PokerStars Roundup: Wheeling Into Formula 1, WCOOP Dates Announced, BSOP Sets Records

PokerStars recently announced a new Formula 1 racing partnership as well as the dates and guarantee for the upcoming WCOOP series.

While it may be synonymous with poker, PokerStars will now become a regular part of Formula 1 racing. The company recently announced a deal that will see the brand highlighted on European broadcasts of the open-wheel racing circuit.

Beyond that deal, Stars also announced the official dates for the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The news comes after the series recently announced the MicroMillions series in several markets.

The Brazilian Series of Poker also recently wrapped up and scored a record turnout. Here’s a look at some of the items making news at PokerStars.

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PokerStars gets the green flag in F1 deal

Flutter International, the owner of PokerStars, announced a new deal this week with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) and Formula 1. The partnership will see the PokerStars brand featured exclusively throughout the European broadcast market for each season through 2023

ISG is a global leader in using virtual advertising technologies to help brands target specific regional sports fans.

Company officials believe combining Stars’ worldwide appeal and this targeted approach make this an exciting partnership for both brands. That could lead to further innovation in the future.

“Working with Formula 1 provides us with the opportunity to reach a fan base whose passion for sport goes way beyond motorsport,” PokerStars group marketing director Tom Warren said in a news release. “To be able to engage an audience of this size and yet focus just on the regions that are key to us makes this a very exciting proposition.”

Company officials note that PokerStars Sports customers are actively engaged in Formula 1 and this season is no different. Visibility among F1 fans offers the operator a chance at reaching new and existing customers. 

“We’re delighted to have reached this agreement with Flutter Group,” ISG CEO Tony Ragan said. “Combining the worldwide appeal of PokerStars and this targeted approach in engaging fans with many similar traits as the PokerStars’ community is an incredible opportunity for innovation and further engagement between the two popular brands.”

 WCOOP coming soon

On Wednesday, PokerStars also confirmed the dates for the upcoming World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The series has become one of the most prestigious series in online poker and is set for Aug. 22 to Sept. 15.

Players can expect an overall guarantee of $100 million – the series’ biggest guarantee ever. Last year’s series awarded $99.9 million, exceeding the original $80 million guarantee.

The series also attracted more than 1.1 million entries across the 75-event schedule. The new schedule isn’t out yet, but is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

Brazilian Series breaks record online

For the last two years, the Brazilian Series of Online Poker (BSOP) has moved online to PokerStars. This year’s series featured 25 tournaments with $1.6 million guaranteed.

The results easily topped that total however, paying out more than $1.9 million and producing 48,772 total entries.

The Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) continues online at PokerStars from March 24-29 with 24 tournaments and a $1.5 million guarantee.

The $215 two-day Main Event guaranteed $450,000 and ultimately produced a $529,600 prize pool. Russia’s “Alister07”came out on top for $77,556.

In the $530 High Roller, Uruguay’s “kofi89” scored the win for $31,459. Kofi took on a final table where seven of the eight players were Brazilian. 

In the race for the country with the most titles, Russia topped the standings with six. The United Kingdom came in second with five followed by Brazil with four.

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PokerStars kicks off the MicroMillions series in July for players on the international platform as well as in Southern Europe and Italy.

MicroMillions gets underway this week

Plenty of action continues this month at PokerStars. The site recently announced the popular MicroMillions series returns July 15-25 for players around the world.

The festival features $4.7 million in guaranteed prize pools across 122 events. The action also heads to PokerStars Southern Europe and PokerStars Italy as well.

Players on the Southern Europe platform (France, Spain, and Portugal) can expect 174 events from July 18 to Aug. 1 with €3 million in guaranteed.

Italian players are in store for 90 events with €1.2 million guaranteed. For a complete preview and schedule of the MicroMillions, click here.

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Small Buy-ins, Big Payouts in PokerStars MicroMillions Series; Total of Almost $9M Guaranteed

PokerStars kicks off the MicroMillions series in July for players on the international platform as well as in Southern Europe and Italy.

PokerStars kicks off the popular MicroMillions series July 15-25 for online poker players on the international platform. The site will be offering $4.7 million in guaranteed prize pools across 122 events.

Buy-ins range from $1.10 to $22, so tournaments are affordable for players of every bankroll. The $22 Main Event is set for July 25 with a $1 million dollar guarantee. That offers a huge payout for such a small buy-in.

The series also runs in Southern Europe and Italy with $8.9 guaranteed across the three platforms.

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Inside the PokerStars MicroMillions

Players will find numerous options when jumping into the MicroMillions events. PokerStars is mixing it up by offering No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha (PLO), and some less frequently spread forms of poker.

Those include Limit Holdem, 2-7 Single Draw, Five-Card PLO, Pot Limit Courchevel, Razz, Badugi, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, HORSE, and Eight-Game Mix.

Deborah Vanneste is a two-time MicroMillions champion and Twitch streamer from Canada. She streams under the name QueenBeePoker and is excited to get back in the low buy-in action.

“I can’t wait to jump in the MicroMillions PLO tournaments,” Vanneste says. “I am glad to see that Stars continue to offer different mixed games in their events.”

Beyond the Main Event, other highlighted events include:

  • $5.50 NLHE PKO  (Event 13, July 16) – $30,000 guaranteed
  • $3.30 NLHE 8-Max (Event 33, July 18) – $40,000 guaranteed
  • $11 NLHE Sunday Storm (Event 36, July 18) – $1,000,000 guaranteed
  • $11 NLHE PKO (Event 87, July 23) – $100,000 guaranteed

Here’s a look at some standout mixed game events as well:

  • $3.30 HORSE Turbo  (Event 7, July 15) – $5,000 guaranteed
  • $3.30 PLO PKO (Event 38, July 18) – $30,000 guaranteed
  • $5.50 Fixed Limit 2-7 Triple Draw (Event 45, July 19) – $7,500 guaranteed
  • $5.50 PLO Hi/Lo 6-Max (Event 88, July 23) – $10,000 guaranteed
  • $11 PLO 6-Max PKO (Event 97, July 24)- $40,000 guaranteed

Here’s a look at the complete schedule

PokerStars MicroMillions 2021

DateEventTime
Thu, July 15Event #1: $1.10 NLHE [4-Max, 3-Stack], $3K Gtd5:30 AM
Thu, July 15Event #2: $3.30 NLO [6-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd7:30 AM
Thu, July 15Event #3: $5.50 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Win The Button], $20K Gtd9:30 AM
Thu, July 15Event #4: $3.30 NL 5-Card Draw, $4K Gtd11:30 AM
Thu, July 15Event #5: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $10K Gtd1:00 PM
Thu, July 15Event #6: $11 NLHE [Daily Highlight], $50K Gtd2:30 PM
Thu, July 15Event #7: $3.30 HORSE [Turbo], $5K Gtd4:00 PM
Thu, July 15Event #8: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $30K Gtd5:30 PM
Thu, July 15Event #9: $1.10 Fusion [6-Max, Progressive KO], $3K Gtd7:00 PM
Thu, July 15Event #10: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Time KO: 60], $10K Gtd8:00 PM
Fri, July 16Event #11: $3.30 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8K Gtd5:30 AM
Fri, July 16Event #12: $1.10 Showtime NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd7:30 AM
Fri, July 16Event #13: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $30K Gtd9:30 AM
Fri, July 16Event #14: $3.30 FLHE [6-Max], $7.5K Gtd11:30 AM
Fri, July 16Event #15: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max], $8K Gtd1:00 PM
Fri, July 16Event #16: $5.50+R NLHE [6-Max, Daily Highlight], $60K Gtd2:30 PM
Fri, July 16Event #17: $3.30 8-Game [Turbo], $3.5K Gtd4:00 PM
Fri, July 16Event #18: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd5:30 PM
Fri, July 16Event #19: $3.30 NL 2-7 Single Draw [Progressive KO], $4K Gtd7:00 PM
Fri, July 16Event #20: $5.50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Short: 25BB Stack], $12K Gtd8:00 PM
Sat, July 17Event #21: $3.30+R NLHE [8-Max], $20K Gtd5:30 AM
Sat, July 17Event #22: $5.50 NLHE, $15K Gtd7:30 AM
Sat, July 17Event #23: $1.10 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Shootout], $5K Gtd9:30 AM
Sat, July 17Event #24: $3.30 6+ Hold'em [6-Max], $8K Gtd11:30 AM
Sat, July 17Event #25: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Daily Highlight], $100K Gtd1:00 PM
Sat, July 17Event #26: $1.10 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd2:30 PM
Sat, July 17Event #27: $5.50 Stud Hi/Lo, $4K Gtd4:00 PM
Sat, July 17Event #28: $3.30 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom], $25K Gtd5:30 PM
Sat, July 17Event #29: $1.10 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Turbo], $4K Gtd7:00 PM
Sat, July 17Event #30: $5.50 NLHE, $15K Gtd8:00 PM
Sun, July 18Event #31: $3.30 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $10K Gtd5:30 AM
Sun, July 18Event #32: $1.10 PL Courchevel, $4K Gtd7:30 AM
Sun, July 18Event #33: $3.30 NLHE [8-Max], $40K Gtd9:30 AM
Sun, July 18Event #34: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max], $40K Gtd11:30 AM
Sun, July 18Event #35: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd1:00 PM
Sun, July 18Event #36: $11 NLHE [Sunday Storm Anniversary], $1M Gtd2:00 PM
Sun, July 18Event #37: $5.50 Showtime NLHE [6-Max], $15K Gtd3:00 PM
Sun, July 18Event #38: $3.30 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $30K Gtd4:00 PM
Sun, July 18Event #39: $1.10+R NLHE [Turbo, Zoom], $40K Gtd5:30 PM
Sun, July 18Event #40: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $25K Gtd7:00 PM
Sun, July 18Event #41: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd8:00 PM
Mon, July 19Event #42: $1.10 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd5:30 AM
Mon, July 19Event #43: $5.50 PLO [4-Max, Progressive KO, Big KO], $10K Gtd7:30 AM
Mon, July 19Event #44: $1.10 NLHE, $5K Gtd9:30 AM
Mon, July 19Event #45: $5.50 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $7.5K Gtd11:30 AM
Mon, July 19Event #46: $3.30 NLHE [Progressive KO], $40K Gtd1:00 PM
Mon, July 19Event #47: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Daily Highlight], $80K Gtd2:30 PM
Mon, July 19Event #48: $3.30 PLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd4:00 PM
Mon, July 19Event #49: $5.50 NLHE [Bubble Rush], $20K Gtd5:30 PM
Mon, July 19Event #50: $3.30 Stud, $3K Gtd7:00 PM
Mon, July 19Event #51: $1.10 NLHE, $5K Gtd8:00 PM
Tue, July 20Event #52: $1.10 NLHE [5-Max, Progressive KO, TKO, Zoom], $5K Gtd5:30 AM
Tue, July 20Event #53: $3.30 Razz, $5K Gtd7:30 AM
Tue, July 20Event #54: $5.50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd9:30 AM
Tue, July 20Event #55: $1.10 6+ Hold'em [6-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd11:30 AM
Tue, July 20Event #56: $5.50 NLHE, $50K Gtd1:00 PM
Tue, July 20Event #57: $11 NLHE [Daily Highlight], $50K Gtd2:30 PM
Tue, July 20Event #58: $3.30 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd4:00 PM
Tue, July 20Event #59: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button], $7.5K Gtd5:30 PM
Tue, July 20Event #60: $3.30 HORSE, $5K Gtd7:00 PM
Tue, July 20Event #61: $5.50 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Shootout], $8K Gtd8:00 PM
Wed, July 21Event #62: $1.10 NLHE, $4K Gtd5:30 AM
Wed, July 21Event #63: $3.30 5-Card PLO8 [8-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd7:30 AM
Wed, July 21Event #64: $1.10 NLHE [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd9:30 AM
Wed, July 21Event #65: $3.30 8-Game, $5K Gtd11:30 AM
Wed, July 21Event #66: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Bubble Rush], $30K Gtd1:00 PM
Wed, July 21Event #67: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Highlight], $60K Gtd2:30 PM
Wed, July 21Event #68: $3.30 PL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd4:00 PM
Wed, July 21Event #69: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $25K Gtd5:30 PM
Wed, July 21Event #70: $3.30 PL Badugi, $3K Gtd7:00 PM
Wed, July 21Event #71: $1.10 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd8:00 PM
Thu, July 22Event #72: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max], $8K Gtd5:30 AM
Thu, July 22Event #73: $3.30 Fusion [6-Max], $3K Gtd7:30 AM
Thu, July 22Event #74: $1.10 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, 3-Stack], $5K Gtd9:30 AM
Thu, July 22Event #75: $1.10+R PLO [6-Max], $10K Gtd11:30 AM
Thu, July 22Event #76: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $50K Gtd1:00 PM
Thu, July 22Event #77: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Daily Highlight], $80K Gtd2:30 PM
Thu, July 22Event #78: $5.50 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $5K Gtd4:00 PM
Thu, July 22Event #79: $3.30 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom, Time KO: 60], $8K Gtd5:30 PM
Thu, July 22Event #80: $3.30 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd7:00 PM
Thu, July 22Event #81: $1.10 NLHE [Progressive KO, Total KO, Short: 25BB Stack], $5K Gtd8:00 PM
Fri, July 23Event #82: $3.30 NLHE [Turbo], $8K Gtd5:30 AM
Fri, July 23Event #83: $1.10 6+ Hold'em [6-Max], $3K Gtd7:30 AM
Fri, July 23Event #84: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win The Button], $25K Gtd9:30 AM
Fri, July 23Event #85: $5.50 8-Game, $8K Gtd11:30 AM
Fri, July 23Event #86: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd1:00 PM
Fri, July 23Event #87: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Daily Highlight], $100K Gtd2:30 PM
Fri, July 23Event #88: $5.50 PLO8 [6-Max], $10K Gtd4:00 PM
Fri, July 23Event #89: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Bubble Rush], $25K Gtd5:30 PM
Fri, July 23Event #90: $3.30 PL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $3K Gtd7:00 PM
Fri, July 23Event #91: $3.30 NLHE [Turbo], $5K Gtd8:00 PM
Sat, July 24Event #92: $3.30+R NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $15K Gtd5:30 AM
Sat, July 24Event #93: $1.10 NLO8 [8-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd7:30 AM
Sat, July 24Event #94: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max], $25K Gtd9:30 AM
Sat, July 24Event #95: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd11:30 AM
Sat, July 24Event #96: $3.30 NLHE [Progressive KO], $25K Gtd1:00 PM
Sat, July 24Event #97: $11 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO, Big KO, Daily Highlight], $40K Gtd2:30 PM
Sat, July 24Event #98: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $20K Gtd4:00 PM
Sat, July 24Event #99: $3.30 PL Badugi [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd5:30 PM
Sat, July 24Event #100: $5.50 PL Courchevel Hi Lo [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd7:00 PM
Sat, July 24Event #101: $3.30 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8K Gtd8:00 PM
Sun, July 25Event #102: $3.30 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd5:30 AM
Sun, July 25Event #103: $1.10 6-Card PLO [5-Max, Turbo], $3K Gtd7:30 AM
Sun, July 25Event #104: $3.30 NLHE [Progressive KO], $75K Gtd9:30 AM
Sun, July 25Event #105: $5.50 HORSE [Progressive KO], $10K Gtd11:30 AM
Sun, July 25Event #106: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $1M Gtd1:00 PM
Sun, July 25Event #107: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Storm SE], $250K Gtd2:00 PM
Sun, July 25Event #108: $1.10+R NLHE [Turbo, Zoom], $35K Gtd3:00 PM
Sun, July 25Event #109: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Deepstack], $60K Gtd4:00 PM
Sun, July 25Event #110: $3.30 NLHE [8-Max], $35K Gtd5:30 PM
Sun, July 25Event #111: $1.10 Stud Hi/Lo [6-Max], $8K Gtd7:00 PM
Sun, July 25Event #112: $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $25K Gtd8:00 PM
Mon, July 26Event #113: $3.30 NLHE [Progressive KO], $15K Gtd5:30 AM
Mon, July 26Event #114: $1.10 Showtime NLHE [6-Max], $3K Gtd7:30 AM
Mon, July 26Event #115: $5.50 NLHE, $20K Gtd9:30 AM
Mon, July 26Event #116: $3.30 NL 5-Card Draw, $5K Gtd11:30 AM
Mon, July 26Event #117: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Second Chance, Daily Highlight], $60K Gtd1:00 PM
Mon, July 26Event #118: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Phase 2], $250K Gtd2:30 PM
Mon, July 26Event #119: $3.30 HORSE [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd4:00 PM
Mon, July 26Event #120: $1.10+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, 3x Turbo], $20K Gtd5:30 PM
Mon, July 26Event #121: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $15K Gtd7:00 PM
Mon, July 26Event #122: $3.30 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Zoom], $8K Gtd8:00 PM

