PokerStars The Big Game a new high stakes televised cash game featuring top poker pros - Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Barry Greenstein and many more.
Poker Stars are running free entry daily freeroll tournaments where online poker players can win their seat to the new PokerStars TV show and be part of all the High Stakes Poker action as a loose cannon player. All qualifying players will get $100k buy-in staked by PokerStars and any profits made will be theirs to keep. This promotion is only available for US and Canadian residents.
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PokerStars The Big Game
Enter the PokerStars Big Game online satellite freeroll tournaments, these events are limited to US and Canadian residents only. The PokerStars big game round 1 freerolls run up until the 25th June 2010 with the top 300 players going through to round 2. The top 1000 players in the big game round 2 tournament will all get a seat to the final event
PokerStars Big Game Round 1 Freerolls
Date: Daily from 26 March - 25th June 2010
Times: 17.30 - 19.30 - 21.30 and 23.30 ET
Prize: Top 300 get round 2 seats.
PokerStars Big Game Round 2 Qualifier
Buy-in: Qualifiers only
Prize: Top 1000 get Final Event Entry.
PokerStars Big Game Final
Buy-in: Qualifiers only
Prize: Top 200 players invited to become a Loose Cannon player.
USA and Canadian poker players can find these events in the PokerStars lobby by clicking on Tourney then Regional to start playing for their seat to the PokerStars Big Game.
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PokerStars Big Game Final qualifiers
Players who qualify in the final tournament will be sent an invite with instructions on how to submit a video which they can market themselves to the PokerStars selection team. Videos will be selected based on the criteria which proves the player will fit the TV show standards with a good personality, showing enthusiasm, and humor on top of being a talented poker player. Players who impress the most will be selected to appear on the Big Game TV show and play against some of the biggest names in poker.
PokerStars Big Game features many big names in poker including Loose Cannon players:
Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak, Tony G, Barry Greenstein, Joe Cada, Antonio Esfandiari, Chau Giang, Todd Brunson, Scott Seiver, Isaac Haxton, Vanessa Rousso, Jason Mercier, David Williams, Justin Bonomo, Andrew Robl, Lex Veldhuis, Eugene Katchalov, Abe Mosseri, Daniel Alaei, Joe Cassidy, Rick Rahim, Prahlad Friedman, Dani Stern, Jason Calacanis, David Peate, Troy Howard, William Davis, Nadya Macnus, Aaron Jensen, Andre Capella and Ernest Wiggins.
PokerStars Big Game TV Show
The format will be No Limit Holdem cash games with $100,000 buy-in with High Stakes blinds of $200/$400 and antes of $100. Loose Cannon players who qualify will be staked by PokerStars and they will keep any profit made from their $100k buy-in. All Loose Cannons who show profit will return to play another episodes on the show, there will only be one Loose Cannon player each episode and losing players will be replaced with by a new Loose Cannon player.
PokerStars Big Game will be aired on the FOX network starting in June 2010. The PokerStars TV show will be broadcast five nights a week.