By now you’ve heard there are Platinum Passes to be won to the PSPC2020 in Barcelona next year. Now you can turn your attention to winning one.
And you won’t have long to wait.
PokerStars will be on the banks of the river Meuse, at the Grand Casino de Namur, Belgium, from Monday 23 September to Sunday 29 September.
It’s the first live opportunity to pocket your own Platinum Pass since the big announcement in Barcelona this week.
And you don’t have to win the €175 Main Event to claim the pass either.
A special draw at the start of Day 2 will decide the winner. What’s more you can increase your chances of winning by having multiple tickets in that draw.
Here’s how the Platinum Pass draw works
Any player who plays the Namur Main Event gets one ticket in the draw.
You can also earn an extra ticket for each online qualifier you play on PokerStars. And they start from as little as €0.50.
You can also claim an extra ticket for the draw if you play Day 1 of the Namur Main Event online (more on that below).
So that’s multiple tickets in a potentially life changing draw. All you need to do is make sure you’re in Namur at the start of Day 2 to claim your prize. That’s when eight players will be drawn at random to play a single hand of Crazy Pineapple on the live stream table.
The winner gets a Platinum Pass, and a hell of a story.
An affordable Main Event perfect for recreational players
The Namur Main Event is deliberately affordable and designed for players like you.
It has a €175 buy-in so it’s within reach of recreational bankrolls. You get a starting stack of 50,000, so you have chance to play a bit. And with levels 30 minutes long, switching to 45 minutes from Day 2, you have time to play as well. Those are conditions that make it easier to play at your best.
You might even find yourself sitting opposite someone like Team Pro Kalidou Sow along the way. He’ll be there, and hosting various activities throughout the festival.
What to expect in Namur
Once you get to Namur you’ll notice a few of the things you expect from larger PokerStars events.
As well as the great structure and organisation, they’ll be a webcast on Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 September, broadcasting action from the closing stages. They’ll also be on hand on Day 2 to reveal the winner of the Platinum Pass.
Online or live? You decide
For dot EU players, there’s another twist. You can opt to play Day 1 either live on one of multiple opening flights, or online (where you’ll earn another ticket for the Platinum Pass draw).
Then, if you reach Day 2, you can make your way to Namur. Check the PokerStars lobby for details.
Online satellites for Namur, which offer Main Event seats for a fraction of the price, have already started on PokerStars. They run all the way through to Sunday 22 September.
Buy-ins start at as little as €0.55 (€0.50 on PokerStars.fr and PokerStars.be) to win a seat in the Sunday €27 qualifier. That has a Main Event seat worth €175, with expenses of €150, guaranteed.