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A satellite is a tournament where the top prize/s are a seat in another major tournament. The primary purpose of satellites is a low-cost way of getting players into big money tournaments, such as the World Series of Poker.

e.g "Darvin Moon won over US$5 million in the 2009 WSOP by winning a $130 satellite and having a unbelievably good run of play."
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