The big draw this weekend is without a doubt the Stadium Series finals, with two of the three tournaments offering prize pools of at least $1.5 million. We’ll also remind you how you can get into those events for cheap, or free. If MTTs aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty going on, with special $1 million Spin N Gos and a brand new throwable.
Here’s your run down on what’s happening this weekend on PokerStars.
Stadium Series Weekly Finals
The Stadium Series has now given away over $24 million in prizes, with plenty more to come as the series enters its third weekend.
The PKO Heat 22 events run on Saturday, with a combined guarantee of $1.3 million across the three tourneys.
The Weekly Finals start on Sunday and, like the Heats, there’s one for each buy-in. All three Finals start at 13:05 ET (18:05 WET). Here’s the details:
- Weekly Final-L: $22, 8-Max, $500k gtd
- Weekly Final-M: $215, 8-Max, $1.5 million gtd (Sunday Million SE)
- Weekly Final-H: $2,100, 8-Max, $1.5 million gtd
Satellites are running for all three games, from freerolls and $1.10 sit n gos for the Low stakes event, to $109 satellites for the High stakes. You can find all Stadium Series satellites by clicking the “Stadium Series” tab in the PS lobby.
Fast Track Freerolls are still running. These satellites are completely free to enter, with $2,000 worth of tickets for the top finishers, including $109 Step 3 tickets for the top 9 players. Registration opens one hour before these games start, so keep your eye on the lobby. Search “freeroll” in the “Tourney” tab to find them.
Spin N Go specials
Grand Tour is now one of the fastest ways to score big from relatively small buy-ins, but Spin N Gos are still as awesome as ever. They are three players sit n gos that spin the prize up to a random amount, so you could be playing for anything from 2x to10,000x your buy-in.
Every now and again, special Spin N Gos pop up in the lobby, offering unique or exceptional prizes. Right now, along with the usual Spin N Gos that range from $0.25 to $500 buy-ins, you can find:
- $5.50 Spin N Gos: Win anything from an $11 EPT Sochi satellite ticket, to a full EPT Sochi package worth $4,000.
- $4 and $22 Spin N Gos: Win Stadium Series tickets, with top prizes of $5,200 Grand Final tickets.
- $10 Spin N Gos: New and available now, play $10 Spin N Gos for the potential to play for up to $1 million! It’s a “spin to win” situation if ever there was one, but someone’s gonna hit that million sooner or later.
Get the Beehive Throwable
There’s now a whole bunch of Throwables for every situation, from smothering someone in cash to smearing them with… poo. This week, it’s time to release the bees.
The Beehive Throwable challenge is now available on the “Challenges” tab in the lobby. Cash games players will have an easier time with this one. Your aim is to win 250 cash game hands. It might not happen overnight, but that’s okay. You have until August 15. to win the Throwable.
What’s the purpose of this new Beehive Throwable? Well, it can only be to cause utter annoyance and swarm your opponent with bees – an innocent expression of anger.
Still, you’ve got win those hands to add this Throwable for your collection.