STADIUM STORIES: Player Scores Five Figures With Promo Entry; PokerStars Series Tops Guarantee

The 2020 Stadium Series produced big numbers for PokerStars.

The PokerStars Stadium Series turned into quite an event for John “99rocks” Vallis. The 52-year-old was among those who cashed in. His $57,000 score didn’t come from hours and hours at the table, however. 

Instead, this recreational player turned a $22 ticket from a promotional chest into a five-figure online poker payday. That’s just one interesting story coming out of a huge Stadium Series, which wrapped up on Sunday.

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From free money player to PokerStars satellite success story

John Vallis

At home in Surrey, United Kingdom, Vallis works as a compliance manager. Married with two daughters ages 18 and 19, poker isn’t a big part of his routine.

In fact, he usually plays with free tokens rather than real money. Occasionally Vallis might jump in a micro tournament, but real money tables aren’t a regular part of his online life. Before last week, his biggest win was around $70.

Then a $22 promotional satellite ticket popped in his inbox. If he advanced in the satellite it would then be on to another $109 qualifier.

If he advanced in that, an entry into a $2,100 Heat Deepstack was next. Vallis did just that and was primed for the biggest event of his life.

“I hadn’t played a single real money game in over four months going into the tournament,” he tells PokerScout.

The run of his life at PokerStars

Going into the event, Vallis kept his expectations low. Throughout both satellites as well as Day 1 of the tournament, an online quiz game occupied much of his time as well.

He played both qualifiers and the deepstack event, as well as the quiz, on his mobile phone. After reaching Day 2, however, Vallis shifted to playing on his computer but other duties still occupied much of his time.

“I still found time to cook the family supper, steak and chips, while we were closing in on the final table,” says Vallis, who enjoys running and cycling when not playing poker or spending time with family. “I think those distractions actually worked in my favor as I didn’t have time to think about the amount of money at stake.”

Those efforts paid big dividends. Vallis ultimately finished third for $57,229 out of a field of 234 entries. That’s a big score – all from a freeroll.

“Playing in the tournament was an amazing experience – I did not even contemplate the potential outcome until relatively late,” he says. 

How did it feel to turn his promo ticket into such a massive score?

“Extremely strange,” Vallis says. “I have absolutely no experience playing high stakes poker, so I have never really considered the money angle. I think that removed the pressure as I got deeper into the tournament, as I felt absolutely no expectation to actually convert the result into a prize.”

Ever the family man, wife and children come to mind when Vallis considers what he’ll do with the winnings.

“There’s some things I want to get done to the house,” he says, “a car for my kids to use and a spectacular holiday when COVID permits.”

Considering his massive finish, it’s fortuitous that PokerStars email didn’t land in the spam folder. For Vallis, it definitely paid to check his email.

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PokerStars Stadium Series brings out plenty of competitors

Speaking of Stadium Series success, the festival came right after an unprecedented Summer Series. That scorched the $25 million guarantee by paying out $34 million.

The Stadium Series also produced plenty of bang for the buck. Wrapping up on Aug. 2, the festival brought some big numbers. The series paid out $54.3 million – more than $4 million above the guarantee.

The series attracted 698,964 entries across 102 events. In the $10,000 Grand Final, “Lena900” came out on top for a score of $230,435.

The France, Spain, and Portugal version of the series saw 228,799 entries and a prize pool of €6.6 million. Spain’s “Sick2BeatMe” won the €250 Grand Final for €66,882 plus €44,273 in bounty bucks.

In Italy, the series attracted 127,252 players and a €4 million prize pool. “NNWPT” took the €250 Grand Final for €34,792 plus €17,002 in bounties.

The action continues this week with several Stadium Series after party events. PokerStars is offering several phase tournaments featuring these buy-ins with hefty guarantees:

  • $1.10 – $100,000 guaranteed
  • $11 – $250,000 guaranteed
  • $109 – $500,000 guaranteed
  • $1,050 – $1 million guaranteed

Team PokerStars streamers score big, reach impressive Twitch numbers

Along with a massive score by a recreational player, some PokerStars ambassadors also produced during the Stadium Series.

PokerStars streamers Fintan “Easywithaces” Hand and Ben “Spragg” Spragg made deep runs in the $5,200 event on July 29.

Spragg’s stream reached more than 30,000 viewers, who saw him finish third for $70,633. That became the largest score of his career.

Hand took 10th in the event for $14,732. It’s been quite the run for these two poker streamers.

A year ago, both were streaming their play in $5, $11, $55, and $109 events on the main PokerStars channel. Spragg Tweeted his delight at the progress he’s made in his own game.

 

In other action, Stars streamer Jens TheRealKnossi Knossalla broke the Twitch Poker record for concurrent viewers. His stream peaked at more than 91,000 and is part of a growing presence on the platform for streamers during the pandemic.

Knossalla wasn’t playing himself, instead calling the action as his moderator Frank “Knueppel” Stockhaus played for a Platinum Pass. He ultimately finished runner-up in the $1,000 event for more than $117,000.

NEED A PEP TALK? Poker Stars Liv Boeree, Fedor Holz Join Startup Coaching Platform

Fedor Holz and Liv Boeree have joined the PepTalk startup.

Video conferencing, Zoom calls, and Facetime have become part of life for many during the Coronavirus pandemic. A new startup is hoping to capitalize on that trend with an easy connection to experts providing some personalized motivation.

PepTalk is a live video coaching and speaking platform connecting interested learners with real-world experts. That includes some of the biggest names in poker.

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Founded on the idea that experience is the ultimate teacher, PepTalk launched this month with 200 coaches and speakers. Those include entrepreneurs, writers, authors, adventurers, athletes, and more.

The platform even collected a nice roster of poker stars ready to offer some advice and coaching. Two of those, Liv Boeree and Fedor Holz, spoke with USPoker about what to expect in a session with them

A pep talk to improve your poker game

PepTalk was designed for a modern remote workforce. The web-based platform allows individuals and corporate teams to book a session directly with a coach or speaker. 

Entrepreneurs Ant Cauchi and Lloyd Salmons founded the company after careers in the music industry at EMI. After leaving that industry, they launched the digital marketing agency Outside Line.

“In creating PepTalk, we were inspired by our early days in the music industry when we were fortunate to work with some of the most inspirational artists in the world,” they said in a news release.

“In time we became mentors to our own employees, and we realized that coaching and mentoring from a place of experience is invaluable. Our goal is to make that experience available to anyone.”

That could include poker players seeking a mental kick in the pants. Along with Boeree and Holz, the site’s roster of card sharks includes:

  • Maria Ho – poker pro and commentator
  • Jamie Gold – 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner
  • Maria Konnikova – author, poker player, and former PokerStars ambassador
  • Joe Stapleton – poker player, commentator, and comedian 
  • Jennifer ShahadePennsylvania-based poker player and PokerStars ambassador

The PepTalk platform can be accessed via computer or mobile device. A pick-me-up session with a poker pro is only mouse click or tap away.

