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For years the poker industry has been gravitating towards recreational poker players but PokerStars is introducing something for hard-core players with its brand-new All-Star Cash Game.
The All-Star Cash Game is perhaps the first-ever poker initiative that pits the best against the best in a segregated arena.
Why would anyone want to play? Well there’s ego but PokerStars is also putting up $100,000 in leaderboard prizes. The competition will also be rake free.
One Month, $100k in Prizes
The All-Star Cash Game will take place over one month with two stakes NL200 (Masters) and NL2000 (All Stars) in No-Limit Hold’em.
Players will benefit from a rake-free environment with $100,000 in added leaderboard prizes.
Qualifying for the All-Star Cash Game will be tough. Here are the requirements:
Masters level: From NL100-NL400 – at least $10,000 in winnings
All Stars level: From NL500 and up – at least $25,000 in winnings
According to PokerStars there will be no other way to get into the competition.
All-Star players will still be able to play any other games they choose on PokerStars.
In the coming weeks elite players will start getting emails about their eligibility. The plan is to run the event in April-May.
The future of the All-Star Cash Game is entirely dependent on player attendance, according to PokerStars, but there are already plans for second season.
To learn more about the client or sign up for an account check out our PokerStars review.