PokerStars will be running the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) from January 17th - 27th, 2013. Click the TCOOP tab below.
PokerStars offers a large variety of promotions throughout the year. PokerStars has satellites to the biggest live poker events, online poker series and tournaments, bonuses and merchandise. Players of every skill level can participate in many promotions with buy-ins from a few dollars to the super satellites that give the winners prize packages to live events or buy-ins to online events. Whether you are trying to secure a seat for this year's World Series of Poker, or are merely trying to get into next week's Sunday Million, players can find everything they need at PokerStars!
Live Poker Events
2013 Aussie Millions
PokerStars is already sending hundreds of players to The Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and now they want to send you to Melbourne for the legendary Aussie Millions.
Enter any of their daily satellites for your shot at making it to a $530 Weekly Satellite, where you’ll get to play for prize packages that include a AUD $10,600 main event entry and USD $1,000 in spending money.
Anyone that’s played the PokerStars APPT Melbourne event will already know that the poker action in Australia is scorching hot. The Aussie Millions is held in the summer sun, from January 24th through January 29th, at the famous Crown Casino, a venue that has all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, making it the ideal spot to try and become the next poker millionaire.
The Aussie Millions has gone from strength-to-strength since it started in 2003, and is now one of the biggest events on the poker circuit. The 2013 winner is guaranteed to take home well over $1,000,000, making this one of the biggest prizes in live poker, and you can win your seat with PokerStars.
European Poker Tour - Season 9
The richest poker tour in the world is back for an incredible ninth season. It’s the live tournament series that stages big-money poker events in some of Europe’s most exclusive and exciting destinations. You can win your seat by playing in online qualifier tournaments for just a few euros - which you could turn into hundreds of thousands if you run deep in a Main Event.
Season 9 has eight stops and each one is a true festival of poker, with more tournaments at more varied buy-in levels. The locations are the continent’s finest poker destinations and each festival will be unmissable. Make sure you are part of EPT 9.
- 2013 PCA, Bahamas, January 5 - 14, 2013
- EPT Deauville, France, January 30 - February 9, 2013
- EPT London, UK, March 6 - 16, 2013
- EPT Berlin, Germany, April 17 - 27, 2013
- EPT Grand Final, Monaco, May 6 - 15, 2013
UK & Ireland Poker Tour - Season 3
The UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is back for Season 3, bringing the best in live poker to a city near you. This is the region’s biggest tournament series, and you can qualify now exclusively at PokerStars. Win a prize package and you’ll have everything you need to join the action. The schedule visits all four corners of the region, which means there’s an event for everyone.
Building on the huge success of the first two seasons, Season 3 will visit exciting destinations like Galway, Newcastle and Dublin, as well as the famous Dusk Till Dawn card room in Nottingham. The first four stops have been confirmed, and more will be added soon, as well as details of the show-stopping Grand Final. With big prize pools, tournament titles and Grand Final seats up for grabs at every event, UKIPT Season 3 will be huge.
- UKIPT Edinburgh, Balmoral Hotel, January 17 - 21, 2013
- UKIPT Cork, Rochestown Park, February 14 - 18, 2013
- UKIPT London, TBA, March 8 - 12, 2013
Italian Poker Tour - Season 4
Keep an eye out for online satellites to the next event of Season 4 of the Italian Poker Tour - the prize packages are designed to give you everything you need to take part. To register, open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Events’, ‘More’ & ‘IPT’.
The PokerStars Italian Poker Tour is back for Season 4. Italy’s biggest and best series of live poker tournaments returns with visits to new locations, and IPT Campione starts the tour in style, May 24-28. Each event will see the world’s greatest poker players take their seats to battle it out for huge sums of cash at Italy’s hottest poker destinations, including Sanremo and across the border to Nova Gorica in Slovenia. This is the live tournament series that keeps going from strength to strength, and you can be a part of it now.
IPT Campione 3, Campione Casino, Campione d'Italia, January 10 - 14, 2013
Australia New Zealand Poker Tour - Season 5
Season 5 of the hugely successful Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour is here, and it's set to again bring the highest standards in live poker to the region. After an incredible Season 4, the new schedule has six events confirmed, with big money poker tournaments taking place at the most exciting destinations.
You can win your seat online now and join the best players in the region, including members of Team PokerStars Pro, plus hundreds of other PokerStars qualifiers just like you, in the battle for championship titles. There are also huge sums of money on the line, plus the pride that comes with knowing you are one of Australia and New Zealand’s best poker players. Qualify now and take your game to the next level.
