Kicked off yesterday and scheduled to run until Halloween, over 100 micro and low-stakes tournaments have been squeezed into the four-day schedule, guaranteeing $2 million.
It may not sound a lot as PokerStars is known to run huge tournament series with 15-25 times bigger prize money and sometimes even in nine-figures, the $2 million guarantee is actually quite ambitious considering the buy-ins are just limited to $5.50 in most cases.
About two dozen of the tournaments are priced at $1.10 giving players plenty of opportunities to boost their bankroll. A couple of the events have an entry fee of $11 including the PLO Main Event boasting a $50,000 guarantee.
On Halloween night, PokerStars’ fan-favorite Sunday Storm will have its buy-in cut by half but will guarantee the usual $150k. This means that it will need to attract over 30,000 entries to cover.
On the same night, the NLHE Main Event will also run, promising an even bigger prize money of $500,000. The buy-in for this event is set at the usual $22.
Plenty of satellites are running for these big events starting as low as 27 cents.