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Intertops Poker Sending Players to St. Maarten

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Intertops Poker, on the Horizon Network, is teaming up with the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino to send lucky poker players to compete in the World Series of Poker Caribbean St. Maarten Main Event. Online satellite tournaments begin Aug. 2 with buyins as low as $2 + $.20, and those fortunate enough to prevail in the Final will receive prize packages worth $3,375 each. The St. Maarten Main Event, running from Nov. 11 - 14, otherwise costs $1,675 to enter, and it guarantees a prize pool of at least $250,000.

How to Win Your Seat

In order to score your free seat to this WSOPC tournament, you can work your way up through three levels of satellites. Of course, it's possible buy directly into any of the three levels with cash, so you can join in at a later stage if you don't wish to bother with the lower-priced rungs. The satellite schedule looks like this:

Step 1: $3 + $.30
Runs daily beginning Aug. 2 at 2 p.m., 8 p.m., 2 a.m., and 8 a.m. EST
Guarantees one ticket for Step 2
1,500 starting chips at blinds of 10/20, 5 minute levels

Step 2: $10 + $1
Runs daily beginning Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. EST
Guarantees one ticket for the Final
2,000 starting chips at blinds of 10/20, 5 minute levels

WSOPC Satellite Final: $100 + $10
Runs Aug. 13 at 8:15 p.m. EST
Guarantees one $3,375 WSOPC prize package
5,000 starting chips at blinds of 10/20, 10 minute levels

All of these feeder tournaments allow rebuys and a single add-on after the rebuy period is over. If you find yourself running out of time to qualify for the Final, you still have one last shot at victory. There will be a $2 + $.20 Last Chance satellite guaranteeing one $110 ticket to the Final kicking off at 1 p.m. on Aug. 13 with short starting stacks of 500 chips apiece. You can rebuy, just like in the other satties, and if you make it to the break, there's an optional add-on for $6 that will augment your stack by 5,000 chips.

Prize Package Details

Intertops has decided to put together a well-rounded experience for its qualifiers, so the packages consist of more than just a seat to the target live tournament. All winners will receive:

  • A WSOPC St. Maarten Main Event $1,675 buyin
  • Accommodations for two people for five nights at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort
  • $600 to help defray travel costs
  • Free meals and drinks
  • A complimentary cash game buyin of $100

All winners must play in the WSOPC St. Maarten Main Event and cannot transfer, sell, or redeem their packages for cash. In addition, players must agree to wear Intertops-branded clothing throughout the tournament, including during any televised coverage.

About the Destination

St. Maarten is a small Caribbean island divided between France and The Netherlands with a population of less than 80,000. The all-inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino is located on the Dutch portion of the isle in Maho Bay. In your time away from the poker tables, you'll be able to enjoy white sand beaches, nightly entertainments, fine cuisine, a full roster of daily activities, and more. Maho Bay is famous as a plane-spotting locale because airliners frequently fly very low over the beach on their final approaches.

Sonesta Maho Resort in St. Maarten
The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

The St. Maarten stop of the WSOP Caribbean consists of 38 events, 10 of which award WSOP rings to the victors. All ring events last two days apart from the Main Event itself, which has three days of play but includes two starting days for a total of four days at the tables. The festivities actually begin Nov. 1, so if you win a trip, you'll arrive after most of the preliminary events have already concluded. Still, you'll be able to sit at any of the NLHE and PLO side games that will be running for 15 hours per day.

Win Your WSOPC St. Maarten Seat Today!

If you decide to join Intertops to try to earn a getaway to St. Maarten, you'll also be able to benefit from the suite of promotions that the poker room extends to all new players. There's a 200% up to $1,000 poker bonus, worth about 27%, on top of the 36% rakeback deal that we offer at Intertops, along with other bonuses for casino games and the sportsbook. When you sign up through Professional Rakeback's links, you'll also receive 36% rakeback on all your play. Read our thorough review of the Intertops poker room for more information. Or if you want to explore another option on the Horizon Poker Network, check out our Juicy Stakes review. Both of them are running WSOPC St. Maarten satellites, so you can win your way to the Caribbean from either room.

To find out about your other options for American-friendly online poker, consult our U.S. guide to online poker sites.