The $67,500 PokerStars PokerNews Freeroll Series is in full swing with three of the scheduled 12 $5,000 freerolls already completed. The next $5,000 freeroll is set to take place on PokerStars at 19:00 GMT (14:00 ET) on March 6, but the qualification period for this particular event ends on Feb. 28, which is today. That means you better hurry because you don't want to miss out!
This exciting promotion is open to new and existing PokerStars customers who have used PokerNews links and marketing codes when creating their PokerStars account. New customers who wish to participate in the next available $5,000 freeroll have to make a real-money deposit during the qualification period and a seat to the next $5,000 freeroll will be theirs.
When making your first deposit, don't forget to enter the marketing code "POKERNEWS.COM" and the bonus code "STARS600" to make yourself eligible for a 100% match (up to $600) first-deposit bonus. The huge sign-up bonus coupled with this fantastic promotion makes signing up to PokerStars a potentially lucrative proposition.
Existing customers who have already made a deposit onto PokerStars need to earn just 25 VPPs during the qualification period to be eligible to compete in the next available $5,000 freeroll. VPPs are awarded at different rates depending on game, stakes and currency played, but rest assured, earning 25 of them should be a relatively easy task even for those players who frequent the micro-stakes.
Remaining $67,500 PokerStars PokerNews Freeroll Series Schedule
|PokerStars ID||$5K Freeroll Date||Time||Qualifying Period||Format|
|681095633||March 6||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Feb. 22-28||Full-ring NL hold’em|
|681095634||March 13||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Mar. 1-7||6-max NL hold’em|
|681095635||March 20||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Mar. 8-14||6-max NL hold’em|
|681095636||March 27||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Mar. 15-21||6-max NL hold’em|
|681095637||April 3||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Mar. 22-31||6-max NL hold’em|
|681095638||April 10||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Apr. 1-7||Turbo NL hold’em|
|681095639||April 17||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Apr. 8-14||Turbo NL hold’em|
|681095640||April 24||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Apr. 15-21||Turbo NL hold’em|
|681095641||May 8||14:00 ET (19:00 GMT)||Apr. 22-30||Turbo NL hold’em|
As you can see from the table above, this next freeroll is the last $5,000 freeroll that will be played to a standard no-limit hold'em structure. After this freeroll is completed, the next four will be played to a six-max format, so if full-ring no-limit hold'em is your thing, get involved in this next $5,000 freeroll while you still can.
In addition to winning a share of $5,000 every week for 12 weeks, players will also have the chance to earn leader board points for the duration of the promotion. The top 30 finishers in each weekly freeroll will be awarded between 5 and 100 points, depending on their finishing position. The 15 players who accumulate the most points over the course of the promotion will win a share of $7,500. Check out the terms and conditions tab for the details on the points structure.
On Feb. 27, two freerolls ran. This is because PokerStars experienced a technical problem with the Feb. 20 freeroll and had to cancel it. When the rescheduled freeroll ran, it did so with 1,081 runners, of who 234 made it into the money places. In this tournament, a min-cash was worth $5.00, a final table appearance $50.00, and the eventual champion took home $800.00. The recipient of the champions prize and the 100 leaderboard points was "joso76" of Croatia who defeated Bulgaria's "kras80" heads up to claim top honors.
The second $5,000 freeroll saw 866 players take to the PokerStars virtual felt and battle for almost seven hours. Commiserations to "sajt@4", the unfortunate player who burst the money bubble and paved the way to the surviving 180 players who made it into the money. The eventual winner was "win51888" of China who took home the $722.62 first-place prize after chopping with India's "Ulti_1mate" in the one-on-one battle at the end of the tournament.
Do these prizes sound appealing to you? Are you itching to get in on the action? Then sign up to PokerStars today!
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