Turn Pocket Change into Big Prizes in the PokerStars Common Cents Festival

Common Cents

PokerStars is giving its players the chance to turn their pocket change into big prizes between Jun. 24 and Jul. 1 in the Common Cents tournament festival.

Twenty-three Common Cents tournaments are scheduled with buy-ins starting at only $0.01 and increasing to a still affordable $0.99. What’s incredible about the Common Cents festival is the guarantees on the events range from $2,500 up to $100,000 despite the tiny buy-ins.

The opening event of the Common Cents festival is quite ridiculous. It shuffles up and deals at 8:05 p.m. CET and has a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. They buy-in? A single cent! Yes, a $0.01 buy-in tournament with $100,000 on the line!

When PokerStars last ran a similar tournament, back in Oct. 2015, some 253,692 participants took to the felt and a Guinness World Record was set for the largest online poker tournament. Austria’s Simon "DaDumon" Grabenschweiger was the tournament’s champion, turning their $0.01 investment into a cool $10,000.

Common Cents Festival Schedule

DateTime (CET)TournamentGuarantee
Sun 24 Jun8:05 p.m.Common Cents 01: $0.01 NLHE [Kickoff], $100K Gtd$100,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 02: $0.22 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd$5,000
Mon 25 Jun5:05 p.m.Common Cents 03: $0.33 PLO [3-Stack], $2.5K Gtd$2,500
 8:05 p.mCommon Cents 04: $0.99 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button], $10K Gtd$10,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 05: $0.44 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd$5,000
Tue 26 Jun5:05 p.m.Common Cents 06: $0.55+R NLHE [Bubble Rush], $10K Gtd$10,000
 8:05 p.m.Common Cents 07: $0.99 NLHE, $10K Gtd$10,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 08: $0.66 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd$5,000
Wed 27 Jun5:05 p.m.Common Cents 09: $0.77 NLHE [6-Max,75% Progressive KO], $10K Gtd$10,000
 8:05 p.mCommon Cents 10: $0.88 NLHE [8-Max], $10K Gtd$10,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 11: $0.11 NLHE [Turbo, Single Rebuy], $2K Gtd$2,000
Thu 28 Jun5:05 p.m.Common Cents 12: $0.11+R NLO8 [Hyper-Active], $1K Gtd$1,000
 8:05 p.m.Common Cents 13: $0.99 NLHE [Progressive KO], $10K Gtd$10,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 14: $0.22 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive Total KO], $2.5K Gtd$2,500
Fri 29 Jun5:05 p.m.Common Cents 15: $0.33 NLHE [3-Max, Hyper-Turbo,3-Stack, Win the Button], $3K Gtd$3,000
 8:05 p.m.Common Cents 16: $0.22+R NLHE [8-Max], $10K Gtd$10,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 17: $0.55 5-Card PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO], $2.5K Gtd$2,500
Sat 30 Jun5:05 p.m.Common Cents 18: $0.66 NLHE [6-Max], $10K Gtd$10,000
 8:05 p.m.Common Cents 19: $0.99 NLHE [Knockout], $10K Gtd$10,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 20: $0.77 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Zoom, Progressive Total KO], $10K Gtd$10,000
Sun 1 Jul5:05 p.m.Common Cents 21: $0.88 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd$15,000
 8:05 p.m.Common Cents 22: $0.99 NLHE [Main Event], $25K Gtd$25,000
 10:05 p.m.Common Cents 23: $0.11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $2.5K Gtd$2,500

The Common Cents Main Event kicks off at 8:05 p.m. CET on Jul. 1, costs $0.99 to enter, and has a $25,000 guarantee.

PokerStars is also giving players the chance to win a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players Championship. Al that is required to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize is to opt-into the promotion and then play at least four Common Cents events.

Once these steps are complete, you’ll gain access to an All-in Shootout on Jul. 2 at 7:47 p.m. CET where the winner bags themselves a $30,000 Platinum Pass, which includes the $25,500 buy-in for the PokerStars Players Championship plus $5,000 worth of travel and accommodation expenses to The Bahamas.


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