Every Friday we’re bringing you the top selection of poker tournaments, promotions and freebies coming up at the weekend. If you’re looking for the top guarantees and extra value, you’re in the right place.
This weekend on PokerStars you can get your hands on free tournament ticket drops, find low stakes games with huge prizes in the Summer Series, collect brand new throwables, and make a sports bet to claim your place in a freeroll.
Here’s your Friday Buzz, getting you ready for a weekend of poker action:
The Summer Series continues into its second weekend, with 12 events on Saturday and 13 events on Sunday.
Good news for lower stakes players. Many of the top guarantee events on Sunday have buy-ins of $11-$55. Here are our top picks for a low stakes Sunday:
- 17:15: #74: $55 PKO Mini Bounty Builder, $250k gtd
- 18:00: #75: $22 Mini Sunday Million SE, $300k gtd
- 19:00: #78: $11 PKO Sunday Storm SE, $300k gtd
- 22:15: #81: $22 Mini Sunday Supersonic SE, $100k gtd
- 22:30: #82: $55 PKO hyper turbo, $200k gtd
The total cost of buy-ins for all five events is $165. If you stick to the lowest three mentioned here that makes $55. Not too bad for a stab at a major series.
There’s plenty going on for higher stakes players too. On Saturday, check out the $109 Afternoon Deepstack running at 15:30, followed by the $530 8-max running at 18:00.
The biggest tournament of the weekend is the Summer Series #76: Sunday Million SE, starting at 18:00. The tournament has a $1.5 million guarantee, with top prizes running well into six figures.
*all times shown are WET
Throughout June, PokerStars are giving away over $62k worth of tournament tickets. The tickets will be randomly dropped in selected Big, Hot and Bounty Builder tournaments, given away at intervals during the games.
There are loads of these tournament ticket drops running over the course of the weekend, with 11 events on Saturday and 11 more on Sunday. These include the Big and Bigger $22, Hot and Hotter $33, and Bounty Builder tourneys at all levels.
Ticket drop games range from $0.55 – $33, so there’s an opportunity for players at all buy-in levels to win and work their way up the High Roller Club.
The added value that the ticket drop offers make these games well worthwhile. Click on the “Tourney” tab on the PokerStars lobby and Search “ticket drop” to find the full list.
There’s a new feature on PokerStars that allows you to hurl objects at opponents, such as a firework or box of tissues. Throwables. You will notice that you already have two Throwables. You can earn more by completing challenges. Check out this article for details on how to earn more, as well as how to turn them off if you don’t like the feature.
This week there was a brand new Throwable released – the Ice Bucket, perfect for throwing after a “cooler”. You’ll have to unlock it to be able to use it at the tables. Opt in via the “Challenges” window.
Your task is to get a 2x multiplier three times in a row playing Spin N Gos. You only have until July 13. to complete the challenge (and the other challenges for Throwables), so this weekend is a great time to make a start.
If you do decide to earn your Ice Bucket, there are Spin N Gos available at buy-ins ranging from $0.25 to $500. It doesn’t matter which one you play to unlock the Ice Bucket. Special edition Spin N Gos include the $2.75, in which you can win tickets to the Sunday Million, and the $5, which has a potential top prize of $1 million.
(Please note: Not available in all countries. Please check “Challenges” to find out.)
Many of Europe’s greatest football leagues are now back in action, with the Premier League also kicking off next week. If you were thinking about placing a bet on an upcoming match, this is a great promotion that you shouldn’t miss out on – and it’s only available this weekend.
If you make any $10 sports bet with odds of at least 2.0, then you will be entered into the Summer Series sports freeroll. It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose your bet – you’ll gain entry all the same. Just be sure to go to the “Challenges” tab and opt-in before you place the bet.
The Summer Series sports freeroll runs at 11:00 on Sunday. The top 50 players will earn themselves a $109 Summer Series tournament ticket. That’s top notch extra value. Search “Summer Series sports freeroll” to find the game.
That’s it from us. It’s time for the weekend! GL…