The PokerStars is a festival that comprises a series of poker tournaments organised around the world in the manner of a poker holiday to exchange poker culture and celebrate the unity of poker diversified across the globe. The PokerStars Festival is the flagship sponsored event of PokerStars. Every year there are a multiple series of poker tournaments organised in various cities across the world. The final game of PokerStars Festival of 2017 is all set to start in the Casino Schenefeld in Hamburg, Germany with 14 action-packed, thrilling matches of poker from November 17-26. Hamburg is Germany's second largest city with 1.7 million residents and is a popular tourist destination with the city providing a profound cultural and maritime theme.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to cover the two most significant programmes of this festival, including the PokerStars Festival Hamburg €1,100 Main Event with a vast amount of €500,000 guaranteed prize pool, and the PokerStars Festival Hamburg of €2,200 in High Roller.
The main attraction the event features are the first four flights among the players beginning with 30,000 chips. The blinds will increase in every 45 minutes on the first two opening games that will be held on Nov. 22-23. The pace will then speed up in the last two segments, from November 24th, with blinds increasing in every 20 minutes on Day 1c and every 15 minutes on Day 1d.
After the Day 1 flights are finished, the blind levels will last 60 minutes for the remaining of the tournament events which are on November 25th and 26th until a winner is decided. Similar to the main event, the High Roller on November 21 and 22 is a going to be a deep-stacked affair with players beginning with a minimum of 30,000 chips and blinds increasing in every 40 minutes. The casino will also host a handful of satellites for both of these tournaments where players can qualify for the events at a fraction of the cost.
- Here is a look at all of the major tournaments on the PokerStars Festival Hamburg schedule:
- Hamburg Cup: Nov. 17-19, 2017 - €330
- PokerStars Open: Nov. 19-21, 2017 - €220
- PokerStars Festival High Roller: Nov. 21-22, 2017 - €2,200
- PokerStars Festival Main Event: Nov. 22-26, 2017 - €1,100 - €500,000 guaranteed