PokerStars Announces Return of Brazilian Series of Poker Millions 

Live poker is back in Brazil. PokerStars announced Friday that the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) Millions will return this year, running Nov. 24 to Dec. 5.

The festival becomes the first BSOP Millions since 2019. The series has been held online during the pandemic, but now heads back to the live tables at the WTC Sheraton Golden Hall in São Paulo.

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What to expect from PokerStars BSOP

Players will find a packed schedule when the action gets going in November. PokerStars Live plans 50 tournaments across 12 days with R$15 million ($2.8 million) guaranteed.

The R$3,500 ($655) No Limit Hold’em Main Event highlights the series with a R$7 million ($1.3 million). Players can already begin qualifying for the event online. BSOP Millions satellites begin on Sept. 26 with sub satellites starting on Sept. 24.

The site is also promising daily freerolls for a Main Event Mega Satellite, which runs on Nov. 2. The mega will award 15 complete tournament packages.

COVID requirements

With the return of  live poker, the series features several measures to ensure player safety.

“The health and safety of staff and players is the number one priority for and the BSOP,” the company noted in a news release, “and strict guidelines have been put in place which adhere to local regulations and guidance.”

Some of these requirements for players and staff include:

  • mandatory mask usage
  • holding a vaccination passport
  • keep a meter distance throughout the venue between players and staff

BSOP returns as Brazilians score big

The BSOP is now in its 12th season and more dates may be announced soon as well. The series played out events the last two years online at PokerStars.

In 2020, Canada’s Stevan “random_chu” Chew took down the Main Event for $91,890. Russia’sAlister07” then won the championship this year for $77,556.

It’s been a nice few months for Brazilian players. Some of the country’s players have really fared well over the last few months.

In the recent PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), Brazilians won 57 events. That was the most by any country.

Brazil’s Yuri Dzivielevski also remains the top-ranked online player in the world. He’s one of the most successful poker players in Latin America with online winnings totaling $14 million. Dzivielevski recently spoke with PokerScout about his success.

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