PokerStars Gives Amateurs Another Shot with Cash Challenge

PokerStars is reviving the old Big Game-style format where an amateur player faces off against a group of well-known poker pros in its upcoming Cash Challenge.

The site is giving two players the chance to fly to Monte Carlo and take part in a high-stakes €12.5K buy-in cash game.

PokerStars will supply the €12.5k buy-in but it’s up to the players to actually make a profit for themselves as they get to keep everything they make over the original buy-in (after a minimum of 150 hands.

Cash Challenge Freeroll

Online qualifiers for the Cash Challenge take place four times daily and you can use a PokerStars ticket.

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You might get a shot against this guy.

If you’re not already signed up for PokerStars you can deposit on the site using the code “CASHCHALLENGE” to receive seven free tickets.

In addition to a prize pool of $1,000 the top 20 finishers will advance to the casting stage.

During the casting stage players will be invited to send a video audition for the Cash Challenge. PokerStars is asking for plenty of personality, humor and enthusiasm (so long as it’s under two minutes).

Simply upload your video to YouTube and email the link to [email protected] no later than Sunday, March 12, 2017.

The two players who are eventually picked will receive the following:

Return flights for two to Monte Carlo
Four nights’ stay for two at Le Meridien, Monte Carlo
€500 in spending money (credited to your Stars Account)
A €12,500 buy-in to an unforgettable cash game!

It’s not clear exactly when the Cash Challenge shoot will take place but there’s a good chance its during the PokerStars Championship in Monte Carlo, which takes place April 25-May 5, 2017.

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