Poker and life lessons from Liv

No stranger to speaking in front of a crowd or offering some insight, Live Boeree took a unique path to poker. Originally from the United Kingdom, she received a degree in astrophysics before launching a successful poker career.

At the tables Boeree has $3.9 million in live tournament winnings including WSOP and EPT titles. She sees her role with the startup as a way to work with others around the world.

Liv Boeree (photo courtesy of Poker Central)

The site allows people from all walks of life to gain some insight from experts in their field. Boeree’s career in science and poker offer a unique opportunity for some inspiration beyond just poker.

“I’ve joined PepTalk as a medium to share experiences and lessons learned in my life and career – including my time as a poker pro – with a broad audience,” says Boeree, who also hosts her own YouTube channel about space and science.

“I believe the principles of success at the poker table have value in life, business, and beyond.”

From TED Talk to PepTalk

Boeree’s coaching focuses on life strategies, improving decision-making, how poker principles can be used every day, and other concepts. She expressed similar ideas on her 2018 TED Talk, “Three Life Lessons from the Poker Table.”

 

“We know poker principles apply effectively to business and other parts of life, and I’m looking forward to sharing those with PepTalk’s customers,” she says. “My background includes speaking and writing on science, logic, math and philosophy, and I’ll be bringing all of that to the table – no pun intended!”

It’s a good bet Boeree might answer a couple questions on table strategy. Overall, however, she sees her PepTalk time as a way to give customers a boost – as the company name implies.

“In these times when we can’t necessarily interact in-person,” she says, “I hope to have a positive impact on people’s lives when they need a boost.”

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Face to face with Fedor

While he may not be an astrophysicist, Fedor Holz brings his own skills to the PepTalk team. The German poker pro has almost $33 million in live tournament winnings including numerous major titles. What’s expected in one of his PepTalk sessions?

Fedor Holz (courtesy Poker Central)

“I’m set to share my experiences and respond to questions they may have or situations they may want to talk through, applying my pro poker lens to it all,” Holz says. “I’m excited to be part of what PepTalk is building – accessibility to coaches with all different experiences and perspectives and wisdom.

“There’s an incredible range of coaches and speakers – there are a few of us from the professional poker world, Olympic athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs. Experts from obvious and non-obvious arenas and career backgrounds who have a lot to share.”

Lessons learned preparing for poker success

Winning eight figures at the poker table isn’t easy. It takes perseverance and plenty of focus – traits Fedor hopes to drive home in his discussions.

“Building a poker career has been partially about the game and the skill and partially about discipline, preparation, and a ton of other lifestyle strategies,” he says. “They can expect to learn the big picture of poker – the big themes of what it’s about, what it takes to become a pro.”

Currently, Fedor has been playing in the WSOP Online at GGPoker, hoping to win his second career bracelet. The site signed the poker coach as an ambassador in May.

Holz worked his way up to the biggest games around conveys come of what he’s learned on PepTalk.

“It’s an opportunity to share poker wisdom in new ways,” he says, “how to win at work, for example, or how to manage a strong team.”

The startup’s poker team is ready – no cards and chips required.

BONUS BUCKS: PartyPoker Adds $150K in Extras to WPT series

The WPT and partypoker are teaming up for the $100 million WPT World Online Championships.

After two weeks of PLO events in the WPT World Online Championships, No Limit Hold’em now takes center stage at partypoker beginning Saturday. With plenty of extras already in line for winners, the site announced some nice extras this week bringing the total to almost $150,000.

The five Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup events include a $15,000 entry into the Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal. Partypoker announced Thursday that those entries won’t be removed from the prize pool.

In essence the TOC entries are added value with partypoker chipping in that money.

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Big bang for the buck in WPT championships

The TOC entries aren’t the only extras players can expect for winning one the five Cup events. Added value extras added up to almost $150,000 and include:

  • $75,000 – $15,000 TOC entries for each of the five events
  • $45,000 – Hublot watches, worth $7,500 for the first four events and $15,000 for the main event
  • $2,500 – Baccarat Crystal awarded to each winner
  • $25,000 – $5,000 TOC travel packages for each winner

There are a total of 12 championship events included within the series. Only these five events include the above. The champions will also have their names engraved on the Sexton Cup.

DateBuy-inEventGTE
Sat., Aug. 1$3,200Eight-Max Championship$3 million
Sat., Aug. 8$3,200Six-Max Championship$3 million
Sat., Aug. 15$3,200Knockout Championship$3 million
Sat., Aug. 22$3,200Mix-Max Championship$3 million
Sat., Sept. 5$10,300WPT World Championship Online Main Event$10 million

Winners also receive a replica version of the cup and join the exclusive WPT Champions Club. That club roster includes names like Darren Elias, Anthony Zinno, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and current Player of the Year leader Brian Altman.

The annual TOC features a rake-free $15,000 buy-in and all WPT champions are eligible. German poker pro Ole Schemion took down last year’s event for $440,395.

$3,200 Eight-Max event kicks off  WPT Sexton Cup events on Saturday

The inaugural WPT World Online Championships run through Sept. 9 with an overall guarantee of $100 million. Despite being played online, the series is designed to replicate an authentic live tour experience.

That includes the use of players’ real names at the tables. There will also be a maximum of two Day 1s for the 12 championship events. Only one re-entry is allowed.

The first Sexton Cup event is the Eight-Max Championship on Saturday. The tournament concludes on Tuesday with mega satellites running through Sunday with $1.5 million worth of seats up for grabs.

More than 2,500 tickets will be claimed with buy-ins available at $33 and $320. Winners of the TOC package have plenty to look forward to. 

The trip includes VIP concierge service for transport and hotel arrangements for the event. Players will also be treated to a party with the WPT talent team including Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst, Lynn Gilmartin, and Matt Savage.

Players also receive a special VIP swag bag. Last year’s TOC was held at the Aria in Las Vegas. This year’s event was set to be played at the HyperX Esports Arena.

However, that has now been postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Official plans for the event haven’t yet been determined.

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WSOP ONLINE ROUNDUP: Bicknell Wins Big at GGPoker & Much More

The WSOP and GGPoker have announced a new summer online bracelet series.

The World Series of Poker Online action wraps up on Friday at WSOP.com. However, the action has just gotten started at GGPoker.

International players began the bracelet hunting on July 19 with 54 bracelet events running through Sept. 16. Some big names have already made waves including Juha Helppi and Kristen Bicknell adding their names to the winner’s list.

For complete information about the series including schedule, information, and Twitch streams, visit the PokerScout WSOP Online GGPoker landing page.