MicroMillions satellites and freerolls

Players can get in the MicroMillions action by winning a satellite via PokerStars popular Spin & Go’s. Grinders can win Main Event seats starting at just $0.50.

Three freerolls are also planned on July 14, 17, and 24 awarding $200,000 in MicroMillions tickets. Players can visit PokerStars’ Twitter and Twitch channels to find special passwords.

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MicroMillions also comes to Southern Europe and Italy

Along with the international platform, MicroMillions also heads to PokerStars Southern Europe and Italy from July 18 to Aug. 1.

PokerStars players in France, Spain, and Portugal can play for more than €3 million in guaranteed prizes across 174 events. PokerStars also hosts a €50 Progressive Knockout Main Event on Aug. 1 featuring a €250,000 guarantee.

PKOs are a special type of bounty tournament. When a player eliminates an opponent, that player cashes in 50% of the opponent’s bounty. Those funds go directly into the winning player’s own account.

The other half of that bounty is added to the bounty on the winning player’s head. Every knockout the player wins, the larger the price becomes on his own head. As the tournament progresses, players earn bigger bounties for knocking out opponents

During the same time, PokerStars Italy will host its MicroMillions series with €1.2 million guaranteed among 90 events. The €50 Main Event is planned for Aug. 1 and comes with a €150,000 guarantee. Here’s a look at the complete Southern Europe and Italian schedules:

