PokerStars has announced the return of the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) live poker tournament.
The PSPC will take place during the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona at Casino Barcelona from August 20 to 24, 2020. PokerStars is also giving away more free passes with the popular Platinum Pass giveaway campaign through a series of competitions and challenges in the run up to the event.
PokerStars announced next year’s tournament at EPT Barcelona today by surprising five finalists of the ‘Chase Your Dream – Play Against Your Heroes’ competition with their own Platinum Passes. Each will now have the opportunity to sit down at one of live poker’s most prestigious events and play for millions next year. Clement Eloy also took home €10,000 for first place.
Each Platinum Pass awards free entry to the €22,500 buy-in (approx. $25,000) tournament as well as a six-night hotel stay, flights, transfer and certain other expenses for the winner and a guest.
“The inaugural PSPC was an amazing success, and featured hundreds of Platinum Pass winners who dared to dream of playing in an exclusive high-roller event,” said Severin Rasset, PokerStars’ Managing Director & Commercial Officer, Poker. “The PSPC demonstrates our commitment to cultivating and growing the game, not only by creating opportunities for poker fans of all levels to win life-changing sums of money, but also by showcasing poker and the entertainment it provides.”
In the inaugural PSPC, which broke records as the biggest $25,000 buy-in live poker tournament in history, Ramon Colillas topped a field of over 1,000 players to take home over $5 million. Colillas was one of 320 Platinum Pass winners who earned their entry into the tournament for free.
“The PSPC was an incredible experience for me,” said Colillas, who is now a PokerStars Ambassador. “From the lead-up to the tournament to the event itself, and now wearing the PokerStars patch, it has been a dream come true. I’m so happy it’s back again and I get to be a part of an event that could change someone’s life. Although, I am definitely going to attempt a back-to-back!”