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Bicknell bags another WSOP bracelet at GGPoker

For those following the world of poker, Kristen Bicknell’s name stands out. This Canadian poker pro has been Global Poker Index’s Female Player of the Year for the last three years.

Bicknell currently leads that race again and has more than $5 million in live tournament winnings. A member of Team partypoker, she also brings plenty of skills to the virtual felt.

That was on display in the early hours of Thursday morning. Bicknell finished off a field of 892 entries in a $2,500 NLHE Six-Handed event for $356,412 and her third WSOP bracelet.

Fellow GPI Player of the Year and boyfriend Alex Foxen was quick to offer congratulations.

The win moved Bicknell into a tie with Barbara Enright and Vanessa Selbst with three bracelets each. The three are tied for the most bracelets won by a woman.

Beyond the WSOP action at GGPoker, Bicknell has also been playing online in the partypoker WPT World Online Championships. She already has a couple final table appearances there as well.

Can she add a bracelet and a WPT title in two huge concurrent series? Don’t tule it out.

Juha helps himself to a big win

Finnish poker star Juha Helppi started his series off on a good note. He took down Event 35: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship for $306,622 on July 21-22.

This becomes Helppi’s second bracelet after topping a field of 328 entries. He now has more than $1.7 million in WSOP winnings.

Helppi’s first bracelet came in 2019 when he won the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for $306,622. He also has lifetime live tournament winnings of $8 million.

With big wins and finishes at events around the world, Helppi now has another nice bullet point on his resumé.

A look at the early GGPoker WSOP Online action

It’s been a nice start for Hun Wei Lee as well. This player from Australia already has three cashes including a win in Event 37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha.

That gave him a nice score of $161,887 and the first bracelet of his career.

Robert Romanello, from the United Kingdom, also has three cashes and a title. He won Event 39: $1,500 NLHE for $216,213.

Sweden’s Klas Lafberg now has four cashes including his first bracelet in Event 40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha for $224,493.

Here’s a look at the complete list of winners and statistics from the GGPoker half of the series so far:

EventBuy-InTotalPrize PoolTop PrizeWinner
#32: The Opener NLHE$10029306$2,696,152$265,880Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla
#33: Every 1 for Covid Relief$11112323$2,580,853$343,204Alek Stasiak
#34: Super Turbo Bounty NLHE 6-Handed$5252214$1,107,000$117,650Shoma Ishikawa
#35 Pot Limit Omaha Championship$5,000328$1,558,000$306,622Juha Helppi
#36 FIFTY STACK NLHE$1,5001342$1,912,350$297,496Michael Clacher
#37 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha$1,050971$971,000$161,887Hun Wei Lee
#38 Monster Stack NLHE 6-Handed [Asia Time Zone]$60020071143990$171,389Aaron Wijaya
#39: NLHE [Asia Time Zone]$1,500922$1,313,850$216,213Roberto Romanello
#40: Pot Limit Omaha$2,500532$1,263,500$224,493Klas Lofberg
Event #41: COLOSSUS$400NA$3 millionevent not yet complete
#42: PLOSSUS$400NA$1 millionevent not yet complete
#43: Short Deck NLHE Championship$10,000NAnot yet available$276,393Lev Gottlieb
#44: NLHE 6-Handed$2,500892$2,118,500$356,412Kristen Bicknell

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Quick facts about the WSOP Online at GGPoker

  • Number of bracelet events – 54
  • Dates – July 19 to Sept. 16
  • Locations available to players – Around the world including Canada and Mexico
  • Game formats – No Limit Hold’em, Omaha, Short Deck, Mixed Games, Bounty, Heads-up
  • Buy-in range$50 to $25,000
  • Main Event – The $5,000 championship features a $25 million guarantee with numerous starting flights beginning Aug. 16. Day 2 is set for Aug. 30.

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ON AIR: PokerStars Adds to Stadium Series with YouTuber Partnerships; New Throwables

PokerStars brings YouTub fun to the Stadium Series.

The Coronavirus pandemic has not only brought an explosion in online poker but also the elevation of streaming coverage. PokerStars has now added even more punch to the Stadium Series after partnering with a lineup of well-known content creators.

The United Kingdom-based Sidemen YouTube collective stream on a multi-channel network. The group is creating a series of videos on the YouTube channels as well as the PokerStars Twitch channel.

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Sidemen battle it out on PokerStars

As part of the promotion, the Sidemen will be playing poker together and entertaining viewers.

Crew members are also competing to see who can do the best in the Stadium Series. The group reaches millions of YouTube viewers and include:

Brian “True Geordie” Davis

The Sidemen will also battle PokerStars ambassadors Ben “Spraggy” Spragg, Lex Veldhuis, and Fintan Hand. The whole group will play in an eight-person stream on the PokerStars Twitch channel.

Additionally, British YouTube podcaster Brian “True Geordie” Davis will also join in the events. Davis also participated in the Stars Call for Action charity tournament for COVID-19 relief.

When the Sunday Freezeout Grand Finals, Davis will be playing on his YouTube channel. UK poker pro Charlie Carrel will be coaching him throughout the event.

Twitch streaming playing a major role

The Stadium Series runs through Aug. 2 with more than $50 million guaranteed. PokerStars is also giving away more than $2 million worth of events tickets throughout the series.

The series offers something for every bankroll with buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $10,300. In addition to the YouTubers’ involvement, plenty of action will be streamed on Twitch.

The later stages of most Stadium Series tournaments will be streamed with James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton providing commentary.

Players accustomed to watching televised poker will enjoy some added enhancements to the stream. The Stadium Series will be the first PokerStars online series to feature cards-up coverage. Viewers can see players’ hole cards on a short delay.

Find complete Stadium Series schedules below.

PokerStars drops another ‘unique’ Throwable

After introducing Throwables to the platform in May, PokerStars has been adding to the collection. Players can now throw virtual “poo” at their opponents with the launch of the latest Throwable.

The scatological animation is unlocked by losing a hand holding pocket Aces or Kings. The feature is only available for a limited time and comes with its own TP.

Players can also add to their Throwables collection as well with exclusive Stadium Series animations. These include the ability to throw a gold bar at an opponent.

Unlock these Throwables by finishing in the money, making a final table, or winning a tournament in the Stadium Series.