PokerStars MicroMillions 2021 Southern Europe

DateEventBuy-inGuarantee
Sun, 31 JanDeep PKO 8-Max€30.00€100,000
Sun, 31 JanDeep PKO 8-Max€10.00€40,000
Sun, 31 JanSuperStack€5.00€20,000
Sun, 31 JanTotal KO 6-Max€20.00€50,000
Sun, 31 JanPKO 8-Max€2.00€10,000
Sun, 31 JanUltra KO 6-Max€5.00€30,000
Sun, 31 JanThe Classic€10.00€100,000
Sun, 31 Jan30 Special PKO - 2 Day€30.00€125,000
Sun, 31 JanHigh Roller 6-Max - 2 Day€50.00€75,000
Sun, 31 JanPKO 8-Max€20.00€50,000
Sun, 31 JanRebuy€5.00€20,000
Sun, 31 Jan6-Max Turbo€30.00€30,000
Sun, 31 JanPKO 8-Max Turbo€10.00€30,000
Sun, 31 JanPKO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€30,000
Mon, 01 FebTotal KO 8-Max€5.00€20,000
Mon, 01 FebSuperStack 6-Max€10.00€25,000
Tue, 02 FebNLHE€5.00€15,000
Wed, 03 FebPKO€20.00€40,000
Thu, 04 FebRebuy 6-Max€5.00€15,000
Fri, 05 FebPKO 8-Max€10.00€50,000
Mon, 01 FebHigh Roller PKO 6-Max€50.00€50,000
Mon, 01 FebBubble Rush€5.00€15,000
Mon, 01 FebPLO PKO 6-Max€10.00€10,000
Mon, 01 FebAlternating Blinds PKO Turbo€10.00€20,000
Mon, 01 FebUltra KO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€30,000
Mon, 01 FebPKO 8-Max Turbo€5.00€15,000
Mon, 01 FebTotal KO 4-Max Turbo€20.00€15,000
Tue, 02 FebUltra KO 6-Max€10.00€30,000
Tue, 02 FebNLHE€5.00€15,000
Tue, 02 FebSuperStack PKO 8-Max€20.00€40,000
Tue, 02 FebPLO 6-Max€5.00€5,000
Tue, 02 FebRebuy€2.00€10,000
Tue, 02 FebPKO 6-Max€30.00€60,000
Tue, 02 Feb8-Max€5.00€20,000
Tue, 02 FebSuperStack 6-Max€10.00€25,000
Tue, 02 FebPKO€5.00€20,000
Tue, 02 FebTotal KO 8-Max Turbo€20.00€25,000
Tue, 02 Feb4-Max Turbo€10.00€15,000
Tue, 02 Feb6-Max Turbo€5.00€10,000
Tue, 02 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€10.00€25,000
Wed, 03 Feb6-Max€20.00€20,000
Wed, 03 FebPKO€5.00€20,000
Wed, 03 FebRebuy 6-Max€10.00€15,000
Wed, 03 FebUltra KO 8-Max€30.00€30,000
Wed, 03 FebTotal KO 6-Max€10.00€30,000
Wed, 03 FebPKO 8-Max€10.00€40,000
Wed, 03 FebNLHE€5.00€20,000
Wed, 03 Feb6-Max€10.00€25,000
Wed, 03 FebSuperStack PKO 8-Max€5.00€20,000
Wed, 03 Feb6-Max Turbo€10.00€20,000
Wed, 03 FebPLO PKO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€10,000
Wed, 03 FebUltra KO 6-Max Turbo€5.00€15,000
Wed, 03 FebUltra KO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€25,000
Thu, 04 FebPKO 8-Max€20.00€30,000
Thu, 04 FebPLO PKO 6-Max€10.00€5,000
Thu, 04 FebBubble Rush PKO 6-Max€5.00€15,000
Thu, 04 FebNLHE€10.00€25,000
Thu, 04 FebRebuy€5.00€15,000
Thu, 04 FebPKO 8-Max€10.00€40,000
Thu, 04 FebHigh Roller PKO 6-Max€50.00€50,000
Thu, 04 Feb8-Max€20.00€30,000
Thu, 04 FebUltra KO 6-Max€10.00€30,000
Thu, 04 FebSuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€5.00€20,000
Thu, 04 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€30.00€30,000
Thu, 04 FebTotal KO 4-Max Turbo€5.00€10,000
Thu, 04 FebPKO 8-Max Turbo€10.00€25,000
Fri, 05 FebTotal KO 6-Max€30.00€30,000
Fri, 05 FebSuperStack PKO€5.00€20,000
Fri, 05 FebSuperStack PKO 6-Max€10.00€30,000
Fri, 05 FebNLHE€20.00€20,000
Fri, 05 FebPLO 6-Max€5.00€5,000
Fri, 05 Feb6-Max€10.00€30,000
Fri, 05 FebPKO 6-Max€20.00€50,000
Fri, 05 FebTotal KO 8-Max€5.00€20,000
Fri, 05 Feb4-Max€10.00€15,000
Fri, 05 FebAlternating Blinds PKO Turbo€20.00€20,000
Fri, 05 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€5.00€15,000
Fri, 05 Feb8-Max Turbo€5.00€10,000
Fri, 05 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€25,000
Sat, 06 FebUltra KO 6-Max€20.00€30,000
Sat, 06 FebRebuy 6-Max€5.00€15,000
Sat, 06 FebTotal KO 8-Max€10.00€20,000
Sat, 06 Feb6-Max€5.00€15,000
Sat, 06 FebPKO 6-Max€30.00€50,000
Sat, 06 FebPKO 8-Max€10.00€40,000
Sat, 06 Feb6-Max€20.00€20,000
Sat, 06 Feb8-Max€5.00€15,000
Sat, 06 FebPKO€20.00€40,000
Sat, 06 FebPKO 8-Max Turbo€5.00€20,000
Sat, 06 FebUltra KO 6-Max Turbo€10.00€25,000
Sat, 06 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€5.00€15,000
Sat, 06 FebPKO 8-Max Turbo€10.00€25,000
Sun, 07 FebDeep PKO 8-Max€30.00€75,000
Sun, 07 FebDeep PKO 8-Max€10.00€40,000
Sun, 07 FebSuperStack€5.00€20,000
Sun, 07 FebTotal KO 6-Max€20.00€50,000
Sun, 07 FebPKO 8-Max€2.00€10,000
Sun, 07 FebUltra KO 6-Max€5.00€25,000
Sun, 07 FebThe Classic€10.00€100,000
Sun, 07 FebMain Event PKO 6-Max€50.00€300,000
Sun, 07 FebSuper High Roller PKO 6-Max - 2 Day€100.00€100,000
Sun, 07 FebPKO 8-Max€20.00€50,000
Sun, 07 FebRebuy€5.00€20,000
Sun, 07 Feb6-Max Turbo€30.00€30,000
Sun, 07 FebPKO 8-Max Turbo€10.00€30,000
Sun, 07 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€30,000
Mon, 08 FebTotal KO 8-Max€10.00€20,000
Mon, 08 FebSuperStack 6-Max€20.00€20,000
Mon, 08 FebNLHE€10.00€25,000
Mon, 08 FebPKO€5.00€20,000
Mon, 08 FebRebuy 6-Max€10.00€20,000
Mon, 08 FebPKO 8-Max€20.00€50,000
Mon, 08 FebHigh Roller PKO 6-Max€50.00€50,000
Mon, 08 FebBubble Rush€5.00€15,000
Mon, 08 FebPLO PKO 6-Max€10.00€10,000
Mon, 08 FebAlternating Blinds PKO Turbo€5.00€15,000
Mon, 08 FebUltra KO 6-Max Turbo€30.00€25,000
Mon, 08 FebTurbo€5.00€10,000
Mon, 08 FebUltra KO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€25,000
Tue, 09 FebUltra KO 6-Max€5.00€20,000
Tue, 09 FebNLHE€10.00€20,000
Tue, 09 FebSuperStack PKO 8-Max€20.00€40,000
Tue, 09 FebPLO 6-Max€20.00€7,500
Tue, 09 FebRebuy€2.00€10,000
Tue, 09 FebPKO 6-Max€10.00€40,000
Tue, 09 Feb8-Max€5.00€20,000
Tue, 09 FebSuperStack 6-Max€30.00€25,000
Tue, 09 FebPKO€10.00€30,000
Tue, 09 FebPKO 8-Max Turbo€10.00€30,000
Tue, 09 FebTotal KO 4-Max Turbo€20.00€20,000
Tue, 09 FebPKO 8-Max Turbo€5.00€15,000
Tue, 09 Feb6-Max Turbo€10.00€20,000
Wed, 10 Feb6-Max€30.00€20,000
Wed, 10 FebPKO€5.00€20,000
Wed, 10 FebRebuy 6-Max€10.00€15,000
Wed, 10 FebUltra KO 8-Max€20.00€30,000
Wed, 10 FebTotal KO 6-Max€5.00€20,000
Wed, 10 FebPKO 8-Max€20.00€40,000
Wed, 10 FebNLHE€10.00€25,000
Wed, 10 Feb6-Max€5.00€15,000
Wed, 10 FebSuperStack PKO 8-Max€10.00€30,000
Wed, 10 Feb6-Max Turbo€10.00€25,000
Wed, 10 FebPLO PKO 6-Max Turbo€30.00€10,000
Wed, 10 FebUltra KO 8-Max Turbo€5.00€15,000
Wed, 10 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€20.00€25,000
Thu, 11 FebPKO 8-Max€20.00€50,000
Thu, 11 FebPLO PKO 6-Max€5.00€5,000
Thu, 11 FebBubble Rush PKO 6-Max€10.00€20,000
Thu, 11 FebNLHE€10.00€20,000
Thu, 11 FebRebuy€5.00€15,000
Thu, 11 FebPKO 8-Max€20.00€50,000
Thu, 11 FebHigh Roller PKO 6-Max€50.00€50,000
Thu, 11 Feb8-Max€5.00€15,000
Thu, 11 FebUltra KO 6-Max€10.00€30,000
Thu, 11 Feb€1 6-Max Phase 2 Single Day€1.00€50,000
Thu, 11 Feb€3 6-Max Phase 2 Single Day€3.00€100,000
Thu, 11 Feb€10 6-Max Phase 2 Single Day€10.00€200,000
Thu, 11 FebSuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€30.00€25,000
Thu, 11 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€10.00€30,000
Thu, 11 FebPKO 6-Max Turbo€5.00€15,000
Thu, 11 Feb6-Max Turbo€10.00€20,000

PokerStars MicroMillions 2021 Italy

DateEventBuy-inGuaranteeGame
Sun, 31 JanOpening Event€2.00€5,000NLHE
Sun, 31 Jan6-Max Deep€5.00€15,000NLHE
Sun, 31 JanGigaStack PKO€50.00€150,000NLHE
Sun, 31 JanClassic-10€10.00€50,000NLHE
Sun, 31 JanSuper HR PKO€100.00€150,000NLHE
Sun, 31 JanDeep Turbo€5.00€15,000NLHE
Sun, 31 JanSuperSonic€20.00€20,000NLHE
Sun, 31 JanSpeedy Hyper PKO€10.00€10,000NLHE
Mon, 01 Feb777 Early Start€7.77€10,000NLHE
Mon, 01 FebDeep PKO€5.00€15,000NLHE
Mon, 01 FebClassic-10€10.00€40,000NLHE
Mon, 01 FebMicro Daily MAIN PKO€20.00€30,000NLHE
Mon, 01 FebHugeStack€15.00€20,000NLHE
Mon, 01 FebSpeedy Classic-10€10.00€10,000NLHE
Mon, 01 FebZOOM PKO€5.00€5,000NLHE
Mon, 01 FebSlug Blinds€3.00€3,000NLHE
Tue, 02 Feb777 Early Start PKO€7.77€10,000NLHE
Tue, 02 Feb8-Max Deep€5.00€15,000NLHE
Tue, 02 FebClassic-10€10.00€40,000NLHE
Tue, 02 FebMicro Daily MAIN PKO€20.00€30,000NLHE
Tue, 02 FebHugeStack€15.00€20,000NLHE
Tue, 02 FebAlternative Blinds€3.00€3,000NLHE
Tue, 02 FebOmaha H/L€5.00€3,000Omaha H/L
Tue, 02 FebSpeedy Hyper PKO€10.00€7,500NLHE
Wed, 03 Feb777 Early Start€7.77€10,000NLHE
Wed, 03 FebDeep PKO€5.00€15,000NLHE
Wed, 03 FebClassic-10€10.00€40,000NLHE
Wed, 03 FebMicro Daily MAIN€20.00€30,000NLHE
Wed, 03 FebHugeStack PKO€15.00€20,000NLHE
Wed, 03 Feb4-Max PKO€3.00€3,000NLHE
Wed, 03 FebDeep Turbo€5.00€5,000NLHE
Wed, 03 FebSpeedy Hyper€10.00€7,500NLHE
Thu, 04 Feb777 Early Start PKO€7.77€10,000NLHE
Thu, 04 Feb4-Max Deep€5.00€10,000NLHE
Thu, 04 FebClassic-10€10.00€40,000NLHE
Thu, 04 FebMicro Daily MAIN PKO€20.00€30,000NLHE
Thu, 04 FebHugeStack€15.00€20,000NLHE
Thu, 04 FebOmaha€10.00€5,000Omaha
Thu, 04 FebHU DUEL KO€3.00€3,000NLHE
Thu, 04 FebSuper KO€5.00€5,000NLHE
Fri, 05 Feb777 Early Start€7.77€10,000NLHE
Fri, 05 FebDeep PKO€5.00€10,000NLHE
Fri, 05 FebClassic-10€10.00€30,000NLHE
Fri, 05 FebMicro Daily MAIN€20.00€25,000NLHE
Fri, 05 FebHugeStack PKO€15.00€15,000NLHE
Fri, 05 FebAlternative Blinds€3.00€3,000NLHE
Fri, 05 Feb3-Stack Turbo€5.00€5,000NLHE
Fri, 05 FebSpeedy Hyper PKO€10.00€7,500NLHE
Sat, 06 Feb777 Early Start€7.77€10,000NLHE
Sat, 06 FebDeep PKO€5.00€7,500NLHE
Sat, 06 FebClassic-10€10.00€30,000NLHE
Sat, 06 FebMicro Daily MAIN€20.00€25,000NLHE
Sat, 06 FebHugeStack€15.00€15,000NLHE
Sat, 06 FebSuperStack Turbo PKO€5.00€7,500NLHE
Sat, 06 FebSlug Blinds€2.00€2,500NLHE
Sat, 06 FebSpeedy Hyper€10.00€7,500NLHE
Sun, 07 Feb777 Early Start PKO€7.77€20,000NLHE
Sun, 07 FebNLHE€5.00€20,000NLHE
Sun, 07 FebClassic-10€10.00€50,000NLHE
Sun, 07 FebMAIN EVENT PKO€50.00€200,000NLHE
Sun, 07 FebSuper HR€100.00€150,000NLHE
Sun, 07 FebSpeedy Classic-10 PKO€10.00€20,000NLHE
Sun, 07 FebSuper KO€5.00€10,000NLHE
Mon, 08 Feb777 Early Start PKO€7.77€10,000NLHE
Mon, 08 Feb6-Max Deep€5.00€10,000NLHE
Mon, 08 FebClassic-10€10.00€50,000NLHE
Mon, 08 FebMicro Daily MAIN€20.00€30,000NLHE
Mon, 08 FebHugeStack PKO€15.00€20,000NLHE
Mon, 08 FebAlternative Blinds€3.00€3,000NLHE
Mon, 08 FebDeep Turbo€5.00€5,000NLHE
Mon, 08 FebSpeedy Hyper PKO€10.00€10,000NLHE
Tue, 09 Feb777 Early Start€7.77€10,000NLHE
Tue, 09 FebDeep PKO€5.00€10,000NLHE
Tue, 09 FebClassic-10€10.00€40,000NLHE
Tue, 09 FebMicro Daily MAIN PKO€20.00€30,000NLHE
Tue, 09 FebHugeStack€15.00€20,000NLHE
Tue, 09 FebOmaha PKO€5.00€3,000Omaha
Tue, 09 Feb3-Stack Turbo€5.00€5,000NLHE
Tue, 09 FebSpeedy Hyper€10.00€10,000NLHE
Wed, 10 Feb777 Early Start PKO€7.77€10,000NLHE
Wed, 10 Feb8-Max Deep€5.00€10,000NLHE
Wed, 10 FebClassic-10€10.00€40,000NLHE
Wed, 10 FebMicro Daily MAIN€20.00€30,000NLHE
Wed, 10 FebHugeStack PKO€15.00€20,000NLHE
Wed, 10 FebZOOM PKO€3.00€5,000NLHE
Wed, 10 FebDeep Turbo€5.00€5,000NLHE
Wed, 10 FebSpeedy Hyper PKO€10.00€7,500NLHE
Thu, 11 Feb777 Early Start€7.77€10,000NLHE
Thu, 11 FebDeep PKO€5.00€15,000NLHE
Thu, 11 FebClassic-10€10.00€50,000NLHE
Thu, 11 FebLast Chance PKO€20.00€30,000NLHE
Thu, 11 FebHugeStack€15.00€20,000NLHE
Thu, 11 FebDeepStack€5.00€5,000NLHE
Thu, 11 FebSlug Blinds€2.00€3,000NLHE
Thu, 11 FebSuper KO€10.00€10,000NLHE

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Brazilian Series of Online Poker Returns to PokerStars With 25 Events, Biggest Guarantee Ever 

The Brazilian Series of Poker Online returns to PokerStars July 7-12 with 25 events and $1.6 million guaranteed.

