Qualify for the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship

January 2019 will see players of all levels come together for what could be the biggest, richest and most unforgettable live poker tournament ever – the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship (PSPC)!

This $25,000 buy-in mega tournament will be held in The Bahamas from January 6-10, 2019, and is sponsored by PokerStars. Throughout 2018, more than 300 Platinum Pass packages to the event in The Bahamas will be awarded for free, contributing to a minimum prize pool of $8,000,000. There's even an added $1,000,000 for the winner.

Qualify for free in 2018

Ready to play your part in poker history? Platinum Pass packages are up for grabs in PokerStars online tournament series, via special offers, or at PokerStars Live events, and each comes packed with $30,000 in rewards, including:

  • $25,000 entry to the PSPC event
  • Six nights' accommodation at Atlantis Resort, Nassau, in The Bahamas
  • $2,000 in travel and on-site expenses

Head to the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship site for more details.

Win with Stars Rewards

You could win a Platinum Pass package for PSPC 2019 with monthly Stars Rewards giveaways.

Every month one Platinum Pass package will be awarded via a special freeroll tournament, and two freeroll tickets will be awarded each day (on average) via Stars Rewards Chests.

Head to the Stars Rewards page to see how you can play your way to a Chest across all our products.

The first monthly freeroll (Stars Rewards Players Championship Giveaway) will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 14:30 ET (registration opens at 48 hours before).

Win with Winter Series

The first online series awarding a Platinum Pass to the PSPC will be the Winter Series – running December 25, 2017-January 7, 2018.

Winners of the following Main Events will automatically claim a Platinum Pass package:

  • $2.20 Micro – Level Main Event: January 7 at 13:00 ET
  • $22 Low – Level Main Event: January 7 at 13:00 ET
  • $215 Medium - Level Main Event: January 7 at 13:00 ET
  • $2,100 High – Level Main Event: January 7 at 13:00 ET

The Platinum Pass chances don't end there, though. Just by playing any Winter Series event you will get to take part in an All-in Shootout, where one Platinum Pass will be awarded.

The Winter Series All-in Shootout ('PSPC Winter Series Entrants Final') will be held on January 9 at 15:00 ET.

Win with Daily Tournaments

One Platinum Pass package will be awarded each month via a special All-in Shootout held for everyone who plays selected daily tournaments.

For January 2018, eligible daily tournaments are as follows:

  • Hot $16.50 – held daily at 07:15 ET 
  • Big $22 – held daily at 13:00 ET 
  • Bounty Builder $55 – held daily at 17:30 ET

You can earn an All-in Shootout entry by playing any one of these events.

The All-in Shootout for January tournaments ('PSPC Monthly AISO Selected Tourneys Final') will be on February 3, 2018, at 15:00 ET.

Win with Sunday Tournaments

PokerStars Sunday tournaments are the biggest in online poker, and just by making the money in select tournaments you could win a Platinum Pass Package. One package will be up for grabs each month in an All-in Shootout.

Eligible Sunday tournaments are as follows:

You can earn an All-in Shootout entry by making the money in any one of these events.

All-in Shootouts ('PSPC Monthly Sunday Cashers Final') will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 15:00 ET, starting February 3, 2018.

Win with PokerStars Live Qualifiers

We're also hosting All-in Shootouts for everyone who enters a PokerStars Live direct qualifier in 2018. Click here to see what qualifiers are running now.

Play any direct qualifier in January 2018 to take part and see if you can win the Platinum Pass package up for grabs.

The first All-in Shootout for live event qualifiers ('PSPC Live Events Qualifier Final') will be on February 3, 2018, at 15:00 ET.

For all the latest PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship news make sure you visit the official site. There will be more exciting PSPC offers coming your way – don't miss out!

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