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8-JulMedium$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
8-JulHigh$530.00$250,000 NSlow
9-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
9-JulMedium$55.00$250,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
9-JulHigh$530.00$500,000 YSlow
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10-JulMedium – Deep Stack$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
10-JulHigh – Deep Stack$530.00$250,000 NSlow
11-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
11-JulMedium$55.00$200,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
11-JulHigh$530.00$350,000 YSlow
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12-JulMedium$109.00$400,000 NSemi-Turbo Top 20 receive $1,050
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13-JulMedium$109.00$350,000 YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
13-JulHigh $1,050.00 $500,000 YSlow
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14-JulMedium – Freezeout $109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
14-JulHigh – Freezeout $1,050.00$400,000NSlow
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15-JulMedium$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
15-JulHigh $1,050.00$500,000NSlow
16-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
16-JulMedium$109.00$500,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
16-JulHigh$1,050.00$750,000YSlow
17-JulLow – Deep Stack$11.00$125,000NRegularTop 100 receive $109
17-JulMedium – Deep Stack$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
17-JulHigh – Deep Stack$1,050.00$400,000NSlow
18-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
18-JulMedium$109.00$350,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
18-JulHigh$1,050.00 $500,000YSlow
19-JulLow – Freezeout Final$11.00$500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$109.00$ 1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$1,050.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulLow$22.00$275,000NSemi-TurboTop 75 receive $215
19-JulMedium$215.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo Top 10 receive $2,100
19-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSemi-Turbo
20-JulLow$ 22.00$275,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
20-JulMedium$ 215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
20-JulHigh $ 2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
21-JulLow – Freezeout$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
21-JulMedium – Freezeout$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
21-JulHigh – Freezeout$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
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22-JulMedium$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
22-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
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23-JulMedium$215.00$750,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
23-JulHigh$2,100.00 $1,000,000YSlow
24-JulLow – Deep Stack$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
24-JulMedium – Deep Stack$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
24-JulHigh – Deep Stack$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
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25-JulMedium$215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
25-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
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26-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$215.00$1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$2,100.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
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26-JulMedium$530.00$750,000NSemi-Turbo Top 5 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh$5,200.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
27-JulLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
27-JulMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
27-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
28-JulLow – Freezeout$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
28-JulMedium – Freezeout$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
28-JulHigh – Freezeout$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
29-JulLow$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
29-JulMedium$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
29-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
30-JulLow$55.00$400,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
30-JulMedium$530.00$1,000,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
30-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
31-JulLow – Deep Stack$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
31-JulMedium – Deep Stack$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
31-JulHigh – Deep Stack$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
1-AugLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
1-AugMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
1-AugHigh$5,200.00$500,000YSlow
2-AugLow – Freezeout Grand Final$55.00$1,000,000NSlow
2-AugMedium – Freezeout Grand Final$530.00$2,000,000NSlow
2-AugHigh – Freezeout Grand Final$5,200.00 $5,000,000NSlow
2-AugLow$109.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugMedium$1,050.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugHigh$10,300.00$1,000,000NSemi-Turbo

2020 Stadium Series – Spain, France, Portugal

DateBuy-InGTDGamePKOSpeed
5-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
5-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
5-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
5-Jul€ 20 € 125,000 NLHENRegular
5-Jul€ 50 € 150,000 NLHEYSlow
6-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
6-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
6-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
7-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
7-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
7-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
8-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
8-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
8-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
9-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
9-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
9-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
10-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
10-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
10-Jul€ 50 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
11-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
11-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
11-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
12-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 250,000 NLHEYSlow
13-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
13-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
13-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
14-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
14-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
14-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
15-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
15-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
15-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
16-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
16-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
16-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
17-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
17-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
17-Jul€ 50 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
18-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
18-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
18-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
19-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
19-Jul€ 125 € 250,000 NLHEYSlow
20-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
20-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
20-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
21-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
21-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
21-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
22-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
22-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
22-Jul€ 125 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular
23-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
23-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
23-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
24-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
23-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
24-Jul€ 50 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
25-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 125 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
26-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 250 € 1,000,000 NLHEYSlow
€ 5,005,000

2020 Stadium Series – Italy

DateBuy-InGuaranteeGamePKOSpeedAdd-On Contents
5-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 125 € 125,000 NLHEYSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHENSlow9x €250 ticket 3
13-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
13-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
13-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYSlow12x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHENSlow9x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENSlow
26-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 250 € 500,000 NLHEYSlow

PokerStars Summer Series Scorches Guarantee with Stadium Series on Deck with $50M

The soaring online poker industry considers to crush estimates. Operators around the world are reporting massive events and PokerStars is the latest.

The site’s Summer Series ran from June 7-21 and generated a scorching $34 million prize pool. That easily topped the $25 million guarantee.

As the industry continues to explode, even more events are on the horizon with major tournament poker at a standstill.

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PokerStars dives in the deep end of the pool

The Summer Series offers yet another glimpse into how many players are getting online. The festival attracted 931,000 entries across 167 events.

British pro Sam Grafton took down the $530 Main Event for more than $200,000.

“It’s an exhilarating feeling to get first in such a big tournament,” he told the Poker in the Ears podcast afterward. “I like to win in poker. It’s still a very unique and special feeling. Obviously, financially it’s very important when you’re playing so high and playing so many events.”

Germany’s Fedor Holz added yet another to his title as well. He took down the $5,200 High Roller for $156,000.

Stadium Series is next up for PokerStars

The action isn’t slowing down yet. The Stadium Series kicks off this weekend, running from July 5 to Aug. 2. The series brings yet another massive guarantee – this time $50 million.

That includes plenty of free cash. The site is awarding more than $2 million in tournament tickets. The series brings a bit of sporting dynamics to the virtual poker felt.

Players can compete in three-tiered “Heat” tournaments throughout the week. They can then qualify for weekly Sunday Finals tournament in each tier.

Buy-ins and guarantees of the finals increase weekly until the Grand Final on Aug. 2. That event features a $5,200 buy-in and $5 million guarantee.

Fast track tickets will also award five seats to the $5,200 Stadium Series Grand Final every day.

Poker fans will find plenty of coverage on PokerStars Twitch stream beginning July 13. James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Grafton will all be providing commentary.

This will also be the first PokerStars online series featuring cards-up coverage. Twitch viewers will find $250,000 worth of Stadium Series tickets given away.

