New to the VIP Store: Create your own tournament

You love playing tournaments on PokerStars, but you can never log in on time. You want to play deep stacked Omaha, but sometimes the format or structure never really suits you. And besides, you want to play deep stacked, and not short-handed.

Well, we might have found a way to fix that.

PokerStars is introducing a fun way to personalise your online poker experience, by setting up your own tournaments via the PokerStars VIP Store.

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This new option is open to all players, with your personalised tournament launched live on the date of your choosing, and customized to your specifications. Not only that, but the 5,000 Stars Coins this costs will be added into the prize pool - a little sweetener to help build your prize pool.

But what else will you be able to personalise?

* First of you can name your tournament whatever you like (all right, within reason - ahem, you know what we mean), up to 30 characters.
* Pick the date and the time of the tournament to suit you personally. No more rushing to play at an inconvenient time. Just make sure it's ten days from when you book it.
* You can select the tournament type: anything from a freezeout, progressive knockout, a shootout, with re-buys, re-entries, add-ons, or a bit of everything.
* Pick the format you want, whether that's Hold'em, Omaha, or any of the mixed games we currently offer.
* You can also play with the betting structure you prefer - no limit, pot limit, fixed or mixed limit, plus the buy-in you prefer. Basically as long as it's not a freeroll this is all entirely up to you.
* What else? How about the number of players per table? The speed, the starting stacks and even the description of your tournament players will see in the tournament lobby. It's a yes to all of these.

All of which guarantees a bespoke tournament service not offered anywhere else. We'll even throw in cards and a dealer.

To get started check out the PokerStars VIP Store, which details how you can liaise with the PokerStars tournaments team and get started dividing your own personalised event.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.