to take cover inside their protective shelters asrepparttar 110075 flames whipped over them, 14 never made it throughrepparttar 110076 firestorm.

In September 1998, Colorado musician and JavaMusiK recording artist Jeff Van Devender sat atrepparttar 110077 piano inrepparttar 110078 music room ofrepparttar 110079 school he just started teaching at. The window of his new room happened to have a perfect view of Storm King Mountain. Van Devender had witnessedrepparttar 110080 terrible tragedy in '94, not knowing until he got home that evening how awful it really was.

"The smoke created a mushroom type cloud which glowed as it hung overrepparttar 110081 mountain," he remembered. "As we headed home (Gypsum atrepparttar 110082 time),repparttar 110083 walls of Glenwood Canyon revealed a reddish-orange color which was eerily quite beautiful." Upon turning onrepparttar 110084 TV however,repparttar 110085 scope ofrepparttar 110086 tragedy began to unfold as continuous news updates blanketedrepparttar 110087 airwaves reportingrepparttar 110088 passing of so many heroes.

As Van Devender sat in his new workplace, inrepparttar 110089 shadow of Storm King,repparttar 110090 melody began to flow. He rememberedrepparttar 110091 images he had witnessed, flames cresting over mountain ridges, glowing smoke hovering inrepparttar 110092 mid-day sunlight, emergency personnel working to restore order and, most of all,repparttar 110093 brave souls who came from other parts ofrepparttar 110094 country and sacrificed their lives while trying to save material possessions andrepparttar 110095 beautiful environment surrounding a resort community. "The powerful story just took over & before I knew it, everything was in place," he remembers.

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