For a complete preview of the Stadium Series, click here. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

DateStakesBuy-InGuaranteePKOSpeedSpecial add-on contents
5-JulLow$ 5.50$125,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
5-JulMedium$ 55.00$400,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
5-JulHigh$530.00$750,000 NSlow
5-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YSemi-TurboTop 100 receive $55
5-JulMedium$55.00$300,000 YSemi-TurboTop 50 receive $530
5-JulHigh$530.00$500,000 YSemi-Turbo
6-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
6-JulMedium$55.00$200,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
6-JulHigh$530.00$350,000 YSlow
7-JulLow – Freezeout$5.50$50,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
7-JulMedium – Freezeout$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
7-JulHigh – Freezeout$530.00$250,000 NSlow
8-JulLow$5.50$75,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
8-JulMedium$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
8-JulHigh$530.00$250,000 NSlow
9-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
9-JulMedium$55.00$250,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
9-JulHigh$530.00$500,000 YSlow
10-JulLow – Deep Stack$5.50$50,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
10-JulMedium – Deep Stack$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
10-JulHigh – Deep Stack$530.00$250,000 NSlow
11-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
11-JulMedium$55.00$200,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
11-JulHigh$530.00$350,000 YSlow
12-JulLow – Freezeout Final$5.50$150,000 NRegular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$55.00$500,000 NRegular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$530.00$1,000,000 NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulLow$11.00$175,000 NSemi-TurboTop 100 receive $109
12-JulMedium$109.00$400,000 NSemi-Turbo Top 20 receive $1,050
12-JulHigh $1,050.00 $500,000 NSemi-Turbo
13-JulLow$11.00$175,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $109
13-JulMedium$109.00$350,000 YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
13-JulHigh $1,050.00 $500,000 YSlow
14-JulLow – Freezeout$11.00$125,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $109
14-JulMedium – Freezeout $109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
14-JulHigh – Freezeout $1,050.00$400,000NSlow
15-JulLow$11.00$125,000NRegularTop 100 receive $109
15-JulMedium$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
15-JulHigh $1,050.00$500,000NSlow
16-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
16-JulMedium$109.00$500,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
16-JulHigh$1,050.00$750,000YSlow
17-JulLow – Deep Stack$11.00$125,000NRegularTop 100 receive $109
17-JulMedium – Deep Stack$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
17-JulHigh – Deep Stack$1,050.00$400,000NSlow
18-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
18-JulMedium$109.00$350,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
18-JulHigh$1,050.00 $500,000YSlow
19-JulLow – Freezeout Final$11.00$500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$109.00$ 1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$1,050.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulLow$22.00$275,000NSemi-TurboTop 75 receive $215
19-JulMedium$215.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo Top 10 receive $2,100
19-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSemi-Turbo
20-JulLow$ 22.00$275,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
20-JulMedium$ 215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
20-JulHigh $ 2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
21-JulLow – Freezeout$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
21-JulMedium – Freezeout$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
21-JulHigh – Freezeout$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
22-JulLow$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
22-JulMedium$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
22-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
23-JulLow$22.00$300,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
23-JulMedium$215.00$750,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
23-JulHigh$2,100.00 $1,000,000YSlow
24-JulLow – Deep Stack$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
24-JulMedium – Deep Stack$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
24-JulHigh – Deep Stack$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
25-JulLow$22.00$300,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
25-JulMedium$215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
25-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
26-JulLow – Freezeout Final$22.00$500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$215.00$1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$2,100.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulLow$55.00$300,000NSemi-TurboTop 50 receive $530
26-JulMedium$530.00$750,000NSemi-Turbo Top 5 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh$5,200.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
27-JulLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
27-JulMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
27-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
28-JulLow – Freezeout$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
28-JulMedium – Freezeout$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
28-JulHigh – Freezeout$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
29-JulLow$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
29-JulMedium$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
29-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
30-JulLow$55.00$400,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
30-JulMedium$530.00$1,000,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
30-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
31-JulLow – Deep Stack$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
31-JulMedium – Deep Stack$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
31-JulHigh – Deep Stack$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
1-AugLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
1-AugMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
1-AugHigh$5,200.00$500,000YSlow
2-AugLow – Freezeout Grand Final$55.00$1,000,000NSlow
2-AugMedium – Freezeout Grand Final$530.00$2,000,000NSlow
2-AugHigh – Freezeout Grand Final$5,200.00 $5,000,000NSlow
2-AugLow$109.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugMedium$1,050.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugHigh$10,300.00$1,000,000NSemi-Turbo

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PokerStars casts new fishing lure Throwable

Throwables are one of the social-gaming aspects PokerStars recently added to its platform. These are virtual objects that can be tossed at an opponent to add some more fun to the action.

Players can already make use of fireworks, tissues, and alarm clocks.

PokerStars has now added a fishing lure feature. This Throwable is unlocked by knocking out three players from a tournament or busting three players in a cash game. Here’s a look at how the new feature works.

Want to have some fun with an opponent? Simply cast a line and reel in a fish.

WORLDWIDE SERIES OF POKER: GGPoker Releases WSOP Online Schedule With $25M Main Event

After the World Series of Poker announced a total of 85 online bracelet events in June, players got an idea of what to expect internationally from GGPoker. On Friday, the fast-growing operator released details of the schedule’s 54 bracelet events.

The series runs July 19 through Sept. 6 and is highlighted by the $5,000 Main Event. That boasts a record-breaking $25 million guarantee the biggest online poker tournament in history.

Players will find multiple Day 1 starting flights beginning on Aug. 16. Day 2 of the Main Event kicks off on Aug. 30.

“We knew GGPoker would go big on the WSOP Online Series, but this is ridiculous,” WSOP executive director Ty Stewart said in a news release. “The single biggest guarantee in the history of online poker is exactly what this once-in-a-lifetime event deserves.”

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A look at the GG Poker WSOP Online schedule

The WSOP Online begins July 1 at WSOP.com, with 31 bracelets awarded each day throughout the month. Those events will be available for players in Nevada and New Jersey.

Series organizers hoped to offer an online bracelet schedule after the traditional summer WSOP was postponed to the fall. On July 19, GGPoker is added to the mix for international players.

The series is the first time players outside the US can win a bracelet online. Many players, including well-known players like Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth, have plans to play events on both sites.

Beyond the Main Event, GG players can expect a robust schedule. Buy-ins range from $50 to $25,000. The Big 50 will award a bracelet in an event featuring a buy-in of only fifty bucks.

Players will also find popular events like the Colossus, Millionaire Maker, and Poker Players Championship. Some highlights include:

  • WSOP Event #1: $100 The Opener – July 19 (Day 2), $2 million guarantee
  • WSOP Event #2: $1,111 Every 1 for COVID Relief  – July 19 ($111 from each entry goes to the Caesars Cares fund)
  • WSOP Event #10: $400 COLOSSUS – July 26 (Day 2), $3 million guarantee
  • WSOP Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER – Aug. 2 (Day 2), $1 million first prize guarantee
  • WSOP Event #25: $10,000 Heads Up NLHE Championship – Aug. 9 (limited to 128 players)
  • WSOP Event #31: $500 Mini Main Event – Aug. 16 (Day 2), $5 million guarantee 
  • WSOP Event #38: $25,000 NLHE Poker Players Championship –  Aug. 23, $10 million guarantee
  • WSOP Event #39: $50 BIG 50 – Aug. 23 (Day 2), $1 million guarantee
  • WSOP Event #52: $10,000 WSOP Super MILLION$ – September 6 – $5,000,000 prize pool guarantee 

Few guarantees, but plenty of big events

GGPoker players have become accustomed to massive guarantees. While the Main Event features a huge payout, only 12 events feature a guarantee.

