PokerStars Announces "Carnival of Tournaments" To Mark 800 Millionth Tourney
It's been a year of milestones for PokerStars.
Back in the spring the site marked the 7th anniversary of the Sunday Million, the site's popular weekly $215 no-limit hold'em tournament. Then in June PokerStars celebrated the dealing of its 100 billionth hand with more than $2 million given away in associated prizes.
Now another big benchmark is about to be reached on the site with the 800 millionth tournament scheduled to be played on October 20. To commemorate the occasion, PokerStars is launching a new "Carnival of Tournaments" promotion to take place from October 13-20.
As part of the promotion, PokerStars will be offering $2 million-plus in boosted guarantees, be giving away another $700,000 in additional prizes, and hosting a number of other special tourneys as part of the week-long "Carnival."
During the week leading up to the 800 millionth tournament, increased guarantees will be in place for all of PokerStars' daily "Big" tournaments as follows:
- Big — all Big tourneys from October 14-18 will have guarantees increased by 50%
- Bigger — all Big tourneys on October 19 will have guarantees doubled
- Biggest — all Big tourneys on October 20 will have guarantees tripled
These tournaments will additionally feature special "bubble ticket prizes" totaling $100,000.
There will also be some special sit-n-go tournaments during the days leading up to the 800 millionth tournament. These "Golden Sit-n-Gos" will take place from October 13-19 and feature $500,000 in cash rewards given away. Additionally, bonuses will be randomly given away to SNG players as follows:
- Big — player can get 2x the SNG buy-in, with the table prize pool doubled
- Bigger — player can get 3x the SNG buy-in, with the table prize pool tripled
- Biggest — player can get 5x the SNG buy-in, with the table prize pool quintupled
Finally, the 800 millionth tournament is scheduled for 13:00 ET on Sunday, October 20, a $109 NLHE tourney with a whopping $1 million guarantee. Additionally, $100,000 in cash prizes will be given away to random tables during the first two hours of the tournament.
For more information about the "Carnival of Tournaments," check the PokerStars site. And for those who haven't joined PokerStars, be sure to do so through LearnPoker using the special LEARNPN marketing code and STARS600 bonus code.
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