Mini-SOP for Everyone

by , May 25, 2008 | 12:13 pm

Don’t you hate it when you come up with a great idea, and as you’re making it a reality, you realize that someone else is doing it at the same time? Doh.

Enter Bodog and Full Tilt. Though Bodog seems to have officially announced first, Full Tilt was probably writing its press release as it happened. Both sites are hosting Mini-SOP’s with tournaments that mimic the World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas, only with buy-ins at 1% of the cost. Both sets of tournaments begin on May 30, the day that the actual WSOP kicks off.

The Bodog Poker Mini-SOP will feature all 25 hold’em events at 1% of the buy-in with three seats awarded to the 2009 WSOP main event at the end of the 2008 Mini-SOP. The series will run from May 30 to July 3.

The Full Tilt Poker Mini Series of Poker will actually feature 54 events, with all corresponding to actual WSOP events except the ladies and seniors events which are converted to open events, and the casino employees event which is nixed. The tournaments will run from May 30 to July 5 and give away one seat to the 2009 WSOP main event.

As you can see, the differences between the two tournament series are huge!

Regardless, both are great opportunities to play online WSOP-light events and take advantage of the many satellite opportunities to get in cheap. Check out Bodog and Full Tilt for all of the details.

4 Comments to “Mini-SOP for Everyone”

  1. Kajagugu

    What are they doing for the 2-7 lowball event?

  2. California Jen

    Hmmm. I just looked at the FTP Mini-SOP schedule, and I don’t see that tournament listed. They may have substituted a hold’em event – my best guess.

  3. DanZ

    I don’t think that Bodog is actually addressing the lowball tournament, either. I don’t remember seeing a listing for it, and I’m not sure that they spread it on their site. I’m excited that they’ll actually have an o8 tourney that more than five people will be playing in for once, though. It kind of seems like the same people are trading money back and forth in the Bodog O8 cash tables.

  4. Andrew Hime

    No draw games on Full Tilt, so those tourneys aren’t going. Not sure if there’s a hole or what, didn’t look. Too busy figuring out what I’m going to play.