“We wanted to keep to the format of the live WSOP as much as possible, where the glory of winning the WSOP bracelet was the real highlight,” GG spokesman Paul Burke told PokerScout. “They don’t put guarantees on the events, so barring some of the real standout events, neither are we.”

Players with lower bankrolls and looking to win their way into a bracelet event will have plenty of opportunities. GGPoker will run a series of micro and low-stakes qualifying events leading up to the series.

The site will also hold standard satellite tournaments beginning July 1. 

“This reminds me of poker’s boom years,” said Negreanu, a GGPoker ambassador.  “Anyone who has dreamed of winning a real WSOP bracelet can now do so across the globe. There’s no feeling like winning a WSOP bracelet, and GGPoker is opening that opportunity to the masses.”

Players will find several poker variations including Pot Limit Omaha and Short Deck. Organizers have also added a few other unique elements as well.

The Asia Championship will be held on Aug. 9 for players in that part of the world. There will also be four People’s Choice events from Sept. 1-5.

A $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty is also planned for Sept. 5. Unlike the recent WSOP Online Circuit Super Series, however, there won’t be non-bracelet side events.

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Real names at the table please

Along with the move to offering international WSOP bracelets, GG is adding another interesting element to the series. Players who make a final table will be required to play using their real names.

This is something new to the industry. Players will know who they’re up against and allows for better media coverage as well. It also allows final tables to mimic live WSOP final tables.

Viewers on the site’s Twitch stream, GGPoker.TV, and PokerCentral will be able to follow their favorite players. The real names of all players who earn cash prizes will also be made available.

“The ability to compete for WSOP bracelets – the ultimate prize in poker – from home is so amazing,” GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz said. “The big events will be full of players from all over the world: Europe, Canada, South America, and everywhere else. The WSOP action will be scorching hot this summer.”

Here’s a look at the complete GGPoker WSOP Online schedule.

DateEvent NumberTournamentBuy-inPrize GuaranteeNotes
Sunday, July 19, 2020
** postponed, Day 2 resumes July 26
1$100 The Opener [Final Day], $2M GTD$100$2,000,000 2-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Sunday, July 19, 2020
** postponed, Day 2 resumes July 26
2$1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares]$1,111 2-Day Event
Sunday, July 19, 20203$525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$525
Tuesday, July 21, 20204$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship$5,000
Wednesday, July 22, 20205$1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold'em$1,500
Thursday, July 23, 20206$1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha$1,050
Saturday, July 25, 20207$600 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$600Asia Time Zone
Sunday, July 26, 20208$1,500 No Limit Hold'em$1,500 Asia Time Zone
Sunday, July 26, 20209$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha$2,500
Sunday, July 26, 202010$400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD$400$3,000,000 3-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Sunday, July 26, 202011$400 PLOSSUS [Day 2], $1M GTD$400$1,000,0003-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Tuesday, July 28, 202012$10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship$10,000
Wednesday, July 29, 202013$2,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$2,500
Thursday, July 30, 202014$840 Bounty No Limit Hold'em$840
Saturday, August 01, 202015$500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em$500Asia Time Zone
Sunday, August 02, 202016$1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em$1,000Asia Time Zone
Sunday, August 02, 202017$1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER [Day 2], $5M GTD, $1M to 1st$1,500 $ 5,000,000 3-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Sunday, August 02, 202018$500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em$500
Tuesday, August 04, 202019$2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship$2,100
Wednesday, August 05, 202020$400 Pot Limit Omaha$400
Thursday, August 06, 202021$1,000 No Limit Hold'em$1,000
Saturday, August 08, 202022$800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha$800Asia Time Zone
Sunday, August 09, 202023HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship [Final Day], HK$8M GTDHK$8,000HK$8,000,0002-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Sunday, August 09, 202024$150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout], $1M GTD$150$1,000,000Freezeout
Sunday, August 09, 202025$10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap]$10,0002-Day Event, Freezeout
Tuesday, August 11, 202026$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship$5,000
Wednesday, August 12, 202027$2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em$2,500
Thursday, August 13, 202028$525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$525
Saturday, August 15, 202029$300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$300Asia Time Zone
Sunday, August 16, 202030$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha$1,500
Sunday, August 16, 202031$500 Mini Main Event [Final Day], $5M GTD$500$5,000,0002-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Sunday, August 16, 202032$840 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em$840
Tuesday, August 18, 202033$600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship$600
Wednesday, August 19, 202034$800 Pot Limit Omaha$800
Thursday, August 20, 202035$500 Limit Hold'em$500
Saturday, August 22, 202036$500 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em$500Asia Time Zone
Sunday, August 23, 202037$1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em$1,500Asia Time Zone
Sunday, August 23, 202038$25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD$25,000$10,000,0002-Day Event
Sunday, August 23, 202039BIG 50 [Final Day], $1M GTD$50$1,000,0002-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Tuesday, August 25, 202040$1,500 Limit Hold'em Championship$1,500
Wednesday, August 26, 202041$1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$1,000
Thursday, August 27, 202042$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha$1,500
Saturday, August 29, 202043$300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em$300Asia Time Zone
Sunday, August 30, 202044$400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em$400
Sunday, August 30, 202045$5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event [Day 2], $25M GTD$5,000$25,000,0003-Day Event, Feezeout Flights
Sunday, August 30, 202046$1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$1,000
Tuesday, September 01, 202047People's Choice Event [Most Popular]TBATBATBA by Vote
Wednesday, September 02, 202048People's Choice Event [Pros Vote]TBATBATBA by Vote
Thursday, September 03, 202049People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]TBATBATBA by Vote
Saturday, September 05, 202050People's Choice Event [Most Popular]TBATBAAsia Time Zone, TBA by Vote
Saturday, September 05, 202051$1,050 Beat the Pros [Bounty]$1,050
Sunday, September 06, 202052$10K WSOP Super MILLION$, $5M GTD$10,000$5,000,0002-Day Event
Sunday, September 06, 202053$100 WSOP MILLION$ [Final Day], $2M GTD$100$2,000,0002-Day Event, 1-RE Flights
Sunday, September 06, 202054$500 The Closer [LAST CHANCE]$500

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BIG SHOW: PokerStars Packs Stadium Series – $50M Guaranteed, $2M in Free Tickets

The new PokerStars Stadium Series features a sporty twist.

Another week, another major online poker series. That’s the trend during the Coronavirus pandemic and PokerStars announced the launch of its new Stadium Series on Monday. 

The series features 102 events, three different buy-in levels, and daily opportunities to get in the action for free. The Stadium Series runs July 5 to Aug. 2 with $50 million guaranteed.