Bring a little Rio de Janeiro home with the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) Online from July 7-12. There may not be any sun, sand, or surf, but plenty of online poker action awaits at PokerStars.

The series is back for the fifth time and includes the largest guaranteed prize pool ever at $1.6 million. Plenty of poker is in store with a packed six-day schedule featuring 25 events.

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Highlights from PokerStars BSOP

Players jumping the BSOP action will find plenty of No Limit Hold’em with a few Omaha events also thrown in. The series is open to all players on the .COM site with buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $530. Beyond the cash, all winners also receive a BSOP trophy.

The two-day $215 buy-in Main Event highlights the festival and begins on July 11. The championship features a $450,000 guarantee.

There are also mini and micro versions of several tournaments. The $22 Mini Main Event also runs July 11 with $100,000 guaranteed.

Some other nice events from the series include:

  • $82 NLHE Start-Up (July 7) – $65,000 guaranteed
  • $530 High Roller (July 12) – $100,000 guaranteed
  • $11 Big Hit (July 7, multiple starting flights) – $80,000 guaranteed
  • $5.50 Micro Wrap-Up Turbo (July 12) – $15,000 guaranteed

Mixed game fans will also want to circle July 10 on their calendars. The $109 HORSE event promises a $10,000 guarantee.

Even more on tap from PokerStars

Along with the first-place prize and trophy, the winners of the Main Event, High Roller, and Big Hit also win a World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event Medium entry worth $530.

PokerStars is also including even more added value. A special Mega Freeroll is set to kick off the series on July 7, awarding $2,000 in BSOP Online tickets. Here’s a look at what tickets the winners can expect:

  • 1st – High Roller ($530) + Main Event ($215) tickets
  • 2nd – Main Event ($215) + Wrap-Up Big ($109) tickets
  • 3rd – Main Event ($215) ticket
  • 4th to 6th – Wrap-Up Big ($109) tickets
  • 7th to 9th – Wrap-Up Small ($22) tickets
  • 11th to 40th – Big Hit ($11) tickets

Along with the Mega Freeroll, numerous satellites are also planned starting at just $0.55. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

2021 PokerStars Brazilian Series of Poker Online

DateEventTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
July 70Mega Freeroll$0$2,000
July 71NLHE Big Hit (Day 1A)$11$80,000
July 72$82 NLHE Start-Up, $65K Gtd$82$65,000
July 73PLO 6-Max$82$17,500
July 74NLHE Big Start Up, 8-Max$215$40,000
July 75$22 NLHE Turbo, $50K Gtd$50,000
July 81NLHE Big Hit (Day 1B)$11$80,000
July 86NLHE 8-Max Deepstack$109$45,000
July 875-Card PLO, 6-Max$82$12,500
July 88NLHE, 6-Max$55$55,000
July 89NLHE, Turbo$55$50,000
July 91NLHE Big Hit (Day 1C)$11$80,000
July 910NLHE, 8-Max$82$50,000
July 911PLO8, 6-Max$109$20,000
July 912NLHE, Freezeout$55$45,000
July 913NLHE Turbo$22$50,000
July 101NLHE Big Hit (Day 1D)$11$80,000
July 1014NLHE, 6-Max, Deepstack$82$50,000
July 1015PLO Main Event, 8-Max, Slow$215$25,000
July 1016HORSE, 6-Max$109$10,000
July 1017NLHE Turbo$55$50,000
July 111NLHE Big Hit (Day 1E)$11$80,000
July 1118NLHE Main Event, 8-Max, Slow$215$450,000
July 1119NLHE Mini Main Event$22$100,000
July 1120NLHE 6-Max Freezeout$55$30,000
July 1121NLHE Turbo$22$60,000
July 121NLHE Big Hit, (Day 2)$11$80,000
July 1222NLHE, Wrap-Up Micro, 8-Max Turbo, $15K Gtd$5.50$15,000
July 1218NLHE Main Event, 8-Max, Slow (Day 2)$215$450,000
July 1223NLHE High Roller, 8-Max$530$100,000
July 1224NLHE Wrap-Up Small, 8-Max Turbo$22$65,000
July 1225NLHE Wrap-Up Big, 6-Max Turbo$109$80,000

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PokerStars Roundup: French Player Scores €1M Spin & Go, Promotions, Big Name Winners

France's “Nikitaanna” recently scored a massive Spin & Go win at PokerStars for €1 million.

Spin & Go tournaments offer a fun way to play a quick tournament at PokerStars with a shot at some big cash. French player “Nikitaanna” recently chalked up a massive win in one of these three-handed events.

This lucky player turned €5 into a €1 million payday recently. The jackpot becomes just the most recent massive payout to an online poker player via Spin & Goal.

Here’s a look at that win and some other winners and promotions at the site.

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Scoring big at PokerStars

A Spin & Go allows three players to battle it out for a random prize determined after all players are registered. The payout can be twice the buy-in all the up to many thousands times the buy-in.

The recent big winner is a 60-year-old recreational and longtime small stakes Spin & Go player. Nikitaanna had previously played real money online poker as a hobby for several years.

“I was really focusing on playing, and trying to make the best of it,” Nikitaanna said. “The pressure was on and I was not putting myself in complicated spots … but I realized soon that I had to be a little bit more aggressive. I believed in myself every second and we played heads up for 10 minutes or so.”

That self-confidence certainly paid off in a big way.

Nice additions for Women’s Sunday

PokerStars continues working to get more women in poker. A big part of that is the Women’s Sunday event and the site is adding even more this week.

Players will find an extra $750 in added value with tournament tickets also awarded for top finishers.

PokerStars is working to bring more women into poker and has announced a permanent cut to the Women’s Sunday tournament buy-in for $22.

The Women’s Sunday winner on June 27 not only scores first-place money but also a $530 tournament ticket. Players finishing second through fifth place also take home $55 tickets.

The weekly $22 event comes with a $2,000 guaranteed prize pool. Late registration and re-entry are available for the first 90 minutes.

Players can also win an entry through satellites running Thursday through Sunday. Qualifiers start at just $0.22.

Big names take titles

At the PokerStars tables, a few big names and PokerStars ambassadors have scored well of late. Poker superstar Adrian Mateos won the $1,500 Sunday High Roller Club event for $37,980 on June 20.

In other Sunday action, Swedish pro Niklas “Lena900” Astedt took down the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $20,213, including bounties.

PokerStars streamer Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot won a $215 Bounty Builder for $19,504. Here’s a look at his winning moment.

In the United States, PokerStars made some news this year by adding a few poker streamers to its roster of players. The Summer Stacks series is currently underway in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey and one of those ambassadors took a title.

Ambassador Mark “naigo1” Foresta is a 28-year-old software engineer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When not at his regular job, Foresta takes to Twitch when playing poker.

Viewers were recently treated to Foresta securing a Summer Stacks title for $11,000. Here’s a look at his win.


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ONLINE POKER STRATEGY: Advice from PokerStars Streamer and Series Host Lex Veldhuis

As the Lex Not Live series continues at PokerStars, ambassador and streamer Lex Veldhuis offers some strategy advice for online players.

The “Lex Not Live” tournament series continues through the weekend at PokerStars with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $55. The series is hosted by site ambassador Lex Veldhuis and stresses a community aspect seen on Twitch streams.

One of the most popular Twitch Poker streamers, Veldhuis has almost $700,000 in live tournament winnings and more online. A poker pro for 16 years, he’s been streaming his action for the last five years. He spends about $60,000 a month competing in online tournaments.

As Lex Not Live continues, the PokerStars ambassador spoke with PokerScout this week to offer some strategy advice for online players.

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Transitioning to online poker

Online poker exploded over the last year and a half. That has included new players jumping in the game. What are some concepts new and intermediate players should keep in mind when adjusting to online poker?

Veldhuis says live poker is an information game and the same is true for online poker. But the online version features a different sense of information.

“You don’t see people and you don’t have the social aspects,” he says. “In online poker, you try to look much more for betting patterns, for instance, or how quickly somebody acts. So it’s a little bit more of a ‘numbers information’ stream.”

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Online poker also features much more action than live poker. Hands move faster and some live players may get caught out of their comfort zone. It’s important not to take on more than a player can handle.

“I think that live players can sometimes be caught out in online poker as they can play too many tables when they play online,” Veldhuis says, “because they get super excited and then all of a sudden they’re playing six tournaments, and they’re not playing their best on all of them. So, I think that’s something they should take into account.”

Avoiding common bankroll mistakes

As players go online, some may be tempted to play bigger buy-in events hoping for a large score. Veldhuis recommends avoiding this pitfall. Stay within your bankroll to gradually move up as a player finds success.

“I think that a lot of people jump in a bit too high because you can play more games and can play games at the same time,” he says. “It’s easier to play a little bit lower and better.

“If you go to a live tournament, you may normally play a $200 tournament. You travel to a live tournament so that’s worth it, right. But if you play online and play a similar buy-in, you don’t get that whole trip for it and you can play multiple ones at the same time for that buy-in.”

Players who may be accustomed to playing $200 events in a live setting may not be at the same level online. Multiple buy-ins at that level may sink a bankroll because the action moves so quickly. A few quick eliminations can deplete those poker funds.

“It’s a new beast that you’re trying to approach, so if I was a new player online, I would definitely step down a few levels,” he says. “See what it’s like, play a few tournaments at the same time and not too many. Online and live are two different games, and I think it’s good to approach that with care.”

Lex Veldhuis battling it out at the live tables of the European Poker Tour.

Strategy advice for playing new games

Lex Not Live features some unique games many players may not have played, such as Fusion and 6+ Hold’em. How should players who have never played them before approach these games?

Veldhuis says many players jumping in these events during Lex Note Live will actually be in the same boat.

“The good thing about these games and these tournaments specifically is that a lot of the players that are playing will be community players that watch Twitch a lot and that go to Lex Live,” he says. “So that means that you’re not going to play against people that grind Six-Card PLO or play Fusion a lot.

“There’s a lot of people in these tournaments that are discovering the game for the first time, so that makes it a little bit more of a level playing field.”

For those completely new, Veldhuis suggests reading through the rules thoroughly. Consider some possible strategies as you adjust to the new format.

“Don’t play too many tables and just play and pay attention to what happens on the table,” he says. “See how other people do and what their strategies are, and see if you can pick up something interesting from that.”

Lex Not Live also features lower buy-in levels with most events priced at $11. This offers players a chance to try something new without breaking the bank.

