Carnival Series Kicks Off at PokerStars This Weekend

With $12.5 million in guarantees and 150 events with buy-ins as low as $2.20, the PokerStars Carnival Series promises a lot of quality action.

All fans of tournament action have something to look forward to as PokerStars has announced another great series. Dubbed Carnival Series, it will feature 150 events with a wide range of buy-ins to accommodate every bankroll.

The event seeks to celebrate the biggest event on Brazil’s cultural calendar, taking place from January 28 — February 5. In total, the Carnival Series guarantees $12.5 million in prizes, so there is plenty to get excited about.

Three Main Events represent the highlight of the series, and all three will be played in a newly introduced Mystery Bounty format, adding some extra spice to the proceedings. The Main Events take place on February 4, featuring these buy-ins and guarantees:

  • $11 Main Event – $250,000 guaranteed
  • $109 Main Event – $1,250,000 guaranteed
  • $1,050 Main Event – $750,000 guaranteed

In addition to these marquee tournaments, there are a host of events worth joining, featuring generous five and six-figure guarantees. Buy-ins for the Carnival Series start as low as $2.20, so this one promises plenty of action across the board.

Sunday, January 28, is the opening day of the series, and it features a particularly rich schedule, so if you need some help getting into that samba spirit, head over to PokerStars, register for an account, and join the Carnival!

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Nominees for the 5th Global Poker Awards Officially Announced

Names of nominees for the 5th Global Poker Awards ceremony taking place in February have been revealed in 16 distinct categories.

We have the names of the nominees for the 5th Global Poker Awards across all 16 categories as determined by the members of the voting panel.

Several prominent members of the poker community have earned themselves multiple nominations, including:

  • Marle Spragg & Caitlin Comsky — Short-Form Content Creator, Best Twitter Personality, Best Video Content
  • Alexander ‘Wolfgang Poker” Seibt — Short-Form Content, Fans Choice for Poker Personality, and Best Vlogger

Bin Weng will receive a well-deserved trophy for the GPI Player of the Year, while Kristen Foxen continues to prove her quality as a player, picking up the GPI Female Player of the Year Award for the fourth time.

GGPoker’s revolutionary Game of Gold show will receive the GPI Award of Merit.

There are several more interesting categories at the 5th Global Poker Awards, including Best Final Table Performance, Best Twitter Personality, Best Vlogger, Best Streamer, etc.

The Best Short-Form Content Creator Award is a completely new addition, showing how the world of poker content is changing with the times, and short-form content is becoming increasingly important due to its huge popularity with the audience.

The Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 24, and it will be streamed live on PokerGO.

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Qualify Online for WPT Global Winter Classic Happening in Montreal

WPT Global is hosting daily satellites to the Winter Classic Main Event, with buy-ins starting as low as $9!

WPT Global has partnered with Montreal’s Playground Poker Club in hosting the WPT Global Winter Classic, a live poker series that offers a host of big guarantees, including the $500,000 GTD Main Event.

While the Main Event costs $1,150 to enter, the good news is that there are qualifiers running around the clock on the site, offering you a chance to win a seat for as little as $9. The Winter Classic Main Event runs February 1 — 4, so there is still plenty of time to get involved.

In addition to the Main, the Winter Classic features a variety of other tournaments, including a couple of Mystery Bounties and a Monster Stack event.

On top of this, WPT Global is hosting a last-longer competition for all players who qualify via the online platform, with players the last players standing in the $200k Mystery Bounty and the Main Event picking up $3,000 each.

If you’re looking to spice things up with some live action this winter, this is a perfect opportunity. Head on over to WPT Global, register for an account, pick up your welcome bonus, and stamp your ticket to the Winter Classic Main Event!

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PokerStars US Brings Back the Red Spade Experience in 2024

Players in Michigan and Pennsylvania have a shot to win an exciting trip to New York or Las Vegas, enjoy a game, and have a blast with all expenses covered by PokerStars US.

PokerStars US is back with its Red Spade experience for players in Michigan and Pennsylvania. If you are a fan of poker, sports, and epic trips, this is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss, especially since it’s super easy to get involved.

Players on PokerStars PA have a shot at winning a three-day trip to New York, where they’ll get to watch a clash between the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers, spend some quality time with Philadelphia alumni, and much more.

PokerStars MI is offering a shot at the opportunity to visit Las Vegas for three days, enjoy a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Las Vegas Golden Knights, and hang around with the Next Gen Poker team.

The operator is covering all travel, accommodation, and food & beverage costs for the duration of the stay, and everyone is welcome to try their shot at winning the Red Spade Pass. The pass will be given out through the random draw on February 19, and you have until February 16 to earn up to five entries by doing any of the following:

  • Play just one MTT with a buy-in of $20+
  • Play $15 worth of Spin & Go games of $5+
  • Play 50 cash game hands at $0.05/0.10+
  • Wager $50 on slots (PokerStars Casino)
  • Wager $50 on any table games (PokerStars Casino)

For every completed challenge, you will receive one entry to the draw, and there is plenty of time to get all of them done. Even if you don’t have an account with PokerStars US yet, you can sign up right now, grab the welcome bonus, and have a fair shot at your Red Spade experience!

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