Fifty tournaments, $50 buy-in on each of them. What could be simpler than the PokerStars 50/50 Series? (Oh, and $6.2m guaranteed!)


Millions of dollars have changed hands over the past few months on PokerStars as players have enjoyed some high-profile tournament series on the site. It’s time to announce another one too — but this time, there’s nothing complicated, nothing too expensive and nothing like there’s ever been before.

This one couldn’t be simpler. Prepare yourself for the 50/50 Series50 tournaments with buy-ins of $50 each. That’s it. The 50/50 Series. It starts on January 31 and runs to February 7.

Of course, this being PokerStars, there are some enormous guarantees. Two tournaments have a minimum of $1 million in the prize pool, including a Main Event on the series’ final day. Across the 50 tournaments, there’s $6.215 million guaranteed.

A reminder: no buy-in is more or less than an even $50. But there’s more than $6 million in guaranteed prizes already. That’s some great value right there. And here’s something else you should probably know already: there are tons of satellites running all the time to get you in for even less. You’ll need nothing more than $1.10 to enter some of those sats and get yourself on the spin-up trail.

The full schedule is below, and you’ll see some decent variety in the straightforward framework. There are PKO tournaments; PLO tournaments; six-max; heads-up; Zoom. The Sunday Million is also incorporated, with its customary $1 million guaranteed. It’s just the buy-in that’s changed. It’s $50. Of course it is. It’s right there in the series name.

So get yourself ready for some 50/50 action: six tournaments every day Monday through Saturday, with seven on the two Sundays. Brilliant.

50/50 Series schedule

Date Time Event
Jan 31 10am Event #01: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Sunday Marathon SE, $100K Gtd
Jan 31 11.30am Event #02: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $75K Gtd
Jan 31 1pm Event #03: $50 NLHE, PKO, Sunday Million SE, $1M Gtd
Jan 31 2.05pm Event #04: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, $50K Gtd
Jan 31 3pm Event #05: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO, $150K Gtd
Jan 31 4pm Event #06: $50 PLO, 6-Max, $40K Gtd
Jan 31 6pm Event #07: $50 NLHE, Sunday Wrap-Up SE, $75K Gtd
Feb 1 10am Event #08: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Marathon SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 1 11.30am Event #09: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $50K Gtd
Feb 1 1pm Event #10: $50 NLHE, PKO, Mini Bounty Builder SE, $250K Gtd
Feb 1 3pm Event #11: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, $100K Gtd
Feb 1 4pm Event #12: $50 NLO8, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO, $25K Gtd
Feb 1 5pm Event #13: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Monday 6-Max Late Edition SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 2 10am Event #14: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Marathon SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 2 11.30am Event #15: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $50K Gtd
Feb 2 1pm Event #16: $50 NLHE, PKO, Mini Bounty Builder SE, $250K Gtd
Feb 2 3pm Event #17: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, Zoom, $75K Gtd
Feb 2 4pm Event #18: $50, 8-Game, $15K Gtd
Feb 2 5pm Event #19: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Turbo, PKO, $75K Gtd
Feb 3 10am Event #20: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Marathon SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 3 11.30am Event #21: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $50K Gtd
Feb 3 1pm Event #22: $50 NLHE, PKO, Mini Bounty Builder SE, $250K Gtd
Feb 3 3pm Event #23: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, $100K Gtd
Feb 3 4pm Event #24: $50 PLO, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO, $30K Gtd
Feb 3 6pm Event #25: $50 NLHE, PKO, Battle Royale Late Edition SE, $75K Gtd
Feb 4 10am Event #26: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Marathon SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 4 11.30am Event #27: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $50K Gtd
Feb 4 1pm Event #28: $50 NLHE, PKO, Mini Bounty Builder SE, $250K Gtd
Feb 4 3pm Event #29: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, Zoom, $75K Gtd
Feb 4 4pm Event #30: $50 PLO, 6-Max, $25K Gtd
Feb 4 5pm Event #31: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Turbo, PKO, $75K Gtd
Feb 5 10am Event #32: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Marathon SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 5 11.30am Event #33: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $50K Gtd
Feb 5 1pm Event #34: $50 NLHE, PKO, Mini Bounty Builder SE, $250K Gtd
Feb 5 3pm Event #35: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, $100K Gtd
Feb 5 4pm Event #36: $50 HORSE, 6-Max, $15K Gtd
Feb 5 5pm Event #37: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Turbo, Fast Friday Late Edition SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 6 10am Event #38: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Daily Marathon SE, $50K Gtd
Feb 6 11.30am Event #39: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $50K Gtd
Feb 6 1pm Event #40: $50 NLHE, PKO, Mini Bounty Builder SE, $250K Gtd
Feb 6 3pm Event #41: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, Zoom, $75K Gtd
Feb 6 4pm Event #42: $50 NLO8, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PKO, $25K Gtd
Feb 6 5pm Event #43: $50 NLHE, PKO, Saturday KO Late Edition SE, $75K Gtd
Feb 7 10am Event #44: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Sunday Marathon SE, $100K Gtd
Feb 7 11.30am Event #45: $50 NLHE, Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom, $75K Gtd
Feb 7 1pm Event #46: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event, $1M Gtd
Feb 7 3pm Event #47: $50 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO, $175K Gtd
Feb 7 4pm Event #48: $50 PLO, 6-Max, $40K Gtd
Feb 7 5pm Event #49: $50 NLHE, Turbo, $100K Gtd
Feb 7 6pm Event #50: $50 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Series Wrap-Up, $75K Gtd

MICROMILLIONS FOR SOUTHERN EUROPE AND ITALY

MicroMillions is back!

Players in Southern Europe also have reason to mark January 31st in their diaries: MicroMillions is back!

There are editions of the popular low-stakes tournament series running both for Italian players, and the separate market for players in France, Spain and Portugal.

The latter tournament series has a massive €5 million guarantee across 161 tournaments, with buy-ins starting at €2. That’s the biggest ever prize pool for a MicroMillions series in Southern Europe and double the previous year’s.

The series runs until February 11 and highlights include:
• €50 buy-in Progressive Knockout Main Event on February 7 with €300,000 guaranteed.
• €30 buy-in 30 Special PKO on January 31 with €125,000 guaranteed.
• Three Phase events with buy-ins of €1, €3 and €10, and guarantees of €50,000, €100,000 and €200,000 respectively. Phase 1 is already under way while Phase 2 starts on February 11.
• Players can win their way to the series via qualifiers from €0.50.

In Italy, MicroMillions takes place over the same dates with more than €2 million guaranteed across 95 events. This is also the biggest MicroMillions guarantee to date in Italy. The €50 buy-in Main Event on February 7 features a €200,000 guarantee and the Italian PokerStars community can qualify for the series through €1 satellites.

Click for full schedules:

MicroMillions Southern Europe schedule
MicroMillions Italy schedule

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