What is Satellite in Poker?

A satellite is a poker tournament in which players win entry into a larger tournament.

For example, WSOP.com might run a satellite tournament for a $215 buy-in, in which the winner receives an entry into the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Main Event.

Want to improve your satellite tournament strategy? Read this guide:

Out Of This World Satellite Tournament Strategy

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