Travel Poker’s Silk Road With WSOP & GGPoker
The feeling of the proverbial letting out of the air from the wheels of life is a sensation intimately familiar to the world’s live Poker playing cream of the crop. Not only did a global crisis of epic proportions swoop in threatening life and limb, but to many professional players, also day-to-day livelihood and financial survival.
But lucky for them, GGPoker and WSOP.com are throwing a World Series of Poker bracelet online series their way. And since it’s also an opportunity to bag more money in guaranteed cash payouts than ever before thanks to immense player-interest, there will be more than just a prospect of bagging some pretty impressive cash prizes at play.
And as for how to grab hold of a piece of the money action, there’s always the Silk Road.
About Silk Road
So, what’s the reference to the Silk Road about in anyway? Neither ancient trade route nor online pharmaceutical black market, Silk Road is a satellite path offering to players the opportunity to enter World Series events starting from as little as $2.
Even though there won’t be any steps to be taken, each event will however lead to a coveted direct ticket. More freeroll than typical satellite event, Silk road events will ensure 20-30 tickets being made available to every game. And those consistent enough to win the Silk Road leaderboard will be rewarded the ultimate in online Poker passports: a $5,000 entry-ticket ensuring entry into the $25 million guaranteed World Series of Poker Main Event.
The Silk Road leaderboard, which kicked off on July 1st, will reportedly run all the way through August 29.
At $2 – Everyone’s Invited
Those players wanting a bit more prestige out of the deal are welcome to enter into higher buy-in deals in order to try and secure tournament berths. But Silk Road’s $2 buy-in initiative is and remains one of the best ways to afford as many players as possible the opportunity of competing for a WSOP bracelet.
The WSOP has over the course of the past few years become progressively more focused on attracting recreational players to the game. The idea of part-time and perhaps more inexperienced players standing no chance to rise up against the career Poker masters basically self-terminated back in 2003 when Moneymaker showed himself not only to be just another ordinary player capable of achieving the highest rungs in his chosen ‘sport’, but more importantly, that if he could do it, literally anyone can.