“Also, new games give you a pretty cool perspective on a different way a poker game can be played,” Veldhuis says, “which sometimes gives you also some inspiration for a No Limit Hold’em game, for instance.”

Moving from No Limit Hold’em to PLO

A few events in Veldhuis’s series feature Pot Limit Omaha (PLO). The game continues to grow in popularity and he offered some advice for Hold’em players looking to play. 

“It’s a completely different game, a lot of people go into PLO with a No Limit Hold’em mindset,” he says. “They check to the raiser a lot or to the person who bet the previous street. But PLO’s a very dynamic game. The board changes a lot. The board favors different players throughout the whole hand.

“A four-card hand in PLO from the big blind covers completely the lower part of the board, so there’s a lot of possibilities there to lead at a pot on the turn or the river if straights get to the board. That’s just a specific example where you normally would check to a raiser in No Limit Hold’em.”

In PLO, bet sizes should also be a lot bigger, he says. Hands have a higher percentage to beat another PLO hand than a random Hold’em hand against a random Hold’em hand. 

“You’re almost never drawing dead,” Veldhuis says. “You have a big percentage to win hands. That also means that when you have a good hand you have to protect those hands. Try to look at the game not with a Hold’em mindset but be open minded.

“Again, look at what you see around you. A lot of times when you’re discovering a new game, if someone does something super annoying to you, that means that you can also try to employ that strategy.”

For example, a player may bet the pot every time there’s a straight on the board on the turn. You continue to fold two pairs in spots like this. That’s something to consider doing yourself.

Veldhuis stresses to play with an open mind and don’t think too much with a No Limit Hold’em brain.

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Advantages of playing online and watching Twitch streams

Obviously Veldhuis is a fan of online poker. Those new to the game have a chance to get more experience at a quicker pace.

Players can see more hands, and it’s simpler to just sit down and play immediately. There’s also no need or cost to travel.

Twitch viewers can also learn while watching others play. Watching a stream like Veldhuis’s offers players some new perspectives on the game. Many of the more popular streamers are winning players with experience and have a lot to offer.

“One thing that I think will teach you a lot more when you watch is to try and look at a hand and think to yourself, ‘what would I do here before the streamer explains it?’” Veldhuisa says. “You see a turn card, ‘what would I do? Would I bet here?’

“And be honest to yourself. I think if the Twitch streamer is talking and you’re just listening to the words and you’re like, ‘well, yeah, super logical to bet this turn,’ even though you wouldn’t really be able to form an opinion about that on your own or to come up with a strategy.”

The process can be very interactive. Players should be amenable to new perspectives and strategies, Veldhuis says.

“I think one of the most important things in poker learning is keeping an open mind and not trying to put a label on something immediately if you think something’s good or bad just because you’re not familiar with it,” Veldhuis says. “From an educational point of view, I think that’s a really important thing to keep in mind.”

He believes that advice includes being open to new games. Seeing some strategies and some games may inspire a player to branch out with new ideas in other games.

“If you like to explore new things in poker, going back to No Limit Hold’em after that will kind of reignite your passion for it and your interest in it,” he says. “It’s just fun because there are so many different forms of poker.

“You know the basic rules, you know the hand strengths, and there’s more than one game, and I think it’s important to keep discovering that. And that’s fun with smaller tournament series as well.”

*** Photos courtesy PokerStars/Neil Stoddart

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Bounty Builder Turbo Series Brings $25M To PokerStars; TRIO Kicks Off In Southern Europe

The PokerStars Bounty Builder Turbo Series begins May 23 with 184 events and $25 million guaranteed. The TRIO Series also returns in Southern Europe.

The speed poker and big bounties return this Sunday to PokerStars. The Bounty Builder Turbo Series runs May 23 to June 6 with 184 tournaments and plenty of knockout action.

All events on the schedule are progressive knockouts (PKO) and at turbo speed with a total of $25 million guaranteed. Fans of quick-paced poker should enjoy the series, which features buy-ins of all levels.

Players in Southern Europe are also in luck with the TRIO series kicking off again in May as well. It should be a fun two weeks of action for online poker players.

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PokerStars Bounty Builder Turbo highlights

There’s something for everyone in the Bounty Builder Turbo series. Buy-ins start at $5.50 and range all the way up to $1,050. Players can expect12 tournaments running every day and even more on Sundays.

The series features mostly No Limit Hold’em, but there are also Omaha, Eight-Game Mix, and HORSE events. Players will also find special editions of the Sunday Million, Sunday Storm, and Sunday High Roller

The series offers players two main events on May 30. The $55 Low Main Event includes a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The $530 High Main Event comes with a $2 million guarantee.

Those new to PKO events may enjoy the twists that come with these tournaments. When a player knocks out another player, a portion of that bounty is placed on the winning player’s head.

This makes most bounties worth more and more as players run deeper in the tournament. These dynamics make for interesting play in a PKO event’s later stages.

Lower bankroll players are also in luck with six tournaments at $5.50. There are also 18 at the $11 buy-in level and 37 at the $22 buy-in level.

Those with more to spend will find three $5,200 High Roller events on May 23, 30, and June 6. All of these feature $500,000 guarantees. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

PokerStars Bounty Builder Turbo Series 2021

DateTournamentTime
Sun, 23 MayEvent #1: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE, $100K Gtd8:30 AM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #2: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Series Starter, $150K Gtd10:00 AM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #3: $215 NLHE, Heads-Up, Turbo, TKO, Zoom, $100K Gtd11:30 AM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #4: $22 NLHE, Mini Sunday Million SE, $250K Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #5: $109 NLHE, Sunday Million SE, $1M Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #6: $1,050 NLHE, Sunday HR, $750K Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #7: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller, $500K Gtd2:15 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #8: $215 NLO8, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $75K Gtd2:15 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #9: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, $125K Gtd3:30 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #10: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Big Short: 20BB, $75K Gtd4:30 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #11: $530 NLHE, Sunday Cooldown SE, $250K Gtd5:15 PM
Sun, 23 MayEvent #12: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE, $175K Gtd6:15 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #13: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $35K Gtd10:00 AM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #14: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Deep Stacks, $80K Gtd11:30 AM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #15: $22 NLHE, Freezeout, $75K Gtd12:15 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #16: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, Mini Bounty Builder HR SE, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #17: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #18: $22 PLO, 6-Max, $30K Gtd1:30 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #19: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Win the Button, $175K Gtd2:15 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #20: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $150K Gtd3:30 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #21: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB, $60K Gtd4:30 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #22: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $80K Gtd5:15 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #23: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Daily Supersonic SE, $85K Gtd6:15 PM
Mon, 24 MayEvent #24: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $20K Gtd7:05 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #25: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, $100K Gtd10:00 AM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #26: $109 NLHE, Heads-Up, Turbo, TKO, Zoom, $115K Gtd11:30 AM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #27: $11 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $60K Gtd12:15 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #28: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #29: $5.50 NLHE, 8-Max, $40K Gtd1:05 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #30: $55 6+ Hold'em, 6-Max, $20K Gtd1:30 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #31: $22 NLHE, $100K Gtd2:15 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #32: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, $115K Gtd3:30 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #33: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE, $125K Gtd4:30 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #34: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $100K Gtd5:15 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #35: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, $80K Gtd6:15 PM
Tue, 25 MayEvent #36: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB, $25K Gtd7:05 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #37: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $60K Gtd10:00 AM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #38: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $100K Gtd11:30 AM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #39: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, $125K Gtd12:15 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #40: $109 NLHE, Freezeout, $150K Gtd1:05 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #41: $22 NLHE, $150K Gtd1:05 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #42: $22 NLO8, 6-Max, $20K Gtd1:30 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #43: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, $200K Gtd2:15 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #44: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, $80K Gtd3:30 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #45: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE, $115K Gtd4:30 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #46: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $75K Gtd5:15 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #47: $215 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Daily Supersonic SE, $80K Gtd6:15 PM
Wed, 26 MayEvent #48: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB, $30K Gtd7:05 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #49: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, $50K Gtd10:00 AM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #50: $109 NLHE, Heads-Up, Hyper-Turbo, TKO, Zoom, $100K Gtd11:30 AM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #51: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, $75K Gtd12:15 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #52: $55 NLHE, Mini Bounty Builder HR SE, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #53: $11 NLHE, $80K Gtd1:05 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #54: $109 PLO, 6-Max, $50K Gtd1:30 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #55: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Thursday Thrill SE, $250K Gtd2:15 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #56: $11 NLHE, 4-Max, $75K Gtd3:30 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #57: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB, $60K Gtd4:30 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #58: $22 NLHE, Hyper-Turbo, $100K Gtd5:15 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #59: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, $80K Gtd6:15 PM
Thu, 27 MayEvent #60: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $25K Gtd7:05 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #61: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, $100K Gtd10:00 AM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #62: $55 NLHE, Freezeout, $75K Gtd11:30 AM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #63: $22 NLHE, 7-Max, $80K Gtd12:15 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #64: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #65: $5.50 NLHE, 8-Max, $40K Gtd1:05 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #66: $55 8-Game, $20K Gtd1:30 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #67: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Zoom, $125K Gtd2:15 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #68: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $125K Gtd3:30 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #69: $11 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $50K Gtd4:30 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #70: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $80K Gtd5:15 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #71: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Fast Friday SE, $100K Gtd6:15 PM
Fri, 28 MayEvent #72: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB, $20K Gtd7:05 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #73: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $50K Gtd10:00 AM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #74: $215 NLHE, Heads-Up, Turbo, TKO, Zoom, $60K Gtd11:30 AM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #75: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $60K Gtd12:15 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #76: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, $250K Gtd1:05 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #77: $11 NLHE, 8-Max, $80K Gtd1:05 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #78: $22 PLO, 6-Max, $25K Gtd1:30 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #79: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, $150K Gtd2:15 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #80: $22 NLHE, $75K Gtd3:30 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #81: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Big Short: 20BB, $60K Gtd4:30 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #82: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE, $125K Gtd5:15 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #83: $11 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $40K Gtd6:15 PM
Sat, 29 MayEvent #84: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $25K Gtd7:05 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #85: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Deep Stacks, $100K Gtd8:30 AM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #86: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, $125K Gtd10:00 AM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #87: $215 PLO, 6-Max, $75K Gtd11:30 AM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #88: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Double Deuce SE, $175K Gtd12:22 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #89: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event - Low, $1M Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #90: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event - High, $2M Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #91: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller, $500K Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #92: $109 NLO8, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $50K Gtd2:15 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #93: $11 NLHE, Freezeout, $100K Gtd3:30 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #94: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB, $75K Gtd4:30 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #95: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE, $125K Gtd5:15 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #96: $215 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE, $250K Gtd6:15 PM
Sun, 30 MayEvent #97: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $40K Gtd7:05 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #98: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Freezeout, $50K Gtd10:00 AM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #99: $22 NLHE, Freezeout, Deep Stacks, $75K Gtd11:30 AM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #100: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $100K Gtd12:15 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #101: $215 NLHE, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #102: $5.50 NLHE, $40K Gtd1:05 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #103: $55 NLO8, 6-Max, $40K Gtd1:30 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #104: $11 NLHE, 8-Max, Total KO, $75K Gtd2:15 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #105: $55 NLHE, 4-Max, $100K Gtd3:30 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #106: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE, $175K Gtd4:30 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #107: $109 NLHE, Hyper-Turbo, $100K Gtd5:15 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #108: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Daily Supersonic SE, $80K Gtd6:15 PM
Mon, 31 MayEvent #109: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB, $20K Gtd7:05 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #110: $109 NLHE, 4-Max, $60K Gtd10:00 AM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #111: $55 NLHE, Heads-Up, Turbo, TKO, Zoom, $80K Gtd11:30 AM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #112: $215 NLHE, $80K Gtd12:15 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #113: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $100K Gtd1:05 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #114: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #115: $109 HORSE, 8-Max, $25K Gtd1:30 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #116: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Super Tuesday SE, $200K Gtd2:15 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #117: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Shootout, $75K Gtd3:30 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #118: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB, $60K Gtd4:30 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #119: $11 NLHE, 7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $75K Gtd5:15 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #120: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, $80K Gtd6:15 PM
Tue, 1 JuneEvent #121: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $25K Gtd7:05 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #122: $22 NLHE, 7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $50K Gtd10:00 AM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #123: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, $125K Gtd11:30 AM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #124: $11 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $50K Gtd12:15 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #125: $55 NLHE, Mini Bounty Builder HR SE, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #126: $5.50 NLHE, $35K Gtd1:05 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #127: $22 PLO, 6-Max, $30K Gtd1:30 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #128: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Zoom, $100K Gtd2:15 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #129: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $100K Gtd3:30 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #130: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Big Short: 20BB, $75K Gtd4:30 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #131: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE, $150K Gtd5:15 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #132: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $75K Gtd6:15 PM
Wed, 2 JuneEvent #133: $5.50 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $10K Gtd7:05 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #134: $11 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $50K Gtd10:00 AM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #135: $22 NLHE, Heads-Up, Turbo, TKO, Zoom, $60K Gtd11:30 AM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #136: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Win the Button, $100K Gtd12:15 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #137: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Thursday Thrill SE, $250K Gtd1:05 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #138: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, Mini Thursday Thrill SE, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #139: $55 PLO8, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $25K Gtd1:30 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #140: $55 NLHE, $175K Gtd2:15 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #141: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $150K Gtd3:30 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #142: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB, $40K Gtd4:30 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #143: $55 NLHE, Freezeout, $75K Gtd5:15 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #144: $215 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Daily Supersonic SE, $80K Gtd6:15 PM
Thu, 3 JuneEvent #145: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $35K Gtd7:05 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #146: $55 NLHE, Hyper-Turbo, Freezeout, $60K Gtd10:00 AM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #147: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, Deep Stacks, $100K Gtd11:30 AM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #148: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, $80K Gtd12:15 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #149: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Friday Night Fight, $250K Gtd1:05 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #150: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Friday Night Fight HR, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #151: $109 5-Card PLO, 6-Max, $30K Gtd1:30 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #152: $215 NLHE, 6-Max, $200K Gtd2:15 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #153: $55 NLHE, Freezeout, $100K Gtd3:30 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #154: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE, $115K Gtd4:30 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #155: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $75K Gtd5:15 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #156: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Fast Friday SE, $100K Gtd6:15 PM
Fri, 4 JuneEvent #157: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB, $20K Gtd7:05 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #158: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Freezeout, $50K Gtd10:00 AM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #159: $11 NLHE, Heads-Up, Turbo, TKO, Zoom, $60K Gtd11:30 AM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #160: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $80K Gtd12:15 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #161: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, $200K Gtd1:05 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #162: $5.50 NLHE, 8-Max, $40K Gtd1:05 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #163: $109 NLO8, 6-Max, $35K Gtd1:30 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #164: $55 NLHE, Total KO, $115K Gtd2:15 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #165: $530 NLHE, 4-Max, $125K Gtd3:30 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #166: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB, $60K Gtd4:30 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #167: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $100K Gtd5:15 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #168: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $75K Gtd6:15 PM
Sat, 5 JuneEvent #169: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $35K Gtd7:05 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #170: $55 NLHE, Deep Stacks, $150K Gtd8:30 AM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #171: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Freezeout, $100K Gtd10:00 AM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #172: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, $200K Gtd11:30 AM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #173: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $100K Gtd12:15 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #174: $11 NLHE, Sunday Storm SE, $175K Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #175: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Sunday Million SE, $1M Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #176: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Sunday HR SE, $600K Gtd1:05 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #177: $109 PLO8, 6-Max, $50K Gtd2:15 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #178: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller, $500K Gtd2:15 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #179: $55 NLHE, 7-Max, $125K Gtd3:30 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #180: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB, $80K Gtd4:30 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #181: $530 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE, $200K Gtd5:30 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #182: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE, $150K Gtd5:30 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #183: $22 NLHE, Freezeout, $80K Gtd6:15 PM
Sun, 6 JuneEvent #184: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper, $50K Gtd7:05 PM
 

