The Big 20 promotion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the world’s premiere online poker site has entered its final stages, and millions in prize money has already been given away through a series of tournaments, giveaways, and bonuses by the operator.
The anniversary celebrations are set to culminate with the massive The Big 20 Finale tournament this Sunday. The $55 tournament will feature a huge $5 million guaranteed prize pool, the biggest for a tournament with such a buyin thus far, but there is even more good news coming from PokerStars.
To make the celebrations even more festive, the operator is giving away an additional $500,000 in The Big 20 Finale, which will be distributed in the form of bounties on the Red Spade PokerStars Ambassadors, as well as a tournament tickets drawing for all the players who don’t manage to make the money in the event itself.
If there was ever a need to an additional reason to enter the biggest online tournament of the year, PokerStars have just given it to us, as eliminating a single PokerStars pro will be worth $20,000, a massive return on the $55 investment.
- Super-charged daily leaderboards starting with November 1 and running through the month, offering boosted prizes
- 20 thematic tournaments celebrating the biggest moments from the PokerStars two-decade history
- $5MM Guaranteed The Big 20 Finale with the buy-in of just $55 and ample opportunity to qualify for free
$200k in PokerStars Ambassadors Bounties
The Big 20 Finale is the biggest tournament PokerStars has run in a long time, and it comes as no surprise that the entire contingent of PokerStars Ambassadors will be playing it from the get go.
To make playing with the big name pros even more interesting, PokerStars decided to award every player who eliminates one of their Ambassadors with a massive $20,000 bounty. This means that you have a chance to win 400x your buyin just by eliminating a single player from the tournament!
You can recognize PokerStars Ambassadors by the Red Spade symbols attached to their avatars at the tables, and the full list of the players whose eliminations will bring you a $20,000 bounty includes:
- Lex Veldhuis (l. veldhuis)
- Benjamin Spragg (Spraggy)
- Fintan Hand (easywithaces)
- Parker Talbot (tonkaaaa)
- Georgina James (GJReggie)
- Mason Pye (Pye_Face21)
- Arlie Shaban (Prince Pablo)
- Tom Hayward (majinboob)
- Felix Schneiders (xflixx)
- Ramon Colillas (RamonColillas)
That’s ten PokerStars Pros in total, for a total of $200k added in bounties. Playing at tables where the Ambassadors happen to be seated will bring some incredible value in The Big 20 Finale.
Tournament Tickets for Early Eliminations
Those who get unlucky in The Big 20 Finale and aren’t able to make it all the way to the money, or eliminate one of the Ambassadors, will still have a chance to get a return on their $55 buyin.
All players who bust out of The Big 20 Finale without making the money will be entered into a special prize draw, which will be held on December 7. The draw will award a total of $300k in tournament tickets for the upcoming Winter Series, more details on which will be announced soon.
One thing to keep in mind is that only the first entry for every unique player will count towards the prize draw, which means every individual player will only get to enter the draw once, increasing everyone’s chance to get a ticket from the draw.
Still Time to Qualify!
The Big 20 Finale kicks off on Sunday, December 5, and there is still time to win your ticket in case you haven’t done so just yet.
PokerStars is running a series of qualifier tournaments for the Finale around the clock, with buyins ranging from $2.20 to $11, and daily $5.50 Mega Sats are also on the schedule, with freeroll tournament awarding tickets for this one every day.
You could also try your luck with the exclusive $0.50 Spin & Go tournaments, where lucky players can win $55 The Big 20 Finale tickets. Tickets can also be won through the Ticket Machine promotion, which can be entered by completing some simple daily tasks such as playing 300 hands of cash game poker.
If you get involved right now, there is a great chance of winning a ticket before the tournament kicks off on Sunday, and even paying the $55 entry fee to play in The Big 20 Finale should be amazing value for anyone who chooses to do so.
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