The PCA always offers a few new and different things for the players and this, our tenth PCA, is no exception. We've rolled out the Zoom Challenge, which we've done before at other events, but this time we're doing it for real money. You buy in for $1K and you get into the PokerStars Zoom play money pool, playing 100-200 no-limit hold'em with 20K chips. You can "rebuy" as many times as you wish - the only thing that matters is your final stack after 12 minutes.
So here's the exciting news: as of the time I write this (call it 1:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 9th), nobody has been able to finish their 12 minutes with more than the 20K starting stack (PokerStars play money players are tough). And recall that you can rebuy/top-up to 20K any time you wish, furthermore, the 'Auto add-on' function is enabled by default, meaning you will never fall below 20K chips.
In short, it's a wide-open field and right now, you start the event with the chip leader's stack.
Did I mention there's a $50K guarantee?
Get down to the player's lounge at the PCA between 12:00p and 5:00p every day between now and Saturday the 12th and show us what you can do with 20K chips in 12 minutes.
Lee Jones first joined PokerStars in 2003 and has been involved in the professional poker world for over 25 years.
Lee will also be at the PCA presenting a poker seminar, hosting Q&A sessions with PokerStars Team Pros, and answering any questions that our players and guests have. Follow him on Twitter (@leehjones) to get information about what he's doing at PCA and where you can meet him.