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TRIO returns to PokerStars South Europe

Plenty of action also heads to PokerStars Southern Europe beginning Sunday. The TRIO Series runs May 23 to June 6 for players in France, Spain, and Portugal.

The festival guarantees almost €7 million across 191 tournaments with buy-ins from €10 to €250.

The €250 Main Event on June 6 features a €500,000 guarantee.  Most events feature No Limit Hold’em with some Pot Limit Omaha also thrown in.

Players will find various tournament types. Those include Deepstack, Superstack, PKOs, Turbos, Total KO, and others.

On thefirst day, players will find three opening events to get the action started including:

  • €10 Kickoff Deep PKO , 8-Max – €50,000 guaranteed
  • €30 Kickoff – Deep PKO, 8-Max – €100,000 guaranteed
  • €100 Kickoff – Deep PKO, 8-Max – €75,000 guaranteed

The €10 Classic plays out the same day with a €100,000 guarantee. Other Classics are planned for May 30 and June 6 with the same buy-in and guarantee. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

PokerStars Southern Europe TRIO Series 2021

EvDateYournamentBuy-InGuarantee
123-MayTRIO Kickoff - Deep PKO , 8-Max€ 10€ 50,000
223-MayTRIO Kickoff - Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 30€ 100,000
323-MayTRIO Kickoff - Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 100€ 75,000
423-MayWarm Up€ 50€ 100,000
523-MayBounty Builder€ 30€ 100,000
623-MayThe Classic€ 10€ 100,000
723-May20 Special PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 125,000
823-May50 Special PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 150,000
923-MayBounty Builder 6-Max€ 250€ 50,000
1023-MayBounty Builder€ 30€ 30,000
1123-MaySuperStack 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
1223-MayBounty Builder Turbo€ 20€ 30,000
1323-MayBounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 100€ 30,000
1423-MaySuperStack 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 20,000
1523-MaySunday Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 30€ 20,000
1624-MaySuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 20€ 30,000
1724-May6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
1824-MayBounty Builder 6-Max€ 10€ 30,000
1924-MaySuperStack 6-Max€ 50€ 20,000
2024-MaySuper Monday PKO 6-Max€ 100€ 75,000
2124-MayBounty Builder 8-Max€ 250€ 30,000
2224-MayPLO PKO 6-Max€ 30€ 7,500
2324-MayTotal KO 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
2424-MayUltra KO 8-Max Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
2524-MaySuperStack 6-Max Turbo€ 50€ 15,000
2624-MayTurbo€ 10€ 15,000
2724-MayDaily Cooldown, Zoom TKO HU Hyper€ 30€ 10,000
2825-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
2925-MayUltra KO 6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
3025-MaySuperStack 8-Max€ 10€ 20,000
3125-MayBounty Builder 6-Max€ 20€ 35,000
3225-MayNLHE€ 30€ 15,000
3325-MaySuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 50€ 40,000
3425-MayNLHE€ 20€ 15,000
3525-MayPLO PKO 6-Max€ 100€ 7,500
3625-MayTurbo€ 10€ 12,500
3725-MaySuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
3825-MayTotal KO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 12,500
3925-MayDaily Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 10€ 10,000
4026-MayNLHE€ 10€ 20,000
4126-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 30€ 30,000
4226-MayBounty Builder€ 10€ 25,000
4326-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 35,000
4426-MayNLHE€ 30€ 15,000
4526-MayBounty Builder 6-Max€ 100€ 40,000
4626-MayPLO PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 7,500
4726-MayTotal KO 6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
4826-MayBounty Builder Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
4926-May6-Max Turbo€ 50€ 12,500
5026-MayUltra KO 8-Max Turbo€ 30€ 15,000
5126-MayDaily Cooldown, Zoom PKO 3-Max Hyper€ 10€ 10,000
5227-MaySuperStack 8-Max€ 10€ 20,000
5327-MayUltra KO 6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
5427-MaySuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 10€ 30,000
5527-MayNLHE€ 30€ 20,000
5627-MayThursday Thrill PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 75,000
5727-MayBounty Builder 6-Max€ 250€ 50,000
5827-MayBounty Builder€ 20€ 25,000
5927-MayNLHE€ 10€ 20,000
6027-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max Turbo€ 50€ 15,000
6127-May8-Max Turbo€ 20€ 15,000
6227-MayTotal KO 6-Max Turbo€ 10€ 15,000
6327-MayDaily Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 30€ 15,000
6428-May8-Max€ 20€ 12,500
6528-MayUltra KO 6-Max€ 50€ 25,000
6628-MayNLHE€ 10€ 20,000
6728-May6-Max€ 20€ 15,000
6828-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 30€ 35,000
6928-MayBounty Builder 8-Max€ 100€ 40,000
7028-MayTotal KO 6-Max€ 10€ 15,000
7128-MayPLO PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 7,500
7228-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 20,000
7328-MaySuperStack 6-Max Turbo€ 10€ 12,500
7428-May6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 12,500
7528-MayDaily Cooldown, Zoom TKO HU Hyper€ 30€ 10,000
7629-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 30,000
7729-May8-Max€ 50€ 15,000
7829-MayBounty Builder€ 10€ 25,000
7929-MayNLHE€ 20€ 15,000
8029-MayBounty Builder€ 50€ 40,000
8129-May6-Max€ 100€ 20,000
8229-MaySuperStack 8-Max€ 20€ 15,000
8329-MayBounty Builder€ 30€ 25,000
8429-MaySuperStack Turbo 8-Max€ 10€ 12,500
8529-MayBounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 50€ 20,000
8629-MayTotal KO 6-Max Turbo€ 30€ 15,000
8729-MayDaily Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 10€ 12,500
8830-MaySunday Kickoff, Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 10€ 50,000
8930-MaySunday Kickoff, Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 30€ 100,000
9030-MaySunday Kickoff, Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 100€ 75,000
9130-MayWarm Up€ 50€ 75,000
9230-MayBounty Builder€ 30€ 75,000
9330-MayThe Classic€ 10€ 100,000
9430-May20 Special PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 125,000
9530-May50 Special PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 175,000
9630-MayBounty Builder 8-Max€ 250€ 50,000
9730-MayBounty Builder€ 30€ 30,000
9830-MaySuperStack 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
9930-MayPKO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 30,000
10030-MayBounty Builder Turbo€ 100€ 30,000
10130-MaySuperStack 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 20,000
10230-MaySunday Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 50€ 20,000
10331-MaySuperStack 6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
10431-MaySuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 50€ 40,000
10531-MayNLHE€ 10€ 25,000
10631-MayBounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 40,000
10731-MaySuper Monday PKO 6-Max€ 100€ 75,000
10831-MayBounty Builder 8-Max€ 250€ 30,000
10931-MayTotal KO 6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
11031-MaySuperStack 8-Max€ 20€ 20,000
11131-MaySuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 15,000
11231-MaySuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
11331-MayTurbo 6-Max€ 20€ 15,000
11431-MayDaily Cooldown, Zoom PKO 3-Max Hyper€ 30€ 10,000
1151-JunUltra KO 6-Max€ 10€ 15,000
1161-JunSuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 50€ 30,000
1171-JunBounty Builder€ 10€ 20,000
1181-JunSuperStack 8-Max€ 20€ 15,000
1191-JunBounty Builder 6-Max€ 30€ 30,000
1201-Jun6-Max€ 50€ 20,000
1211-JunNLHE€ 10€ 15,000
1221-JunPLO PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 7,500
1231-JunTurbo€ 30€ 12,500
1241-JunSuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
1251-JunTotal KO 6-Max Turbo€ 50€ 15,000
1261-JunDaily Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 10€ 10,000
1272-JunNLHE€ 30€ 15,000
1282-Jun6-Max€ 50€ 15,000
1292-JunSuperStack 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
1302-JunSuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 30€ 40,000
1312-JunBounty Builder€ 50€ 35,000
1322-JunBounty Builder 6-Max€ 100€ 30,000
1332-JunTotal KO 6-Max€ 10€ 15,000
1342-JunNLHE€ 30€ 15,000
1352-Jun6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 12,500
1362-JunUltra KO 8-Max Turbo€ 50€ 15,000
1372-JunBounty Builder Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
1382-JunDaily Cooldown, Zoom TKO HU Hyper€ 10€ 10,000
1393-JunNLHE€ 20€ 15,000
1403-JunSuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 40,000
1413-JunSuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 10€ 30,000
1423-JunNLHE€ 30€ 20,000
1433-JunThursday Thrill PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 75,000
1443-JunBounty Builder 8-Max€ 250€ 50,000
1453-JunPLO PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 7,500
1463-JunSuperStack 8-Max€ 50€ 20,000
1473-JunTotal KO 6-Max Turbo€ 10€ 15,000
1483-JunBounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 50€ 15,000
1493-JunTurbo€ 20€ 15,000
1503-JunDaily Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 30€ 15,000
1514-JunSuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 10€ 20,000
1524-JunSuperStack 6-Max€ 30€ 15,000
1534-JunBounty Builder€ 10€ 25,000
1544-JunSuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 20€ 35,000
1554-Jun6-Max€ 30€ 15,000
1564-JunBounty Builder€ 100€ 35,000
1574-JunTotal KO 6-Max€ 20€ 15,000
1584-JunSuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 30€ 30,000
1594-JunSuperStack 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 12,500
1604-JunBounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 50€ 20,000
1614-JunSuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 12,500
1624-JunDaily Cooldown, Zoom PKO 3-Max Hyper€ 30€ 10,000
1635-JunNLHE€ 20€ 15,000
1645-JunSuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 40,000
1655-JunSuperStack 8-Max€ 10€ 25,000
1665-JunBounty Builder€ 20€ 40,000
1675-JunBounty Builder 6-Max€ 50€ 40,000
1685-JunSuperStack 6-Max€ 100€ 25,000
1695-JunSuperStack 8-Max€ 20€ 20,000
1705-JunPLO PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 7,500
1715-JunTotal KO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 15,000
1725-JunBounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 100€ 20,000
1735-JunTurbo€ 30€ 15,000
1745-JunDaily Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 10€ 10,000
1756-JunSunday Kickoff, Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 10€ 50,000
1766-JunSunday Kickoff, Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 30€ 100,000
1776-JunSunday Kickoff, Deep PKO, 8-Max€ 100€ 75,000
1786-JunWarm Up€ 50€ 100,000
1796-JunBounty Builder€ 30€ 100,000
1806-JunThe Classic€ 10€ 100,000
1816-JunBounty Builder 6-Max€ 20€ 75,000
1826-JunMain Event PKO 6-Max€ 250€ 500,000
1836-Jun€3 6-Max Phase 2 Single DayN/A€ 100,000
1846-Jun€10 6-Max Phase 2 Single DayN/A€ 200,000
1856-Jun€30 6-Max Phase 2 Day 1N/A€ 300,000
1866-JunBounty Builder 8-Max€ 30€ 30,000
1876-JunSuperStack 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
1886-JunBounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 100€ 30,000
1896-JunBounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 30,000
1906-JunSuperStack 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 20,000
1916-JunSunday Cooldown, PKO 6-Max Hyper€ 30€ 20,000
€ 7,002,500

