Team Pro Online Week - Beat them or back them for a $10K EPT package!

There are up to three $10,000 packages to the PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino ® EPT Grand Final as well as thousands in cash prizes to be won, when you take part in Team Pro Online Week, February 29-March 6.

Our PokerStars Team Pro Online members have turned a love of online poker into a fun and rewarding career, and have become some of the biggest names in the online poker community. Now, during Team Pro Online Week, you have the chance to challenge these players and win big prizes.

How it works:

  • BEAT THEM: Qualify for The Heads-Up Challenge to defeat our pros heads-up and win an EPT Grand Final package, or $5,000 for the highest placed qualifier.
  • BACK THEM: Predict who will triumph in the Heads-Up Challenge and freeroll for a shot at two more EPT Grand Final packages, plus a $5,000 prize pool.
  • $20,000 Bounty Freeroll: Get a free ticket to a tourney with a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool, plus cash bounties on the heads of all Team Pro Online members.
  • Special Zoom Pools: Take on the pros in dedicated microstakes Zoom pools, and any profit you make from them will be multiplied by seven!
  • Join Team Pro Online: Applications are open now for Supernova+ VIPs.
  • Avatars. Players can change their avatar to a picture of a member of Pro Online

BEAT THEM: The Heads-Up Challenge

On March 5 at 14:00 ET, 32 players will compete for the Heads-Up Challenge Trophy. The 32 players will be made up of a combination of Team Pro Online members and online qualifiers. The highest-placed qualifier will receive $5,000 cash, and if a qualifier wins the Heads-Up Challenge they will get a $10,000 EPT Grand Final package!

To qualify for the Heads-Up Challenge, you must win your seat in the qualifying tournament held on Tuesday, March 1 at 14:00 ET, which has a buy-in of $11.

The Heads-Up Challenge itself will begin on March 5 at 14:00 ET and play down to four players. The semi-finals will play out as best-of-three matches, starting March 6 at 14:00 ET, with the final (also best-of-three) following at 16:00 ET. Be sure to tune in with our Team Pro Online Twitch channels to not miss the action!

BACK THEM: Predict the winner and play for an EPT Grand Final package

Even if you don’t qualify for the Heads-Up Challenge you can still win one of two $10,000 EPT Grand Final packages! Every player who takes part in the Heads-Up Challenge qualifier on March 1 will receive a Backing ticket. Use your ticket to register for one of 32 freeroll tournaments - one for each of the participants in the Heads-Up Challenge. The freeroll named for the eventual winner will run at 14:00 ET on Monday, March 7, with a $5,000 prize pool and EPT Grand Final packages for the top two players. The remaining 31 freerolls will be cancelled, so do your best to predict the winner!

Want to increase your chances of winning by backing more than one player to win the Heads-Up Challenge? Members of Team Pro Online will announce on Twitter how you can get additional Backing tickets in the week running up to the tournament. Follow them to not miss any!

$20,000 BOUNTY FREEROLL: Win a share of $20,000 for free - and more when you bust a member of Team Pro Online

There’s $20,000 in prize money guaranteed in the Team Pro Online Bounty Freeroll, March 6 at 15:00 ET, plus an extra $50 every time you bust a member of Team Pro Online.

To claim your ticket, all you have to do is deposit $10 or more using the bonus code ‘ONLINE2016’, between 10:00 ET on February 26 and 15:00 ET on March 6.

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SPECIAL ZOOM POOLS: Play Zoom with the Pros and get a 7x profit boost

Throughout the week, members of Team Pro Online will be taking part in dedicated microstakes Zoom pools. Any player that makes a profit versus a Team Pro Online member will have that profit multiplied by seven!

Members will play for at least one hour, and will announce their participation via their Twitter accounts one hour before the pool starts. You can also see which pros are online at any time by logging in to the desktop client and selecting ‘Tools’ > ‘Find’ > ‘A Team PokerStars Pro’.

JOIN TEAM PRO ONLINE: Do you believe you should be our next Team member?

We’re accepting applications from Supernova level players to join the ranks of Team Pro Online. If you’re one of these players, check your email for details of how to apply.

