Steps Sit & Go Tournaments at PokerStars

Steps Structure Updates

Steps have recently been modified to ensure there are no longer any ‘step downs’ present in the system. Now, when you play a Steps tournament and cash, you’ll either win a ticket to the next Step up, a retry of the current Step, or an amount of T-Money. See the tables below for more.

Qualify for major PokerStars events with Steps satellites!

USD Steps

You can turn a few bucks into a major tournament entry or the poker trip of a lifetime with PokerStarsSteps tournaments. Jump in at Step 1 for just $7.50 or 500 Frequent Player Points (FPP), and work your way up the ladder to win prizes worth thousands of dollars. There are also Steps Specialtournaments available, giving you the chance to make it to Step 2 for as little as just 3 FPPs.

Make it to Step 4 and you can use your ticket to enter any PokerStars $215 Weekly Major tournament, including the Sunday MillionSunday Warm-Up and Sunday Second Chance, or keep climbing toward Step 6.

Make it to Step 6 and you’ll get the chance to play for a prize package for a huge selection of major live events, including the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT)Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP)*, plus tickets foronline events like the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP)Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP). Not every event is available all year-round, but there’s always an exciting event for which to qualify!

Even if you don’t advance to the next level in a particular Steps tournament, you could win a chance toplay again at the same level. You can also buy in directly to any Steps tournament at any level, which means you don’t need to start at the bottom. To buy in using your FPPs, go to the PokerStars VIP Store and purchase the Steps ticket of your choice.

To register for Steps tournaments, open the PokerStars lobby and go to any of the following:

Sit & Go > Satellite > Steps
Events > PCA > Steps
Events > WCOOP > Steps
Events > LAPT > Steps
Events > APPT > Steps

You can also search for the word ‘Step’ using the ‘Sit & Go’ and ‘Events’ filters. You can check your balance of Steps tickets in the PokerStars main lobby. Click ‘Requests’ in the top menu bar and select ‘Tournament Tickets’ to see your ticket inventory.

StepCost1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place
Step 1$7.50 Step 2 Step 2 Step 1 T$1.50  
Step 2$27.00 Step 3 Step 3 Step 2 Step 2 T$7
Step 3$82.00 Step 4 Step 4 Step 3 Step 3 Step 3
Step 4$215.00 Step 5 Step 5 Step 4 T$185  
Step 5$700.00 Step 6 Step 6 Step 5 Step 5 T$430
Step 6$2,100.00 Varies - Final Step

Euro Steps

You can also qualify for the European Poker Tour (EPT) - the world’s biggest live poker tour - with PokerStars Euro Steps tournaments, starting from just €2.20. Make it to Step G for your chance to win an EPT prize package. There are also Euro Steps Special tournaments available from just 15 FPPs. Go to Events > EPT > Steps to register.

See the table below to find out how Steps and Euro Steps tournaments work.

StepCost1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place
Step A €2.20 Step B Step B Step A  T€0.80  
Step B €7.50 Step C Step C Step B  T€1.50  
Step C €27.00 Step D Step D Step C Step C T€7
Step D €82.00 Step E Step E Step D Step D Step D
Step E €215.00 Step F Step F Step E T€185  
Step F €700.00 Step G Step G Step F Step F T€430
Step G €2,100.00 Varies - final step

Important notes:

  1. Steps tickets are not transferable to other players.
  2. Steps tickets are not redeemable for cash or any other value.
  3. Chops (deals dividing the prize money between players) are not permitted in Steps tournaments.
  4. Tournament details are subject to change without notice.

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