Big 20 Rewind Celebrates PokerStars’ 20th Anniversary; Players Vote on Huge Moments

This year marks PokerStars’ 20th anniversary and the company is celebrating with a special tournament series. The Big 20 Rewind runs from Nov. 14 to Dec. 4 with 20 nostalgic tournaments.

Each event honors an iconic moment in the online poker operator’s history. The series was created to celebrate 20 years of history, winning moments, and great stories. 

“We kick-started our 20th anniversary with the announcement of our new and improved Rewards program,” PokerStars managing director of poker Severin Rasset said in a news release. “Now we’d like to thank the PokerStars community with a huge celebratory series, with big guarantees and winning moments.”

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When events kick off, players will find tournaments representing each year from 2001 to 2020. The festival features a $5.5 million guarantee as well as huge additional prizes.

Some of those bonus rewards include an around the world vacation, an electric car, and luxury watches.  A poker package to some of PokerStars’ most notable events will also be up for grabs. Some of the tournaments highlighted in the series include:

  • 2001 – the site’s first $11 buy-in event with $100,000 guaranteed
  • 2006 – the first Sunday Million; a $215 buy-in with $1 million guaranteed
  • 2014 – Spin & Go events debut; $10 buy-in with $150,000 guaranteed
  • 2018 – year of the Platinum Pass; $5 buy-in with $50,000 guaranteed
  • 2019 – the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) played out in the Bahamas; $25 buy-in with $150,000 guaranteed

Signature events, big prizes, fans vote in numerous player award categories

Beyond those anniversary events, the $55 Big 20 Finale closes out the series on Dec. 5. The tournament comes with a $5 million guarantee.

Beyond those events already revealed, players can get involved in the Big 20: Players Awards. Voting is open now for players to select some of the top players and moments in poker history.

Who wins is up to the PokerStars community and voting is open at the PokerStars Blog. Voters will find categories like:

  • Best bluff
  • Best her fold
  • Sickest bad beat
  • Best celebration
  • Best winning moment
  • “WTF” moment

Videos of these big moments are also available for players to review. During the Big 20 Rewind, the PokerStars Twitch channel will feature a number of PokerStars ambassadors streaming the events.

Special editions of the Poker in the Ears podcasts are also in the works. Guests will include Colin Murray, the original voice of the EPT, and poker pro Antonio Esfandiari.

“The past 20 years have been an incredible journey, and each tournament has been designed to look back at those special moments and reward our community with some unforgettable prizes,” ​​Rasset said “We hope our players enjoy the celebration, and we’re looking forward to the next 20 years with them.”

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