PokerStars´ Christmas Festival starts today with the first of nine All-In Shootouts through which players can qualify for a $1 million freeroll tournament.
PokerStars´ Christmas Festival is going to be something special. It kicks off with a $1 million freeroll tournament next week, continues through December with $2 million in prize giveaways, and concludes on Boxing Day with the site´s first ever $2 million guaranteed Monday Million.
However, although Christmas may still be more than a month away, players should not delay in visiting PokerStars as soon as possible. In order to play in the $1 million freeroll tournament, players have to complete challenges and qualify for the event via an All-In Shootout.
The challenges are already running, and the first of the All-In Shootouts is scheduled for today. Players who leave it until the last minute to win their seat may be disappointed, so best to qualify early and start looking forward to Christmas at PokerStars.
$1 Million Freeroll – Thursday 1st December
PokerStars´ Christmas $1 million freeroll tournament takes place on Tuesday 1st December at 14:04pm (ET). Entry to the event is limited to players who have completed a daily challenge and qualified for the tournament via an All-In Shootout that takes place at 7:04am (ET) each day until November 30th.
Each All-In Shootout awards 8,192 seats into the target event and, if players fail to qualify for the $1 million freeroll tournament via the Shoot-Outs, there is a special skill-based qualifier scheduled for December 1st at 10:04am (ET) for players who complete a special challenge on November 30th.
Players can only win one seat each in the $1 million freeroll tournament, so it may be only necessary to complete one challenge and play in one All-In Shootout. Players who complete their challenges are automatically registered for the next All-In Shootouts, and those who win a seat in the all-in-every-hand qualifiers will be registered automatically for the freeroll event.
$2 Million Christmas Calendar – 1st to 25th December
Every day between December 1st and December 25th, PokerStars is giving players an excellent reason to check out their Challenges window. On each of the twenty-five days, PokerStars will be hosting a special promotion or event that players can benefit from.
It could be a rerun of one of the site´s recent promotions (it has been hinted the popular Cardhunt promotion will make an appearance), it could be a free tournament entry ticket or a mega-bonus. There is also likely to be poker-themed Christmas challenges with gift prizes for those who complete them.
The present behind the calendar window for Sunday December 11th has already been revealed. It will be an epic MicroMillions Marathon Day with twenty-one low buy-in events and big guarantees – including a MicroMillions Main Event with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
$2 Million Guaranteed Monday Million – December 26th
PokerStars´ Christmas Festival wraps up with the site´s first ever $2 million guaranteed Monday Million. The event takes place on Boxing Day (December 26th) at 14:30pm (ET) with the same buy-in ($215.00) and structure as the site´s regular Sunday Million events.
The first prize for winning the tournament (subject to any final table deals) is a whopping $200,000, and satellites are already running in the PokerStars lobby starting from just $1.00. Watch out also for some mega-satellites in the week before Christmas offering dozens of seats into the target event.
The next five weeks are going to be massive at PokerStars – and potentially extremely lucrative. Make sure that Christmas 2016 is an event to remember by visiting the site every day and participating in PokerStars´ $5 Million Christmas Festival.