From next week, you’ll find short deck 6+ Hold’em Sit & Go’s, as well as regular tournaments, on the PokerStars client. It’s another first for the industry.
PokerStars launched online 6+ Hold’em cash games back in January. The game uses a “short deck” with cards lower than a six removed from the deck. It plays out like regular hold’em, with a few exceptions. All players post an ante, and a flush beats a full house.
It makes for a game that’s typically full of action, and popular among both high and low stakes players.
You can look forward to seeing these 6+ Hold’em “side events” as SCOOP gets into full swing. Here’s what to expect.
- 6+ Hold’em games start May 17 at 14:30 ET
- Buy-ins of $22, $215 and $2,100
- On-demand Sit & Go’s will be available during the month at $2.50, $7 and $15
The first ever live 6+ no-limit hold’em tournament was played at the PokerStars and Monte Carlo® Casino EPT last month.
Italian pro Dario Sammartino won the event, collecting a first prize of €23,100. You can read more about how he did that here.
It serves as an additional feature over the next two weeks of SCOOP, which starts this Sunday.
- $75 million guaranteed in SCOOP events, with $115 million guaranteed during the series on PokerStars
- 67 events with three tiers of buy-in, meaning 201 tournaments in total
- A $1 million guaranteed event every day over the two-week Series
- $5 million guaranteed Main Event
PokerStars Ambassadors will be among those up to their elbows in SCOOP action.
Felix Schneiders will be there from the very start for the Sunday Kickoff SE: “I like to start a series with the first event that will be played. This one is especially action heavy since it’s 8-Max.”
Lex Veldhuis will also be taking advantage of the opening Sunday.
“Sunday tournaments are already the biggest ones of the week,” he said. “Now imagine SCOOP Sundays. Nobody misses these, and I mean nobody. SCOOP Sundays are what tournaments are all about. Poker players plan their year around these. Just talking about them gets me really fired up. You’ll see me out there grinding all of them.”
The new 6+ Hold’em games will initially be available to PokerStars players on dot com and dot eu. Games will be rolled out across different regions in future.
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