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PokerStars Festival Chile Kicks Off May 20

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  • 21 events. Eight days. $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

In just a few days, the PokerStars Festival Chile kicks off at Casino Enjoy Viña del Mar for 21 events over the course of eight days from May 20-31.

The highlight of the festival is the five-day $1,650 PokerStars Festival Main Event, which features a huge $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The tournament kicks off with two opening days on May 23-24. Players begin with 25,000 opening chips with blinds increasing every 60 minutes. Both the opening days allow for unlimited reentries up until the start of Level 9.

Players bagging chips will resume play from May 25-27 until the first PokerStars Festival Main Event winner in Chile is crowned.

Another big tournament during the festival is the $3,300 High Roller. The tournament begins on May 21 and features a deep structure with players beginning with 50,000 chips and blinds increasing every 60 minutes.

Unlimited reentries are permitted up until the start of Level 9 which is also the start of Day 2 on May 22. Players surviving the first two days will compete for one final day on May 23.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to cover both events from start to finish with the biggest hands and bad beats.

Here is a look at the PokerStars Festival Chile schedule:

DateTimeEvent #EventBuy-in
May 2012 p.m.1PokerStars Open Day 1A$220
 3 p.m.2PokerStars Festival High Roller Qualifier$330
 6 p.m.1PokerStars Open$220
May 2112 p .m. PokerStars Open Day 2 
 12 p.m.3PokerStars Cup Day 1A$440
 2 p.m.4PokerStars Festival High Roller Day 1$3,300
 6 p.m.3PokerStars Cup Day 1B$440
May 2212 p.m.3PokerStars CupDay 2
 12 p.m.4PokerStars Festival High Roller Day 2 
 12 p.m.5NL Hold'em 6 Handed Day 1$550
 2 p.m.6PL Omaha$220
 6 p.m.7PokerStars Festival Main Event Qualifier$220
May 2312 p.m. PokerStars Festival High Roller Day 3 
 12 p.m.5NL Hold'em 6 Handed Day 2 
 12 p.m.8PokerStars Festival Main Event $500,000 Guaranteed Day 1A$1,650
 4 p.m.9NL Hold'em Deep Stack - Win the Button$550
 6 p.m.10PokerStars Festival Main Event Qualifier$220
May 2412 p.m.8PokerStars Festival Main Event $500,000 Guaranteed Day 1B$1,650
 2 p.m.11PL Omaha - Hi/Lo$220
 4 p.m.12NL Hold'em Deep Stack$550
 6 p.m.13NL Hold'em - Turbo$220
May 2512 p.m.8PokerStars Festival Main Event $500,000 Guaranteed Day 2 
 12 p.m.14NL Hold'em - Single Re-Entry Day 1 
 2 p.m.15PL Omaha - Dealers Choice - Hi or Hi/Lo - 4 or 5 Cards$220
 6 p.m.16NL Hold'em - Turbo - Win the Button$220
May 2612 p.m.8PokerStars Festival Main Event $500,000 Guaranteed Day 3 
 12 p.m.14NL Hold'em - Single Re-Entry Day 2 
 12 p.m.17NL Hold'em - Deep Stack Day 1$1,100
 2 p.m.18PL Omaha - Hi/Lo - 5 Cards$220
 6 p.m.19NL Hold'em - Turbo$220
May 2712 p.m.8PokerStars Festival Main Event $500,000 Guaranteed Day 4 
 12 p.m.17NL Hold'em - Deep Stack Day 2 
 12 p.m.20NL Hold'em - Deep Stack$220
 2 p.m.21NL Hold'em - Deep Stack$1,100

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