PokerStars Hosts ‘Easter With Aces’ Featuring Platinum Pass; ESPT-Madrid Breaks Records

With spring in bloom, PokerStars is bringing online poker players 13 days of action April 4-16 as part of the Easter With Aces  series. Players will find 10 tournaments and six community home games as part of a fun new low-roller series.

 Poker pro and PokerStars ambassador Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand hosts the series with plenty of fun and prizes planned as well as a $186,490 guaranteed prize pool. The Easter series includes buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $55 with a Main Event featuring guaranteeing $75,000.

A highly coveted Platinum Pass will also be up for grabs for the PokerStars Players Championship. That awards a player a complete travel package and $25,000 tournament buy-in.

Happy Easter you beautiful folks,” Hand said in a news release announcing the series. “I am really excited that PokerStars are giving me my own series and an amazing opportunity for someone from my community to win a PSPC Platinum Pass.”

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What to expect from the series

The Easter With Aces festival isn’t the traditional poker series and Stars is throwing some additional bonuses into the mix. Throughout the series, Hand will also set challenges via Twitch moderators.

PokerStars is promising some entertaining viewing as Hnd attempts to meet these challenges during the series.

Easter With Aces is a great opportunity for those with lower bankrolls to take a shot at some nice prize pools. The events kick off on April 4 with an $11 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout with a $7,500 guarantee.

Another interesting event is the $55 High Roller on April 9 with a $20,000 guarantee.

The $33 Main Event is set for April 16 and comes with a $75,000 guarantee. Here’s a look at the complete series.

2022 PokerStars Easter With Aces

DateTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
April 401: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]$11$7,500
April 502: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Bounty]$5.50$5,000
April 603: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]$22$10,000
April 74: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Turbo PKO]$5.50$5,000
April 805: $11 Eight-Game [6-Max, 8-Game]$11$2,500
Aprtil 906: $55 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]$55$20,000
April 1007: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Triple Stack]$11$7,500
April 1108: $22 NLHE [Marathon]$22$10,000
April 1209: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Deep Stack]$5.50$5,000
April 1610: $33 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]$33$75,000
April 17EasterWithAces Freeroll – 1 Platinum Pass + $9,000 Guaranteed* Freeroll ticket$38,990
TOTAL$186,490

More planned for PokerStars’ Easter With Aces

Alongside the tournaments, six community home games are set for April 13-15, with buy-ins from 11 cents to 55 cents.

Tickets awarded throughout the series for a special freeroll on April 17 may be even more exciting. Those who snag a ticket have some big prizes to play for.

First place score a Platinum Pass for a once-a-lifetime tournament opportunity. Several other nice prizes are also planned and here’s a look at what to expect.

  • 1st – Platinum Pass
  • 2nd – $5,300 tournament ticket
  • 3rd – $1,050 ticket
  • 4th-5th – $530 ticket
  • 6th-7th – $109 ticket
  • 8th-9th – $55 ticket
  • 10th-50th – $22 ticket
  • 51st-100th – $11 ticket

Stars and Hand are promising even more in the coming days. Players are asked to keep an eye on Hand’s Twitch channel for some entertaining content.

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ESPT sees record turnout for Main Event

In other PokerStars news, the Estrellas Poker Tour continues playing out in Madrid, Spain. Many European players are pleased to see live poker return to the continent.  

That may be exemplified by the ESPT Madrid €1,100 Main Event turnout. The tournament broke the tour attendance record with 784 entries across four starting days for a €752,640 prize pool.

That topped the 2014 record of 721 entries. The Main Event wrapped up on Sunday at Casino Gran Vía with Romani’s Nico Giuri finding the top spot for €123,410. This was by far the largest live tournament score of his poker career.

Giuri won the event after cutting a heads-up deal with Josef Snejberg, who took home €100,000. Japanese player Makoto Yoshimichi finished third for €61,360.

In other action, Norway’s Tom Bedell took the title and €55,220 in the €5,200 Super High Roller. The tournament saw a field of 33 entries with Yaman Nakdali taking runner-up for €36,010.

More PokerStars Live action is in the works including the EPT Monte Carlo, set for April 28 – May 7.

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