The iPoker Network, currently the world's third largest has announced the details of its fourth iPOPS tournament series, and it's a big one. There's a total of $1.2 million up for grabs in guaranteed prize pools and it all kicks off on April 21st continuing through until May 5th. This year's format is however slightly different in that the tournaments are split into two different buy in levels, exactly like the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. All but one of the tourneys will be listed as both 'Side Events' and 'Major Events' with buy ins as low as $2.00 in the side event section. The only exception to this is the final Major event which is in fact the Main Event and has no Side Event equivalent. A nice little twist is that every player who makes a final table in any of the side events will receive a free seat to the main event on May 5th.
The low buy in events, or the side events, will start the series on April 21 running to April 27th and these are great for players who play with smaller bankrolls and are out to have a little poker fun whilst may be hitting the big win. The largest buy in of the side event tourneys stands at $100 +9, and with seven side events in total it's a fast week of tournament action. There are of course satellites running for each event and as mentioned, all players at the 7 final tables of the side event series will receive free seats to the Main Event.
The major events series starts on May 5th and offers tourneys with bigger buy ins starting at $20 and moving up to the largest buy in of $200+15 for the main event on May 5th which offers a very nice guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. Satellites are already running and there are buy ins available from as little as $0.10 on iPoker sites such as Titan Poker. Leading up to the main event there will be special Mega satellites running feeding into the main event along with other major events, and these will have buy ins of $25 up to $80 depending on the event. There will also be qualifiers for the satellites with tiny buy ins.