PokerStars Summer Series Scorches Guarantee with Stadium Series on Deck with $50M

The soaring online poker industry considers to crush estimates. Operators around the world are reporting massive events and PokerStars is the latest.

The site’s Summer Series ran from June 7-21 and generated a scorching $34 million prize pool. That easily topped the $25 million guarantee.

As the industry continues to explode, even more events are on the horizon with major tournament poker at a standstill.

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PokerStars dives in the deep end of the pool

The Summer Series offers yet another glimpse into how many players are getting online. The festival attracted 931,000 entries across 167 events.

British pro Sam Grafton took down the $530 Main Event for more than $200,000.

“It’s an exhilarating feeling to get first in such a big tournament,” he told the Poker in the Ears podcast afterward. “I like to win in poker. It’s still a very unique and special feeling. Obviously, financially it’s very important when you’re playing so high and playing so many events.”

Germany’s Fedor Holz added yet another to his title as well. He took down the $5,200 High Roller for $156,000.

Stadium Series is next up for PokerStars

The action isn’t slowing down yet. The Stadium Series kicks off this weekend, running from July 5 to Aug. 2. The series brings yet another massive guarantee – this time $50 million.

That includes plenty of free cash. The site is awarding more than $2 million in tournament tickets. The series brings a bit of sporting dynamics to the virtual poker felt.

Players can compete in three-tiered “Heat” tournaments throughout the week. They can then qualify for weekly Sunday Finals tournament in each tier.

Buy-ins and guarantees of the finals increase weekly until the Grand Final on Aug. 2. That event features a $5,200 buy-in and $5 million guarantee.

Fast track tickets will also award five seats to the $5,200 Stadium Series Grand Final every day.

Poker fans will find plenty of coverage on PokerStars Twitch stream beginning July 13. James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Grafton will all be providing commentary.

This will also be the first PokerStars online series featuring cards-up coverage. Twitch viewers will find $250,000 worth of Stadium Series tickets given away.

For a complete preview of the Stadium Series, click here. Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

