PokerStars is bringing back its 50/50 Series, which will start running on June 13th to conclude on June 30th. 50/50 Series is one of the most highly sought-after poker tournaments for low-stakes players and anyone looking for a budget-friendly tournament to take part in. The tournament will feature 50 tournaments that will each cost punters $50 to access, hence the name 50/50 Series.
Between June 13th and 30th, PokerStars will schedule tournaments that will run every Monday to Thursday. As such, those taking part in self-exclusion programs and schemes can cool off during the weekend and return to the poker grind during the week. On Mondays, 5 events will be shuffled up and dealt with 4 50/50 Series tournaments being held daily until Thursday.
In total, punters will be battling it out for a slice of the guaranteed prize pools worth more than $2.5 million. This guaranteed prize pool alone is reason enough for online punters to sign up as it will only cost $50 to enter a tournament. The majority of the tournaments in the series will consist of No-Limit Hold’em tournaments but poker lovers will also be treated to a variety including, Pot-Limit Omaha, No-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pot-Limit 5 Card Omaha.
To give budget punters even more access, PokerStars has also organized smaller satellite events to cater to punters with even lower bankrolls. As a result, the platform will also host several satellites with buy-ins for as low as $2.20. PokerStars customers can access the satellites in the platform’s lobby, which if clicked will reveal the series of satellites available for the day or week.
The 2 largest events of the series, as far as the prize pools are concerned, will be Events #2 and #25. Both these events will feature a progressive KO Mini Bounty Builder format that promises at least $150,000 guarantees in winnings. If you are a new customer, you can also claim a welcome bonus worth approximately $600.
If a new customer signs up to PokerStars, the platform will match their first-time deposit 100% up to an impressive $600 in bonuses. PokerStars has gone ahead to make this bonus offer even more exciting by promising to match a new customer’s first 3 deposits in the first 60 days.
PokerStars’ Summer Poker Festival will also be running for the first time
In April this year, PokerStars also revealed that it would be making changes to its live events schedule for the 2022/23 season. One of the major changes that PokerStars will be making is to its European Poker Tour, which will be making 2 stops this year. More importantly, the European Poker Tour, which is by far the most popular poker tour in Europe, will be making its comeback to Casino Barcelona in 2019.
Last year, only one European Poker Tour was held in Russia. The 2021 Sochi Main Event saw Artur Martirosian walk away with $325,316 as the top finisher. Despite only being 24, Artur has amassed an impressive resume in online poker including winning 2 SCOOP events in 2021.
The European leg of the tournament this year was presented by Monte Carlo Casino and took place between April 28th and May 7th. This year, poker lovers took part in a series of tournaments that boasted a total prize pool of $27.2 million. In total, the 2022 Monte Carlo leg of the tournament attracted 1,915 players from 83 different countries.
Combined, this generated more than 8,000 entries across the 42 tournaments that had been organized. The €5,300 buy-in Main Event attracted a field of 777 poker players and paid out a remarkable €712,000 to the winner of the Main Event. On the other hand, the €100,000 Super High Roller event managed to generate a much larger prize pool of €4,462,920.
The winner of the Super High Roller Event took home a cash prize of €1,520,000. During this tournament, the platform gave 2 luck Platinum Passes to this year’s PSPC Championship. PokerStars confirmed this year that the PSPC will run concurrently with the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), which was last held 3 years ago.
The PSPC was canceled in 2020 owing to the health challenges presented by the pandemic and postponed again last year due to the health crisis. The PCA is expected to take place between January 22nd and February 3rd, 2023. The PSPC, on the other hand, is expected to take place from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023.
The PCA tournament will be held at the brand new Baha Mar Resort in Nassau. While it is still too early to finalize the schedule, the PCA has already announced that the Main Event will have a buy-in of $10,300. The tournament will have a range of events for those with modest bankrolls as well as high-stakes adherents looking to take part in various High and Super High roller events.
The next upcoming tournaments in the European Poker Tour will take place this August between the 8th and 21st during EPT and ESPT Barcelona. The ESPT will have 2 events, the €1,100 Main Event, and the ESPT High Roller, which will have a buy-in of €2,200.
The EPT, on the other hand, will have 3 main tournaments, the first of which will kick off between the 15th and 21st of August. This will likely attract the highest number of participants, thanks to its much lower buy-in of €5,300.
The €5,300 EPT Main Event will be followed by the €100,000 Super High Roller event scheduled for August 14th to August 16th. PokerStars has also organized another High Roller event that will take place from August 19th to 21st. The EPT High Roller event will feature a buy-in of €10,300.
PokerStars customers have truly missed their live events. As such, these years’ tournaments are some of the most highly anticipated in online pokers’ history. As the year continues to unfold, PokerStars will keep sponsoring live events that promote the online poker game globally.