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The Big 20 Rewind Crowns Its First Champions; Special Sunday Million This Weekend

PokerStars Big 20 Rewind

PokerStars’ 20th anniversary celebrations are in full swing with The Big 20 Rewind series crowning its first champions and awarding some ridiculously good added prizes.

This weekend sees a special edition Sunday Million take place, a $215 buy-in $1 million guaranteed tournament where the winner will not only secure a six-figure prize, but gets their hands on some VIP tickets to a sporting event of their choice.

The Big 20 Rewind – 2001 – Year of PokerStars: $11 NLHE Freezeout, $100K Gtd

The first event was an $11 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout with $100,000 guaranteed. Some 12,037 players bought in and smashed tat guarantee by $17,962.

All but one of the finalists walked away with five-figure prizes, but the night belonged to Ireland’s "Chanaldo9" who not only turned their $11 investment into an impressive $15,288 but also reeled in a SLAM Package consisting of SCOOP and WCOOP Main Event buy-ins plus an EPT package AND a PSPC Platinum Pass! Amazing.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Chanaldo9Ireland$15,288
2IvanMasterXVenezuela$10,720
3MrMo9Canada$7,523
4duxo 93Brazil$5,279
5Borrf1Finland$3,705
6BOLTAnticvetRussia$2,600
7GhasherUnited Kingdom$1,824
8HANGHIMHIGHIreland$1,280
9XPYOSTGermany$898

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The Big 20 Rewind – 2002 – Year of WCOOP: $1,050 NLHE Freezeout, $250K Gtd

The second event of the Big 20 Rewind series saw 218 players turn out for the $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Year of WCOOP.

Team PokerStars’ Fintan "easywithaces" Hand put together deep run but ultimately came unstuck in 22nd place for $2,784.

The top six finishers turned their $1,050 into more than $10,500, with Sweden’s "Hendurr" defeating Denmark’s "Equanimity911" heads-up to bank the $48,889 top prize. However, it was not only a bankroll-boosting cash sum that the Swede received, because the victory came with a luxury round the world trip!

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1HendurrSweden$48,889
2Equanimity911Denmark$36,162
3Husper99Poland$26,749
4rickybrah45Brazil$19,786
5renemastermiGermany$14,636
6Ronan "Sw33ney" SweeneyUnited Kingdom$10,826
7DerRappierAustria$8,008
8MilkmanPROUnited Kingdom$5,923
9daviderissoSweden$4,381

The Big 20 Rewind – 2003 – Year of Moneymaker: $86 NLHE Freezeout, $125K Gtd

Event number three on the action and value-packed Big 20 Rewind was an $86 buy-in tournament, a buy-in honoring the Year of Moneymaker, an hommage to Chris Moneymaker famously turned an $86 buy-in satellite into a colossal $2.5 million and the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event title.

While "GamadGADOL" did not net a WSOP bracelet for outlasting 1,697 opponents, they did walk away with $20,552 reasons to be delighted. In addition to that welcomed cash injection, the Malta-based grinder has the chance to make a name for themselves in 2022 thanks to PokerStars awarding him a PokerStars Passport, which is $10,000 worth of buy-in for live events during the coming year.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1GamadGADOLMalta$20,552
2PSany2candoBulgaria$14,776
3eodhArgentina$10,624
4wojti2Poland$7,639
5RFN1986Brazil$5,492
6ESTRATEGA 18Uruguay$3,949
7psyphi29United Kingdom$2,839
8crAckmynutssCanada$2,041
9Jc_Poker_AceMexico$1,467

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Remaining Big 20 Rewind Schedule

The fourth event, a $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout honoring the Year of the EPT, has reached its final table, and concludes on November 18. "s1xxten" is the chip leader right now. Remaining so to the very end sees the Swedish star win both $48,687, an EPT package, and a commemorative trophy in the style of the original EPT trophy, which is pretty cool.

Two other Big 20 Rewind tournaments take place over the weekend. November 19 sees the Year of the PCA, a $109 buy-in No-Limit Hold 'em, Freezeout with $100,000 guaranteed plus a trip of a lifetime to The Bahamas awarded to the eventual champion.

Then there’s the Year of the Sunday Million on November 21, which sees the ever-popular Sunday Million revert to a $215 buy-in. The guarantee is a cool $1 million with the last player standing receiving tickets to a major sporting event final that is held on a Sunday.

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-inSpecial Prize
Fri 19 Nov6:05 p.m.2005 – Year of the PCA [Freezeout], $100K Gtd$109Trip to The Bahamas
Sun 21 Nov6:05 p.m.2006 – Year of Sunday Million [Freezeout], $1M Gtd$215Sporting event tickets
Mon 22 Nov6:05 p.m.2007 – Year of PokerStars EPTLive, $20K Gtd$FreerollStreaming package
Mon 22 Nov6:05 p.m.2008 – Year of the Turbo Takedown [Freezeout], $100K Gtd$30Electric car
Tue 23 Nov6:05 p.m.2009 – Year of SCOOP: Low Tier [Freezeout], $300K Gtd$109Luxury watch
Tue 23 Nov6:05 p.m.2009 – Year of SCOOP: Mid Tier [Freezeout], $700K Gtd$1,050Luxury watch
Tue 23 Nov6:05 p.m.2009 – Year of SCOOP: High Tier [Freezeout], $750K Gtd$10,300Luxury watch
Wed 24 Nov6:05 p.m.2010 – Year of the Big Game [PL Pre, NK Post], $250K Gtd$55TV and surround sound
Thu 25 Nov6:05 p.m.2011 – Year of Home Games [Charity Event], $100K Gtd$11Home game pakage
Fri 26 Nov6:05 p.m.2012 – Year of Zoom, $125K Gtd$11Monte-Carlo GP tickets +EPT package
Sat 27 Nov6:05 p.m.2013 – Year of the PKO [Progressive KO], $225K Gtd$22UFC tickets
Sun 28 Nov6:05 p.m.2014 – Year of the Spin & Go, $100K Gtd$10Dinner for three at a 3* Michelin restaurant
Mon 29 Nov6:05 p.m.2015 – Year of Sports & Casino [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd$55Las Vegas trip
Tue 30 Nov6:05 p.m.2016 – Year of the USA, $200K Gtd$200New York trip
Wed 1 Dec6:05 p.m.2017 – Year of Twitch [Progressive KO], $100K Gtd$11TwitchCon Amsterdam trip
Thu 2 Dec6:05 p.m.2018 – Year of the Platinum Pass, $50K Gtd$5.50$10K in year of PSPC tickets
Fri 3 Dec6:05 p.m.2019 – Year of the PSPC [Freezeout], $150K Gtd$25Platinum Pass
Sat 4 Dec6:05 p.m.2020 – Year of the Arena, $300K Gtd$2,500VIP tickets to Foo Fighters
Sun 5 Dec6:05 p.m.The Big 20 Finale [3-Day event], $5M Gtd$55 

Enjoy The Big 20 Rewind With a $600 Welcome Bonus

The Big 20 Rewind festival is only available to real money PokerStars players. Download PokerStars via PokerNews, create your new PokerStars account before making a deposit using the bonus code "STARS600".

Your initial deposit is matched 100% up to a maximum of $600. The bonus releases into your account in $5 increments each time you earn 75 redemption points. You earn five redemption points per $1 contributed to the cash game rake or spent on tournament fees.

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