Start 2023 in Style With the Pokerstars New Year Series

1 year ago

It’s official, 2022 is behind us, and we’re into the wonderfully futuristic-sounding world of 2023. No matter how good or bad your 2022 was, you can start your 2023 in style by participating in the Pokerstars New Year Series. With $40 million in guaranteed prizes, this is a tournament series you won’t want to miss.

Tournament Schedule

The New Year Series has already kicked off, with the first events taking place on December 25th. However, don’t worry if this is the first you’re hearing of this event; Pokerstars has tournaments running all the way until January 17th, so there’s still plenty of time to join the action!

Tournaments are every day until the end of the series, with the earliest events often starting around 16:00GMT and the latest events starting around 22:00GMT. This series offers tournaments with buyins for every bankroll level, with the smallest events starting from as little as $2.20 all the way up to the high roller events, where buyins are as high as $10,300!

As there are so many tournaments on offer, we won’t make you scroll through a huge list just to find the one you want; you can find all the information you need about the schedule on the Pokerstars client. Instead, we’re going to focus on the Main Event of the series, which starts on January 15th. There are three tiers of events, low, medium, and high, so everyone has a chance to compete for a huge payday. It’s a three-day event with a slow structure, so there’s plenty of play in it, and you don’t have to worry about it becoming a shove fest within a couple of hours like most tournaments! Let’s take a closer look at the schedule.

Low

DATE

TIME (GMT)

EVENT

BUY-IN

Jan 15, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-L – Main Event Day 1

$109

Jan 16, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-L – Main Event Day 2

Jan 17, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-L – Main Event Day 3

Medium

DATE

TIME (GMT)

EVENT

BUY-IN

Jan 15, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-M – Main Event Day 1

$1050

Jan 16, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-M – Main Event Day 2

Jan 17, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-M – Main Event Day 3

High

DATE

TIME (GMT)

EVENT

BUY-IN

Jan 15, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-H – Main Event Day 1

$5200

Jan 16, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-H – Main Event Day 2

Jan 17, 2023

5:30 p.m.

New Year Series 125-H – Main Event Day 3

There’s a $1 million guaranteed for the low event, $1.25 million guaranteed for the medium event, and $1.5 million guaranteed for the high event, so it’s well worth taking a shot if you can afford it!

Satellites

If your bankroll can’t quite stretch to a $109 buy-in, satellites are running throughout the event for as little as $0.30. As is always the case with satellites, the lower your buy-in, the luckier you’re going to have to get to earn a seat into the tournament, so if you want a quick way in, we’d recommend looking at the higher-value satellites.

There are multiple ways to satellite into the events; you can play the classic MTT satellites which often offer multiple seats into the event, you can play Sit and Go satellites, which often only have one or two seats for a specific event, or you can play Pokerstars’ New Year Series Spin and Gos to win yourself a tournament ticket.

New Year Series Spin and Gos

Rather than winning your way into a specific tournament which you then have to play, with these New Year Series Spin and Gos, you can win yourself a tournament ticket which can be used for the tournament you most want to play. These Spin and Gos cost $4 to enter, and depending on your spin; you can win a cash prize or a New Year Series tournament ticket. You can win tickets from as low as $11 all the way up to a $5200 Main Event ticket; check out our table below for a full guide on the prizes you can win.

Multiplier

Prize

Probability

1300x

$5,200 New Year Series Main Event High entry

10 in 1,000,000

262.5x

$1,050 New Year Series Main Event Medium entry

300 in 1,000,000

27.25x

$109 New Year Series ticket

2,750 in 1,000,000

13.75x

$55 New Year Series ticket

12,500 in 1,000,000

5.5x

$22 New Year Series ticket

75,000 in 1,000,000

2.75x

$11 New Year Series ticket

253,410 in 1,000,000

2x

$8 cash

656,030 in 1,000,000

So if you fancy yourself as a Spin and Go expert, why not try and win your way into the Series at a discount?

Join The Fun!

If you want to start your year the right way, there are millions of dollars worth of prizes to be won in the Pokerstars New Year Series, so if you don’t already have an account, your New Year’s resolution should be to make one! You can find great action all year round at Pokerstars, and tournament series like this are just the tip of the iceberg.

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