ANZPT Perth, Crown Perth, February 20 - 24, 2013
ANZPT Sydney, The Star Casino, March 21 - 24, 2013
ANZPT Repechage, Crown Melbourne, May 30 - June 3, 2013
ANZPT Queenstown, SKYCITY Queenstown, July 20 - August 4, 2013
Asia Pacific Poker Tour - Season 7
The PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is back for Season 7, with more big-money events taking place across the region in 2013. You can qualify with PokerStars satellites now, and win a prize package that includes your Main Event buy-in plus everything else you need for the perfect poker trip.
This season the tour kicks off in Seoul in South Korea at the spectacular Walker Hill Paradise Casino, before stopping in Queenstown, New Zealand for a Snowfest event. The tour then visits the home of poker in Australia - the Crown in Melbourne. There will be big prize pools on offer along the way, as hundreds qualifiers from PokerStars and members of Team Pro gather to battle for tournament titles, and you can be there too.
The APPT just keeps getting better, and Season 7 is your chance to experience everything it has to offer. Online satellite tournaments are available now in a range of buy-ins to suit everyone. The locations are incredible and the rewards are huge, so take your shot at APPT glory now.
APPT Seoul, Walker Hill Paradise Casino, Seoul Korea, March 14 - 17, 2013
APPT Queenstown Snowfest SkyCity Queenstown Casino, Queenstown, New Zealand, July 30 - August 4, 2013
APPT Melbourne, Crown Casino, Melbourne Australia, September 5 - 9, 2013
France Poker Series - Season 2
PokerStars is proud to present Season 2 of the France Poker Series (FPS) - France’s No.1 live poker experience. Building on the runaway success of Season 1, Season 2 will be even better, and everything kicks off with an exciting new event in Morocco. The venue is the stunning luxury resort of Mazagan where PokerStars qualifiers, Team PokerStars Pro and other top players will descend to do battle.
Satellite qualifiers are running at PokerStars now, giving you the chance to win a prize package (buy-in, hotel and expenses) for an unforgettable experience both on and off the felt! FPS Season 2 action will play out in some of the most beautiful casinos in France, including an exclusive SnowFest event in Evian, not forgetting two visits to the incredible destination of Mazagan in Morocco.
FPS Finale, Casino Barriere, Deauville, January 30 - February 2, 2013
Estrellas Poker Tour - Season 4
The PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour is back for Season 4. The first event takes place in Madrid before the tour moves on to Valencia, a brand new stop in Marbella, and then the Grand Final in Barcelona! Qualifiers for the next event are running now, starting from just a few Euros, with prize packages up for grabs that give you everything you need for the perfect poker trip.
Madrid, Gran Casino Madrid, January 21 - 27, 2013
Valencia, Casino Valencia, April 1 - 7, 2013
Marbella, Casino Marbella, June 10 - 16, 2013
Barcelona, Casino Barcelona, August 28 - September 1, 2013
PokerStars Sunday Million
PokerStars was the first online poker room to offer a weekly $1,000,000 guaranteed No Limit Hold'em tournament, and it gets better every week. First place prize money is more than $150,000 most weeks, and often even more. The Sunday Million starts each Sunday at 2:30PM EST.
With a buy-in of $215, someone walks away with a huge payday every Sunday. PokerStars runs satellites to the Sunday Million all week, giving you the chance to take home the big money for just a few bucks.
Getting into the Sunday Million is easy:
Download PokerStars free poker software
Click ‘Tourney’ and ‘Special’ in the PokerStars game lobby
Register for the next $1,000,000 Guaranteed prize pool event
It's just as easy to find the Sunday Million satellite tournaments. Open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Tourney’ and ‘Satellites’, and register for the satellite of your choice. You can also register for any of their Sit & Go satellites. Simply go to ‘Sit & Go’ and ‘Satellite’ in the lobby. Satellites are available for cash buy-ins, but you can also win your seat for free using your FPP credits.
If you make the final table of the Sunday Million, a PokerStars representative will be on hand to congratulate you and help facilitate any deals that may arise.
You can now watch the Sunday Million too, with the Online Poker Show on PokerStars.tv. Every week the show will feature highlights from the world's biggest tournament, with commentary from poker experts such as Nick Wealthall and David Tuckman.
PokerStars Sunday Warmup
If you’re looking to kick off your Sunday with a major online poker tournament, the $500,000 guaranteed Sunday Warm-Up is the perfect way to get an early start on PokerStars biggest tournament day of the week. With a buy-in of $215 and first place prize money regularly more than $75,000, it’s no surprise that the Sunday Warm-Up attracts the best names in the game every week.
The Sunday Warm-Up starts every Sunday at 11:00PM EST (5:00PM CET), making it perfect for players from Europe, or those looking to take down a big score before making their play in the Sunday Million.
