PokerStars is hosting another great live event for their Canadian players next month. PokerStars Montreal Festival will be at world-renowned Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec from August 22 to September 3.
The packed 16-event schedule is undoubtedly headlined by the $1,100 Main Event with its massive $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The Main Event offers three different starting days with a next-day reentry option. Players can buy in again on multiple starting days and, if a player bags more than one Day 1 stack, they will carry the larger one to Day 2. And did we mention there is a $1 million guarantee?!
To get the excitement started, the affordable series kicks off with a $150 tournament with four starting flights and a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This has to be one of the best value-for-dollar tournaments you will see this year. Where else can you play a three-day tournament with a $100,000 guarantee in one of the best poker rooms in the world hosted by the biggest poker site in the world ... for $150?
Other events on the schedule reveal that PokerStars likes to mix things up by offering all sorts of fun game variants. The events include formats like shootout, turbo, six-max, pot-limit Omaha, deepstack, big ante, and bounty.
Here is the full schedule:
|1: No-Limit Hold’em Reentry||Friday, August 22 to Monday, August 25||$150|
|2: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout||Sunday, August 24||$110|
|3: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Turbo||Monday, August 25||$70|
|4: No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max||Monday, August 25||$165|
|5: No-Limit Hold’em Single Rebuy||Tuesday, August 26||$70|
|6: No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout||Tuesday, August 26||$60|
|7: No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha Mix||Tuesday, August 26||$110|
|8: No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout||Wednesday, August 27||$80|
|9: No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Deepstack Eight-Max||Wednesday, August 27||$110|
|10: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event||Friday, August 29 to Wednesday, September 3||$1,100|
|11: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Turbo||Sunday, August 31||$110|
|12: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||Monday, September 1 to Wednesday, September 3||$550|
|13: No-Limit Hold’em Big Ante||Tuesday, September 2||$60|
|14: Pot-Limit Omaha Single Rebuy||Tuesday, September 2||$110|
|15: No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout||Wednesday, September 3||$80|
|16: No-Limit Hold’em $100 Bounty||Wednesday, September 3||$300|
With buy-ins ranging from just $60 to $550 for side events and $1,100 for the Main Event, this is incredible value for little investment. You could play every event of the series for just $3,235.
Win a Main Event Seat!
We want to give you the opportunity to play in the PokerStars Montreal Festival Main Event for free! We are running a short tournament series exclusively for PokerNews Canada readers that will award one player with a $1,100 Main Event seat.
There will be three qualifier freerolls on PokerStars in the next few weeks and the top three finishers from each will advance to a final single-table tournament that will award the winner with the $1,100 Main Event seat and the other eight players will receive a $55 ticket to a Main Event satellite.
|Qualifier Freeroll 1||July 23||7:00 p.m. ET||#938777882|
|Qualifier Freeroll 2||July 30||7:00 p.m. ET||#938778454|
|Qualifier Freeroll 3||August 6||7:00 p.m. ET||#938778625|
|Final Nine Qualifiers||August 13||7:00 p.m. ET||#938776776|
The passwords will be released the day of the tournament and are only available from PokerNews Canada, so these will be small player fields and your chances of making your way into the final nine are very good.
Qualifier Freeroll 1 password:
Qualifier Freeroll 2 password:
Qualifier Freeroll 3 password:
Final Nine Qualifiers: no password required
If you do not have a PokerStars account, this is the best time you could ask for to get started on the biggest poker site in the world. Download PokerStars through our links, use the marketing code 'CANADIANPNEWS', and you will get a 100% first-deposit bonus up to $600, as well as access to our three $10,000 freerolls in August. See you in Montreal!