The Heartland Poker Tour is coming to my home poker room this October 12-21. I don't have the scratch to buy into the main event directly, but I'm going to try to win my way in through satellites. I'll probably take a crack at a $65 single table sit and go where the top 3 win an entry to a $180 super satellite. The top ten percent in the super satellite earn entry into the $1,650 main event.
I've never played in any truly deep-stacked events and I'd love to try out an event where patience and well-timed aggression are valued over luck. The sit and go is a pretty quick structure, but the super satellite allows for a little play and isn't an all out donk fest. The main event is a 3-day tournament where you start with 25,000 in tournament chips and it looks like the winners of most HPT main events win somewhere in the neighborhood of $120,000-$130,000.
If you're interested in the full structure it can be found here.
I know it's still like a month away, but wish me luck. I could really use a little financial windfall about now.