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Online Poker Tournaments in November
2005 Jason Kirk  

The beginning of each month brings a whole new schedule of tournaments and promotions at nearly every card room on the internet. Here's a look at some of the best November has to offer.

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt is known as the online home of many famous professional players, and along with that comes a reputation for some of the most player-friendly promotions around. November is no exception.

Today's live tournament schedule is busy, with more big buy-in action available than ever before. In order to accommodate its players, Full Tilt has come up with the WPT/WSOPC Winner's Choice tournaments. Two $200+16 weekly qualifier tournaments, held Tuesdays at 9 PM ET and Saturdays at 3 PM ET, give winners the opportunity to choose any of 5 tournaments to play in representing Full Tilt: the World Series of Poker Circuit events at Showboat Atlantic City (December 6th - 9th, 2005), Grand Casino Tunica (January 24th - 26th, 2006), and Caesars Palace Las Vegas (April 12th - 14th, 2006), or the World Poker Tour events at Grand Casino Tunica (January 19th - 23rd, 2006) and the LA Poker Classic (February 17th - 21st, 2006). Satellites for these qualifying tournaments begin at $4+.40.

For the next two weeks, you can win your way into Annie Duke and Howard Lederer's Poker Fantasy Camp at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. This unique 4-day event, beginning December 1st, is one that most players could benefit from. Among the events constituting the camp are seminars with Lederer and Duke, sit-and-go sessions with top-name pros, a banquet for camp participants, and a tournament with $100,000 in prizes. Qualifying tournaments with a $24+2 buy-in are held each Wednesday up to November 16th at 9:30 PM ET, and single-table satellites to the qualifiers begin with buy-ins as small as $4+.40 or 50 Full Tilt Points.

Finally, Full Tilt is sponsoring the Global Poker Challenge at the Palms in Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind event will pit Team USA against Team World in a battle to determine where the greatest poker players in the world reside. The final tournament will be broadcast live from the Palms on December 15th, and the champions will have their names permanently engraved on the Challenge Cup. Qualifier tournaments with a $100+9 buy-in will run every Sunday from November 13th to December 4th, and satellites to qualifiers for this unique tournament begin at $14+1. Now is the time to get in on the action if you'd like to represent one side or the other.

PokerStars

As 2005 comes to a close, the time for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is drawing near. This World Poker Tour event is fast becoming a player favorite - and why not? There are few poker players who wouldn't like to stay at the 5-star Atlantis Casino Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas while they take on the world's best in front of the TV cameras. Many of those players who'd love to play the PCA can't afford the $7,800+200 buy-in, but luckily for them there are plenty of satellite routes available. Players who don't mind making their way through two huge fields can buy in for as little as $2 in daily satellite qualifiers. For those with slightly bigger bankrolls, $175 Double Shootout tournaments run three times daily and the $615+35 weekly cash qualifier is held every Saturday at 5 PM ET. Anyone who'd rather save their cash can enter one of 10 daily Frequent Player Point (FPP) satellites for a chance to get in on the WPT action for free. All the information on PokerStars' premiere live tournament event can be found here.

The European Poker Tour is off and running at full speed, with four winners already crowned during its second season. The next tournament on the EPT won't be held until late January when the Scandinavian Open kicks off in Copenhagen, Denmark, but that doesn't mean you can't qualify for the biggest EPT event of them all right now. PokerStars is running cash satellites to the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo 6 times a day, with buy-ins ranging from $11+rebuys to $80. Freeroll satellites with buy-ins consisting of anywhere from 60 to 6,000 FPPs are also available. (Brandon Schaefer, the winner of last year's EPT event in Deauville, France, qualified through a last-minute FPP satellite.) Only 11 players have qualified to travel to Monte Carlo so far - will you be next?

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