Win more money with our PokerStars Game Guide
PokerStars has long been known as the place to play when you are serious about tournament poker and cash game play. Many players have been attracted to PokerStars due to the success of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champions, the first two of which qualified through PokerStars. As the largest poker site, PokerStars has a large variety of games to play, and a large player base to guarantee around the clock competition.
PokerStars offers a wide variety of cash games to its players [see chart below]. Fixed limit games run from $.02/$.04 to $1,000/$2,000. Holdem Players can play in heads-up, short-handed 6 player tables, or 10-handed fullring tables. NL runs from NL2 to NL40000. PL runs from PL25 to PL600. The industry norm for NL/PL tables is 100 Big Blinds, thus a $0.01/$0.02 NL game is generally referred to as NL2. At PokerStars, however, the $0.01/$0.02 and $0.02/$0.04 NL games actually allow 250 Big Blind buy-ins. This means that big stack poker can be practiced at the micro-limits where buy-in for these tables can be as much as $5 and $10, respectively.
PokerStars has decent traffic at the non-hold’em games, allowing their players either a change of pace from hold’em or a home to play those games they enjoy.
PokerStars has a very extensive selection of Sit and Go tournaments [SnGs]. They run the gamut from $5500+$100 to $0.10 buy-ins. There are also 500 and 1500 Frequent Player Point [FPP] SnGs. They offer SnG qualifiers to the weekly $1M Guaranteed tournament available in both real money and FPP buy-ins. Their SnGs also range from 2-player heads-up games to massive 360-person games.
PokerStars is well-known for it’s multiple table tournaments which run 24 hours per day and have freerolls as well as buy-ins suiting all levels of play and comfort.