PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour unveils Season 3
PokerStars has today announced the return of the Estrellas Poker Tour for Season 3, with events running from January to August. Stops include Madrid in January, Ibiza and San Sebastian, with the Grand Final being held in Barcelona.
Each venue will host a fiesta of poker with schedules packed full of side events, and a €1,000 + €100 Main Event. This new season builds on the success of the first two, in which thousands of players took part and competed for a combined prize pool of more than €2,400,000.
Season 3 schedule
January 23-29, Madrid, Gran Casino Madrid, Main Event €1,000 + €100 (25-29)
April 10-15, TBC
May 14-20, Ibiza, Casino Ibiza, Main Event €1,000 + €100 (16-20)
July 23-29, San Sebastian, Casino Kursaal, Main Event €1,000 + €100 (26-29)
August 15-19, Barcelona, Casino Barcelona, Main Event €1,000 + €100 (15-19)
All venues have a Main Event capacity of at least 300 players, and satellites for the first event in Madrid are running on PokerStars now.
The Estrellas Leaderboard will again include side events, with additional prizes to the best performing players on the tour. At the end of the season, the player with the most points will be declared the Estrellas Player of the Year for huge prizes courtesy of PokerStars.com. The winner will be declared at the Spanish Poker Awards ceremony, which will take place at the first stop of Season 4. Last year's Leaderboard winner, Alvaro Santamaria 'Varosky' Velasco will play every single event in Season 3 as part of his prize for winning Season 2 Estrellas Player of the Year.
Team PokerStars Pro Juan Manuel Pastor said: "I've played almost every Estrellas event since the start and I can honestly say that they are dynamic events, fun and special. Special because you sit down to play with players who you've spent years sharing tables with, as Spanish poker has developed. Every time the best players come, and the quality of the events just gets better and better."
Team PokerStars Pro's Ana Marquez added: "I've only played a few Estrellas, because so far my career has focused on the U.S. Tour, but whenever I've taken part I've enjoyed playing against good players. So I look forward to the beginning of the third season, which will be the first whole season I play, and I'm hoping for some good results!"
Full details of Season 3 can be found at the tour's official website: www.estrellaspokertour.com.