Travel the world with the PokerStars Passport
There is a special feeling when you first hold a passport in your hand. The pages are blank and begging to be stamped. There is a sense of some official place in the world when you travel overseas and display your passport proudly. There is a feeling of pride when a friend flips through the pages and sees stamps from countries far and wide. It's all, in a word, neat.
The PokerStars Passport is so much better than all of that that it's almost impossible to put it into words. The PokerStars Passport is one of the most valuable prizes in all of poker and PokerStars players have a chance to win it starting tomorrow.
What is it? The winner of the PokerStars Passport gets entries to ten big live tournaments. If you win it, you will start your world travels at the EPT German Open in Dortmund in January 2008. You will finish at the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2009. In between, you can choose any eight big tournaments on the European Poker Tour or Asia Pacific Poker Tour. You can also choose the World Series Main Event as one of your eight stops around the world.
For a prize like that, it's pretty clear that winning it will be a challenge. Here's how PokerStars says it will work: The December Tournament Leader Board will be the used to measure who is most-deserving of the passport. Every player who finishes in the TLB top 1,000 in December will have a chance to win one of four European Poker Tour Grand Final packages. Of the top 1,000, the top 100 will play in a tournament for the coveted PokerStars Passport and other huge prizes.
Winning the PokerStars Passsport is more than a great prize. It's also a chance to play for your fellow PokerStars players. Every time the holder of the passport cashes in one of the big events, 10% of the winnings will go back to PokerStars players for special VIP Club Frequent Flyer Freerolls.
In all, PokerStars is giving away more than a quarter million bucks in live tournament packages and cash prizes. For all the details, see the PokerStars Passport page.