In the days before Christmas the Czech Republic’s capital will once more turn into the European capital of poker.
PokerStars returns to Prague in December for its annual PokerStars Championship and you can qualify online.
It’s the last big poker event of the year and, among a slew of accessible low buy-in events, a €50k Super High Roller and the Championship POY finale are on schedule.
43 Events, Satellites from €5.50
The 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague runs from December 7-18 with a total of 43 events on the schedule.
These are the most important ones in ascending buy-in order:
€170 buy-in; PokerStars Megastack; Dec 15-17
€220 buy-in; Prague Poker Cup; Dec 9-11
€1100 buy-in; National Championship; Dec 8-12
€2200 buy-in; National Championship High Roller; Dec 11/12
€5300 buy-in; PSC Main Event; Dec 12-18
€10,300 buy-in; 8-handed NLHE; Dec 7-9
€10,300 buy-in; PL Omaha Championship; Dec 14/15
€10,300 buy-in; PokerStars Championship High Roller; Dec 16-18
€25,500 buy-in; NLHE 8-handed; Dec 13
€25,500 buy-in; NLHE; Dec 15
€50,000 buy-in; PokerStars Championship Super High Roller; Dec 10-12
There are online satellites in the PokerStars lobby for both the Main Event and the National Championship and they’re running 24/7.
The direct satellites are tournaments for €215, €320, and €530 but you can satellite into them for as less as €5.50. There is one direct satellite every day.
PSC Player of the Year
PokerStars is hosting an internal ranking list to determine the best player in the Championships across the whole calendar year.
Every PSC has its own leaderboard and the winner of each of them has received a full PCA prize package including buy-in, accommodation and travel costs worth $17,000.
All seven winners of 2017 will play a one-table Sit-and-Go where the winner will take all — and all here means $100,000! These are the players who’ve already won their seat:
Won LB in
Prague will determine the last of the seven contestants and the winner will enjoy the Caribbean Adventure in January.
Among them will be a large array of international stars but they’ll have to pass by Team PokerStars pros like Igor Kurganov, Liv Boeree, André Akkari, Marcin Horecki and now Prague local Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who’ve all announced their participation. Says ElkY:
“There is no better way to end the poker year than playing poker on your own home turf. I’m really looking forward to the variety of high class tournaments that are on offer and, not to forget, getting to spend some time at the Christmas markets during the PokerStars Championship in Prague.”
Cash Games Brimming
As always the location of the PSC Prague will be the Hilton Hotel and cash-game tables will be brimming.
In addition there’ll be a Players Party at the Cloud 9 club on December 11. As it’s the last one of the year, expect some fireworks.
If you want to take some time away from the tables you’ll soon find out that Prague is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe.
There are several Christmas markets in the city, all selling amazing local produce and all the Christmas accessories and souvenirs you can think of.
Other than that there is much more to see in Prague than you can get through in a couple of days, from the Astronomic Clock to Charles Bridge to the Powder Tower to the Dancing House.
Prague has been on the PokerStars premier events schedule every year since December 2007 and the main event will again be live streamed in seven different languages starting from Day 2.
Register with PokerStars through PokerListings and win your own ticket to the PSC Prague or to any of the other numerous live events organized by the largest online poker operator in the world.