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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Updated: March 23, 10:17 AM ET
ESPN Poker Club to award free main event seat


Ever dream of playing in the world's biggest tournament? Ever dream of making it through a field of thousands of the world's best players and making your way to the biggest final table? Ever dream of battling through eight other superstars at the final table and in front of all the lights and cameras, bringing home the world's most coveted title? Ever dream of getting there for free?

Well, the ESPN Poker Club can help make your dreams a reality with its annual Main Event promotion. One lucky ESPN.com user will be heading to Las Vegas to play in the biggest tournament of the year with the buy-in, flight and hotel taken care of. That's right, it's all free. All you need to do is make it through the field and focus on your poker game and you could be the next poker superstar and bring home millions in winnings.

Now that you know what's up for grabs, here's how you get there:

The first step is becoming a player at the ESPN Poker Club by downloading the game client and logging in (note: you must be an ESPN.com registered user to participate). Head to the "ESPN Poker Club" tab and find the "Weekly Qualifier" tournaments which are offered at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday. Finish in one of the top five spots and you've earned your seat into the final tournament.

On Sundays you have three chances to make your way into the final tournament at 12 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. Finish in the top 25 in any of those tournaments and you've locked up your seat as well.

The final tournament will take place on May 15 at 8 p.m. ET. Win that tournament and the seat and trip to Las Vegas, NV is all yours.

So head on over to the ESPN Poker Club and start practicing for your big moment. After all, you'll need all the experience you can get if you're going to be the one in Vegas to succeed when someone like Daniel Negreanu or Phil Ivey sits down at your table …