Two additional passes are now on the line in upcoming events in Southern Europe. Players can take a shot at scoring a trip to the Caribbean at the France Poker Series Aix-en-Provence and Road to PSPC Madrid.
A Platinum Pass guarantees a player an all-expenses paid trip to the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas in January. Each pass is valued at $30,000.
Winning a PokerStars Platinum Pass at FPS Aix-en-Provence
Some major poker tournament action is coming to the Provence region of southeast France. The FPS Aix-en-Provence series runs 10 days from Nov. 18-27 at the new Pasino Grand Casino.
In announcing the new event, Stars noted the property was “a casino inspired by those in Las Vegas and described as an avant-garde complex.”
The tournament stop wraps up the FPS season as the last stop of PokerStars’ stand-alone regional tours. The series includes a €440 Mystery Bounty event on Nov. 22-23 with a Platinum Pass up for grabs. The tournament highlight will see one player pick out a mystery bounty envelope containing the $30,000 prize.
Those unsuccessful in winning the pass can still look forward to a major tournament with a win. The €1,100 FPS Main Event offers plenty of prestige for the champion.
Texapoker’s CEO and founder, and PokerStars event partner, Apo Chantzis, described adding a Platinum Pass to the tournament mix as a “dream come true.”
This also isn’t the only way to win a Platinum Pass in France. A Road to PSPC is set for Nov. 7-13 at Club Circus Paris.
Road to PSPC heads to Madrid
Players in Spain also have an upcoming opportunity to win a Platinum Pass. The €400 Road to PSPC Madrid runs from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 at Casino Gran Madrid Torrelodones. The event is one of the last stops on the Road to PSPC schedule.
With lower buy-ins than traditional live tournaments, players can play for less in Madrid. Satellites are now available online from just €0.50 on the Spanish PokerStars platform and French poker client. Direct qualifiers are also available at €50.
What comes with a Platinum Pass?
Platinum Passes are some of the most sought-after prizes in poker. Each pass comes with a $25,000 buy-in to the PSPC and also includes:
- Six nights’ hotel accommodations for winner and a guest in a five-star hotel
- Airfare and transfers
- $1,900 in spending money
- Exclusive Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event