Originally Posted by VanEkeren
Does anyone have some more information on this? Are we talking here about freerolls where you need to be in the top 0.001% to go to the sattelite?
Also, if you unsubscribe and 'sell' your ticket, don't you get T-money in return?
First....there's different kind of satellites, as there's also a difference between tickets to win, compared to entries to win.
Some satellites reward tickets which have to be used for a certain tournament or a certain series of tournaments.
These tickets can not be changed into money, so if you actually don't want to play those target tournaments which the tickets are for, avoid these satellites.
The satellites we're basically talking about here, are satellites in which you can win an entry into a tournament.
If you win an entry, you can unregister from the main tournament (unless the main tournament already started) which will reward you Tournament-dollars.
These tournament dollars can be used as you wish for any tournament, but cannot be withdrawn from your account.
For example: for the Sunday Storm at pokerstars
with a buy-in of $11 , a lot of satellites are running with buy-ins from a few FPP's upto almost $4.
In case you win one of those, you'll be auto registered in theSunday Storm.
If you unregister from that tournament, you'll have $11 tournament dollars in your account.
These can and will be used for whatever tournament or SnG you want to play.
For example, buy-in into a $1.10 tournament, you use tournament dollars and you'll have $9.90 Tdollars left.
Buy in in a $22 tournament and your $11 Tdollars will be used and on top $11 will be taken from your regular bankroll.
Tournament dollars can not be used for cash game, so if you're actually not willing to play SnG's or tournaments, playing satellites makes no sense.
On a side-note, I mentioned the Sunday Storm satellites because they are very soft and an excellent way to make a bunch of tournament dollars, which can be used for smaller buy-in games.
Another side-note, tournament tickets are to be used for specific tournaments and cannot be used in chunks. Also if not used they will expire.
Tournament dollars do not expire and leave you free to use for whatever tournament you want to play in whatever chunks you want.
Hope this clears up a few things, without you scratching your head