PokerStars is marking 20 years in business and it’s putting players at the heart of its celebrations. The online poker giant is giving away huge prizes via the Big 20 anniversary promotion. Players are currently taking part in “The Big 20 Rewind”, which features 20 events and offers $5.5 million in guaranteed prize pool. The festival got underway on November 14 and will run through December 5.
PokerStars is ending its celebrations on a high with a massive tournament taking place on December 5. “The Big 20 Finale” will award an astonishing $5 million in guaranteed prize money, and to take part, you can directly buy into the tournament for only $55. But there are many other ways you can qualify for the event for a more affordable price.
Phased Satellites Start at $0.55
PokerStars is running plenty of satellite tournaments allowing players to qualify for the huge event for as low as $0.55. Phased satellites are available at the site every hour, and Phase 2 tournaments take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Players may also win a seat in The Big 20 Finale by taking part in regular satellites running daily at the site. You may choose from regular, turbo, and hyper-turbo blind structures, with buy-ins of $2.20, $5.50, and $11. Not only that – freeroll tournaments are also available where you can win free tickets to the daily $5.50 Mega satellite.
Road to $5M Tournaments
If you’re a fan of the progressive knock out format, you’ll be delighted to know that PokerStars is also running PKO tournaments with entry fees of $2.20 and $11 which also award tickets to The Big 20.
Time Machine Promotion
You can win your way into The Big 20 for free via the Time Machine promotion which has returned for PokerStars’ 20th anniversary. To earn your free ticket, just play in exclusive $0.50 buy-in Spin $ Go games running at the site.
PokerStars Women’s Sunday
PokerStars is hosting an exclusive tournament for female players on November 28 dubbed “PokerStars Women’s Sunday”. The tournament is awarding $1,100 worth of free tickets to the top 20 finishers.
There’s no shortage of ways to take part in The Big 20 Finale, and the best part is, you can qualify for the event for as cheap as possible. Visit the PokerStars website for more details.
Biggest Tournament of its Kind
Over the years, PokerStars has built a reputation for hosting record-setting online tournaments. The operator opened the year with a trip down memory lane, taking players to one of the first tournaments ran by the site when it launched in 2001. The $11 buy-in New Year’s bash was a huge success and ended up attracting nearly 220,000 entries, which is one of the biggest player pools ever for a single tournament.
PokerStars also holds the record for the biggest tournament in the $50 range, with the 2021 WCOOP Main Event Low generating $2.014 million in total prize pool.
The site never fails when it comes to giving the best value for players, hosting 40 half-price Sunday Million events, each guaranteeing $1 million.
The upcoming The Big 20 Finale is unlikely to surpass the record set by the $11 buy-in New Year’s bash in terms of the total number of entries, but take note that it has a much bigger guaranteed prize pool and can very well go past $2 million in actual generated prize money especially if it ends up attracting 100,000 entries to reach its $5 million target. If that happens, the Big 20 will become the biggest $55 tournament in poker history.