The best thing about having New Year’s Day on a Wednesday is that we only have a two-day working week before another well-deserved two days off.
But how are you planning to spend the first weekend of 2020? Whether you’re just looking to chill out at home after a fortnight of festivities, or you’re still a bit hungover from Tuesday night’s shenanigans, PokerStars has got you covered.
There’s more than a week of the Winter Series to go, and this Saturday (Jan 4) and Sunday (Jan 5) you’ll find plenty of action to keep you occupied without needing to leave the house.
At 3:30pm WET on Saturday you can settle in for Event #39, the Afternoon Deep Stacks, which provides a huge starting stack and slow structure to see you right through until the evening.
#39-L: $11 NLHE (Afternoon Deep Stacks), $75K Gtd – 50,000 starting stack, 12 min levels
#39-M: $109 NLHE (Afternoon Deep Stacks), $150K Gtd – 100,000 starting stack, 15 min levels
#39-H: $1,050 NLHE (Afternoon Deep Stacks), $200K Gtd – 250,000 starting stack, 20 min levels
Just a few hours later (6pm WET) there’s some Progressive Knock-Out action, including a huge $2,100 event with satellites running throughout the day. Why not kick off the new year by getting in for cheap, battling the big guns, and taking down some $500 bounties?
#40-L: $22 NLHE (8-Max PKO), $200K Gtd – 25,000 starting stack
#40-M: $215 NLHE (8-Max PKO), $300K Gtd – 50,000 starting stack
#40-H: $2,100 NLHE (8-Max PKO), $300K Gtd – 250,000 starting stack
For the mixed-game aficionados (we’re looking at you, Mason “Pyefacepoker” Pye) there’s an 8-Game 6-Max event (#41) beginning at 7:05pm WET, with $11, $109, and $1,050 buy-ins.
That’s followed by $5.50, $55, and $530 6-Max Hypers (#42) at 8pm WET, and there’s another PKO event–this time a turbo–rounding out the night at 10pm WET.
#43-L: $11 NLHE (8-Max Turbo PKO), $75K Gtd – 25,000 starting stack
#43-M: $109 NLHE (8-Max Turbo PKO), $175K Gtd – 50,000 starting stack
#43-H: $1,050 NLHE (8-Max PKO), $200K Gtd – 100,000 starting stack
Plus you’ll have all of your favourite Saturday tournaments, such as the $27 Saturday Eliminator PKO (3:30pm WET) and the $215 Saturday Duel Heads-Up Zoom event (6:15pm WET) to keep you busy.
The most exciting day of the online poker week is even more so when there’s a big series running, and this week you’ll find no less than 15 Winter Series events amongst the usual Sunday majors.
#44-L: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max, $40K Gtd
#44-M: $55 NLHE 8-Max, $150K Gtd
#44-h: $530 NLHE 8-Max, $250K Gtd
#45-L: $22 NLHE 6-Max, $150K Gtd
#45-M: $215 NLHE 6-Max, $250K Gtd
#45-H: $2.100 NLHE 6-Max, $350K Gtd
The Sunday Million comes with the largest guarantee–$1M for just a $109 buy-in–and this week it’s adopting a Progressive Knockout format, so you can start making money right from the get-go. That kicks off at the usual time of 6pm WET, and there’s an $11 Mini version as well as a $1,050 high roller edition alongside it.
#46-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max PKO, Mini Sunday Million SE, $300K Gtd
#46-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max PKO, Sunday Million SE, $1M Gtd
#46-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO, $500K Gtd
As the night moves on you’ll find a good old fashioned freezeout at 8pm WET.
#47-L: $5.50 NLHE, $50K Gtd
#47-M: $55 NLHE, $200K Gtd
#47-H: $530 NLHE, $275K Gtd
Capped off with a turbo PKO day saver in the Sunday Cooldown Winter Series editions. You’ll definitely want to try and satellite in for the $2,100 high event, which comes with a $350K guarantee and $500 bounties up for grabs every time you eliminate an opponent.
#48-L: $22 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE, $80K Gtd
#48-M: $215 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE, $250K Gtd
#48-H: $22 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE, $350K Gtd
And those are just the Winter Series events. All of the regular Sunday Majors–such as the $11 Sunday Storm with its $125K guarantee–will still be there for your grinding pleasure.
Best of luck over the weekend. Kick off the new year and the roaring 20s in style.
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