New Estrellas Poker Tour season dawns
Like any proud parent, we watch our offspring develop and tell anyone who'll listen that they're "growing up fast". And as those children get older, they get used to people coming up to them and saying: "Last time I saw you, you must have been only this big."
The PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour is one of our babies that has developed at a rapid rate. It's hard to believe that Season 4 is about to start, but there's no doubting its popularity will be bigger than ever. Last season's fields were spectacular, and there is every sign that entries (and therefore prize pools) will continue to grow.
The first festival of the new season is in Madrid, running from January 21-27, where the €1,000 + €100 main event (January 23-27) will have a €400,000 guarantee.
To make sure everything goes with a bang, our friends in the events team have been busy planning lots of goodies to give players added value and keep them happy and entertained.
First up, there is the Season 4 player leaderboard, which has some great prizes:
1st: Season 5 sponsorship package plus entry to a 2014 European Poker Tour event
2nd: 2 x Season 5 main event entries
3rd - 5th: 1 x Season 5 main event entry
Meanwhile, for those heading to Madrid, there are also some cool things to do away from the tables:
Tuesday 22, 22.30-00.30: PokerStars Spain Awards 2012 with cocktail at Moma 56
Wednesday 23 23.30 - late: Free entry and drink at Oh Cabaret
Friday 25, 23.30 - late: Free entry and drink at Shoko Madrid
Saturday 26, 00.30 until late: Estrellas Poker Tour Official Party at Moma 56
Wristbands are required for all entries, and there is an open bar for the first two hours of the party.
You can view all the information you need at the official Estrellas poker Tour site. It's our baby, and we're proud of it.