Hit the Road to PSPC with PokerStars Around the World Hit the Road to PSPC with PokerStars Around the World

The biggest $25k game in the world is coming back in early 2023, and PokerStars is paving the road to the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) for players around the globe. Among the upcoming events on the PokerStars real money tournament schedule are series in Romania, France, and Brazil.

PokerStars is bringing back the PSPC for 2023. After a hugely successful first running of the marquee $25,000 buy-in event in 2019, the game’s 2020 and 2021 returns were kiboshed by the COVID pandemic. Now that the restrictions are winding down, the game is back on for January 2023.

For the event’s first running back in 2019, the operator gave away over 300 entries to the big game in the form of Platinum Passes. Those free entries did not detract from the game’s success, though, with over 1,000 total entries for the biggest $25k game in live poker history.

Even without the Platinum Pass entries, the 2019 game crushed the expectations. There was a $25 million guarantee for the event, but by the time the dust settled on the registration desk, the prize pool was up to $26.5 million.

The success of the 2019 Platinum Passes opened the road for this year’s qualifying journey. Around the world, in the run-up to the big game, PokerStars will run the Road to PSPC during its live events to give players chances to win their way to the Bahamas.

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PokerStars Platinum Road

The old silk road connected east and west in the ancient world, sharing culture and wealth worldwide through trade and travel. In the modern world, PokerStars Platinum Road serves a similar purpose, bringing players from around the world together on the Road to PSPC en route to the final destination in the Bahamas in January.

There are still five big stops left on the Road to PSPC from October through the end of 2022. Among the big stops are three newly added series — the €150,000 guaranteed Road to PSPC Bucharest, the Road to PSPC Paris, and the Road to PSPC BSOP Millions in Brazil with R$2,000,000 guaranteed.

New Stops on PokerStars’ Road to PSPC

Road to PSPC Venue Location Buy-In Festival Dates Main Event Dates
Road to PSPC Bucharest €150,000 GTD Poker Room Bucharest Romania €400 October 10-16 October 12-16
Road to PSPC Paris Club Circus Paris France €400 November 8-13 November 8-13
Road to PSPC BSOP Millions Mystery Bounty R$2,000,000 GTD WTC Sheraton São Paulo Brazil R$ 1,000 November 14-26 November 14-17

First up for newly added events is the Road to PSPC Bucharest. Besides the €400 Main Event with €150,000 guaranteed and a platinum pass, there will be plenty of other poker action in the series, and players can check out the full festival schedule through the PokerFest website.

Later in the year, players will get added chances to win in Paris and São Paulo. For the BSOP series in Brazil in November, the Platinum Pass will be awarded with extra fanfare. During the Mystery Bounty event, one of the bounty envelopes will contain a Platinum Pass worth $30,000.

The Platinum Pass Value

  • $25,000 buy-in to the PSPC
  • Six nights of accommodation for the winner and a guest in a 5-star hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • $1,900 in expenses
  • Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event

See below for a complete look at the remaining Road to PSPC events. There are still 17 events remaining from September 19 through the end of 2022 with Platinum Passes on offer, so there is still plenty of mileage left to travel on PokerStars’ Platinum Road.

Road to PSPC 2022

Road to PSPC Venue Location Buy-in Festival Dates Main Event Dates
Road to PSPC Manila Okada Manila Philippines 22,000 PHP September 19 – 25 September 20 – 25
Road to PSPC Thessaloniki Regency Casino Thessaloniki Greece €400 September 22 – 25 September 22 – 25
Road to PSPC Nova Gorica €100,000 GTD Perla Casino Slovenia €400 October 5 – 9 October 7 – 9
Road to PSPC Bucharest €150,000 GTD Poker Room Bucharest Romania €400 October 10-16 October 12-16
Road to PSPC Paris Club Circus Paris France €400 November 8-13 November 8-13
Road to PSPC BSOP Millions Mystery Bounty R$ 2,000,000 GTD WTC Sheraton São Paulo Brazil R$ 1,000 November 14-26 November 14 — 17
Road to PSPC Namur €500,000 GTD Grand Casino de Namur Belgium €400 November 24 — December 4 November 26 – December 4