PokerStars Sunday Line-Up
PokerStars is home to the Sunday Million - the biggest weekly online poker tournament - as well as the Sunday Warm-Up. But they are not the only huge No Limit Hold’em tournaments that run on a Sunday. There’s also the Sunday Spark, Sunday Kickoff, Sunday Rebuy, Sunday Storm, Sunday 500, Second Chance, Sunday 6-Max and the Sunday Supersonic, plus a full schedule of other regular events. See below to find out more.
The Sunday Spark is a 3X-Turbo tournament, which starts at 4:00AM EST (10:00AM CET), with a $1 buy-in that means it's perfect for every type of player. It's also rebuy tourney with a 90-minute late registration period, giving you plenty of chances to take a share of the $25,000 guarantee.
The Sunday Kickoff starts at 8:00AM EST (2:00PM CET). For a buy-in of $109, you can play for your share of the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool every week. It’s the first major tournament on the schedule every Sunday and the best way to get a piece of the action early.
The Sunday Rebuy adds an extra element of excitement to the big Sunday action, with players having the option to rebuy and add on. It starts at 12:00PM EST (6:00PM CET) and gives you the chance to take your share of the huge $200,000 prize pool. Buy-in is $109 and each rebuy and add-on costs another $100.
With a buy-in of just $11, the Sunday Storm is ideal for players of all levels and bankrolls. But the huge guaranteed prize pool of $300,000 means there’s everything to play for. If you’re looking for your first taste of big money action then this is the tournament for you. It starts every Sunday at 1:30PM EST (7:30PM CET).
The Sunday 500 is a big buy-in tournament ($530) that attracts hundreds of the best players in the game every week. It has a start time of 3:30PM EST (9:30PM CET), which means it’s ideal for players in different times zones around the world, and with a guaranteed prize pool of at least $300,000 every week, it’s fast becoming one of the most prestigious events in online poker.
Sunday Second Chance
The Sunday Second Chance is perfect for players who are still looking to make a big score after being eliminated from the Sunday Million. It starts at 4:30PM EST (10:30PM CET) every week, has a $215 buy-in and has a guaranteed prize pool of $175,000.
The Sunday 6-Max is perfect for players who prefer the short-handed, action-packed, six-player format. The buy-in is $162, and the tourney runs every week at 5:00PM EST (11:00PM CET), with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Finishing off the Sunday Majors with a boom, the Sunday Supersonic has a hyper-turbo structure, making it very popular with players who like their action fast! It’s got a guaranteed prize pool of $125,000, and you can play every week at 6:30PM EST (0:30AM CET) for a buy-in of $215 each time.
PokerStars Saturday Line-Up
You can qualify for all of the Saturday Line-Up events for less via satellite tournaments, so check the PokerStars lobby for more details.
Saturday Line-Up Schedule:
- Saturday 6-Max NLHE, $30,000 Guarantee, $22 Buy-in, 7:00AM EST (1:00PM CET)
- Saturday Micro NLHE, $25,000 Guarantee, $3.30 Buy-in, 8:00AM EST (2:00PM CET)
- Saturday Omaha Pot Limit, $20,000 Guarantee, $55 Buy-in, 9:00AM EST (3:00PM CET)
- Saturday Eliminator NLHE, $50,000 Guarantee, $27 Buy-in, 10:00AM EST (4:00PM CET)
- Saturday Splash 3xTurbo NLHE, $100,000 Guarantee, $2.22+R Buy-in, 11:00EST (5:00PM CET)
- Saturday Super-Knockout NLHE, $100,000 Guarantee, $320 Buy-in, 1:00PM EST (7:00PM CET)
- Saturday Countdown NLHE, $5,000 Guarantee, $22 Buy-in, 1:00PMEST (7:00PM CET)
- Saturday Duel NLHE Heads-Up, $15,000 Guarantee, $11 Buy-in, 3:30PM EST (9:30PM CET)
- Saturday Speedway Turbo NLHE, $50,000 Guarantee, $33 Buy-in, 7:00PM EST (1:00AM CET)
}Battle of the Planets
Get ready for blast off, because PokerStars new weekly Leader Board promotion is truly out of this world. The Battle of the Planets gives PokerStars SnG players a chance to compete against each other for prizes worth more than $3,000,000 per year.
In the Battle of the Planets, PokerStars multi-player SnG tournaments have been separated into eight divisions, all named after planets in our solar system. Everyone can take part in the competition, no matter how high or low stakes they play. Each planet represents a different range of buy-ins, from Mercury ($1-$2.99) to Jupiter ($300+).
Each of the eight planet divisions are split into two individual Leader Boards. The first is the Low Orbit Leader Board, which is tailored towards casual and recreational players. The second is the High Orbit Leader Board, which is more suited to high volume players.
Each planet division has its own weekly prize pool, distributed evenly between the two Leader Boards. This gives all players a chance to win some serious cash prizes, no matter what their level of experience or the size of their bankroll.
