The PokerStars saga began 12 years ago and the poker company has come a long way with hundreds of millions of tournaments and even more cash game tables making players rich over the years. Now that they prepare to celebrate the 800 millionth tournament, PokerStars will mark the occasion with a special player promotion that goes by the name of Carnival of Tournaments. It will run for a full week starting on October 13 and concluding on October 20, promising to make thousands of players happy over the span.
PokerStars has recently announced that the guaranteed prize pools for some of its special tournaments will be doubled and even increased three times, with an additional $2 million to be added. Original events have been announced as well and a total of $700,000 will be awarded in the form of giveaways. The highlight of this promotion will be the main event which is scheduled for Sunday, October 20 at 1 PM, which has a guaranteed prize of $1 million.
The buy-in for this tournament is an affordable $109, but those who find even this amount prohibitive, should know that PokerStars runs several qualifiers. Even those who don’t make a deep run in the aforementioned tournament will have a good chance of winning a significant amount as the poker company will award more than $100,000 in prizes during the first hours of the event.
In anticipation of the main event, players get to compete in a plethora of tournaments starting on October 14, all of them having the guaranteed prize pool boosted. Big events under the Carnival of Tournaments umbrella will have the total prizes boosted by 50% between October 14 and October 18. The tournament starting on October 19 will have the prize pool doubled while the one starting the next day will see the guaranteed amount tripled.
Those who don’t like the idea of participating in tournaments featuring hundreds and even thousands of players, should check out the Golden Sit & Go’s PokerStars brought back this popular format and the games will run between October 13 and October 19, with the total prize pool being a $500,000 guaranteed. Once again, the poker company is willing to sweeten the deal by offering generous bonuses, and increasing the prize pool twice, three times and even a massive five times for the biggest events.
There is no better time for those who don’t have an account with PokerStars to open one, to cash in on the generous first deposit bonus without missing out on the Carnival of Tournaments.