Download PokerStars and be the first to try out the fast-paced, new tournament format called Time Tourneys!
Play Fast, Finish Fast, Win Fast
To add to the excitement of a standard poker tournament, PokerStars has introduced an innovative new format of tournament poker called the Time Tourney.
In Time Tourneys, instead of playing until one player has all the chips like in a traditional tournament, play will only last for a set period. Once this time limit is reached, the tournament is stopped and the entire prize pool is divided among the remaining players, with the earnings based on players’ stack sizes.
The new tournament format is available in a range of different buy-ins, beginning at $1. The tournaments are also available in a range of different tournament lengths, with Time Tourneys lasting anywhere from a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of 180 minutes.
The Time Tourneys can be located in the PokerStars lobby via the "Tourney" tab and will feature a unique stopwatch icon to distinguish them from regular tournaments.
Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is known for crushing standard format tourneys, and even he is getting behind the exciting new tournament format, saying, “Time Tourneys are going to be so much fun. I often want to play a tournament but don’t have hours to spare, so these are just perfect. I think Time Tourneys are also going to be intense, because as the clock ticks down there’s going to be even more action. I can’t wait to get playing them!”
Claim a Free Time Tourney Ticket
PokerStars knows that this exciting new format is unlike any other, and wants every player to experience the unrivaled action of a Time Tourney, so it will be giving away free time tourney tickets.
A free tournament ticket worth $5.50 will be given away to every player who makes a deposit of $30 or more between now and Oct. 28 , using the bonus code "TIME." Players must use the ticket to play in a Time Tourney before 23:59 EDT on Oct. 28.
Time Tourney Becomes a Saturday Major
PokerStars is celebrating the launch of the Time Tourney with the addition of the Saturday Countdown to its Saturday Majors lineup. The Saturday Countdown is a two-hour Time Tourney with a $20+$2 buy-in and a $10,000 guarantee. The event runs every week at 1300 ET (1700 GMT) beginning Saturday, Oct. 30. PokerNews is going to give you more reason to try the new tournament format by offering the exclusive PokerNews Countdown Satellite.
The satellite is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28 at 1500 ET (1900 GMT) and will award a guaranteed 100 $22 Saturday Countdown tickets for the $2 +0.20 buy-in. The event is open to players regardless of where they signed up for a PokerStars account.
Players only need the password, “POKERNEWS,” to participate in the tournament.
PokerNews Saturday Countdown Satellite
- Buy-in: $2+0.20
- Added prizes: 100 $22 Saturday Countdown tickets
- Date: Friday, Oct. 28
- Time: 1500 ET (1900 GMT)
- Password: POKERNEWS
If you want to give the new Timed Tourneys a try but don’t have an account, be sure to sign up for a PokerStars account through PokerNews and get a 100% up to $600 first-deposit bonus when using the marketing code "POKERNEWS.COM" and the bonus code "STARS600."
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