It’s time to clear some time in your diaries: July 7-12 to be precise. The fifth renewal of the Brazil Series of Poker (BSOP) Online is coming to PokerStars, promising another hectic six days of competition with $1.615 million in guarantees.
The BSOP is the leading tournament series in the country where tournament poker has become something of a religion. Thousands of Brazilians flock to the tables of all the major tournament series, and since moving online, the BSOP has continued to attract the kind of sensational numbers that played the live events.
The BSOP gives players of all nationalities with access to PokerStars.com the chance to enter the lion’s den.
The upcoming series will be the biggest yet. The two-day NLHE Main Event, which starts on Sunday, July 11, has a $215 buy-in and a guarantee of $450,000. There’s also a Mini Main Event, with a $22 buy-in, and $100,000 guaranteed in the prize pool.
Dates: Wednesday, July 7 – Monday, July 12
Tournaments: 25 + Mega Freeroll
Guaranteed series prize pool: $1.615 million
Buy-in range: $5.50 (Wrap-Up Micro) to $530 (High Roller)
Main Event: July 11-12, $215 buy-in, $400,000 Gtd
The smallest buy-in is the $5.50 Wrap-Up Micro, a turbo event on the series’ final day, while a $530 buy-in High Roller runs at the same time. There’s also the Big Hit, a tournament with an $11 buy-in, an $80,000 guarantee, and five starting flights.
In all, there are 25 events plus a mega freeroll, which kicks off the series and offers $2,000 in tournament tickets.
BSOP Mega Freeroll: July 7
1st: High Roller ($530) + Main Event ($215) tickets
2nd: Main Event ($215) + Wrap-Up Big ($109) tickets
3rd: Main Event ($215) ticket
4-6th: Wrap-Up Big ($109) tickets
7-9th: Wrap-Up Small ($22) tickets
11-40th: Big Hit ($11) tickets
All tournaments winners will receive engraved trophies marking their success. And there’s extra value added to the three flagship BSOP tournaments, with entry tickets to the WCOOP Main Event (Medium) given to winners of the Main Event, High Roller and Big Hit tournaments.
Satellites are running now in the PokerStars.com client, with Main Event qualifiers set to receive an exclusive BSOP Online T-shirt.