- A total of 418 lucky players won the highly-coveted Platinum Pass
- They will compete in the upcoming PSPC for free
- PokerStars is still giving away a $30K PSPC package via online satellites
The highly-anticipated PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) is just around the corner, and hundreds of lucky players will take a shot at the prestigious event with zero expenses, thanks to PokerStars’ Platinum Pass promotions.
In the inaugural edition of the PSPC back in 2019, PokerStars awarded Platinum Passes to 320 players, one of them would eventually emerge as the winner, Ramon Colillas from Spain.
Platinum Pass Awarded to 418 Lucky Players
This year, PokerStars is giving more players the chance to win big at the tournament, with more than 400 players set to travel to the Bahamas and enter the second edition of the PSPC for free via the $30K Platinum Pass package.
The package includes the tournament’s $25K buy-in, plus travel and accommodation expenses.
According to a recent blog post on the PokerStars website, Platinum Passes have been given away to 418 lucky players from around the world via different routes, though most of them (60%) have been awarded online. More than 50 players won the package at live events, with PokerStars also handing out nearly 50 passes through community giveaways and promotions.
Some of the Platinum Passes have been distributed in key markets, such as the US, the UK, France, Spain, Brazil and Germany.
PSPC Package Still Up for Grabs via Satellites on PokerStars
Those who missed out on the Platinum Pass giveaway still have one final chance to qualify for the upcoming event for a fraction of the price, via qualifiers and direct satellites currently running on PokerStars.
Players can enter the qualifiers for as low as $11. These qualifiers feed into the $109 qualifier and players who are able to survive this stage will advance to the $1,050 direct PSPC qualifier which will award a $30K PSPC package to the winner.
The package includes the PSPC ticket and six nights’ accommodation for two at Baha Mar Grand Hyatt. The player will also receive $1,900 for travel expenses. The $1,050 qualifier will take place on January 15.
The 2023 PSPC kicks off on January 30, 2023 at the Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas. It will run as part of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), a massive festival that features 70 events, including the $10,300 buy-in PCA Main Event.
The inaugural PSPC made history by becoming the biggest $25K live tournament in poker history. It attracted a total of 1,039 players, including the 320 Platinum Pass qualifiers, to generate $26.5 million in total prize pool.