The 12th of August witnessed a massive poker tournament kicking off at PokerStars called the Red Spade Open. The tournament will give players the opportunity to win a whopping $1 million while they enjoy competing at their favorite game.
Details of the tournament
The generous tournament is being hosted by PokerStars and features a $55 buy-in. The $1 million award is in the form of a prize pool that will at least earn the winner about $200,000. Players who indulge in low stake games will get an opportunity to participate in this game and play alongside some well know names from the poker industry.
Apart from playing alongside these poker pros, players will also get a chance to beat Team Online and Team PokerStars Pro members that are participating and will be awarded $100 for each of these team players that they outdo.
This tournament will replace the weekly event on PokerStars, which is known as the ‘Biggest $55’. The tournament will continue till the 19th of August.
In order to be a part of this prestigious event players’ had two options, they could either win a seat through the various satellite events or directly buy-in. The tournament can also be played from mobile devices by downloading the app from the PokerStars site.
Seats for the tournament can also be bought from the PokerStars VIP club store. The amount your ticket will cost depends on your VIP status. Last year the same tournament was won by an Austrian player called crackin_ty, who walked away with $247,378.
PokerStars boasts of being the biggest internet poker room in the world. The site is great because it gives both new and experienced players a chance to enjoy the game as they like. Beginners can view running games before actually playing. This way it turns out to be a great learning experience.
The software used by PokerStars is both Mac and Windows compatible, apart from being extremely user friendly and easy to download.
PokerStars offers a wide range of poker variants includingOmaha, Seven Stud and traditional Texas Hold ‘em. Players can indulge in their favorite poker games 24/7 and limits can be selected to suit your requirements. The company recently acquired Full Tilt Poker, so PokerStars will now have access to a larger player base.
The site was launched almost a decade ago and has only witnessed rising popularity since. It was a Costa Rican company originally but was later relocated to the Isle of Man. The company is privately owned and has often been in the news.
In 2009 the site set a world record for the biggest online poker tournament is the world. The enter fee for this massive tournament was just $1. PokerStars has a very popular fast fold poker game called Zoom Poker, which was launched in spring 2012.
The site is known for its generous bonuses and reliable software in terms of player security. Sunday Million is the sites weekly flagship event.