Poker Stars has always been known for running high-stakes tournaments that attracted established names as well as aspiring amateurs. The site’s new major online poker event if offering its winner not less than half a million dollars not to mention the online poker fame they get from defeating the industry’s best players.
The new tournament, called the Poker Stars All-Star Showdown is scheduled between October 27 and November 8. The prestigious high-stakes nosebleed online competition will surely attract some of the top international players. The buy-in is a hefty $100,000.
The tournament format is a heads-up single elimination to be held on the Poker Stars site. Matches will be played simultaneously on four heads-up tables.
UK gambling newsreported that major league players already signed up for the competition including famous and notorious names such as Isaac Haxton, Phil Galfond, Alex Millar and Ben Sulsky with many more expected. There will surely be surprises, as Poker Stars tournaments always discovered new stars of online gambling.
UK gambling law compliant Poker Stars, one of the biggest and most famous online pro poker sites today, has a tendency to feature legendary poker players on their list.
Poker variations include fixed limit, no limit, and pot limit games within 5 Card Stud, Texas Hold’em, and Omaha games. Poker Starts frequently offers online poker rewards program and promotions as well tournaments for all levels of players. Its high stakes cash games also attract lots of attention from players and media. Read more in our Millions Won at High-Stakes Online Poker Tables This Week article.
Poker Stars started repaying $184 million to former Full Tilt Poker player account owners. In all other countries, but the United States, ex Full Tilt players will able to access their account from early November on.
Players from France, Denmark, Spain, Estonia and Belgium will have to connect their old Full Tilt account to their Poker Stars in their respective country. The Full Tilt Poker Player loans to will not be repaid.