WSOP 2024 Players Guide: Satellites & Daily Deepstacks

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03 Apr 2024
Jonathan Raab 03 Apr 2024
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WSOP 2024 Players Guide Part 5 Satellites and Daily Deepstacks
This is PokerWired’s WSOP 2024 Players’ Guide, in which we take a deep look at different aspects of the schedule. In part one of the series we looked at the new events making their first appearance on a WSOP schedule. In part two we examined the Marquee (multi-starting-day) events that have become the hallmark of WSOP schedules in recent years. In part three we perused the Championship events. In part four we mulled over the non-Hold'em bracelet events on the tournament schedule. In this fifth edition of the series we investigate the satellite schedules and daily deepstack tournaments on the 2024 WSOP schedule.

Most of the bracelet events have quite costly buy-ins for the average poker player (with a few notable exceptions such as the Gladiator). For many players, their main fare when visiting the World Series of Poker will be the daily deepstack tournaments, which run three times per day. Others may wish to take a shot at getting into one of the big money bracelet events and there is an extensive schedule of satellite tournaments to help with this ambition. In this edition we take a look at the Satellite and Daily Deepstack schedules at the 2024 WSOP. 

Satellites Tournaments

The format of live satellites to WSOP events has been changed for 2024. Over the last few years most live poker operators have made the same switch, abandoning the traditional satellite format where the tournament ends when the  number of players left is exactly number of seats being awarded to the target event. The new format, for which each operator has slightly confusingly given a different name. The WPT calls them milestone satellites and the WSOP has chosen to call them Landmark satellites. In this format a target number of chips is pre-determined and once players have built a chip stack that is equal or greater to that target, they are awarded a seat in the target event and their chips are removed from play. It is a more exciting format and speeds up the process for most of the seat winners. 

While the format of the satellites has changed, the schedule remains similar to that of the previous year, including some satellites into specific target events and some which award casino chips as their prize. The satellites that award casino chips give players full flexibility to decide which event to use their winnings to play. As the prize in these is casino chips, you can also use them to play casino games, or simply cash them out at the casino cage and use it for something entirely different. Those Las Vegas nightclubs ain’t cheap and weed is now legal in the state of Nevada.

Main Event Satellite Schedule

The tournament that has the most direct satellites scheduled into it is obviously the $10,000 Championship Main Event. These don’t run throughout the entire series, but they dominate the qualification offering from the beginning of July. Buy-ins to main event satellites are either $580, $1,100 or $2,200, however there are also feeder satellites for $145 or $260, offering a chance to gain your way into the bigger buy-in direct satellites for less. 
DatesStart TimeBuy-In
July 3rd-8th8am$1,100
July 2nd-7th10am$580
July 2nd-7th12pm$580
July 2nd-7th1pm$1,100
July 2nd-7th7pm$2,200
Feeder Satellite Schedule
DatesStart TimeBuy-InTarget Satellite
July 2nd-7th8am$145$1,100 at 1pm
July 2nd-7th2pm$260$2,200 at 7pm

Speciality Event Satellites

In addition to the main event, the $5,000 and $10,000 buy-in bracelet events all have specific satellites to enable players to qualify directly into them. These take place at 7pm on the day before their target event. Satellites to the $5,000 speciality events also give players the option to takle $5,000 in casino chips as an alternative to  seat into the target event.
DateStart TimeSatellite FormatTarget Event
Thu 30 May7pm$ 580 Pot Limit Omaha - Landmark Satellite$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha or $5,000 in casino chips
Fri 31 May7pm$ 1,100 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Landmark Satellite$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Sun 2 June7pm$ 1,100 Mixed Games: Dealers Choice Landmark Satellite$10,000 Dealers Choice Championship
Mon 3 June7pm$ 580 No Limit Hold'em - 8-Handed Landmark Satellite$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha or $5,000 in casino chips
Tue 4 June7pm$ 1,100 Limit Hold'em Landmark Satellite$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Thu 6 June7pm$ 1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Landmark Satellite$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Sun 9 June7pm$ 1,100 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Landmark Satellite$10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship
Wed 12 June7pm$ 1,100 Big O Landmark Satellite$10,000 BIG O Championship
Fri 14 June7pm$ 1,100 Limit Seven Card Stud Landmark Satellite$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Sun 16 June7pm$ 1,100 Limit H.O.R.S.E. Landmark Satellite$10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Tue 18 June7pm$ 1,100 Limit Razz Landmark Satellite$10,000 Razz Championship
Wed 19 June7pm$ 580 No Limit Hold'em - 6-Handed Landmark Satellite$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed or $5,000 in casino chips
Fri 21 June7pm$ 1,100 No Limit Hold'em - Super Turbo Bounty Satellite$10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
Tue 25 June7pm$ 1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Landmark Satellite$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship Satellite
Thu 27 June7pm$ 1,100 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Landmark Satellite$10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Championship
Sat 29 June7pm$ 1,100 Limit Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better Championship
Sun 30 June7pm$ 1,100 No Limit Hold'em - Mystery Bounty Landmark Satellite$10,000 No Limit Mystery Bounty
Mon 8 July7pm$ 580 No Limit Hold'em - 8-Handed Landmark Satellite$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed or $5,000 in casino chips
Tue 9 July7pm$ 1,100 Mixed Games: 8-Game Mixed Landmark Satellite$10,000 8-Game Mixed Championship
Fri 12 July7pm$ 1,100 No Limit Hold'em - 6-Handed Landmark Satellite$10,000 No Limit 6-Handed

