PokerStars $25M GTD Winter Series Kicks Off on Christmas Day
Winter is here but fear not, for those of you who live beyond the wall of the United States and in a jurisdiction where PokerStars operates, can play in the site’s final series of 2017. PokerStars is wrapping up an eventful year with their third-largest series, guaranteeing over $25 million across 152 events starting on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
The two-week-long Winter Series runs through Jan. 7 with four separate buy-in tiers, each with 38 events to choose from. Similar to the famous SCOOP design, which consists of three different buy-in levels, Winter Series offers tournaments to fit all bankrolls with micro (up to $5.50), low (up to $55), medium (up to $530) and high (up to $5,200) buy-in events.
With $25.4 million in guarantees, the new series is third only behind their popular WCOOP and SCOOP events, which guaranteed record total prize pools of $60 million and $55 million this year, respectively.
Five Platinum Passes Added
The capstone Main Events on Jan. 7 range from the Micro Main — a $2.20 buy-in with a $50,000 guarantee — on up to the High Main Event — a $2,100 buy-in guaranteeing $1.5 million. To top off the great value, all four Main Event winners will also receive a $30,000 value “Platinum Pass” for the inaugural PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) to be held Jan. 6-10, 2019.
PokerStars announced last week that the coveted PSPC prize packages — 300 in total — will be awarded throughout the months leading up to the $1 million added PSPC event. The Platinum Passes include the $25,000 tournament entry plus travel expenses and accommodation in the Bahamas.
A fifth Platinum Pass during the Winter Series is reserved for the winner of an All-In Shootout on Jan. 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET open to any player who registered for at least one event in the series.
Qualifying for Winter Series Events
In addition to a wide range of affordable events on the series schedule, PokerStars also announced special $35 Spin & Go’s where players can win Winter Series tournament tickets valued from $55 up to $2,100.
Hundreds of players will also be randomly awarded Winter Series tournament tickets during the New Year’s Eve Magic Freeroll that kicks off at 10:00 ET on Dec. 31. PokerStars will be spreading NYE joy through $15,000 in free giveaways during the free-to-enter tournament.
If you do not yet have a PokerStars account, you can sign up through our links and enter the bonus code "STARS600" when making your first deposit for a 100% match on your first three deposits up to $600 within 60 days of signing up.
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