You don't have to know a lot about poker to know that PokerStars is the granddaddy of online poker. They hold a special place in Canada through their special events like the upcoming Canada Cup at Playground Poker Club, and this inaugural series just got a bit better with an adjustment to the schedule.
PokerStars Canada Cup
The event will run from May 16th to 28th and has events with buy-ins as cheap as $150, ensuring there is something for everyone. They have recently decided that Event 10, originally a $330 tournament, will now be a $1,100 No-limit Hold'em Freezeout. This rounds out a trio of marquee events that will draw the big names to town.
|Event 4||$10,400||High Roller|
|Event 6||$3,300||Main Event|
There are satellites running on PokerStars and even nightly freerolls that can lead to a Main Event seat. PokerNews Canada gave away a $109 ticket for a satellite to the $3,300 Main Event through a "retweet to win" contest, and we'll have one more to give away soon, so make sure you're following us on Twitter.
PokerStars NHL Alumni Charity Tournament
Another special event is the upcoming NHL Alumni Charity Tournament which combines poker pros with NHL stars with online qualifiers to earn money for their chosen charity. The event is broadcast later in the year on Sportsnet and brings poker into the living rooms of many Canadians. It's a great event to participate in and you could be joining the action at the table by qualifying online at PokerStars.
PokerStars Carnival of Tournaments
Yet another great event brought to you by PokerStars is the Carnival of Tournaments in anticipation of the 900 millionth tournament on PokerStars. This enormous milestone is one worth celebrating, and PokerStars wants everyone to be part of the celebration.
From April 14th to 27th there is a ton of added value in their usual tournament line-up. The Big, Bigger, and Biggest tournaments are even biggerer with up to triple the normal prize pool as well as $100,000 in added prizes to be won just for playing.
They are also bringing back Golden Sit & Go's where you might be lucky enough to have your sit-and-go randomly picked for a piece of the $500,000 extra value just for playing the games you normally play every day.
But most exciting of all is the Tourney Number 900 Million. This milestone event has a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and $100K in added prizes to be given to players at random. The buy-in is set at $109, but you can also satellite your way in for just $1. The tournament starts at 13:00 ET on April 27th.
More info on the Carnival of Tournaments can be found on the PokerStars information page.
To get involved in these great events, you will need a PokerStars account. The best way to sign up is through our links so that you can take advantage of our 100% deposit bonus and you will also be forever eligible for our monthly $20,000 freerolls as a PokerNews player, as well as all other promotions we secure in the future.