Date Stakes Buy-In Guarantee PKO Speed Special add-on contents
5-Jul Low $ 5.50 $125,000 N Regular Top 100 receive $55
5-Jul Medium $ 55.00 $400,000 N Regular Top 50 receive $530
5-Jul High $530.00 $750,000 N Slow
5-Jul Low $5.50 $75,000 Y Semi-Turbo Top 100 receive $55
5-Jul Medium $55.00 $300,000 Y Semi-Turbo Top 50 receive $530
5-Jul High $530.00 $500,000 Y Semi-Turbo
6-Jul Low $5.50 $75,000 Y Regular Top 100 receive $55
6-Jul Medium $55.00 $200,000 Y Regular Top 50 receive $530
6-Jul High $530.00 $350,000 Y Slow
7-Jul Low – Freezeout $5.50 $50,000 N Regular Top 100 receive $55
7-Jul Medium – Freezeout $55.00 $150,000 N Regular Top 50 receive $530
7-Jul High – Freezeout $530.00 $250,000 N Slow
8-Jul Low $5.50 $75,000 N Regular Top 100 receive $55
8-Jul Medium $55.00 $150,000 N Regular Top 50 receive $530
8-Jul High $530.00 $250,000 N Slow
9-Jul Low $5.50 $75,000 Y Regular Top 100 receive $55
9-Jul Medium $55.00 $250,000 Y Regular Top 50 receive $530
9-Jul High $530.00 $500,000 Y Slow
10-Jul Low – Deep Stack $5.50 $50,000 N Regular Top 100 receive $55
10-Jul Medium – Deep Stack $55.00 $150,000 N Regular Top 50 receive $530
10-Jul High – Deep Stack $530.00 $250,000 N Slow
11-Jul Low $5.50 $75,000 Y Regular Top 100 receive $55
11-Jul Medium $55.00 $200,000 Y Regular Top 50 receive $530
11-Jul High $530.00 $350,000 Y Slow
12-Jul Low – Freezeout Final $5.50 $150,000 N Regular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-Jul Medium – Freezeout Final $55.00 $500,000 N Regular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-Jul High – Freezeout Final $530.00 $1,000,000 N Slow Top 9 receive $5,200
12-Jul Low $11.00 $175,000 N Semi-Turbo Top 100 receive $109
12-Jul Medium $109.00 $400,000 N Semi-Turbo Top 20 receive $1,050
12-Jul High $1,050.00 $500,000 N Semi-Turbo
13-Jul Low $11.00 $175,000 Y Regular Top 100 receive $109
13-Jul Medium $109.00 $350,000 Y Regular Top 20 receive $1,050
13-Jul High $1,050.00 $500,000 Y Slow
14-Jul Low – Freezeout $11.00 $125,000 N Regular Top 100 receive $109
14-Jul Medium – Freezeout $109.00 $250,000 N Regular Top 20 receive $1,050
14-Jul High – Freezeout $1,050.00 $400,000 N Slow
15-Jul Low $11.00 $125,000 N Regular Top 100 receive $109
15-Jul Medium $109.00 $250,000 N Regular Top 20 receive $1,050
15-Jul High $1,050.00 $500,000 N Slow
16-Jul Low $11.00 $200,000 Y Regular Top 100 receive $109
16-Jul Medium $109.00 $500,000 Y Regular Top 20 receive $1,050
16-Jul High $1,050.00 $750,000 Y Slow
17-Jul Low – Deep Stack $11.00 $125,000 N Regular Top 100 receive $109
17-Jul Medium – Deep Stack $109.00 $250,000 N Regular Top 20 receive $1,050
17-Jul High – Deep Stack $1,050.00 $400,000 N Slow
18-Jul Low $11.00 $200,000 Y Regular Top 100 receive $109
18-Jul Medium $109.00 $350,000 Y Regular Top 20 receive $1,050
18-Jul High $1,050.00 $500,000 Y Slow
19-Jul Low – Freezeout Final $11.00 $500,000 N Slow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-Jul Medium – Freezeout Final $109.00 $ 1,500,000 N Slow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-Jul High – Freezeout Final $1,050.00 $1,500,000 N Slow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-Jul Low $22.00 $275,000 N Semi-Turbo Top 75 receive $215
19-Jul Medium $215.00 $500,000 N Semi-Turbo Top 10 receive $2,100
19-Jul High $2,100.00 $500,000 N Semi-Turbo
20-Jul Low $ 22.00 $275,000 Y Regular Top 75 receive $215
20-Jul Medium $ 215.00 $500,000 Y Regular Top 10 receive $2,100
20-Jul High $ 2,100.00 $500,000 Y Slow
21-Jul Low – Freezeout $22.00 $200,000 N Regular Top 75 receive $215
21-Jul Medium – Freezeout $215.00 $400,000 N Regular Top 10 receive $2,100
21-Jul High – Freezeout $2,100.00 $500,000 N Slow
22-Jul Low $22.00 $200,000 N Regular Top 75 receive $215
22-Jul Medium $215.00 $400,000 N Regular Top 10 receive $2,100
22-Jul High $2,100.00 $500,000 N Slow
23-Jul Low $22.00 $300,000 Y Regular Top 75 receive $215
23-Jul Medium $215.00 $750,000 Y Regular Top 10 receive $2,100
23-Jul High $2,100.00 $1,000,000 Y Slow
24-Jul Low – Deep Stack $22.00 $200,000 N Regular Top 75 receive $215
24-Jul Medium – Deep Stack $215.00 $400,000 N Regular Top 10 receive $2,100
24-Jul High – Deep Stack $2,100.00 $500,000 N Slow
25-Jul Low $22.00 $300,000 Y Regular Top 75 receive $215
25-Jul Medium $215.00 $500,000 Y Regular Top 10 receive $2,100
25-Jul High $2,100.00 $500,000 Y Slow
26-Jul Low – Freezeout Final $22.00 $500,000 N Slow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-Jul Medium – Freezeout Final $215.00 $1,500,000 N Slow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-Jul High – Freezeout Final $2,100.00 $1,500,000 N Slow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-Jul Low $55.00 $300,000 N Semi-Turbo Top 50 receive $530
26-Jul Medium $530.00 $750,000 N Semi-Turbo Top 5 receive $5,200
26-Jul High $5,200.00 $1,000,000 N Semi-Turbo
27-Jul Low $55.00 $250,000 Y Regular Top 50 receive $530
27-Jul Medium $530.00 $500,000 Y Slow Top 5 receive $5,200
27-Jul High $5,200.00 $500,000 Y Slow
28-Jul Low – Freezeout $55.00 $200,000 N Regular Top 50 receive $530
28-Jul Medium – Freezeout $530.00 $500,000 N Slow Top 5 receive $5,200
28-Jul High – Freezeout $5,200.00 $500,000 N Slow
29-Jul Low $55.00 $200,000 N Regular Top 50 receive $530
29-Jul Medium $530.00 $500,000 N Slow Top 5 receive $5,200
29-Jul High $5,200.00 $500,000 N Slow
30-Jul Low $55.00 $400,000 Y Regular Top 50 receive $530
30-Jul Medium $530.00 $1,000,000 Y Slow Top 5 receive $5,200
30-Jul High $5,200.00 $500,000 Y Slow
31-Jul Low – Deep Stack $55.00 $200,000 N Regular Top 50 receive $530
31-Jul Medium – Deep Stack $530.00 $500,000 N Slow Top 5 receive $5,200
31-Jul High – Deep Stack $5,200.00 $500,000 N Slow
1-Aug Low $55.00 $250,000 Y Regular Top 50 receive $530
1-Aug Medium $530.00 $500,000 Y Slow Top 5 receive $5,200
1-Aug High $5,200.00 $500,000 Y Slow
2-Aug Low – Freezeout Grand Final $55.00 $1,000,000 N Slow
2-Aug Medium – Freezeout Grand Final $530.00 $2,000,000 N Slow
2-Aug High – Freezeout Grand Final $5,200.00 $5,000,000 N Slow
2-Aug Low $109.00 $500,000 N Semi-Turbo
2-Aug Medium $1,050.00 $1,000,000 N Semi-Turbo
2-Aug High $10,300.00 $1,000,000 N Semi-Turbo

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PokerStars casts new fishing lure Throwable

Throwables are one of the social-gaming aspects PokerStars recently added to its platform. These are virtual objects that can be tossed at an opponent to add some more fun to the action.

Players can already make use of fireworks, tissues, and alarm clocks.

PokerStars has now added a fishing lure feature. This Throwable is unlocked by knocking out three players from a tournament or busting three players in a cash game. Here’s a look at how the new feature works.

Want to have some fun with an opponent? Simply cast a line and reel in a fish.

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