High Roller Event Satellites

There are also satellites to the really high buy-in events and gladly some of these also have lower buy-in feeder satellites into them.
DateStart TimeSatellite FormatTarget Event
Wed 29 May6pm$ 2,700 No Limit Hold'em$25,000 Heads Up
Wed 5 June11am$ 2,700 No Limit Hold'em$25,000 High Roller 6-Handed
Sat 8 June6pm$ 2,700 No Limit Hold'em$25,000 High Roller
Thu 13 June6pm$ 5,300 No Limit Hold'em$50,000 High Roller
Mon 17 June6pm$ 7,500 No Limit Hold'em$100,000 High Roller
Thu 20 June6pm$ 25,350 No Limit Hold'em$250,000 Super High Roller
21st June6pm$5,300 No Limit Hold'em$50,000 Players Championship
22nd June6pm$5,300 No Limit Hold'em$50,000 Players Championship
Fri 28 June6pm$ 2,700 Pot Limit Omaha$25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller 8-Handed
Mon 1 July6pm$ 5,300 Pot Limit Omaha$50,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller
Thu 11 July6pm$ 5,300 No Limit Hold'em$50,000 High Roller
Sat 13 July6pm$ 2,700 Limit H.O.R.S.E.$25,000 High Roller H.O.R.S.E.
As these satellites are all steep buy-ins, the WSOP also spreads some feeder or 'step' satellites as a cheaper way to gain entry into them.

Step Satellite Schedule
DateStart TimeSatellite FormatTarget Event
Thu 13 June3pm$ 625 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller $50,000 Landmark Step Satellite$5,300 High Roller Landmark Satellite
Mon 17 June3pm$ 850 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller $100,000 Step 2 Satellite$7,500 High Roller Landmark Satellite
Mon 17 June12pm$ 120 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller $100,000 Step 1 Satellite$850 High Roller Step 2 Satellite
Thu 20 June3pm$ 2,750 No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller $250,000 Landmark Step Satellite$25,350 High Roller Satellite
Fri 21 June3pm$ 625 Mixed Games: 8-Game Poker Players Championshjp Step Landmark Satellite$2,700 Poker Players Championship Satellite
Sat 22 June3pm$ 625 Mixed Games: 8-Game Poker Players Championshjp Step Landmark Satellite$2,700 Poker Players Championship Satellite
Fri 28 June3pm$ 320 Pot Limit Omaha - High Roller 8-Handed Satellite$2,700 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Satellite
Mon 1 July3pm$ 625 Pot Limit Omaha - $50,000 High Roller Landmark Step Satellite$5,300 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Satellite
Thu 11 July3pm$ 625 No Limit Hold'em - $50,000 High Roller Landmark Step Satellite$5,300 High Roller Landmark Satellite

Myster Bounty and Gladiators of Poker Satellites

These lower buy-in marquee events also have direct satellites, although the daily casino credit satellites are just as good an option.
DatesStart TimeBuy-InTarget Event
30th May-1st June12pm$135$1,000 Mystery Millions
30th May-1st June4pm$240$1,000 Mystery Millions
5th-8th June12pm$50$300 Gladiators of Poker

Casino Credit Satellites

As well as satellites into specific events, the WSOP also runs three daily satellites that award casino chips as prizes. These give players the option to choose which event to use them for and players can accumulate them to buy into the bigger ticket tournaments. They can also be used in conjunction with cash to buy into events. These take place every day at the following times.
Start TimeBuy-InTarget Prize
3pm$240$2,000 Casino Chips
7pm$580$5,000 Casino Chips
10pm$135$1,000 Casino Chips

Daily Deepstacks

While the main focus of the WSOP is on the bracelet events, there are also daily deepstack tournaments priced at a much more affordable level. These take place three times a day, running from May 28th until July 15th. The schedule is the same every day.
Start TimeBuy-In
1pm$250
4pm$400
8pm$200

Weekly H.O.R.S.E. and Seniors Tournaments

There are also weekly $250 H.O.R.S.E. and Seniors No Limit Hold'em tournaments on Mondays and Thursdays respectively.
DatesEventStart TimeBuy-In
Monday Only June 3rd-July 15thH.O.R.S.E3pm$250
Thursdays Only May 30th-June 11thSeniors(50+) NLH9am$250

In the next Edition

In the final part of PokerWired's WSOP 2024 Players Guide, we take a closer look at the Road to Vegas satellite promotion on GG Poker.

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