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Win Your Way Into The $5M Big Blowout For Only $5.50

The Big Blowout: $5M Gtd

The Blowout Series: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] is the biggest tournament PokerStars is running this weekend and you can play in it for only $5.50.

The Big Blowout! comes with a whopping $5 million guaranteed prize pool so it’s buy-in doesn’t come cheap. Most of the field will pay $1,050 to enter this huge tournament but it is possible to win your way into it for a mere $5.50 investment.

Head to the PokerStars lobby and find The Big Blowout’s lobby (Tournament ID: 3067423643) and you’ll see all the available satellites for this massive event. These satellites run all weekend, right up to 9:10 p.m. GMT when The Big Blowout is still in late registration.

More than a dozen $5.50 The Big Blowout! satellites are waiting for you to enter them. Most have a single $1,050 seat guaranteed, but there are some that put at least five PokerStars players into this $5 million guaranteed affair.

"Gwolde" Wins the PokerStars Big Blowout for $721,692

There are a plethora of other buy-in levels to choose from, too. $11, $22, $55, $109, and $215 buy-in The Big Blowout! satellites are all present and correct. They’re not all created equally, however, some look to be better value than the others.

For example, the $55 buy-in satellite at 5:15 p.m. GMT on January 17 has a 100 seats guaranteed. Likewise, there’s a $109 buy-in satellite at 6:30 p.m. on January 17 that has 100 seats up for grabs, also.

However, you decide to get into The Big Blowout! doesn’t really matter, just make sure you play it because it will be absolutely huge!

What To Expect From The Big Blowout!

This latest tournament is the fourth Blowout Series event sporting The Big Blowout! name. The previous three editions have come with $109, $215, and $530 buy-ins, making this latest one the most expensive and prestigious of them all.

DateBuy-inEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
Sun 27 Dec$10937,673$5,000,000pilaa$381,173
Sun 3 Jan$21531,855$6,371,000UnHuman3$456,345
Sun 10 Jan$53012,938$6,469,000Gwolde$721,691

Cosmin "UnHuman3" Voinea Wins the PokerStars Big Blowout for $456,346

Follow The Big Blowout! Action Right Here at PokerNews

PokerNews reporters covered the first three Big Blowout! events and are on the ground for this fourth and final $5 million guaranteed tournament. Whether you’re playing it yourself or know someone who is, tune into our Live Reporting pages on January 17 and follow all the action, as it happens, from the $1,050 Big Blowout!

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