re: Poker & Do you prefer direct buy-in or satellites to tournaments?
Kinda depends on the buy-in, most of the times, I just buy the ticket.
Not saying I never do satellites, but the fuzz of having to go through a satellite, to enter another satellite, to enter another satellite and then achieve my "ticket" is a bit too much for me. Especially when they have a set date instead of multiple satellites running.
But with the really big ones.. Yeah, go for it, go for the big bang with the small buck.