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As the name implies, PokerStars has given the series a bit of a sporting twist. Players can compete in various events with a shot at even bigger tournaments, depending on their results.

Another major highlight? PokerStars is awarding more than $2 million worth of Stadium Series tickets.

What to expect from PokerStars Stadium Series

Unlike traditional poker festivals, the Stadium Series functions somewhat like a track and field competition or other type of race. Players can choose to take part in a “Heat tournament” for each buy-in tier (Low, Medium, or High) every day of the week for four weeks.

Each week will conclude with a Sunday Final for each tier. The Week 4 High Sunday final becomes the Grand Final main event.

As the series progresses, buy-ins and guarantees also increase week by week. Sunday Final tickets are also added to daily heats, and Grand Final tickets added to Sunday Finals.

Players can also “Fast Track” to the Grand Final via a special promotion. Fast Track tickets will be given away for free though Stars Rewards Spin and Go’s and in daily freerolls.

All events are in No Limit Hold’em with buy-ins starting at only $5.50.

Following the action and cards-up streaming coverage on Twitch Poker

Along with plenty of competition, players can also expect plenty of Twitch coverage of the Stadium Series. Beginning July 13, most tournaments will be streamed with commentary by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.

The series will be the first PokerStars stream featuring cards-up coverage, allowing viewers to see hole cards. The company has made efforts to beef up its Twitch offerings and promotions. Stadium Series becomes the latest in those efforts.

 

“We wanted to give our players something they all could enjoy and take part in, and to create stories and opportunities by giving away millions in free seats and tickets,” said Severin Rasset, PokerStars managing director and commercial officer for poker, product and innovation.

“It’s a unique summer and we know many of our players like ourselves miss live poker. So we wanted to bring the entertainment and flair of a live event with our cards-up coverage and really put our players at the heart of all the action. There’s truly something for everyone with Stadium Series: big opportunities, mega thrills, and incredible value. We’re very excited about seeing this one unfold.”

Opportunities to win from PokerStars

With $2 million to give away in free entries, there is no shortage on promotional opportunities during the series.

Players can already win Stadium Series tickets via the following:

  • Fast Track promotion
  • High Stakes Poker Challenge
  • Special Twitch community giveaways
  • Stadium Series Spin and Go’s
  • Big daily tournaments already on the regular PokerStars schedule

Look for the Stadium Series on the international .COM site. Southern Europe and Italy will also host their own version of the festival.

For France, Spain, and Portugal, the series guarantee is €5 million with €1 million guaranteed in the €250 Grand Final.

The Italian series includes a €3 million guarantee and €500,000 guarantee in the €250 Grand Final. Here’s a look at the complete schedules.

2020 PokerStars Stadium Series – .COM

DateStakesBuy-InGuaranteePKOSpeedSpecial add-on contents
5-JulLow$ 5.50$125,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
5-JulMedium$ 55.00$400,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
5-JulHigh$530.00$750,000 NSlow
5-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YSemi-TurboTop 100 receive $55
5-JulMedium$55.00$300,000 YSemi-TurboTop 50 receive $530
5-JulHigh$530.00$500,000 YSemi-Turbo
6-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
6-JulMedium$55.00$200,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
6-JulHigh$530.00$350,000 YSlow
7-JulLow – Freezeout$5.50$50,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
7-JulMedium – Freezeout$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
7-JulHigh – Freezeout$530.00$250,000 NSlow
8-JulLow$5.50$75,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
8-JulMedium$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
8-JulHigh$530.00$250,000 NSlow
9-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
9-JulMedium$55.00$250,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
9-JulHigh$530.00$500,000 YSlow
10-JulLow – Deep Stack$5.50$50,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
10-JulMedium – Deep Stack$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
10-JulHigh – Deep Stack$530.00$250,000 NSlow
11-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
11-JulMedium$55.00$200,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
11-JulHigh$530.00$350,000 YSlow
12-JulLow – Freezeout Final$5.50$150,000 NRegular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$55.00$500,000 NRegular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$530.00$1,000,000 NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulLow$11.00$175,000 NSemi-TurboTop 100 receive $109
12-JulMedium$109.00$400,000 NSemi-Turbo Top 20 receive $1,050
12-JulHigh $1,050.00 $500,000 NSemi-Turbo
13-JulLow$11.00$175,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $109
13-JulMedium$109.00$350,000 YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
13-JulHigh $1,050.00 $500,000 YSlow
14-JulLow – Freezeout$11.00$125,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $109
14-JulMedium – Freezeout $109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
14-JulHigh – Freezeout $1,050.00$400,000NSlow
15-JulLow$11.00$125,000NRegularTop 100 receive $109
15-JulMedium$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
15-JulHigh $1,050.00$500,000NSlow
16-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
16-JulMedium$109.00$500,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
16-JulHigh$1,050.00$750,000YSlow
17-JulLow – Deep Stack$11.00$125,000NRegularTop 100 receive $109
17-JulMedium – Deep Stack$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
17-JulHigh – Deep Stack$1,050.00$400,000NSlow
18-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
18-JulMedium$109.00$350,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
18-JulHigh$1,050.00 $500,000YSlow
19-JulLow – Freezeout Final$11.00$500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$109.00$ 1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$1,050.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulLow$22.00$275,000NSemi-TurboTop 75 receive $215
19-JulMedium$215.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo Top 10 receive $2,100
19-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSemi-Turbo
20-JulLow$ 22.00$275,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
20-JulMedium$ 215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
20-JulHigh $ 2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
21-JulLow – Freezeout$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
21-JulMedium – Freezeout$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
21-JulHigh – Freezeout$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
22-JulLow$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
22-JulMedium$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
22-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
23-JulLow$22.00$300,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
23-JulMedium$215.00$750,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
23-JulHigh$2,100.00 $1,000,000YSlow
24-JulLow – Deep Stack$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
24-JulMedium – Deep Stack$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
24-JulHigh – Deep Stack$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
25-JulLow$22.00$300,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
25-JulMedium$215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
25-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
26-JulLow – Freezeout Final$22.00$500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$215.00$1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$2,100.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulLow$55.00$300,000NSemi-TurboTop 50 receive $530
26-JulMedium$530.00$750,000NSemi-Turbo Top 5 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh$5,200.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
27-JulLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
27-JulMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
27-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
28-JulLow – Freezeout$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
28-JulMedium – Freezeout$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
28-JulHigh – Freezeout$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
29-JulLow$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
29-JulMedium$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
29-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
30-JulLow$55.00$400,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
30-JulMedium$530.00$1,000,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
30-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
31-JulLow – Deep Stack$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
31-JulMedium – Deep Stack$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
31-JulHigh – Deep Stack$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
1-AugLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
1-AugMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
1-AugHigh$5,200.00$500,000YSlow
2-AugLow – Freezeout Grand Final$55.00$1,000,000NSlow
2-AugMedium – Freezeout Grand Final$530.00$2,000,000NSlow
2-AugHigh – Freezeout Grand Final$5,200.00 $5,000,000NSlow
2-AugLow$109.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugMedium$1,050.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugHigh$10,300.00$1,000,000NSemi-Turbo

