PokerStars announced Feb. 7 new 2017 PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival stops in Chile, Spain, South Korea, the Philippines and Uruguay.
PokerStars will visit Panama and the Czech Republic in March; South Korea, Macau and Monaco in April; Chile in May; Spain in June and August; the Philippines in July; and Uruguay in September.
This is just the beginning of their announcements; more are expected to be added on in the near future, the company stated in a release.
“We are excited to take our PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival across the globe bringing our vision for live poker to a whole new level, ensuring a year filled with far more winning moments than ever before,” said PokerStars’ Director of Live Events Edgar Stuchly in the release.
PokerStars will essentially replace the Latin American Poker Tour Chile, which attracted 565 entries last year, with PokerStars Festival Chile, an eight-day event at the Vina del Mar Hotel & Casino.
Later, in June, PokerStars will head to Casino Marbella for PokerStars Festival Marbella. This event last year was the UK and Ireland Poker Tour Marbella combined with Estrellas and had 844 entries.
PokerStars is also coming out with a first, a PokerStars Festival in Asia, which will be in Incheon, South Korea July 14-24. The PokerStars Festival Korea schedule has not yet been announced, but more information can be found here.
Then, at the location of the former PokerStars LIVE at City of Dreams Manila, PokerStars Festival Manila will kick off July 28 through Aug. 7. PokerStars opened the PokerStars LIVE Manila venue in 2014 and ran its first event there in 2007.
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour in Manila last year brought 577 entries. No doubt PokerStars LIVE Manila will continue to offer its 14 cash game tables and wide range of limits to accommodate traveling players for this new festival. Keep up with this festival here.
PokerStars Festival Uruguay, the final Latin America stop, will have players heading to Punta del Este to the Conrad Hotel & Casino.
Here are the schedule’s highlighted events:
PokerStars Festival Chile
|PokerStars Open||May 20-21||$220|
|PokerStars Cup||May 21-22||$440|
|PokerStars Festival High Roller||May 21-23||$3,300|
|PokerStars Festival Main Event||May 23-27||$1,650|
PokerStars Festival Marbella
|PokerStars Open||June 19-21||€275|
|PokerStars Festival Main Event||June 21-25||€1,100|
|PokerStars Festival High Roller||June 23-24||€2,200|
|Marbella Poker Cup||June 23-25||€330|
|Super Deepstack Turbo Estrellas Edition||June 25||€170|
|Sunday Hyperturbo||June 25||€550|
PokerStars Festival Uruguay
|PokerStars Open||Sept. 16-17||$220|
|PokerStars Cup||Sept. 17-18||$440|
|PokerStars Festival Main Event||Sept. 19-23||$1,650|
|PokerStars Festival High Roller||Sept. 17-19||$3,300|
PokerStars will also host satellites that players can try to conquer to snag a seat in the Main Event.
Satellites on PokerStars.com
|PokerStars Festival Chile Main Event||March 6|
|PokerStars Festival Marbella Main Event||April 9|
|PokerStars Festival Manila Main Event||May 21|
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