A significant moment in online poker history is rapidly approaching. On Sunday, Nov. 30, PokerStars will host Tournament Number One Billion, a $109 buy-in $2 million guaranteed tournament that highlights a larger series of events dubbed the Billionth Tournament Carnival.
In addition to the huge guarantee, PokerStars will give away $200,000 in cash and prizes to randomly selected tables over the first two and a half hours of the tournament. Click here to see a full list of prizes.
“One billion tournaments is just so sick! I’ve played thousands of PokerStars tournaments over the years, and I learned so much from them, it definitely was a huge part of my success,” said Team PokerStars Pro and the first-ever Supernova Elite Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who has played 6,559 scheduled tournaments on PokerStars. “After all these years, I’m glad to see there are still huge prize pools and massive turnouts every day of the week on PokerStars. It really is the best place to play poker.”
The series will run from Nov. 17-30 and feature promotions for both multi- and single-table tournaments including Golden Sit & Gos, Daily Bigs, and Hot Turbos.
- Golden Sit & Gos — At least $500,000 will be given away from Nov. 17 in the Golden Sit & Go promotion. Tournaments will be selected at random, and players can win up to 20 times their buy-in. Click here for full details.
- The Daily Bigs — From Nov. 24-30, guarantees will be increased by over $2 million, and more than $100,000 awarded in added prizes. See complete details here.
- The Hot Turbos — From Nov. 24-30, guarantees will be increased by more than $1 million, and over $100,000 awarded in added prizes. Click here for full details.
- Reload Bonus — A 25-percent reload bonus up to $150 is on offer for all PokerStars players to claim until 23:59 ET on Nov. 17. To receive the bonus, players must use the bonus code "SPIN150" when depositing $20 or more. Discover more details here.
PokerNews will be speaking to several prominent members of the poker community about the upcoming Tournament Number One Billion. Check back in the coming weeks to see what Grospellier, George “Jorj95” Lind, Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz, and Chris Moorman have to say about the historic event.