Introducing the PokerStars VIP Club Blast Off

ps_news_thn.jpgWe know many of you will start the New Year with new goals and renewed vigour. To help you get off to the best possible start, PokerStars today announced a selection of special VIP Club offers that will reward all players, but especially those who play regularly at the tables.

Here's what's on offer in the PokerStars VIP Club Blast Off...

Discount TCOOP Tickets & Merchandise Sale
The Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) runs January 19-29, and players from every VIP Club level can buy seats from the VIP Store at discounted rates. The higher your status, the better the discounts are. Over 100 items in the store will also be offered at a discount - some slashed by as much as 60% - from January 4 until the end of the month.

The discounted TCOOP tickets can be found in the VIP Store under 'Online Tournament Tickets'. You can also find the sale items under '2012 January Sale'. There are a limited amount of TCOOP tickets in stock, and players are only able to purchase one of each discounted ticket on offer. Tickets can only be used in TCOOP events.

VIP Ring Game Happy Hours
Ring Game Happy Hours are running from January 2-29, allowing you to earn 50% more VPPs and FPPs. Just play on any real money ring game table during one of the following Happy Hours to earn your extra points::

January 2-8: 04:00 ET
January 9- 15: 10:00 ET
January 16-22: 16:00 ET
January 23-29: 22:00 ET

Pace Bonus
PlatinumStar and Supernova VIPs can get a cash bonus the following month based on how many VPPs they earn in January. The Pace Bonus will be applied to player accounts before 12:00 ET on February 1, 2012. Players will have until 23:59 ET on February 29 to clear the bonus in full.

Please see the VIP Club Blast Off web page for details of how many points are needed for each Pace Bonus.

Special VIP Tournaments
January's VIP Club tournaments will have extras prizes. The weekly $30,000 VIP Tournaments, which run every Saturday in January at 14:30 ET and have a buy-in of 100 FPPs for all SilverStar and higher VIPs, will have added prizes on top of the prize pool. The winner each week will also receive a Citizen watch, while every final table player will also get Shure headphones (in week 1), customized leather wallet (in week 2), Oakley sunglasses (in week 3) and a Logitech Optical Mouse (in week 4).

There's also a boost for the monthly $100,000 VIP Tournament, which runs on Saturday, January 28 at 15:00 ET. Entry is free for GoldStar and higher VIPs, but SilverStar VIPs can also qualify via satellites. The winner will now also get a Tag Heuer watch, and everybody at the final table will also receive a pair of Porsche sunglasses.

Also, remember there are quarterly VIP Tournaments, each with a $1,000,000 prize pool, for Supernova and Supernova Elite VIPs. The next runs on February 11, and GoldStar and PlatinumStar VIPs can win a seat via special satellites.
VIP Tournaments can be found under 'Tourney' >>'VIP' >>'All' in the PokerStars lobby.

VIP TCOOP Satellites
As part of the VIP Club's online and live event satellites for SilverStar and higher VIPs, January's tournaments will give you the chance to qualify for TCOOP events, allowing you turn some FPPs into a tasty TCOOP prize. See the 'Tourney'>>'VIP'>> 'All' tab to see the VIP Satellites.

Phew! There's a lot to digest there, for sure. Happy New Year!

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Simon Young
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