Over 900 Players Have Entered The $25,000 Event So Far

Published on January 6th, 2019 3:37 pm EST

Poker seems to be making a big comeback these days.  Pokerstars is on the leading edge.  Year is 2019The Pokerstars Players Championship is already the largest $25,000 tournament in the history of poker, with hundreds of players from all over the globe turning up to the Bahamas for the event.

Day 1 has been underway for a few hours, and Pokerstars has revealed that there are already 932 entrants (including reserved seats) in the event. With registration set to close before the start of Day 2 on Monday afternoon, there is a legitimate chance that the event ends up topping 1,000 entries.


The numbers for this event were always going to be big, as Pokerstars gave out more than 300 "Platinum Passes" to lucky winners. These "Platinum Passes" were worth a total of $30,000 and included entry to the tournament, as well as accommodation and travel costs.

Pokerstars gave out these passes to all sorts of different people, including winners of their bigger tournaments over the past year, as well as prominent members of the Twitch.tv universe. This helped to build awareness for the event, which has translated into the company hosting the largest $25,000 tournament of all time.


The prize pool numbers have not been finalized as of yet, though there will be a total of $20 million+ handed out to those that go deep in the tournament.

In addition, Pokerstars is giving an additional $1 million to the eventual winner of the event, which means that somebody will be walking away from the PSPC with millions of dollars.


The massive prize pool and exotic locale attracted many notable players to the event, including:

Daniel Negreanu
Justin Bonomo
Paul Pierce
Bruce Buffer
Tony Hawk
Erik Seidel

Everybody wins in this event - casual players get a chance to play for big money and brush elbows with the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Bruce Buffer, while experienced players get to play in a tournament in which there is enormous value.


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