AVATARS: You can also show your support for your chosen pro by using their image as your avatar at the tables. Open the PokerStars desktop client and click on ‘Account’ > ‘Select Image’, then choose from the Team Pro Online avatars listed under the ‘PokerStars’ category.

Team Pro Online Week - Terms and Conditions

Team Pro Online Week runs from February 29 - March 6 and features a number of different promotions for PokerStars players. For terms and conditions for each promotional element, see below.

Team Pro Online Zoom Challenge

  1. Only hands played on specially designated Team Pro Online Zoom tables are eligible.
  2. Rewards will be given based on profit/loss versus the designated Team Pro Online member over the entire session. Profit consists of the amount of money the Team Pro Online member contributes to a pot you win. Loss consists of the amount of money you contribute to a pot won by the Team Pro Online member.
  3. Players who show a profit versus the Team Pro Online member for the entire session will receive a cash reward of 7x the amount of their profit, credited directly to their PokerStars account.
  4. Example:
    1. Player A is all-in for $4.00, Player B and the Team Pro Online member, with $2.00 in his stack, both call. Player A wins the hand, so shows a $2.00 profit versus the Team Pro Online member.
    2. Player A is in the big blind for $0.04, the Team Pro Online member raises and all players fold. Player A shows a loss of $0.04 versus the Team Pro Online member.
    3. Player A is in the big blind for $0.04, the Team Pro Online member raises to $0.12, Player B goes all-in for $0.50, player A calls and the Team Pro Online member folds. Player A wins the hand, so shows a $0.12 profit versus the Team Pro Online member.
    4. If these are the only three hands in which Player A and the Team Pro Online member show profit or loss against each other in the session, Player A will receive a cash reward of $14.56 (7x his profit for the session) versus the Team Pro Online member of $2.08 ($2.00 - $0.04 + $0.12).
  5. In split pots where the Team Pro Online member loses, the winning players will split the profit versus the Team Pro Online member in the same proportions as they split the pot. In split pots where the Team Pro Online member wins, the loss versus the Team Pro Online player will be split in the same proportion as the Team Pro Online member split the pot. For example:
    1. Player A and Player B and the Team Pro Online member all contribute $1.00 to a pot. At showdown, Player A and Player B both have the winning hand and the Team Pro Online member mucks. Player A and Player B split the $1.00 contributed by the Team Pro Online member so both record a profit of $0.50 for the hand.
    2. Player A, Player B, Player C and the Team Pro Online member all contribute $1.50 to a pot. At showdown, Player A, Player B and the Team Pro Online member all have the winning hand and Player C mucks. Player A, Player B and the Team Pro Online member split the $1.50 contributed by Player C, so Player C records a loss versus the Team Online member of $0.50 for the hand.
  6. Cash rewards will be credited within one week of the hands being played.
  7. In case of disputes over the profit/loss versus a Team Pro Online member, the final decision shall lie with PokerStars.

The EPT  Grand Final Challenge Qualifier

If any of the members of Team Pro Online are not available to compete in the Heads-Up Challenge then the number of qualifiers will be increased.

Heads-Up Challenge

If there is a tie for the longest lasting qualifier then the $5,000 prize will be split between all qualifiers involved in the tie

Example:

  1. Qualifier 1 through 9 are all knocked out in round one
  2. Qualifier 10, 11 and 12 all win round one but are all knocked out in round two
    1. Qualifier 10, 11 and 12 would each receive $1,666.67

Heads-Up Backing

  1. Players are allowed to earn more than one Backing ticket
  2. Tickets must be used to register for any of the 32 freeroll tournaments before 14:00 ET on Saturday March 5
  3. If a player has to withdraw from the Heads Up Challenge for any reason, their opponent will be given a bye. 
  4. If a contestant has to withdraw or can’t play the Heads Up Challenge their freeroll will be cancelled and any tickets used to enter that freeroll will be forfeited.
  5. Any unused tickets will be forfeited

Contact support@pokerstars.com if you have questions about Team Pro Online Week.

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