PokerStars, the world's largest online poker room, has announced a new series dubbed the Mountain Series.
The Mountain Series features 10 action-packed tournaments with $4.15 million in guaranteed prize pools over the course of four days. The unique aspect of this new festival is that each tournament features a higher buy-in than the previous one, similar to climbing a virtual mountain of buy-ins.
The series will take place April 7-10.
|Date||Time||Tournament||Buy-in||Gtd. Prize Pool|
|April 7||14:00||Sugarloaf [SE]||$11||$100,000|
|16:00||Snaefell NLHE [PSKO]||$33||$100,000|
|April 8||14:00||Olympus NLHE [9-Max, Freezeout]||$55||$100,000|
|16:00||Fuji NLHE [6-Max, 8-min levels]||$109||$100,000|
|April 9||12:00||Matterhorn PLO [6-Max, 3-stack]||$215||$150,000|
|14:00||Mont Blanc NLHE [PSKO]||$320||$350,000|
|16:00||Elbrus NLHE [8-Max, Reentry] 2-Day||$530||$500,000|
|April 10||12:00||Kilimanjaro NLHE [9-Max, Freezeout]||$700||$750,000|
|14:00||Denali PLO [6-Max, Rebuys]||$1,050||$500,000|
|16:00||Mount Everest Main Event [Reentry]||$2,100||$1,500,000|
As you can see, to keep with theme each tournament in the Mountain Series is named after a famous mountain from around the world, including Sugarloaf (Brazil), Snaefell (Isle of Man), Olympus (Greece), Fuji (Japan), Matterhorn (Italy and Switzerland), Mont Blanc (France and Italy), Elbrus (Russia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Denali (Alaska, U.S.), and Everest (China and Nepal).
Additionally the series takes advantage of a wide variety of formats including full-ring freezeouts, six-max, eight-max, progressive super-knockout, reentry, rebuy, three-stack, and two-day tournaments. While most of the events are in no-limit Texas hold'em format, two tournaments on the schedule will be played in pot-limit Omaha.
The series kicks off on April 7 with the $11 Mountain Series — Sugarloaf (replacing the Big $11) at 14:00 ET and the $33 Mountain Series — Snaefell at 16:00 ET. Both of these tournaments feature a healthy $100,000 guarantee.
Buy-ins and prize pool guarantees progressively increase throughout the series until the final three tournaments take place on April 10 with the $530 Mountain Series — Kilimanjaro featuring a $750,000 guaranteed prize pool, the $1,050 Mountain Series — Denail featuring a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool, and the $2,100 Mountain Series — Everest Main Event peeking with a mountainous $1.5 million guarantee.
As expected, PokerStars is running numerous satellites around the clock leading up to each event. For example, players can already qualify into the first tournament via qualifiers with buy-ins starting at just $1 or 100 StarsCoin.
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It's been a busy week for PokerStars, and this news of the new series comes on the heels of PokerStars celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sunday Million, returning to the United States by launching regulated online games in New Jersey, announcing rake increases in a variety of games beginning March 28, and Amaya CEO David Baazov getting hit with five charges of insider trading.