Every player that finishes in the top 10 of any weekly SnG Leader Board will receive an exclusive ticket to a monthly tournament. This “Battle of the Planets” will see the highest ranking players from each division come together to fight it out in a triple shootout, for a monthly prize pool of $50,000.
Ten for $10 Depositor Freerolls
The brand-new Ten for $10 Depositor Freerolls are your chance to practice your poker skills on a regular basis and win big money for free. Simply make your first real money deposit at PokerStars and you'll receive a reusable ticket that gets you entry to 10 free-to-enter tournaments, each with $1,000 in cash prizes. That means you can win your share of an incredible $10,000.
How to Play the Ten for $10 - Depositor Freerolls
The Ten for $10 Depositor Freerolls mean you can play twice-weekly tournaments and build your poker bankroll. Just follow the simple steps below to take part.
Step 1 - Choose your deposit method. There is a whole range to suit your needs - check out the real money page for all the information.
Step 2 - Make your first deposit using bonus code <b>10 4 10</b>.
Step 3 - Log on every Thursday and Sunday to play for your share of $10,000 in prize pools.
The free-to-enter tournaments start at 8:00PM EST and you can find them in the PokerStars lobby by selecting 'Tourney' and 'Private'. Your sticky ticket will get you entry to the next 10 freerolls, after which point it will expire.
Remember, when you make your initial deposit you are also eligible for PokerStars 100% First Deposit Bonus up to $600.
Central and Eastern Europe Leaderboard
Here’s your chance to prove you are the best poker tournament player in your region. The Central & Eastern Europe Tournament Leader Board will test your skills on a regular basis, with cash and bragging rights on the line. Not only will you get the satisfaction of being the best player in Central & Eastern Europe, there’s also a massive $10,000 to be won every month!
The TLB will take into account your results for the month, and reward points based on performances. It’s open to all players in the following countries: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, F.Y.R.O.M, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Every month the top players will win up to $1,000.
In addition, the top 500 players each month will be invited to a special tournament on the 2nd Monday of the month. The winner of this play-off will receive a Eureka Poker Tour prize package of their choice, plus there's $3,000 in cash prizes split between the top 20% of finishers.
How the Central & Eastern Europe TLB Works
The Central & Eastern Europe Leader Board rankings take into account your best 20 results from all tournaments in which you participated from 00:00:00 on the first day of the month, until 23:59:59 on the last day of the month.
Points are awarded taking into account: buy-in, tournament size and finishing position in the tournament. You can maximise your points by playing well, playing often, playing at higher limits and playing in major tournaments.
For a tournament to award TLB points, it must be a regular PokerStars Multi-Table Tournament, or a Sit & Go tournament with more than 40 players. Tournaments with less than 40 players do not award points.
Women's Poker League
The PokerStars Women’s Poker League is the perfect way for all female poker players to have fun, compete against other players from around the world and win some incredible prizes. With buy-ins starting from just $5.50/€5.50, everyone can take part, and there are tournaments running every day.
You’ll be playing for league points every time you enter a tournament, with cash and PokerStars Ladies’ Luxury Events packages up for grabs. Prizes will be awarded to the players with the most points at the end of every month and the end of the year! You even get points just for taking part, so the more you play, the more you earn! You can keep track of where you stand on the league table on the Rankings page. The table will be updated regularly, so make sure you keep checking back.
Australia & New Zealand Poker League
The brand-new Australia & New Zealand Poker League gives all players in your region the chance to compete against each other for bragging rights and cash prizes. There are tournaments running every day across three divisions that suit players of all levels - and you can even play for free!
Enter and you’ll be playing for league points, with the players that make the final table in each tournament getting the most. You even get points just for playing, so the more you play, the more points you earn. At the end of every month, all players who finish in the top 100 for their division will win cold hard cash - up to $300 for the top-ranking player in Division 1. The league is exclusive to players in Australia & New Zealand, which means you can play against friends and family, and prove that you are the best player in the land.
How to Play the Australia & New Zealand Poker League
There are tournaments running between 7:00PM AEST and 7:30PM AEST for each of the three Divisions, with points up for grabs in each.
To register, open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Tourney’ & ‘Regional’.
Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) 2013
The 2013 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) runs from January 17-27 and is a tournament series packed full of exciting, fast-paced turbo events. It’s your chance to win a share of millions in guaranteed prize pools in double-quick time, and the line-up features events you won’t find on the schedule of any other flagship PokerStars series. There are tournaments in Hold’em, Omaha, HORSE and more, all with short blind levels and played across different formats including Hyper-Turbo and 3x-Turbo tournaments. It’s quick, it’s action-packed, and qualifiers run exclusively at PokerStars. See below for the full TCOOP 2013 schedule.