PokerStars PA played host to Pennsyl-MANIA back in May 2020 which was a $250K-guaranteed single tournament which ran for two days.
It was the biggest ever online poker tournament to be held in the Keystone State.
Now, a second installment of the huge tournament is set to kick off on August 23, and this time PokerStars PA is upping the ante by offering $350,000 in guaranteed prize pool, with the potential of breaking its own record!
The no-limit hold’em tournament will again take place for two days, with a buy-in of $200. The action kicks off this Sunday, August 23 at 5pm ET. Players will start slow with 15,000 chips played in 16-minute levels. The first day of the tournament will run for around seven hours and 45 minutes, with the final battle taking place on Monday, August 24 at 7pm ET.
You can take part in the tournament for a more affordable price by participating in satellites which are currently running on the PokerStars PA client. For as low as $5, you can win your way to the $200 buy-in tournament and get the chance to become part of PA online poker history.
If you haven’t signed up yet, this is the right time to do so as PokerStars PA is running a promo for new depositors, where you’ll be awarded with a Pennsyl-MANIA Depositor Freeroll ticket for your first deposit. Simply use the code “MANIA” before 13:59 ET on Sunday to win a freeroll seat.
The inaugural Pennsyl-MANIA ended up awarding $515,964 in total prize money after attracting 2,774 entries, including 1,014 re-entries. The tournament was ultimately taken down by Dillon “D-Low1527” Longenbach for $69,670.79 in firsts-place prize following a heads-up deal with “justbuy44” who walked away with $58,175.62 as runner-up finisher.
Right after claiming the title, Longenbach said all his hard work finally paid off and the people around him could finally change their perspective about the career he chose to pursue.
Longenbach who is from Bucks County, did not go to college and decided to work for a small equipment company after graduating from High School at the age of 19. He’s been juggling work and poker for the past four years, though he admitted he stopped playing for several years before eventually rekindling his passion for the game.
When asked about what he intends to do with the money he won back in May, Longenbach said he wanted to get a new home with his long-time girlfriend Shelby.