Everything You Need To Know About The PokerStars PA Winter Series Main Event

PokerStars PA Winter Series

The 2021 PokerStars PA Winter Series continues to roll along, with four full days remaining in one of the biggest tournament series of the year in Pennsylvania.

PokerStars PA players can continue to enter the special guaranteed tournaments through Sunday. On that day, two main events will be held, a $50 buy-in Mini Main Event with $35,000 guaranteed and the flagship $300 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed Main Event.

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The Main Event will kick off at 5 PM ET on Sunday while the Mini Main Event gets underway an hour later at 6 PM ET.

PokerStars PA Winter Series Main Event details

Registration is currently open for the Winter Series Main Event. As of Wednesday afternoon, 62 players have registered.. While that number will continue to increase until the start of the tournament (and even after), it doesn’t really matter if you are playing the event.

That’s because $200,000 in prizes will be awarded no matter what, including $62,144.82 to first place. If more players enter than the guarantee allows for, the prize pool will be even higher.

Here are some other important details about the structure:

  • Players will start with 100,000 in chips
  • Starting level will be 400/800 with a 100 ante
  • If you get knocked out of the tournament, you can rebuy up to 5 times within the late registration period
  • Late registration is available in the first 3 hours and 45 minutes of the tournament
  • The event will likely be held over two days with the first day breaking after 7 hours and 3 minutes of play
  • Day 2 will resume on February 1st at 5 PM ET.

Qualify to the PokerStars PA Winter Series Main Event for less

If you prefer to not to shell out $300 for the Main Event, there are a few options you have to either lower your cost or enter a different tournament.

#1 – Play the $50 Mini Main Event

This tournament is going to attract a large number of players, so the prize pool will be paying tens of thousands of dollars. A total of $35,000 is guaranteed and the prize pool could conceivably go much higher. You can also use this tournament as back-up in case you get knocked out of the Main Event.

#2 – Satellites

From now until the tournament start time, players can choose to enter multiple satellites that will feed directly into the Main Event. Players can find a selection of $20 and $30 satellites in the days before the tournament with $15, $20, $30, $50 and $75 satellites held in the hours leading up to the Main Event.

For a full schedule, check out the $200,000 guaranteed Main Event in the PokerStars Tournament lobby. It will be listed at the bottom of the window for the event.

#3 –  Qualify through the $10,000 Depositor Freeroll

New and existing PokerStars PA players will have opportunity to qualify for the $200,000 Main Event for free. Players who make a deposit of $30 or more before January 31st at 2 PM ET can enter qualify for a freeroll that will guarantee 35 entries into the Main Event.

Use bonus code FREEZE when making your deposit.

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Author: Craig Klinski