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‘Lex Not Live’ Promises Tournament Action, Plenty of Extras & Twitch Streaming at PokerStars

Online poker players can get in the action with PokerStars streamer Lex Veldhuis in the “Lex Not Live” series from May 18-23.

Online poker players looking to get in the action with PokerStars ambassador and streamer Lex Veldhuis are in luck. The “Lex Not Live” series is back for its second running on the site from May 18-23.

The schedule includes at least three tournaments each day with 18 total events with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $55. Players will find a variety of formats and a host of PokerStars community activities.

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Highlights from ‘Lex Not Live’ at PokerStars

Those looking to jump in the Lex Not Live series will find a plethora of unique poker variants. Some of those include:

The series also includes Fusion, a PokerStars hybrid of Hold’em and Omaha. In this game, players start with two hole cards and potentially end with four.

Beyond those options, several tournament styles will be offered. Some of those include:

  • Zoom, including a heads-up version
  • Progressive Knockout (PKO) bounty events
  • Win the Button
  • FU Flipout, all-in shootout event

The $33 Main Event highlights the series on May 23. The $55 High Roller should draw plenty of interest as well on May 19. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

2021 PokerStars “Lex Not Live”

DateEventBu-in
May 18PLO Lex Veldhuis Open$33
May 18NLHE PKO$22
May 186+ Hold'em$11
May 19NLHE/PLO PKO$22
May 19High Roller$55
May 196-Card PLO$11
May 20Total Knockout Heads-up Zoom$22
May 20PKO Zoom$22
May 21Community day – all day
May 22Win the Button$11
May 22Deepstack$22
May 22FU Flipout$11
May 22Fusion$22
May 23NLHE$22
May 23NLHE/PLO PKO$22
May 23Main Event$33
May 23Second Chance$22
May 23NLHE PKO$11
 

Plenty of satellite action planned

Along with lower-geared buy-ins, players will find plenty of satellites. These feature even smaller buy-ins and allow players of all bankrolls to get involved.

Main Event qualifiers start at just $1. However, players must have their Twitch and PokerStars accounts linked and enter a daily password.

The password changes every day and will be released on Veldhuis’s Twitch channel. 

Those making it through the $1 Step 1 satellites move on to a $5.60 Step 2 event. Players can then earn a Main Event ticket if they make it through that step.

Players with Twitch-linked accounts can also win PokerStars chests throughout the series. Daily Chest Drops feature awards ranging from $1 satellite tickets to $33 Main Event entries.

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More promotions in the works

Even more is planned for the series beyond the tournaments offered. As part of the “community” dynamics, a “Mandatory Discord Call Home Game” is also planned.

To participate, players need to register in advance. Those taking part will be on a voice call with their table mates for the entire tournament.

“It’s not ‘live,’ but it’s about as close as it gets,” PokerStars notes in a new release.

A series “off day” is set for May 21, but more fun events are still planned. Several community-focused activities are scheduled including online video games and a movie watch party.

There should be plenty of fun for players who enjoy the community created at Twitch. Recreational players may also enjoy the lower-priced buy-ins and fun events throughout the series.

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PokerStars Unveils SCOOP AfterParty With Three Main Events; Spin & Go Player Scores $1 Million

The SCOOP action may have come to an end, but PokerStars is extending the party. To celebrate the success of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, the site is now hosting the “SCOOP Afterparty” through May 18.

Players of all levels are in store for more events, prizes, and daily freerolls.

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More action for PokerStars SCOOP players

The SCOOP Afterparty runs on the international .COM platform and features 60 events with three buy-in levels. That includes $4 million guaranteed across three Main Events set for May 16. Here’s a look at those tournaments:

  • $55 buy-in – $1 million guaranteed
  • $530 buy-in – $1.5 million guaranteed
  • $5,200 buy-in – $1.5 million guaranteed

The annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) concluded at PokerStars last week after paying out almost $140 million.

 Players will find tournaments in numerous poker variants including Pot Limit Omaha, Mixed Games, Fusion, 6+ Hold’em, and numerous others. Tournament types include turbo, heads-up, progressive knockout, bounty, and numerous others. Here’s a look at the complete schedule:

2021 PokerStars SCOOP Afterparty

DateName
12-May34-L $11 NLHE [8-Max], $50K Gtd
12-May34-M $55 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
12-May34-H $215 NLHE [8-Max], $225K Gtd
12-May35-L $2.20 5CardPLO [6-Max], $5K Gtd
12-May35-M $11 5CardPLO [6-Max], $20K Gtd
12-May35-H $55 5CardPLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd
12-May36-L $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, 100% KO – 2017 Throwback], $30K Gtd
12-May36-M $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, 100% KO – 2017 Throwback], $75K Gtd
12-May36-H $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, 100% KO – 2017 Throwback], $125K Gtd
13-May37-L $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd
13-May37-M $22 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd
13-May37-H $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
13-May38-L $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd
13-May38-M $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $400K Gtd
13-May38-H $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Half Price Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
13-May39-L $5.50 undefined [7-Max], $5K Gtd
13-May39-M $22 undefined [7-Max], $10K Gtd
13-May39-H $109 undefined [7-Max], $25K Gtd
13-May40-L $2.20 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Pre-Party], $25K Gtd
13-May40-M $11 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Pre-Party], $100K Gtd
13-May40-H $55 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Pre-Party], $200K Gtd
14-May41-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max], $40K Gtd
14-May41-M $22 NLHE [8-Max], $100K Gtd
14-May41-H $109 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
14-May42-L $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $35K Gtd
14-May42-M $22 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $75K Gtd
14-May42-H $109 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $125K Gtd
14-May43-L $2.20 6+Holdem [6-Max], $5K Gtd
14-May43-M $11 6+Holdem [6-Max], $20K Gtd
14-May43-H $55 6+Holdem [6-Max], $40K Gtd
14-May44-L $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Friday Night Party], $100K Gtd
14-May44-M $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Friday Night Party], $150K Gtd
14-May44-H $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Friday Night Party], $250K Gtd
15-May45-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $25K Gtd
15-May45-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $75K Gtd
15-May45-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $125K Gtd
15-May46-L $2.20 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
15-May46-M $11 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
15-May46-H $55 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $60K Gtd
15-May47-L $2.20 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd
15-May47-M $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
15-May47-H $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Bounty Builder HR SE], $500K Gtd
15-May48-L $11 HORSE [8-Max], $12.5K Gtd
15-May48-M $55 HORSE [8-Max], $25K Gtd
15-May48-H $215 HORSE [8-Max], $40K Gtd
15-May49-L $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Player’s Choice – 2017 Throwback], $40K Gtd
15-May49-M $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Player’s Choice – 2017 Throwback], $100K Gtd
15-May49-H $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Player’s Choice – 2017 Throwback], $200K Gtd
16-May50-L $2.20 NLHE [Progressive KO], $15K Gtd
16-May50-M $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $40K Gtd
16-May50-H $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE], $100K Gtd
16-May51-L $11 NLHE [8-Max], $75K Gtd
16-May51-M $55 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $150K Gtd
16-May51-H $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $300K Gtd
16-May52-L $55 NLHE [2nd Chance Main Event L], $1M Gtd
16-May52-M $530 NLHE [2nd Chance Main Event Mid], $1.5M Gtd
16-May52-H $5,200 NLHE [2nd Chance Main Event], $1.5M Gtd
16-May53-L $5.50 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $12.5K Gtd
16-May53-M $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
16-May53-H $109 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd
16-May54-L $11 NLHE [8-Max], $100K Gtd
16-May54-M $55 NLHE [8-Max], $200K Gtd
16-May54-H $215 NLHE [8-Max], $250K Gtd
16-May55-L $2.20 NLHE [Progressive KO], $17.5K Gtd
16-May55-M $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $75K Gtd
16-May55-H $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $175K Gtd
17-May56-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, [Progressive KO Party Saver]], $50K Gtd
17-May56-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, [Progressive KO Party Saver]], $125K Gtd
17-May56-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, [Progressive KO Party Saver]], $400K Gtd
17-May57-L $5.50 Stud [8-Max], $7.5K Gtd
17-May57-M $22 Stud [8-Max], $15K Gtd
17-May57-H $109 Stud [8-Max], $35K Gtd
18-May58-L $22 NLHE [8-Max], $100K Gtd
18-May58-M $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $300K Gtd
18-May58-H $530 NLHE [8-Max, Half Price Super Tuesday SE], $300K Gtd
18-May59-L $11 PLO [6-Max], $25K Gtd
18-May59-M $55 PLO [6-Max], $60K Gtd
18-May59-H $215 PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd
18-May60-L $2.20 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Last Dance], $30K Gtd
18-May60-M $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Last Dance], $100K Gtd
18-May60-H $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Last Dance], $150K Gtd

Several qualifying options and freerolls planned

PokerStars players can get in the SCOOP Afterparty action for free through daily freerolls. These award $250,000 worth of tournament tickets and run through May 17.