2020 PokerStars Stadium Series – Spain, France, Portugal

DateBuy-InGTDGamePKOSpeed
5-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
5-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
5-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
5-Jul€ 20 € 125,000 NLHENRegular
5-Jul€ 50 € 150,000 NLHEYSlow
6-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
6-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
6-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
7-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
7-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
7-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
8-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
8-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
8-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
9-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
9-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
9-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
10-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
10-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
10-Jul€ 50 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
11-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
11-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
11-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
12-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 250,000 NLHEYSlow
13-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
13-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
13-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
14-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
14-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
14-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
15-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
15-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
15-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
16-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
16-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
16-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
17-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
17-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
17-Jul€ 50 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
18-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
18-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
18-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
19-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
19-Jul€ 125 € 250,000 NLHEYSlow
20-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
20-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
20-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
21-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
21-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
21-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
22-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
22-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
22-Jul€ 125 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular
23-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
23-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
23-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
24-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
23-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
24-Jul€ 50 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
25-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 125 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
26-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 250 € 1,000,000 NLHEYSlow
€ 5,005,000

2020 PokerStars Stadium Series – Italy

DateBuy-InGuaranteeGamePKOSpeedAdd-On Contents
5-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 125 € 125,000 NLHEYSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHENSlow9x €250 ticket 3
13-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
13-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
13-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYSlow12x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHENSlow9x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENSlow
26-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 250 € 500,000 NLHEYSlow

ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT WEEKEND: A Complete Guide and Event Schedule for June 18-21

A look at the online poker weekend for May 18-21.

Casinos may be opening, but live poker is slow to return. That means huge events continue for online poker players.  PokerScout once again brings you a complete guide to this weekend’s action.

International players have fewer series than in past week, but look for even more next week. Americans have quite a bit of action this weekend and those events have been included as well. Here’s your guide for June 18-21.

  • 888poker– The Freezeout Series kicks off this weekend for all bankrolls.
  • Partypoker– The Poker Masters PLO series kicks off on Sunday.
  • PokerStars– Players in the US have plenty of action during the Summer Series.
  • GGPoker – Look for big Sunday majors paying out millions of dollars.

Weekend Poker Events June 18-22, 2020

DateSiteEventBuy-inGuarantee
Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21888pokerFreezeout Series #24 - Main Event Day 1
** starting flights (daily)
$109$200,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (Pennsylvania)Summer Series NLHE Kick-Off [8-Max]$100$30,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (Pennsylvania)Summer Series Mini Kick-Off [8-Max]$20$7,500
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (Pennsylvania)Summer Series Thursday Thrill SE [Progressive KO]$200 $25,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (Pennsylvania)Summer Series Mini Thrill [Progressive KO]$30$12,500
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (Pennsylvania)Summer Series NLHE 8-Max$75$10,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (New Jersey)Summer Series NLHE Kick-Off [8-Max]$100$15,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (New Jersey)Summer Series Mini Kick-Off [8-Max]$20$5,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (New Jersey)Summer Series Thursday Thrill SE [Progressive KO]$200$15,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (New Jersey)Summer Series Mini Thrill [Progressive KO]$20$6,000
Thursday, June 18PokerStars US (New Jersey)Summer Series NLHE Turbo$75$5,000
Friday, June 19PokerStars US (Pennsylvania)Summer Series Escalating Antes$50$10,000
Friday, June 19PokerStars US (Pennsylvania)Summer Series NLHE 6-Max$20$6,000
Friday, June 19PokerStars US (New Jersey)Summer Series Escalating Antes$150$10,000
Friday, June 19PokerStars US (New Jersey)Summer Series NLHE 6-Max$50$ 7,000
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HIGH-TECH TUNEUP: PokerStars Overhauls Mobile App, Ramps Up Home Game Features

PokerStars announced improvements to its mobile app and Home Games.

The online poker world continues to thrive in the wake of the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Operators continue to ramp up tournament series and product offerings.

PokerStars got in the act this week with the release of its new and improved mobile gaming app. The mobile offering is now available on iOS  and company officials promise a “next generation” experience.

The additions come as the company has also made major improvements to its “Home Games” feature.

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Adding simplicity to the overall PokerStars mobile experience

A quick scan of the new app and players will find improvements – especially locating games and tournaments. Some of those improved elements include:

  • navigation
  • back-to-lobby functionality
  • tournament text search
  • dynamic filters
  • improved game information

Overall, players will find a simplified and more convenient experience. Bold graphics and color coding various features add significantly to the platform. 

The company plans to roll out the new app even further and encourages player feedback. PokerStars notes it has even incorporated an easy feedback feature in the app’s new design.

“PokerStars’ focus remains on developing an app that is completely user-focused so players can easily find the games and products they want to play and have a smoother, richer and more enjoyable gaming experience,” the site noted in a news release.

The updates combine features used in the app’s earlier launch in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Pennsylvania in the US. Player feedback also played a major role, the company notes.

The new mobile app is available everywhere on the .COM site, excluding Brazil. Android users will have to wait a bit. The new app isn’t yet available on that platform, but is expected to be later in the year.

PokerStars also unveils major updates to Home Games feature

With so many players at home during the pandemic, many players have shifted their home games online. PokerStars own “Home Games” feature has been a popular way for friends hoping to still battle it out at the tables.

The site has now added to that experience with some updates to the feature this week. Those will soon even include playing with friends on mobile devices.

The new Home Games also now hosts games and formats found throughout the PokerStars platform. Those include:

  • Progressive Knock-Out
  • Total Progressive Knock-Out
  • Five- and Six-Card Omaha
  • 6+ Hold’em
  • Showtime Hold’em
  • Split Hold’em
  • Fusion
  • Swap Hold’em

These games are expected to be added to Home Games cash games within the coming week as well.

PokerStars has also refined the process of creating games and tournaments. Some settings have been grouped to make functionality simpler for Home Game club managers.

Late registration can also now offer a window of up to 90 minutes.

“The changes build on PokerStars’ goal to enable players to better connect with friends, provide them with good value entertainment and a great experience overall,” the company noted in announcing the changes.

Initial Home Games updates are being rolled out for desktop and Android users (self-hosted currently, Google Play to follow shortly). These changes are expected to be available on iOS devices soon.

The updates were part of a planned development strategy, which was recently accelerated in response to player feedback. Playing with friends online remains popular and now players can get in the game even easier.

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