Many players have dreams of competing in a major high stakes tournament, but very few have the bankroll available to do so. This was a problem that faced the majority of famous players at some stage in their career, but fortunately there are ways around it. The best way to get into a tournament is to satellite in, which means playing a smaller buy-in tournament that pays out (usually the final 10%) in packages or buy-ins to the major tournament.
These are a cheap and effective way to get the buyin and also allows you to keep 100% if any winnings if you cash in the major event. Another way is to sell off percentages of your action in pieces to other players, investors or friends – whilst you won’t keep as much of your winnings, you will be able to play the tournament within the constraints of your bankroll.