If you are an online poker player who has not had a lot of success in 2019, then you have one more chance to finish the year and see if you can come out on the winning side! PokerStars will run its popular Winter Series for a period of three weeks and have more than $50 million in guaranteed prize money waiting to be won.
2019 Winter Series
The 2019 Winter Series from PokerStars commences on Christmas Day and will run into the second week of January 2020. So if you are looking for a nice Christmas present, you might want to allot some time to enter the Winter Series and have a crack at an exciting line-up of events. PokerStars has confirmed a total of 82 events that will take place from 25 December to 13 January, 2020.
The biggest online poker operator in the world has made it a habit to have its major events broken up into different tiers to enable poker players from all financial backgrounds to participate. The Winter Series is no different as there will be three tiers on offer. There will be a low, high and medium tier which will feature a number of different poker variants being played in 242 tournaments across these 82 events.
The buy-ins start out as low as $5.50 to enable all poker pros to compete and will go up to $10,300 for the high rollers.
Winter Series – Events To Watch Out For
The Winter Series will have 3 weeks of jam packed action as the schedule has a long list of exciting events. There are a few special events that standout from the rest and we highlight some of them below.
The Sunday Million taking place on December 29 is a big event for online poker pros from around the world. The usual buy-in for the Sunday Million is $109 but this special edition will have a buy-in of $215 as the guaranteed prize pool has been increased to a massive $3 million in prize money.
The Main Event for all three tiers is also expected to attract a large playing field. The guaranteed prize pool for all three Main Events combined goes up to a whopping $4.5 million.
Winter Series Satellites  
The lower tier buy-in events at the Winter Series makes it affordable for just about all poker players. However, PokerStars understands that a number of players will want to play in the medium and high stake buy-in events but may not be able to do so due to their limited bankroll.
As a result, PokerStars is running a number of online satellite events at a very minimal cost that will enable the winners to enter some of the special events at the Winter Series including the $5,200 Winter Series Main Event. These online satellites start out from $4 and goes up to $40.
The buy-in to the satellite event that gives players a crack at the $5,200 Winter Series Main Event starts out at just $2.2 while the buy-in to the Sunday Million tournament which has $3 million on the line is available for less than $1.
These Spin & Go satellite games will have a total of $20,000 in guaranteed prize money waiting to be won based on the standings of the Spin & Go satellite leaderboard.
PokerStars: European Festival
Players who are based in Portugal, Spain and France will not be eligible to take part in the Winter Series. However, PokerStars has made sure that their European players will not be left out as there is a special PokerStars Southern Europe Series that will run from December 25 to January 16 with as many as 260 tournaments scheduled.
The buy-ins to this tournament starts from €10 and go up to €250. Some of the special events at the European Festival include Xmas Classico which has a €125,000 guaranteed prize pool and the Main Event which has a €1 million guarantee.
There will also be a special Winter Series for Italian poker players running from December 25 to Jan 13 with €5 million in guaranteed prize money. For information, please check the PokerStars website.

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