PokerStars is Back for Montreal Festival; Win a Main Event Seat!

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:

EventDateBuy-in
1: No-Limit Hold’em ReentryFriday, August 22 to Monday, August 25$150
2: No-Limit Hold’em ShootoutSunday, August 24$110
3: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack TurboMonday, August 25$70
4: No-Limit Hold’em Six-MaxMonday, August 25$165
5: No-Limit Hold’em Single RebuyTuesday, August 26$70
6: No-Limit Hold’em FreezeoutTuesday, August 26$60
7: No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha MixTuesday, August 26$110
8: No-Limit Hold’em FreezeoutWednesday, August 27$80
9: No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Deepstack Eight-MaxWednesday, August 27$110
10: No-Limit Hold’em Main EventFriday, August 29 to Wednesday, September 3$1,100
11: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack TurboSunday, August 31$110
12: No-Limit Hold’em DeepstackMonday, September 1 to Wednesday, September 3$550
13: No-Limit Hold’em Big AnteTuesday, September 2$60
14: Pot-Limit Omaha Single RebuyTuesday, September 2$110
15: No-Limit Hold’em FreezeoutWednesday, September 3$80
16: No-Limit Hold’em $100 BountyWednesday, 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.

FreerollDateTimeTournament ID
Qualifier Freeroll 1July 237:00 p.m. ET#938777882
Qualifier Freeroll 2July 307:00 p.m. ET#938778454
Qualifier Freeroll 3August 67:00 p.m. ET#938778625
Final Nine QualifiersAugust 137:00 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!

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