The first major tournament series of the calendar year is here. The global poker circuit 2017 kicks off at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, which will play host to the brand-new PokerStars Championship tour. The old PCA is out and the new PokerStars Championship Bahamas is in! For the next 9 days, the Bahamas will become the biggest location on the planet for all things poker. Over 90 events will take place, including the coveted $5,000 buy-in Main Event along with various high roller affairs like the 25K and 100K.
The 2017 PCA is here! Ooops, sorry. The 2017 PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas is underway! This event marks the brand new branding for PokerStars; global events. They decided to combine all of their tours and created two-tiers called PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival. The first-ever PokerStars Championship event kicks off in the Bahamas at the old location of the PCA.
The PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas kicks off today. Over the next nine days, there will be over 90 events and side events. Not to mention lots of other festivities, while poker players from the farthest corners of the globe will first-hand learn how tilting “island time” can really be. Plus, it's the annual gouging of the poker community as the locals in the Bahamas jack up prices on food, liquor, beverages, and all the other party favors that make life worth living.
The Main Event has a $5,000 buy-in and that starts on January 8 and will run through the 14th. There will also be a pair of High Roller events. The first has a modest buy-in worth $25,750, while the big one is a $100K affair.
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas – Key Dates
- PokerStars Open: January 10-12, 2017 - $220
- PokerStars Cup: January 12-14, 2017 - $440
- PokerStars National Championship: January 7-9, 2017 - $2,200
- PokerStars Championship Main Event: January 8-14, 2017 - $5,000
- PokerStars Championship High Roller: January 12-14, 2017 - $25,750
- PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: January 6-8, 2017 - $100,000
For a full schedule of events, click here.
Follow along with PokerStars Blog for coverage and streams. This year's PCA (ah, sorry, old habits are hard to destroy) will also have a NFL playoff viewing party and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. There's also nonstop cash games to get your fix against random sunburned tourists and those luckboxes who won a package.