The Brazilian Series Of Poker has been held in Brazil since 2006. Today it's the largest poker event in Latin America, with a record of 3,457 participants in the last leg of the 2015 season. In fact, it's the world's largest poker tournament outside Las Vegas, according to the organizers.
The 2016 edition of the BSOP Millions, sponsored by PokerStars.net, will be held between Nov. 22 and Dec. 1 in the gigantic Golden Hall of the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo. In total, there will be 36 tournaments played in a lot of formats and buy-in levels, with special events for women and senior players.
The highlight of the schedule, the Main Event, will keep the same structure as in recent years. The buy in will again be R$3,500 (approximately $1,100). The levels will once again be 60 minutes long for the first days and 90 minutes for Days 4 and 5. In addition, the Main Event champion will receive at least R$1,000,000 (approximately $300,000). Last year, André Andreis was the Main Event champion and walked away with a R$1,400,000 (approximately $433,000) paycheck!
The first tournament of the BSOP Millions is already guaranteed to have a staggering amount of entries. Last year the event had a guaranteed R$750,000 (about $232,000) prize pool and attracted 3,875 entries. This year, the guaranteed prize pool will be R$1 million! The tournament structure will remain the same, with the four initial days all having 30-minute levels and 45-minute levels from Day 2 onward. The buy in? Just R$600 (approximately $185).
Super High Rollers
The second event in BSOP Millions this year will be the glamorous Super High Rollers. This tournament will see the highest buy in of the festival; R$15,000 (about $4,700). With a starting stack of 100,000 chips, the SHR will feature two starting days and 60-minute levels.
Pot Limit Omaha
The four-card game gained prominence in this edition of the BSOP Millions. There will be several tournaments in various structures, including Knock Out tournaments and Turbo events. The highlight, however, is Tournament 7, a R$5,000 (almost $1547) buy-in, 6-max PLO event. This event will last three days, thanks to the 50,000 starting stack and 60-minute levels.
PokerStars is replacing the Latin American Poker Tour brand in 2017. Before that happens, it will make one last stop in Brazil with the BSOP Millions. This time, the event will last three days with a R$8,000.00 (about $2,500) buy in.
Other highlights of the BSOP Millions 2016:
- A Heads-Up tournament, with R$3,000 (almost $930) buy in and 64 players cap
- The NLH Mix-Max event will return after success in other legs of the BSOP.
- Event #19 is a NLH Turbo tournament with a R$500,000 (about $154,680) guaranteed prize pool.
Check out www.bsop.com.br for the entire structure. Online satellites for the BSOP Millions will be held at PokerStars starting this Sunday, Sept. 11.