Not many poker companies can brag about hosting 100 million tournaments, and nobody but PokerStars can celebrate its 800 millionth tournament. It comes as no surprise that they chose to mark the occasion with a huge tournament that features not only generous prize pools, but also money awarded in the form of giveaways to participants. www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/carnival-of-tournaments/1m-gtd/ tells the story of the upcoming tournament and provides players with the impetus to tag along.
For a full week, a string of tournaments will run live at PokerStars and not surprisingly, the highlight will be the Main Event scheduled for Sunday. The Carnival of Tournaments promises to award many prizes of $100,000 and just as much money in the form of giveaways, to be distributed among players in the first two hours of the tournament. There are not many opportunities of winning thousands of dollars without actually increasing the size of your stack, and the awarding process is absolutely random.
At least in theory, poker players need to do nothing more than to survive the first two hours of play to keep their hopes of winning a major prize alive. The main event has a buy-in of $109 and the amount itself is not prohibitive even for those who are not usually playing in tournaments. The very idea of being a part of this special moment when PokerStars celebrates the 800 millionth tournament is a solid reason to join the Carnival of Tournaments.
Many poker professionals have announced their intention of sitting down at the tables, if not for the money than at least for the satisfaction being a part of something memorable. PokerStars will also award a plethora of branded merchandise to all those who win one of the side events that are a part of the Carnival of Tournaments. The poker company has even released a list of tournaments that run on a daily basis and the corresponding payouts for those who emerge victorious. This is the list in a nutshell:
13:10 – $55 Red Spade Open ticket
13:20 – $215 cash prize plus your buy-in
13:30 – PokerStars Citizen watch
13:40 – $215 Sunday Million ticket
13:50 – $55 Red Spade Open ticket
14:00 – PokerStars PC 360 headphones
14:10 – $109 Sunday Kickoff ticket
14:20 – Ten $11 Sunday Storm tickets
14:30 – PokerStars chip set
14:40 – $55 Red Spade Open ticket
14:50 – Porsche Design Sunglasses & Pen
15:00 – $700 PCA satellite ticket