The annual SCOOP awarded more than $139 million to PokerStars players, exceeding the original $100 million guarantee. The series attracted more than 1.7 million entries across 102 events featuring Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels.

Player score $1 million via Spin & Go

Jackpot-style Spin & Go events have become extremely popular among online poker players in recent years. Players take a seat in these short-handed winner-take-all tournaments and the prize is determined randomly.

Players can double their money or win a much bigger prize depending on the prize that comes up. Last week at PokerStars, one lucky player hit it big.

A player named tagil94” took down a $10 Spin & Go that lasted 10 minutes, taking home $1 million.

The other two players didn’t walk away empty handed. “RayMcCoy2019” and “brusli82” each added $100,000 for their efforts.

This marked the third time in 2021 a player has won the $1 million top prize. However, this was awarded at a much lower buy-in than the first two, which came in $100 and €100 events. For tagil94, it certainly paid to play.

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SCOOP Scores Big at PokerStars, Players Awarded $140 Million

The annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) concluded at PokerStars last week after paying out almost $140 million.

The annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) concluded at PokerStars last week after paying out almost $140 million. The turnout provided for a significant bump to the original $100 million guarantee.

The series began on April 4 and attracted 1,731,546 entries across 102 low, medium, and high buy-in events. As well as the title and prize money, champions also receive a special SCOOP trophy to commemorate their win.

This year’s series brought some extra cachet by topping the $1 billion mark for the series. 

“It has been amazing to see the PokerStars community come out in force for SCOOP and enjoy the schedule, promotions, and giveaways we have put together,” PokerStars managing director and commercial officer Severin Rasset said in a news release.

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“SCOOP is one of our most popular series and players look forward to it all year. This year’s series brings the total prize pools awarded to SCOOP players over the years to more than $1 billion, which is a huge achievement and all thanks to our community. Here’s to next year.” 

A look at the PokerStars SCOOP numbers

This year’s SCOOP featured six main events. All of those surpassed their guarantees, awarding more than $19.1 million.

The biggest of those came with five-figure buy-ins and produced nice payouts. The $10,300 Eight-Max Main Event High produced 664 entries for a $6.6 million prize pool. “kZhh” took the title for $878,781.

The $10,300 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Main Event High brought in 134 entries for a $1.3 million prize pool. “Kaju85” came out on top for $263,099. Here’s a look at the the other four main events:

  • $1,050 Eight-Max Main Event Medium (5,903 entries, $5.9 million prize pool) – “livinmydream1” took first for $838,908.
  • $109 Eight-Max Main Event Low (38,913 entries, $3.9 million prize pool) – “Cantaloupe91” won for $376,086.
  • $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Main Event Medium (935 entries, $935,000 prize pool) – “Odonkor1” scored the win for $153,356.
  • $109 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Main Event Low (4,391 entries, $439,100 prize pool) – “DaCus3” topped the field for $59,989.

SCOOP success stories

Plenty of interesting storylines emerged from this year’s series. That included some especially nice runs from PokerStars ambassadors.

Fintan Hand secured his second title by winning Event 82-H for $232,156. He won his first SCOOP title last year for $73,652.

Fellow ambassador Mason Pye won his first SCOOP title after taking down Event 69-M for $6,729.

Several other players had big finishes as well. The United Kingdom’s Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser won his sixth SCOOP title, taking down Event 68-H for $29,549. Glaser has won at least one SCOOP title every year since 2018.

Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder has been on a quite a heater as well.  He added a SCOOP title by winning Event 33-H for $247,089.

Over the past 18 months, Mulder has won SCOOP, Stadium Series, Blowout Series, and WCOOP titles. A few other storylines included:

  • Zapahzamazki” was crowned Player of the Series and won the High SCOOP leaderboard.
  • FONBET_RULIT” topped the Low SCOOP leaderboard.
  • aleksandrs10” won the Medium SCOOP leaderboard.
  • Brazilian players secured the most SCOOP wins with 50 titles throughout the series.

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Numbers in Southern Europe, United States

SCOOP in Southern Europe also wrapped up recently for players in France, Spain, and Portugal. The series awarded more than €17.8 million, exceeding the original €15 million guarantee.

In the United States, the Pennsylvania SCOOP (PASCOOP) is also underway. That festival had already awarded $1.3 million across the first 69 tournaments.

The New Jersey and Michigan SCOOPs run simultaneously from May 8-24 with $1.2 million and $2 million guaranteed, respectively.

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PokerStars SCOOP Scores Big in Southern Europe, Series Continues on International Site

The annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) concluded at PokerStars last week after paying out almost $140 million.

The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) came to a close on April 18 in Southern Europe. The series awarded €17.8 million to players in France, Spain, and Portugal.

SCOOP Southern Europe attracted plenty of action with 764,810 total entries across 360 events. The guaranteed prize pool received a nice bump as well, exceeding the original €15 million.

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Spain takes SCOOP country competition title

This year’s series included a competition among the three countries served by the platform. The Battle of Countries leaderboard allowed each nation to battle for the top spot and some bragging rights.

In this inaugural event, Spanish players beat their French and Portuguese counterparts, securing the most points in SCOOP events.

Spaniards garnered more than 90,000 points, with French players close behind with more than 86,000 points. Portugal finished with just over 67,000.

Individually, “pepelurodri” topped the Battle of Countries leaderboard to win tournament money worth €10,000 and a trophy. “Nandito-1312” finished second and won €6,000 in tournament money with “josele83” taking third for €4,000.

SCOOP Southern Europe numbers and winners

Players turned out in force this year for SCOOP Southern Europe. Those stuck at home because of the Coronavirus pandemic may have been ready for more poker.

The €125 buy-in Main Event attracted 9,896 entries to award €1.1 million, beating its €1 million guarantee. “SleeepWalker13” took down the title for €94,967.

As part of the series, PokerStars also held 10 major championship events. All were priced at €250 and awarded SCOOP trophies to winners. In total, these events awarded more than €1 million.

SCOOP continues on PokerStars international platform and Pennsylvania in US

Meanwhile, SCOOP is still running on the PokerStars .COM site through April 28. The annual series features $100 million guaranteed across 102 events.

https://www.pokerscout.com/pokerstars-dishes-out-100-million-for-scoop-2021/

This year’s SCOOP will push the total prizes paid out in the series’ history to $1 billion. Players will find a broad range of tournaments with Low, Medium, and High buy-ins from $2.20 up to $25,000. Here’s a look at the complete schedule:

2021 PokerStars SCOOP

DateEvent
22-Apr82-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
22-Apr82-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd
22-Apr82-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
22-Apr85-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd
22-Apr84-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $300K Gtd
22-Apr80-H: $1,050 NLHE, $250K Gtd
22-Apr81-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd
22-Apr84-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max], $200K Gtd
22-Apr85-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd
22-Apr80-M: $109 NLHE, $175K Gtd
22-Apr83-H: $2,100 8-Game, $150K Gtd
22-Apr81-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max], $100K Gtd
22-Apr85-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
22-Apr84-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max], $85K Gtd
22-Apr80-L: $11 NLHE, $80K Gtd
22-Apr83-M: $215 8-Game, $60K Gtd
22-Apr81-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max], $50K Gtd
22-Apr83-L: $22 8-Game, $30K Gtd
24-Apr87-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
24-Apr87-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd
24-Apr89-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $300K Gtd
24-Apr86-H: $1,050 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $250K Gtd
24-Apr86-M: $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K Gtd
24-Apr89-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $200K Gtd
24-Apr87-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd
24-Apr88-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max], $125K Gtd
24-Apr89-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $85K Gtd
24-Apr86-L: $11 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $80K Gtd
24-Apr88-M: $109 NLO8 [6-Max], $60K Gtd
24-Apr88-L: $11 NLO8 [6-Max], $20K Gtd
25-Apr92-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
25-Apr92-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
25-Apr92-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $3M Gtd
25-Apr93-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1.25M Gtd
25-Apr91-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $850K Gtd
25-Apr93-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd
25-Apr94-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $750K Gtd
25-Apr91-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $600K Gtd
25-Apr94-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $500K Gtd
25-Apr90-H: $530 NLHE, $400K Gtd
25-Apr93-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $350K Gtd
25-Apr91-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
25-Apr90-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Gtd
25-Apr94-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K Gtd
25-Apr90-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $35K Gtd
26-Apr95-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1M Gtd
26-Apr95-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $600K Gtd
26-Apr95-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $200K Gtd
26-Apr97-H: $215 NLHE [Turbo], $200K Gtd
26-Apr97-M: $22 NLHE [Turbo], $150K Gtd
26-Apr96-H: $530 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
26-Apr96-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $50K Gtd
26-Apr96-L: $5.50 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd
26-Apr97-L: $2.20 NLHE [Turbo], $20K Gtd
27-Apr98-H: $215 NLHE [Phase 2], $2M Gtd
27-Apr98-M: $22 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd
27-Apr01-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $650K Gtd
27-Apr01-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K Gtd
27-Apr99-H: $530 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $250K Gtd
27-Apr98-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2], $200K Gtd
27-Apr99-M: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $200K Gtd
27-Apr01-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
27-Apr99-L: $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $70K Gtd
28-Apr100-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze], $700K Gtd
28-Apr100-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze], $350K Gtd
28-Apr100-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze], $250K Gtd
28-Apr102-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $175K Gtd
28-Apr102-M: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $125K Gtd
28-Apr101-H: $1,050 6+ Hold'em [8-Max], $75K Gtd
28-Apr101-M: $109 6+ Hold'em [8-Max], $40K Gtd
28-Apr102-L: $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $40K Gtd
28-Apr101-L: $11 6+ Hold'em [8-Max], $25K Gtd

In the United States, PASCOOP kicked off in Pennsylvania last week as well. That series runs through May 3 and features $2 million guaranteed across 120 events.

SCOOP series are also expected to be announced soon in New Jersey and Michigan.

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PokerStars recently announced that Neymar Jr. had rejoined the platform, serving as the site’s cultural ambassador. The role has the international football star working on creative projects inspired by art, design, music, and more.

Football superstar Neymar Jr. loves playing poker and has rejoined PokerStars as a brand ambassador.

As part of Neymar taking on the position, PokerStars launched the Neymar Jr. Golden Chip Giveaway. Lucky players can win a number of limited edition Golden Chips. The site  has “hidden” the prizes throughout the platform for players to “discover.”

Each chip unlocks prizes like signed merchandise, clothing, and VIP experiences and gifts. Players on the .COM, .FR and .UK are eligible and have until Friday at midnight to unlock a Golden Chip.

Golden Chip Freerolls also run every day in the client for the duration of the promotion.

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