Qualify for the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship

January 2019 will see players of all levels come together for what could be the biggest, richest and most unforgettable $25,000 buy-in live poker tournament ever – the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship (PSPC)!

This mega tournament will be held in The Bahamas from January 6-10, 2019, and is sponsored by PokerStars. Throughout 2018, more than 300 Platinum Pass packages to the event in The Bahamas will be awarded, contributing to a minimum prize pool of $8,000,000. There's even an added $1,000,000 for the winner.

How to win a PSPC package

Ready to play your part in poker history? Platinum Pass packages are up for grabs in PokerStars online tournament series, via special offers, or at PokerStars Live events, and each comes packed with $30,000 in rewards, including:

  • $25,000 entry to the PSPC event
  • Six nights' accommodation at Atlantis Resort, Nassau, in The Bahamas
  • $2,000 in travel and on-site expenses

Head to the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship site for more details.

Win with Stars Rewards

You could win a Platinum Pass package for PSPC 2019 with monthly Stars Rewards giveaways.

Every month one Platinum Pass package will be awarded via a special freeroll tournament. To qualify for the PSPC Stars Rewards Freeroll Giveaway you'll first need to win a Stars Rewards PSPC Sit & Go.

Click here for full details, or head to the Stars Rewards page to see how you can play your way to a Chest across all our products.

Win with Challenges

Visit your Challenges Window each week (Monday-Sunday) for a chance to win a Platinum Pass by completing poker Challenges.

There are eight chances to win, with eight weekly All-in Shootout tournaments awarding a Platinum Pass scheduled between now and November 26. To play, complete your Challenges, then check your 'My Stars' tab for an All-in Shootout ticket.

The All-in Shootouts will be held as follows:

  • October 8 at 15:00 ET
  • October 15 at 15:00 ET
  • October 22 at 15:00 ET
  • October 29 at 15:00 ET
  • November 5 at 15:00 ET
  • November 12 at 15:00 ET
  • November 19 at 15:00 ET
  • November 26 at 15:00 ET

Click here to visit your Challenges Window now!

Win with Daily Tournaments

One Platinum Pass package will be awarded each month via a special All-in Shootout held for everyone who plays selected daily tournaments.

Current eligible daily tournaments are as follows:

  • Hot $16.50 – held daily at 07:15 ET 
  • Big $22 – held daily at 13:00 ET 
  • Bounty Builder $55 – held daily at 17:30 ET

You can earn an All-in Shootout entry by playing any one of these events.

All-in Shootout for daily tournaments ('PSPC Selected Daily Tournaments All-in Shootout Giveaway') will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 15:00 ET.

Win with Sunday Tournaments

PokerStars Sunday tournaments are the biggest in online poker, and just by making the money in select tournaments you could win a Platinum Pass Package. One package will be up for grabs each month in an All-in Shootout.

Eligible Sunday tournaments are as follows:

  • Sunday Marathon
    $55 buy-in, Sundays at 9:30 ET
  • Double Deuce
    $22 buy-in, Sundays at 12:22 ET
  • Sunday Storm
    $11 buy-in, Sundays at 14:00 ET
  • Sunday Stack
    $55 buy-in, Sundays at 16:45 ET

You can earn an All-in Shootout entry by making the money in any one of these events.

All-in Shootouts ('PSPC Sunday Cashers All-in Shootout Giveaway') will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 15:00 ET.

Win with PokerStars Live Qualifiers

We're also hosting All-in Shootouts for everyone who enters a PokerStars Live direct qualifier in 2018. Click here to see what qualifiers are running now.

Play direct qualifiers in 2018 to take part and see if you can win the Platinum Pass package up for grabs.

All-in Shootouts for live event qualifiers ('PSPC Live Events All-in Shootout Giveaway') will be held the first Saturday of each month at 15:00 ET.

For all the latest PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship news make sure you visit the official site. There will be more exciting PSPC offers coming your way – don't miss out!

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to the awarding and redemption of a Platinum Pass (“Pass”) which may only be used at the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (the “Championship”) and can be won during selected PokerStars Promotional activities (“PS Promotion”) online.  The number of Passes that can be awarded as part of any PS Promotion will be announced at the time.

Package Details

  1. Subject to Clause 4 below, a Pass entitle the recipient to a full promotional live event package (the “Package”) which includes:
    1. $25,000 buy in to the Championship tournament in the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas (the “Venue”) which takes place from January 6-10, 2019;
    2. Six nights’ standard accommodation (for 2 persons) within the Venue (check in January 5, checkout January 11, 2019);
    3. Airport transfer to and from Nassau airport to the Venue; and
    4. $2,000 for expenses paid at the Venue upon arrival.
  1. It is a condition of this Promotion that:
    1. a recipient of the Package must be present at the Venue in January 2019 on the specified dates for the Championship tournament;
    2. Pass winners must submit a clear written confirmation of their intention to attend the Championship tournament via email by a specific date depending on when they won their Pass. Confirmation dates are as follows;
      1. Those who win a Pass between January 1 and June 30, 2018: Confirmation is to be received no later than August 1, 2018;
      2. Those who win a Pass between June 30 and October 1: Confirmation is to be received no later than December 1, 2018;
      3. Any Pass awarded at PSLive events taking place after December 1, 2018, will be given specific confirmation dates at that time.

