Take on the Pros this month with special challenges for all players

Three PokerStars Pros have a bounty on their head this February, and you have the chance to track them down and claim cash rewards if you bust them from a tourney! Whatever level you play, you’ll be able to face-off against some of the world’s best players: Fatima Moreira De Melo, Marcel Lüske and Lex Veldhuis.

How to challenge the Pros:

To challenge Fatima, play freeroll qualifiers running each day until February 23 to advance to a Weekly Final each Sunday, or buy in directly to the Weekly Final for just $11. Fatima will have a $50 bounty on her head, and in addition to the $500 guaranteed prize pool the top 5 finishers will win tickets to the $5,000 guaranteed $55 Challenge Pros tourney on March 2 (see below).

To challenge Marcel, play daily satellites for just $3.30 or buy in directly to the $33 Weekly Finals each Sunday. Bust him out and you will receive a $150 bounty prize! As well as a $1,000 guaranteed prize pool, the Weekly Finals with Marcel will see the top 10 finishers receive tickets to the $55 Challenge Pros tourney on March 2. Satellites for the Weekly Finals run each day until February 23.

To challenge Lex, play your favourite cash games between February 3-23 and earn VIP Player Points to make your way up the VPP leader board. Remember that you must register to the Challenge Lex Opt-in Tournament under ‘Tourney’ > ‘Regional’ if you want to take part in the ring game leader board. The top 100 ranked players will share a $10,000 prize pool, according to each player’s proportional contribution*, while the top 30 players will also receive tickets to the $55 Challenge Pros tourney on March 2. Will you manage to beat Lex’s VPP score?

The Challenge Pros Tournament

Join Fatima, Marcel and Lex in the $55 Challenge Pros Tournament, March 2. As well as a £5,000 guaranteed prize pool, each player will carry a bounty on their head of a Sunday Million ticket worth $215. The Challenge Pros tourney is open to all players, through the qualifiers listed above or via direct buy-in.

* Shares of the $10,000 prize pool are calculated using the following formula:

(Player VPPs/Total VPPs of top 100) x $10,000 = your share

For example, if you earn 5,000 VPPs and the total earned by the top 100 is 1,000,000 VPPs, your share would be:

(5,000 VPPs/1,000,000 VPPs) x $10,000 = $50

Please Note: This offer is only open to players in the Netherlands. In order to be eligible for the ring game cash prize, you need to register for the dummy tournament labelled ‘Challenge Lex Opt-in Tourney’. Only VPPs earned at the ring game tables will count towards the ranking. By opting into this tournament, you approve your VPP score and UserID to be displayed on the Ranking page. The Ranking page will display the top 500 VPP scores, accurate to within 48 hours. Cash prizes from ring game leader board will be issued on February 25.

Contact support@pokerstars.uk if you have any questions about Pro Challenge Month.

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