How to win a Pass

  1. The Main Event winners of selected series and offers will be awarded a Platinum Pass package. Please refer to the Special Offers page to see which selected series and offers are included.
  2. All entrants of selected series (except the winners of the Main Events as set out above) will get to take part in an All-in Shootout the day after the last day of the series at 15:00 ET for a chance to win 1x Package.
  3. A monthly All-in Shootout awarding 1x Package will be run for all players who enter any of the specially selected daily tournaments.
    The daily specially selected tournaments are as follows:
    1. Hot $16.50 – held daily at 07:15 ET
    2. Big $22 – held daily at 13:00 ET
    3. Bounty Builder $55 – held daily at 17:30 ET

The monthly All-in Shootout linked to selected tournaments will be held on the first Saturday of every month at 15:00 ET time, “PSPC Selected Daily Tournaments All-in Shootout Giveaway” and players will be credited with the ticket

  1. Cashers of the following Sunday tournaments will take part in a monthly All-in Shootout awarding 1x Package:
    1. Sunday Marathon
    2. Double Deuce
    3. Sunday Storm
    4. Sunday Stack

The monthly All-in Shootout will be on the first Saturday of every month at 15:00 ET - “PSPC Sunday Cashers All-in Shootout Giveaway”.

  1. Special promotions during the year will award an additional Pass, will be notified accordingly.
  2. All entrants to direct qualifiers to PokerStars Live events will be invited to take part in a monthly All-in Shootout named “PSPC Live Events All-in Shootout Giveaway” in which 1 x Pass will be awarded. The monthly All-in Shootout will be on the first Saturday of every month at 15:00 ET.
  3. Stars Rewards will award players a Pass during 2018 with a special promotion commencing January 5, 2018.
  4. The monthly All-in Shootouts will last until October 2018 inclusive. There will be a maximum of 10 monthly All-in Shootouts out per type.

Restrictions

  1. Multiple Packages are not permitted as part of this Promotion. An individual shall not be entitled to receive more than one Package under any circumstances and the following rules shall apply:
    1. Winner Platinum Pass – If a player who has already won a Package wins a tournament that is awarding a Package to first place, that Package will then be given to 2nd place, and so on until a player is found who does not already have a Package.
    2. All reasonable means will be employed to see that no one is given the opportunity through drawings to win a second prize.
    3. If a player is accidentally awarded a second Package in any way, that Package will be forfeited immediately upon discovery and the player will not receive any compensation for the second Package.
  1. All employees of The Stars Group and their immediate family members are ineligible to take part in this promotion.
  2. Barred / Disqualified players – Any player that is barred from participating in PSLive sponsored events on January 5, 2019 will forfeit their Package and will not receive any compensation for the Package.

Promotion Requirements

  1. All Pass winners will be required to complete a registration and consent form at the time of their selection.  Failure to do so will disqualify you from the promotion.
  2. For the avoidance of doubt, the Pass together with its accompanying Package is non-refundable and non-transferable in any way. In the event a Pass winner does not confirm attendance by the specific date prescribed above or is unable to attend the Championship tournament for any reason, they will forfeit the entire value of the Package and will receive no remuneration whatsoever. PokerStars reserves the right to award or distribute any unused or forfeited Package(s) at its sole discretion.
  3. Travel arrangements (including obtaining any applicable visas) together with the cost of getting to The Bahamas for the required dates set out in Clause 1 above, shall be the sole responsibility of the Pass holder.  Failure to secure proper documentation for travel to the Championship will result in forfeiture of the full Package.
  4. Hotel accommodations awarded as part of the Package are non-transferable and not subject to amendments in either check in or check out date unless the recipient of the Package purchases additional nights at their expense.
  5. Winners are responsible for payment of any and all taxes, licenses, registrations and other fees associated with Package prizes.
  6. All players playing on www.pokerstars.cz are not eligible to win a Platinum Pass and/or a Package due to local restrictions prohibiting non-cash prizes. If a Platinum Pass and/or a Package is won by a player on PokerStars.cz that Pass or Package will be made available to the next eligible player for that PS Promotion.
  7. PokerStars and PokerStars Live reserve the sole right to alter or amend any part of the Championship or Pass promotions at any time.

Click here for general PokerStars promotional Terms & Conditions.

If you have any questions about the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship and how to qualify, please contact Support.

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